If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten-Rudyard Kipling
With the arrival of exams, another semester is drawing to a close for the students and teachers in the Social Science Department. One of the highlights of the semester has been our work on an inter-disciplinary task revolving around climate change. Students in some classes were asked to view the documentary “Before the Flood,” which was hosted and produced by Leonardo DiCaprio. They were then asked to write letters describing their thoughts on climate change, what they are doing to combat its effects and what they would ask of their elected officials regarding this issue. Their questions and ideas will form the nucleus of a video that will be created to address this important topic.
As we move closer to spring, the pace of preparations for the department excursion to Europe in April are increasing. Travelling together with St. Ignatius, 23 students and 3 teachers from St. Patrick will be in France on April 9th to take part in the 100th Anniversary commemorations of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. We will be joining thousands of Canadians from across the country that will be on hand for the event. Flight itineraries have already been received for this 11-day, once-in-a-lifetime trip and excitement is building. More updates will be forthcoming and people will be able to follow their journey via the department website.
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