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The Latest-November 2016

I don’t think you should ever run from history. You should learn from it and embrace it-Doc Rivers

October was an exciting month for the students and teachers in the Social Science Department.

Ms. Hallarn’s Grade 9 Geography class paid a visit Fort William Historical Park for some fantastic hands-on activities. Their experience began with Life in A Wigwam. Students learned about daily and seasonal lifestyle of the Anishnawbe people. They also had an opportunity to see up close the furs that were used to barter for goods. Students then continued their cultural experience by making a traditional craft with leather.

Afterwards, students ventured outside using GPS units provided by FWHP for a scavenger hunt. They gathered in teams to locate waypoints to correctly answer clues about Fort William History and had to avoid decoy questions as a challenge.

Fort William Historical Park, October 2016.

Fort William Historical Park, October 2016.

Fort William Historical Park, October 2016.

Fort William Historical Park, October 2016.

Fort William Historical Park, October 2016.

Fort William Historical Park, October 2016.

Fort William Historical Park, October 2016.

Fort William Historical Park, October 2016.

In April, 23 students and 3 teachers from St. Patrick will be travelling to Europe to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. Preparations for this event began several years ago, and with the trip less than six months away, the pace of planning has accelerated. Students will soon be involved with our school’s annual Remembrance Day activities.

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The Latest-June 2015

History is not a burden on the memory but an illumination of the soul-Lord Acton

It’s hard to believe that we have reached the end of the school year already. Time certainly flies when you’re having fun and that has been the theme in the department lately.

On April 17th our school was again fortunate to participate in the annual Law Day Mock Trial held at the Thunder Bay Consolidated Courthouse. This event gives students an opportunity to experience what a real courtroom is like by playing the roles of lawyers, witnesses and the accused. Our team prepared for the trial under the direction of Mr. Cappello and Ms. Cavar. After arguments were heard, it was judged that we were the “winners” of the case; the trophy would head back to St. Patrick for the second year in a row. Congratulations on a job well done!

Our team before court, April 2015.

Our team before court, April 2015.

Vicki, the "accused," April 2015.

Vicki, the “accused,” April 2015.

Champs, April 2015.

Champs, April 2015.

On May 6th and May 21st, students from Ms. Hallarn and Mr. Myers Grade 9 geography classes travelled to Fort William Historical Park to experience some “hands-on” activities. Students tested their technological skills with a fun GPS scavenger hunt around the fort. They then had the opportunity to learn about traditional native culture at the Learning Wigwam located at the First Nations Encampment. We hope this will become a yearly for all our Grade 9 geography students.

GPS scavenger hunt, May 2015.

GPS scavenger hunt, May 2015.

GPS scavenger hunt, May 2015.

GPS scavenger hunt, May 2015.

GPS scavenger hunt, May 2015.

GPS scavenger hunt, May 2015.

Learning to make lacrosse balls, May 2015.

Learning to make lacrosse balls, May 2015.

Learning wigwam, May 2015.

Learning wigwam, May 2015.

Learning wigwam, May 2015.

Learning wigwam, May 2015.

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