Humanities News Archive

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Sep 20 - Grade 7 Social Studies - Anishinabe...

In our Grade 7 Social Studies class, we are beginning the year on Diverse Peoples with a focus on three First Nations gr...

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Sep 20 - Sir John A. MacDonald invented the...

DVSS Students studying social studies are developing skills of critical thinking that include:  distinguishing fact fro...

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Sep 20 - ESL Heritage Project

Our English Second Language Students are working on a project where they'll introduce the country they come from to the...

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Sep 20 - Social 8 Quiz studying

8th grade students worked collaboratively to find answers to questions about the medieval worldview.  These students in...

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Sep 20 - Early diplomas in 2018!

Students in Social 30-1 and 30-2 will have the opportunity to complete part 1 of the Social Studies diploma exam earlier...

May 17 - PATs 2017!

Students in Mr. Bjel’s Language Arts 9 class recently completed their first portion of the Provincial Achievement Test...

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May 17 - ESL Speed Dating

ESL student try to find their "movie" soulmate by speed dating and quizzing each other on their favourite films.

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May 17 - Salesman Success

English 30-2 students are finishing reading the play Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller. Students will be able to us...

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May 17 - The End of the Aztec Unit Party

Ethan Jones gets into the Mestizo spirit during our Social 8 end of the Aztec unit party!

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Apr 13 - Mestizo Party Pinata!

Coltin trys his hand at smahing his way through a pinata during our social 8 end of the Aztec unit Mestizo party. 

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Apr 5 - ESL Vocabulary Darts

ESL students take aim at getting a bullseye on their vocabulary!

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Feb 15 - All about narratives

Mr. Bjel's Language Arts 9 class is nearing completion of their short story unit.  After having explored some one dozen...

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Jan 18 - Which Political Cartoon do you Pre...

In Grade 7 Social Studies, students are exercising their wit and knowledge of the fur trade to create a thoughtful and c...

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Jan 18 - ESL Holes Project

Our ESL class has just finished their novel Holes. To show their understanding of the setting of the novel, they're cr...

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Jan 18 - “All good things…”

“…must come to an end,” says Chaucer.  At the moment, room 205 is occupied by senior high English and Social Stud...

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Nov 16 - DVSS remembers

DVSS has a tradition of holding Remembrance Day commemorations involving the school and broader community.  This year ...

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Nov 16 - Veteran Research Project

Social 9 students this semester had an opportunity to work on a  research project on some Veteran's from World War I ,...

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Nov 16 - Veteran Research Project

Social 9 students this semester had an opportunity to work on a  research project on some Veteran's from World War I ,...

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Sep 21 - Diploma Exams in Social 30!

A new semester is upon us, and the beginning of every Social 30-1 or 30-2 brings with it questions regarding diploma exa...

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Jun 2 - 28 Day Challenge!

Ms. Dionisio's classes are doing a 28 day challenge for the month of June. It is a great day to finish off the school ye...

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May 18 - The Dynamic Debate

Ms. McDonald`s Grade 7 class took their educated opinions to a platform where students researched,compliled information...

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May 18 - From Book to Map

The reading class has finished reading "Holes" and have created maps based on the locations they have read.  To make it...

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May 18 - Reginald Rose meets Social Studies

Social Studies 20-1 and 30-2 students have been learning about citizenship and the responsibilities and expectations tha...

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May 18 - Iron Chef Competition

Students in Ms. Dionisio's class will be competing in Iron Chef DVSS Edition to kick-start persuasive writing! Students...

Apr 22 - French Revolution Day!

Social 20-1 students each took on the persona (and costume) of a character from the French Revolution.  Maria-Antoinett...

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Apr 19 - Competing Nationalist Loyalties

Social studies 20-1 has been exploring the tensions among nationalist and non-nationalist loyalties by attempting to rea...

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Apr 19 - The Merchant of Venice Projects

Grade 10 students are handing in their culminating projects for the Shakesperian play, "The Merchant of Venice".  Eithe...

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Apr 14 - Macbeth Production at Vertigo Theat...

Students, who have studied Shakespeare's "Macbeth", were definitely in for a treat last night.  A group of twenty went...

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Mar 16 - A New National Coat of Arms for Can...

Social 20-1 students are redesigning the Canadian Coat of Arms to reflect their ideal mix of national and non-national l...

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Mar 8 - Renowned journalist visits DVSS

World-renowned Middle East and military affairs expert and journalist Gwynne Dyer made an appearance at DVSS on Monday,...

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Feb 24 - Character Swap!

Grade 11 students are discovering what it's like to walk in someone else's shoes! Students have selected a character fro...

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Jan 24 - Mr. Teske's Reading 8 Class

Novel Study: The Outsiders Mr. Teske's Reading 8 class has been reading, The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton.  The grade...

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Jan 20 - Old fashioned pen pals revamped.

When one of our students returned from time studying in Japan, she also returned with a penpal request. Some grade 8 and...

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Jan 20 - Touchdown on Social diploma exams!

As of today -- Wednesday, January 20 -- students in both Social 30-1 and 30-2 have wrapped up the last of their diploma...

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Jan 20 - Symbolism Got Us Like...

Grade 8 students have been learning about the importance and use of symbolism within a variety of texts! Students explor...

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Jan 20 - Creativity Sparks in Creative Writi...

Halloween may have long passed, however, it seems as though Ms. Dionisio's grade 8's still have a bit of spook left in t...

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Jan 8 - Mrs. Strangeworth's Foil

English 20 studied The Possibility of Evil, a short story written by Shirley Jackson.  In it the protagonist writes wh...

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Dec 16 - French Serenading

French 10/20 enjoyed being serenaded.

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Dec 16 - Crepe Day!

French 10/20 class had an edible lesson on some traditional French food with crepes and all the fixings.   Mmmmm

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Dec 16 - Walking the Mile

English 20-1 are preparing to celebrate The Green Mile novel.  The class has its own "Green Mile" upon which to tread...

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Nov 24 - I haven't got a clue!

Students play the traditonal game of Clue in French.

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Nov 18 - Designing a Charter of National Dut...

Considering the obligations of a nation to its citizens, the dangers of ultrantionalism and the threats to international...

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Nov 18 - The Final Act Before the Curtain Fa...

Students enjoy the banquet scene from Macbeth.  Several donned costumes and took on the roles of characters from the pl...

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Nov 18 - Response to Injustice

Social 10-1 students are assessing the adequacy of Canada's response to residential schools.  Each student needs to dec...

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Nov 18 - Remembrance

Miss Sullivan's social classes took time to make posters to honour the men and women who have fought and continue to fig...

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Nov 6 - International Day Quickly Approache...

International Day Do you play the bagpipes?  Do you enjoy perrogies or cabbage rolls at Christmas time?  Do you liv...