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2015-2016 School Year
Grade 9 Social Studies
Grade 9 Social Studies is a full credit course with a focus on Canadian Studies. Below is a link to the curriculum document.
This year students will explore four major clusters about Canada. They are: Canadian diversity, Canadian democracy, Canada's place in the world and challenges impacting Canada.
Some of the units we will study are Canadian geography, Canadian history, Canadian identity, Canadian government, Canadian multiculturalism and immigration, Canadian law, Canadian economy, Canada's relationship with its first peoples, Canadian current events as well as general knowledge about Canada.
A good checklist available from Manitoba Education detailing the course outcomes can be found at:
Students will be evaluated based on daily classroom assignments, unit projects, unit tests, computer lab assignments and a year-end final exam. Students will complete work both as individuals and as groups.
Attendance is vital for success in this class. Students will receive daily assignments and will often be given class time to complete these assignments. Homework will only be assigned if students do not complete the assignment during class time. If classes are missed due to illness please call the school so the absence can be verified and make up work can be assigned.
If there are any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me at the school and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
Grade 9 Social Studies
Isaac Newton School
2014-2015 School year
Welcome to term 2 Social Studies. We are now studying Multiculturalism and Immigration in Canada. Students will learn about Canada's rich cultural diversity and will complete posters, interviews and assignments in this unit.
The Canadian Identity Poster Challenge is an annual assignment that asks students to show off what they think Canada is all about. Poster work will start the last week of classes in December and will be due by Louis Reil Day.
Good luck all!
the month of October grade 9 students have been studying government in Social
On October 22nd the students participated in several activities to
coincide with the Winnipeg municipal election. First, students made predictions
about who would win the election in the categories of mayor and city
councillor. Secondly they participated in their own election to select
Winnipeg's next mayor and Mynarski ward councillor. Also on the ballot
was a surprise topic, what staff member should get a pie in the face at the
Halloween dance. Finally, the students got guided tour of the actual polling
station by a real Elections Official, seeing the voting process in
When the day was done and the votes were counted, our grade 9's
voted along the same lines as constituents in the ward, electing Mr. Bowman as
mayor and Mr. Eadie as councillor. Also, students voted Mr. Santos, Mr. Pillay
and Mr. Wolfe all to get pies in the face! Thanks a lot!
We know that now the students are all prepared and excited to vote
when they become eligible voters in a few years!
Grade 9 students from the Outdoor Ed class delivered food items from the Isaac Newton Food Drive to Winnipeg Harvest. The food drive was organized by the Leadership students, also from grade 9. The Outdoor Ed students also took time to shovel the walks of neighbours around the school during a heavier snowfall. It is great to see all the students investing in ISAAC and showing how much they care.