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The Latest-December 2017

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them-Robert Binyon

November is always an important month for the Social Science Department, as it is the month of remembrance.

On November 10th, our school commemorated those that served in Canada’s wars, and especially those made the ultimate sacrifice, with a service in the auditorium. Students from Mr. Battistel’s Grade 10 history class led the event with readings, poems and prayer, including Lauraine McNeely who was the master of ceremonies and Mark Prodanyk, who read “In Flanders Fields.” Ms. Debruyne, our chaplain, led us in prayer, while several students donned their cadet uniforms to take part in the ceremony and the school band led by Mr. Soderlind played an introduction and O Canada. This year we were very privileged with the addition of students from Ms. Delpaggio’s drama class, who on short notice put together a skit to which added a wonderful visual element to the service. The skit was set to the music of The Trews “Highway of Heroes,” to which Breanne Yesno added her amazing vocals. You can view the entire service on our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/StPatrickSocialScience/videos/1677590402271246/

Remembrance Day, 2017.

Remembrance Day, 2017.

Remembrance Day, 2017.

Remembrance Day, 2017.

Remembrance Day, 2017.

Earlier in the month, students in Ms. Caza’s Grade 10 history class had the opportunity to view a interesting piece of local history related to WWI. Kathryn Lyzun visited the class with a photo album belonging to James Doak, who was a trumpeter and stretcher bearer with the 52nd Battalion (now the Lake Superior Scottish Regiment) during the war. The album gave the students a unique and local view of the conflict and those involved in it.

James Doak album presentation, October 2017.

James Doak album presentation, October 2017.

James Doak album presentation, October 2017.

James Doak album presentation, October 2017.

If you haven’t already heard or read, we are going back to Europe! The Social Science Department will be travelling to Europe in March 2019 to once again take in the culture and history of a number of countries. This will be an amazing opportunity to visit places such as Berlin, Amsterdam, Ypres, Vimy Ridge, Normandy and France; spots are still available but are filling up quickly. The cost of the trip is $3900. More information can be found in the brochure below or by contacting Mr. Battistel at the school.

From Vimy to Juno Brochure

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The Latest-December 2016

Those who have no record of what their forebears have accomplished lose the inspiration which comes from the teaching of biography and history-Carter G. Woodson

November is always a busy time at St. Patrick, and in particular for the Social Science Department. November is Veterans Month, where we take time to remember those who fought in the defence of Canada, especially those who gave their lives. The focal point of this month-long event is the annual commemoration of Remembrance Day on the 11th.

This year our Vimy 2017 travellers, under the direction of Mr. Battistel and Ms. Caza, helped organize the prayer service held in the auditorium with the assistance of our chaplain, Ms. DeBruyne. Meaghan Dougherty was the master of ceremonies, while Breaden Fediuk read the poem “In Flanders Fields.” Ms. DeBruyne led the assembly in prayer and Shayna Badiuk sounded the Last Post and Reveille. The school band, under the direction of Mr. Soderlind, played beautifully throughout the service and also featured a great vocal rendition of “O Canada,” sung by Shaelynn Moorman.

Remembrance Day 2016

Remembrance Day 2016

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The Latest-December 2015

The world is a dangerous place not because of people who are evil but because of the people who didn’t do anything about it-Albert Einstein

November is always a special time in the Social Science Department as it is Veterans Month. The focal point of this month-long event is the annual commemoration of Remembrance Day on the 11th.

This year students from Mr. Battistel’s Grade 10 history class helped organize the prayer service held in the auditorium with the assistance of our chaplain, Ms. DeBruyne. Demetrio Sposato was the master of ceremonies, while Kelsey Baranyk read the poem “In Flanders Fields.” Ms. DeBruyne led the assembly in prayer, while Julie Hauth sounded the Last Post and Reveille. The school band, under the direction of Mr. Soderlind, played beautifully throughout the service.

Remembrance Day 2015

Remembrance Day 2015

In the Social Science Department we strive to develop creative and dynamic approaches to our subject content to engage 21st century learners. Using technology is one way in which we can accomplish those goals; computers, iPads and GPS units all are examples these of items. In November, Mr. Battistel’s Grade 10 history students put a modern twist on 1920’s and 1930’s events by using iMovie to create news reports. The project allowed them to incorporate technology while utilizing their skills of historical inquiry. The results were quite entertaining!

Shooting iMovies, November 2015.

Shooting iMovies, November 2015.

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The Latest-December 2014

It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity-Albert Einstein (1946)

It has been a very busy fall for the teachers and students in the Social Science Department.

In early October, students from Mlle Karpiuk, Ms. Hallarn and Mr. Myers Grade 9 geography classes ventured to Fort William Historical Park to participate in a number of great “hands on” activities. They were able to put their mapping skills to the test with a GPS locating activity and apply their knowledge of local soils to the farming activity, which explored our regional and seasonal vegetation. They got down and dirty and were able to see, feel and smell what Geography tastes like.

Students from Mlle Karpiuk Gr. 9 class.

Students from Mlle Karpiuk Gr. 9 class.

Students from Mlle Karpiuk Gr. 9 class.

Students from Mlle Karpiuk Gr. 9 class.

Students from Mlle Karpiuk Gr. 9 class.

Students from Mlle Karpiuk Gr. 9 class.

Students from Mlle Karpiuk Gr. 9 class.

Students from Mlle Karpiuk Gr. 9 class.

Students from Mlle Karpiuk Gr. 9 class.

Students from Mlle Karpiuk Gr. 9 class.

St. Patrick marked this year’s Remembrance Day with a prayer service held in our auditorium. Students from Mr. Battistel’s Grade 10 history class, along with our Chaplain Ms. Debruyne, read the prayers, petitions and recited In Flanders Fields. Mr. Wood sounded the Last Post and Reveille. Members of the school band led by Mr. Soderlind played Brahm’s Blessed are They and O Canada.

Remembrance Day 2014

Remembrance Day 2014

Preparations continue for the 2017 excursion to Europe to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. In October group leaders Mr. Battistel and Ms. Caza met with students and parents to begin the recruitment process. Students were required to write an essay to accompany their application, and then participate in an interview with the group leaders. The response has been fantastic, with 24 students submitting applications to make the journey in April 2017.

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