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23
Nov

WE Day

  Two Element High School e1 students wrote about their experience at WE Day: This year we had the wonderful opportunity to go to WE Day.  It was a great experience for all of us. The speakers that were there had great stories of how they had overcome obstacles or saw a problem in their […]

23
Nov

e1 – Humanities

e1 students at The Element High School had a visit from Calligraphist Line Bouchard, who showed us the unique style of Japanese Calligraphy. Students used Chinese Ink, Calligraphy brushes and Wenzhou paper to write their names and the word “friend”.

21
Nov

e2 – AWOL on Financial Literacy

With November being Financial Literacy Month, our AWOL group has been focusing on learning more about the economy and finance. e2 students have worked together to develop inquiry questions that they were curious about, including “why does Canada need a central bank?” and “what causes inflation?”. Then, we visited the Bank of Canada Museum to […]

20
Nov

e2 – First World War History

Last week, the e2 students shared the monuments and memorials they designed for individuals and groups that contributed to Canada’s efforts in the First World War. These designs included a model of a sculpture commemorating war hero and Anishinaabe chief Francis Pegahmagabow, a model of flying ace Billy Bishop’s plane, and a sketch of a […]

9
Nov

e2 Careers – Post-Secondary Options

Our Careers class has been focusing on post-secondary options for the past few weeks. After researching and comparing several university, college, and apprenticeship programs, students had the opportunity to tour Carleton University and Algonquin College to learn more about the post-secondary experience. Here you can see the students trying out the laser engraver at the […]

8
Nov

e2 Geography – Earth Sciences at Carleton U

Students visited Carleton University’s department of Earth Sciences to learn more about geology. They participated in some hands-on activities that help them understand the different types of rocks and minerals and how they formed, and the impact of plate tectonics on the earth’s continents. They also visited the rock lab, where we used a grinding […]

26
Oct

e2 English – Everything as Text

  Last week we concluded our unit entitled, “Everything as Text”. The students created their own Auras (linked to their “Art as Text” assignment), and they are currently finishing up their analysis on “Objects as Text”.   Next week, we’re commencing our graphic novel study unit which should prove to be quite engaging!  

25
Oct

AWOL (en français!) – The National Art Gallery

Here is a glimpse of our trip to the Art Gallery (AWOL en français!).  After an interactive tour, students analysed an Indigenous piece of art and made a presentation to the class.

24
Oct

e1 Humanities – Canadian History Hall

Last Wednesday, the e1 students toured the Canadian History Hall at the Canadian Museum of History where they learned more about our Age of Explorers session topic.  Students also had the chance to become historians in the New France exhibit section, where they used clues to find out more about the people and way of […]

23
Oct

e2 Science – Debating the Right to Progress

This week, the grade 10’s held a formal debate centred upon the “Right to Progress”.  Considering the impact that previous generations have made on the environment and the planet, all in the name of “progress”, should the current generation, from individuals to developing nations, be encouraged to follow a similar path? The students were encouraged to […]