- WELCOME TO ELA 8
- Before We Begin...
- Independent Novel Study
In addition to what we are doing as a class, you are required to do an independent novel study. The novel may be any book of your choosing. Try to make it grade appropriate. This will be due in December and MUST be submitted BEFORE Christmas break. Failing to submit before the break will mean you return in January to do a different reading assignment.
- Unit 1: Becoming Myself...
- Unit1: Becoming Myself- Telling our Stories
- FALL COMMON WRITING ASSESSMENT
This assessment must be done in class.
- Unit 1: Final Project
As a last piece of assessment you will be doing a multimedia project called the Alphabiography. Your are to explore who you all the way from A-Z. After you create your multimedia presentation, you will pick your favourite 5 slides or letters and present them to the class.
- Unit 2: Timeless Narratives (Part I First Nation Myths)
- Unit 2: Timeless Narrative (Part II- Greek Mythology)
- Unit 3: Heroes and Adventure
- Unit 4: Burning Questions
- Unit 5: In Search of Justice
- General Information - GSCCS Base
- GSCCS Unit 1 Becoming Myself
Students are looking inward and focusing on self-image and self-esteem. They reflect on self and life, and on their beliefs and values and those of their society. "Becoming Myself" or "In My Mirror" or "Telling One's Life Story". This unit of study is expected to take 4 weeks.
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- Unit Two: Is It Fair? In Search of Justice
Students look outward and examine their relationships with others, their community, and that of the world. They also consider the historical context. There are 4 possible topics that one can do in this area:
"Adventure and Adventurers" or "Building a Better World" or "Heroic Ways" or "Is It Fair? In Search of Justice"
This unit of study is expected to take 9 weeks to complete.
- Topic 15
- Unit 5: Adventure and Adventurers
Students explore the elements of the natural and constructed world and the role of technology and related developments in their society.
"An Eye on Our Natural and Technological Environment" or "Survival" or "Creating Turning Points" or "Adventure and Adventurers". This unit of study is expected to take approximately 10 weeks.
- Charts and Templates
- Topic 18
- Topic 19
- Topic 20