Period 2 (section 1) and Period 4 (Section 2), Room 136
Semester 1 AUGUST 2019 - JANUARY 2020
HOW Do I fit In? (Theme: My Place in the world)
We gratefully acknowledge, respect, recognize and appreciate that we live, learn and work and teach on the traditional territories of the Kwanlin Dun First Nations and the Ta'an Kwächän Council. Kwä̀nä̀schis
English 09 Section 1 Per 1 AND Section 2 Per 4 Semester 1 Calendar
Heads UP! (This week in EN 09)
This week we are continuing our work with the 6+1 Traits of Writing, beginning a first writing task. Tuesday, September 9th we had a discussion to mark National Suicide Prevention and Awareness day, beginning with watching the video You Make Today Better.
Course Work & Learning Materials - Week by Week
Please note that any materials that can be posted online (based on copyright permissions) will be posted/linked on this page.
This will include learning materials accessed digitally in the classroom, deadlines, assignments and supplementary / support materials. If a student misses time/classes, they are expected to access their work on this site. Each student is responsible for catching up on missed work, for submitting work to the instructor and for making arrangements to do so. Most of the work is done in the classroom and relies heavily on supplemental videos and class discussions.
Missed assignments or assignments which students wish to redo because they'd like an opportunity to improve their level of achievement must be co-ordinated with the instructor using the Application to Resubmit process.
Each class was provided with a very generic umbrella topic.
Within that umbrella topic - see below - students needed to go through the first part of the writing process, considering Ideas, to generate possible approaches they may, personally, choose to take to writing about the topic.
Topics: Period 2, Section 01 = Food Period 4, Section 03 = Animals
After doing an initial session of generating ideas with prompts (the Key Qualities, Things to Keep In Mind) we took several classes to (a) learn about different information related to the umbrella topic (this was in part to view oral/visual texts in the form of videos, and in part to prompt oral language discussion about the information related to the umbrella topic), and (b) consider how the new information we had encountered in the process of initial research might impact what approach students wanted to take to formulating their Ideas for their personal writing on the topic.
Please note that all Traits related work is adapted from Ruth Culham's 6+1 Traits of Writing program, and the work of previous researchers on the topic of traits that all texts share.
The good news is that this problem is solvable. If we all start using up the food we buy, together we can make a big difference. We're asking people to start by making just one small change. Love Food Hate Waste Canada offers simple steps to reduce food waste, from storing food so it stays fresh to using up leftovers to meal planning.
Read Story Transcript Canada wastes so much food that a researcher likens it to tossing a quarter of your groceries away when you leave the supermarket. In fact, Canada is among the worst globally in wasting food, acc ording to a recent report on the state of food loss and waste in Canada, U.S.
A whopping 58 per cent of all food produced in Canada - 35.5 million tonnes - is lost or wasted, according to a new report, and about a third of that wasted food could be "rescued" and sent to communities in need across the country.
Potential SubTopic - Unusual Food and Food Alternatives
Two billion people around the world, primarily in south-east Asia and Africa, eat insects - locusts, grasshoppers, spiders, wasps, ants - on a regular basis. Now, with food scarcity a growing threat, efforts are being made to normalise the concept of entomophagy, or the consumption of insects, for the other 5 billion.
3D-printed food offers new possibilities such as intricate designs, automated cooking, mass manufacturing, and personalised meals. But will it ever replace the traditional methods we know today? Imagine stepping into the kitchen of the great smart home of the future.
Agriculture has come a long way in the past century. We produce more food than ever before - but our current model is unsustainable, and as the world's population rapidly approaches the 8 billion mark, modern food production methods will need a radical transformation if they're going to keep up.
Potential SubTopic - Food Science / Food and Health
Think about it. Your brain is always "on." It takes care of your thoughts and movements, your breathing and heartbeat, your senses - it works hard 24/7, even while you're asleep. This means your brain requires a constant supply of fuel. That "fuel" comes from the foods you eat - and what's in that fuel makes all the difference.
Every day, we are surrounded by different messages from different sources that impact the way we feel about the way we look. For some, poor body image is a sign of a serious problem: an eating disorder. Eating disorders are not just about food.
By Hilary Caton, Communications Coordinator They say you are what you eat, but what you eat also affects who you are on a day-to-day basis. It's something Dietitians have been researching more astutely over the last decade or so, according to CAMH Registered Dietitian Kelly Matheson.
Potential SubTopic - Food as Culture / Food History
Tuesday, Sept 3rd - Friday, Sept 13th
We have begun the semester's work with a focus on the 6+1 Traits of Writing. We went through a slide presentation (not the one featured here) and completed structured notes sheets on the elements of the Traits. We will be working through an extended writing process - with the focus being very much on that process, rather than just on the end product - going through every one of the Traits.
For the first two weeks of classes, we focused on reviewing expectations for our classroom learning community - in detail and with examples. Classroom expectations are based on the Annishnabe 7 Grandfather Teachings, which I have reviewed with Yukon Elders to ensure that they are compatible with local First Nations values, and ways of knowing and doing.
For detailed information please see the link to the Prezi slide show below and the tab on the landing page of this site entitled Classroom Expectations and Code of Conduct.
For expectations for all Porter Creek Secondary School students, please click on the labeled button below.