Courses Offered

Prerequisite:  none

This course combines the learning outcomes from the Integrated Resources Packages (IRP) for English Language Arts 8 and Social Studies 8.  All outcomes from each course will be covered in depth as both reading and writing skills are closely integrated in the historical context of the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and the Age of Exploration, including early contact between the French and English with the indigenous people of Canada.  Small group activities and judgement activities will lead off the year followed by individual and group work featuring hands-on activities.  This specialized examination of history leads to a deeper understanding and appreciation for historical concepts and themes while at the same time developing critical thinking, geography, media, poetry, paragraph writing, the mechanics of writing, and short group-based class presentation skills.

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