Category Archives: Humanities 7

Child Labour Trial Grade 7 I&S

Here are the instructions and details for this task – it’s a fun one!

You have to work both in PAIRS and in GROUPS.

You need to remember that there are 2 teams – and you are an important part of that team!

The research is given to you – you need to synthesize it.

Here are the TSCs.

You will have the following FOUR double classes to do your work:

Thursday Feb 22, Monday Feb 26, Wednesday Feb 28, and Monday March 5th.


The Trial STARTS Thursday March 8th, and finishes on Monday March 12th.

We will do wrap-up unit reflections on Wednesday March 14th.

Good Luck!


KNOCK-OUT 2017! Renaissance Edition Gr7 I&S

Today you are going to prepare for a little game that we will play next class.

Each of you will be assigned an individual from the Renaissance to do a little research on (using Encyclopedia Britannica to start, of course!)

You need to produce 2 google slides on THIS shared Slide presentation.

  1. Who your person was (with an image)
  2. Why THEY were the most important person in the Renaissance. (it does NOT matter if you truly think they were or not, you have to fight for them!)

Make sure you have cited you sources, and do use School EB!

Next class, we will present the slides and one-by-one you will decide who is more powerful, and who should be ‘knocked-out’!

Here is the list of people, the instructions again AND a list of questions to get your research started.

Good luck! and may the best Renaissance Person win!

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!