Category Archives: Humanities 7

End of Year Reflection – Change

Goal: To create a self-portrait of you, showing how you have been impacted by your learning, within the context of one of 3 Global Contexts.

You will answer the following:

How did your learning this year CHANGE?IMPACT?:

  1. What and how you THINK
  2. What you SAY
  3. What you FEEL
  4. What you SHOW in your actions
  5. What you WANT to CHANGE

What will this look like?

YOU – with a

  1. Thought bubble
  2. Speech bubble
  3. A HEART
  4. Something in your hand
  5. Something under your foot



  1. Take a picture of yourself.
  2. Put it in the middle of a page – not too big, not too small.
  3. Now THINK – what were the themes this year, what were the big ideas? The SoIs? The concepts? The Life Lessons? How has what YOU have learned CHANGED how and who you are?
  4. Title the page with one of the following Global Contexts that best fits your reflection:
    1. Identities and Relationships:Who we are: an inquiry into the nature of the self; beliefs and values; personal, physical, mental, social and spiritual health; human relationships including families, friends, communities and cultures; rights and responsibilities; what it means to be human.
    2. Fairness and Development:  Sharing the planet: an inquiry into rights and responsibilities in the struggle to share finite resources with other people and with other living things; communities and the relationships within and between them; access to equal opportunities; peace and conflict resolution.
    3. Personal and Cultural Expression: How we express ourselves: an inquiry into the ways in which we discover and express ideas, feelings, nature, culture, beliefs and values; the ways in which we reflect on, extend and enjoy our creativity; our appreciation of the aesthetic.
  5. Print it out! Hang it up in the class!

Town Through Time – Industrial Revolution Gr7

The task is to create TWO maps of a town – one BEFORE the Industrial Revolution, and one AFTER. And write a mini-essay about which you’d rather live in!

HERE is the NEW and IMPROVED Task Sheet

You will also need to share your research document with me HERE.

Here are the TSCs

And HERE is the final IN CLASS essay that needs to be written, printed, and handed in at the END OF CLASS (Tuesday March 28th) along with your maps.

Gr 7 I&S: Welcome to the Industrial Revolution

Today we are going to start learning about the IR. First task – READ and take notes.

Using the History Channel’s site – read through the IR sections and watch the videos if you want. And take some notes (you can start a google.doc for the unit, or use pen and paper). What are the BIG ideas, the major points, the basics, that you should know? What are the causes and effects of the industrial revolution?

Then, we will share our ideas and watch THIS to see if it summarizes it well.