Word Art

In this assignment, you’ll have a chance to create a work of art that incorporates your knowledge of Canadian History.

Use a piece of drawing paper to create a word-art image depicting a theme from Canadian History.  You’ll have class time on November 14th and November 17th.

Once you’ve selected a theme, do some word-storming on a piece of scrap paper.  Your words should be relevant to the theme you selected.  Broad themes like place names and people are permissible.  I encourage you to find a way to incorporate a degree of sophistication so that your visual subject and the words you use to create the image have an intricate thematic connection.  In the hope of leaving things more open-ended, I’ll leave it at that.  Google “word art” to find examples.

Learning Goal: I will integrate visual arts into my understanding of a theme in Canadian History.


Success Criteria: My word art will be drawn on fine paper using a range of media including pencil and/or drawing pens.  It will visually depict a theme from Canadian History and will be comprised of a wide range of words specifically relevant to my theme.  It will be completed during class time.

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Grade 8 History Project Reminder

Grade 8s, please bring your History media projects to school on a thumb drive or burned to a DVD tomorrow.  I’m referring to the projects you completed earlier this term.  I need copies of them. For the student whose media project was a work of visual art, please bring that to school tomorrow. Maybe someone can get in touch with her, in case she doesn’t read the blog tonight.

History Textbook Homework

Grade 7s:

Create jot-notes for the questions prepared by the grade 8s.

Create short answers from your jot notes.

Create a cover page and hand in your finished work on November 6th.

Grade 8s:

Create short answers to questions 1,2 and 3 on page 123.

Write a short biographical sketch about one of the people outlined in Chapter 6.  Follow the outline on page H131 for this work.

Create a cover page for all of this.  Hand in your finished work on November 6th.

Grade 8 History Question: Policy Shifts

What does the text mean when it says ” the British sometimes wavered about how to proceed with each of [the four groups of people they’re trying to satisfy in the colonies of North America]”

Prepare a straightforward and brief response to this question.  Post your response as a reply.  Don’t duplicate someone else’s response.

History Homework Addendum

Yesterday, I assigned some homework in History class.  Today we discussed the progress on the homework and changed the expectations to better suit your needs.   In order to be sure that everyone understands the homework, here it is again.

Grade 8s – your homework still stands, so you need to post one question in the same place as your classmates.  Those students who had this homework finished on time are not required to post another question.  In the end, I want fifteen questions from the grades as group.

Grade 7s – I’ve changed the expectations of your homework.  DUE MONDAY November 3rd, prepare written notes for each of the questions posted by the grade 8s.  These need only be in the form of jot notes, and in rough form, but you MUST ANSWER THE QUESTIONS.

History Homework

Grade 8s will post one question each covering the content of Chapter 4.  Post your question as a reply to this post.  Questions should be straightforward questions about the content and need not be higher level synthesis questions. This is due ASAP so that the grade 7s have a reasonable amount of time to answer them.

Grade 7s will hand in typed or VERY neatly written responses to each question on Monday November 3rd.  Responses will be in sentence/paragraph form.