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Oct. 7  Don't forget to review the vocab on world religions!


Bonjour!  Je suis Madame Bottoni.  Je suis le prof de Sciences Humaines 8 : )

Below are the 7 virtues of a great person! We will work on these this year.

Les 7 qualités d’une personne remarquable


  1. L’empathie – sensible envers les autres


  1. La conscience – sens de la morale, prendre de bonnes décisions, choisir de se conduire dans la bonne manière


  1. Le controle de soi(self-control) – se calmer, silencieux pendant que les autres parlent, faire attention , rester assis


  1. Le respect – appareils électroniques laisser dans le casier, la nourriture laisser dans le casier, les boissons, outre de l’eau, laisser dans le casier, silencieux si en retard


  1. La gentillesse – aider les autres dans la classe, sourire


  1. La tolerance – patient avec les autres et avec soi-même


  1. L’égalité – traiter tout le monde dans la même manière


**Autres observations: les devoirs, étudier/revision à la maison, le français


Students should  have a binder for Sciences Humaines with dividers.  Les Diviseurs: La religion, L'histoire, La géographie,  Les Projets


Course outline:

Walnut Grove Secondary

Sciences Humaines 8

Madame Bottoni


Goals of Social Studies:

The main goal of social studies is to develop thoughtful, responsible, active citizens who are able to acquire the requisite information needed to consider multiple perspectives and to make reasoned judgments.  The social studies curriculum provides students with opportunities as citizens to critically reflect upon events and issues in order to examine the present, make connections to the past and consider the future. 



  • Students are expected to maintain an organized binder and agenda.
  • Be prepared for every class with your binder, paper, a 4 colour pen, a highlighter and an agenda.
  • Be on time.  If late, come in quietly, sit down and join in on the activity.
  • Gum, candy, food and soft drinks are not allowed.  Water bottles are welcome.
  • If absent, email or see Madame to find out what was missed.
  • Check out Madame’s website.  Go to WGSS home page, teacher’s websites, languages, Ms. Bottoni, and Sciences Humaines.
  • My email:


In-class participation:

  • This is an essential part of the learning process.  Willingness to answer questions, work with your partner and contribute in a positive way is expected of all students. 


Learning outcomes:

Geography:  Scale, interpretation of  maps, use of legend, reading graphs, understanding longitude, latitude, and time zones, continents and countries in French and atlas use.


Writing:  Plan, revise and deliver full French sentences and paragraphs with few spelling or grammatical errors.


Reading:  Gather and organize a body of information, note-taking, asking questions when something is unclear, Gator notes


Research:  Learn to use different search engines, website and books.  Produce a bibliography.


History:  Fall of Rome, Middle Ages, Reformation, Renaissance in Europe and the Middle East.


World Religion:  History and basic knowledge of Christianity, Judaism and Islam


Classroom rules:  Be responsible for the energy you bring into the classroom.

1. Empathy- Being understanding of others

2. Conscience- Sense of morality, making good decisions, choosing to behave properly

3. Self Control- Calm, being silent when others speak, paying attention, staying seated

4. Respect- Leaving your electronics ( i.e. cell phone) in your locker, leaving food and drinks in your locker, except water, and being silent upon entering when you are late

5. Kindness-  Helping others in the class, smiling

6. Tolerance- Being patient with others and yourself

7. Fairness- Treating everyone the same way

Other observations:  homework, reviewing/studying,speaking French during class


Evaluation and Assessment:

  • Marks are posted or discussed with each student once a month with missing work noted.  Once a term, students will write a progress report that will be shown and signed by their parents.
  • Some of student grade will be formative:  Homework, class work, speaking French during class with classmates and teacher.
  • Some of student  grade will be summative: It will include a wide variety of assessment instruments including,:  research reports and paragraph writing, test and quizzes, visual and written projects, oral assignments, performance/role plays.  Most often, assessments and evaluations will be criterion-referenced, i.e. students will know in advance the basis upon which their work will be marked.
  • Each term is worth 25% of the overall year.  The final exam is worth 25% of the overall year.


En français s’il vous plaît!


It is imperative that students speak in the target language in order to practice and improve their language skills.  Students must do their best to speak to each other and the teacher in French during their one hour class.  This evaluation will be worth 10% of the overall grade for each term. 

0  No effort made to speak French.  Constantly being reminded but disregards the rules.


5  Mediocre effort:  Speaks to the teacher in French but rarely does so with classmates and rarely uses French during discussions.


10  Excellent effort:  Speaks in French the moment he/she enters the classroom.  Encourages classmates to do the same by continuing to speak French even they speak English back to her/him.  Tries very hard to always speak French. 


Students will self-evaluate their effort by choosing a number from 0-10 at the end of each month with an explanation beside their number.  Students and the teacher will meet to discuss performance and evaluation.


Bonjour!  This is a great webgame to help with our first geography unit on the continents and some physical characteristics of the world.  Copy and paste this address:

Online help!

Please bring your smart phone to class to use the following sites.  If you do not have a smartphone, we supply dictionaries and Bescherelles.  Smartphones may be kept on your desk.  Please silence phones.  No texting please.

Students are encouraged to use the following online dictionnary in and outside of class: