A Tour of Toronto

This week, the grade 9 geography class went on a tour of Toronto. They learned about various locations across the city such as Evergreen Brickworks, the Distillery District, and St. Lawrence Market, and how the land in those areas was used in the past and the present. Other parts of the itinerary included the AGO and Eaton Centre.

Roaring into the Twenties

The grade 10 English and history class began their unit on the Roaring Twenties by studying the decade’s culture, technology, and significance. To complement their learning, they began reading F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. Next week, the students will engage in a speakeasy where they will take on the role of a significant figure from the 20s.

Resources ft. Esri

The grade 9 geography class invited Sharon Seilman, a guest speaker from the ambassador program at Esri, to explain in depth the importance of Canada’s natural resources and the actions that can be taken to preserve them. Afterwards, the students presented their ideas on which resources would be the most beneficial for Canada in the future.

DECA Regionals

On Friday November 16th, the DECA regionals competition was held at Cedarbrae Collegiate Institute. Over 70 TOPS students from Marc Garneau’s DECA chapter participated in the business and communication centered event. Through their hard work and preparation, many competitors won awards in the exam, roleplay, or both categories and will be moving on to the provincial stage.

Historical Media

As a continuation of their unit on the First World War, the grade 10 history students presented about various ways it is depicted in the media. Topics included the propaganda used in the war and the Vimy Ridge Memorial.

DIY Circuits

The grade 9 students studied current electricity this week. After learning about voltage, current, and Ohm’s law, they performed a lab to study these concepts in more detail, in which they constructed different circuits, recorded readings on voltmeters and ammeters, and gained a better understanding of everyday electronics.