Mr. Johnston

1. No homework, but students will have homework soon if they are not keeping up with their Business & Enterprise project found at


Gr.9 Soc.Stud.

1. p.74, Review & Reflect #'s 1,2 and Apply & Extend #'s 1,3

2. p.75 Review & Reflect #'s 1,2 and Apply & Extend # 1


Gr. 8 Soc. Stud.

1. No homework.  However, check w/ Mr. Johnston to see the video that you missed in today's class.



1. Assignment is due this Friday!! (that being said, with a dance Thurs. night and Soccer provincials Fri., budget your time wisely so that the assignment gets into me on time to be marked this weekend)

Gr.8 Social Studies

1. Read pp. 61-63 of the textbook in preparation for tomorrow's discussion of African-Canadian Communities & Twentieth Century Immigration to Atlantic Canada.


Gr.9 Social Studies

1. No homework - check w/ classmates for notes missed today



1. No homework.


Canadian Geography 120

1. Students must have Module 2, Assignment 1 finished and submitted by Fri.Oct.31st.

NOTE: There is an excel sheet on my teacher webpage to assist in the construction of you climographs for question #8.

Here is a climograph generator, courtesy of Dr.Herr from  Use this to create your climographs question 8 in your latest assignment.

Grade 8

1. Read pp.57-60 on Early European Settlement, The Acadians, and Settlers of British Origin

2. Examine map on p.57.  Answer ques.1-3 in "Focus on Figure 4.9" on p.57


Grade 9

1. Allowed students to complete what was unclear from Friday's work.  That means the following must be done:

Review & Reflect p.70 #'s 1 & 3

Apply & Extend p.70 #'s 1 & 2

Handout sheet on Outmigration (just the questions that come right below the chart where its written Table 4.3; DON"T do the Exploration questions on the bottom half of the page)

1. Read arguments for AND against immigration and refugee immigration on p.66.

2. Answer ques. #1 & 2 on p.67 Review & Reflect (expecting a paragraph, 3-5 sentences, for each)


Included at the end of this, but not advertised widely, are the notes for Chapter 4.

In preparation for tomorrow's test, here are the answers to the questions from Module 1, Assignment 2.

Things to know for Tuesday, October 7th's test:

- Canada's eight landforms; Western Cordillera, Interior Plains, Canadian Shield, Appalachian Highlands, Hudson Bay Lowlands, St. Lawrence -Great Lake Lowlands, Innuitian Mountains, Arctic Lowlands.  Check your textbook for information on these regions OR visit this website

-You will be expected to know and describe any of the landforms physical features.

- Need to know the five different types of climate: A)Tropical Climate, B)Dry Climate, C)Warm, Moist Climate; D)Coher ol (temperate), Moist Climate; E)Polar Climate

-Need to know where these climates are found in Canada; which one is not present in Canada.

-Weather: We learned that weather is affected by Global AND Regional elements.  Be prepared to name and describe the factors under each of these categories which affect weather  

-know the the following theories, names, and concepts associated with earth's formation: continental drift, plate tectonics, Alfred Wegener, layers of the earth, 

-know the four ways we describe topography = relief, gradient, slope, geology

-know the five ways we classify landfroms

·      Read p.19 “Atlantic Canada as a Region”

·      Read pp.20-21 “How large is Atlantic Canada”

·      Read p.22 “Distance and Time”

·      Answer the following questions (properly head your pages in your notebook/binder)

o  P.20 #’s 2 & 3

o  P.22 #’s 1, 2, 3, & 4 (data for top 5 countries is provided)

§  Russia = 17,098,242km2

§  Canada = 9,984,670km2

§  United States = 9,826,675km2

§  China = 9,596, 961km2

§  Brazil = 8,514,877km2

Chapter 1: An Introduction to Canadian Identity

Below are a list of possible topics/questions that may appear on the test.  By no means are they guaranteed or is this list everything that may appear.  Students are responsible for all things discussed/completed in class and all material covered in Chapter 1.  Further, in case students missed notes in class or were absent, the notes have been provided as an attachment.

-What is Canadian Identity?

-5 Factors that influence identity = p.2(purple section)

-Canadian symbols = be prepared to draw or name

-art forms = notes & pp.5-9

-First Nations art = notes or p.5

-French Art = notes or p.6

-British Art = notes or p.6

-What is the CRTC? = notes or p.10


-Analyze song lyrics(will be given lyrics for a song played in class) for aspects of Canadian identity.


Chapter 1: Finding Your Way

·         Know all vocabulary

·         Physical vs. cultural features = be able to give examples

·         Know how to use coordinates on a topographic map; be able to locate physical/cultural features

·         Know how to find a city using latitude/longitude; know how to give latitude/longitude coordinates for a city

·         Know how to follow directions on a large-scale city map

·         Know names of all four provinces AND their capital cities

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