Colonizing Outer Space Due Date

Hello Minischool 9,

I hope everyone has been working hard on their Colonizing Outer Space projects and you have all your logs well on their way. As we discussed in class, we will review progress on Wednesday October 17th with the proposed due date of Monday October 22nd. Please make sure you have any filming done soon so you have time to edit and also, be ready to present that morning (no later). If you have any concerns please see me. Thank you and best of luck! 

 

Mr. Murray 

Making a Resume for an Element

Create a 1-page resume for your selected Element. Your resume should have the following information: 

  • Name, contact information, ‘portrait’
  • Work Experience
  • Education
  • Qualifications Interests
  • References

Resumes should be typed and formatted neatly. If you would like help with resume formatting or guidelines, please visit: https://novoresume.com/career-blog/how-to-write-a-resume-guide

Due Date: Monday, October 15th

Civilization from Scratch Case Study

Hello Minischool 8,

Here is the rundown of the case study format. You must include the following: 

Title- What the Case Study is about (what you are discovering, making, etc.)

Abstract- What you plan on doing for the study (do not add any conclusions yet)

Case Report- Your research and data that you have collected

Conclusion- Conclude on your findings and what they led to? 

Use the following link to help you out: https://pro-essay-writer.com/blog/case-study 

Best of luck!

UPDATE: We created a due date for the assignment for Monday October 15th at the START of class. Be ready to present/share your civilization in class (come early if you need to set things up). 

Parent Teacher Interviews – Mr. Murray

Hello Minischool parents,

As you may or may not have noticed, Mr. Murray is unavailable on the Parent Teacher Appointments. If you knew this already or not, I am still recovering from a cycling accident in June. Due to recovery from my accident, I am unable to physically attend these meeting although I am progressing well. If you would like me to send an update please feel free to contact me via email and I will do my best to accommodate everyone’s request in a timely fashion. Thank you all for understanding and I hope they are still enjoying Humanities! Take care,

 

Mr. Murray

sam.murray@burnabyschools.ca 

Civilizations From Scratch

Humanities 8 Civilization from Scratch 

Hello Minischool 8, 

Here is the Civilization From Scratch assignment that I discussed with you today that we will be working on over the next couple weeks. If you have any questions please let me know in class or email me at sam.murray@burnabyschools.ca. Best of Luck and remember that we will be creating a slam poem by your leader as the next project. Here is the breakdown of how you will be assessed on each section. Please get used to the wording and phrasing.

Evaluation:

Transforming: The student can independently demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of the concepts and competencies by transforming knowledge in creative ways.

Applying: The student works independently, demonstrating a complete understanding of the concepts and competencies.

Developing: The student demonstrates a partial understanding of the concepts and competencies.

Emerging: The student demonstrates an initial understanding of the concept and competencies.

Mr. Murray 

BETA Students learning to Fundraise

As many of you know, The BETA-MiniSchool and students from enriched science are going to Iceland in March to learn about geysers and Earth science. Obviously trips like this are not free, and there is a significant cost along with this trip. In addition to our projects such as science fair and IDS, we now have a fundraising project until January to raise around $1000 per person if we are going to Iceland, and $500 if we aren’t going to Iceland. The $500 would be put towards a registered charity of your choice.

In Iceland, we are going to explore Þingvellir National Park, including Haukadalur home of the geysers and Þingvellir parks 84-square kilometer body of water. The lake there is also Iceland’s largest natural lake.

Another highlight of this trip is the black sand beaches. The black sand beaches consist of 5 main beaches. Reynisfjara Beach, Diamond Beach, Vik’s Beach, The beach with the solheimasandur plane wreck and Stokksnes Beach. These beaches are also one of the best scenic landscapes in Iceland. The name Black Beaches was given to these beaches because the sand is entirely black. The sand in Iceland is black because tiny fragments from the basalt lava that covers the area. The most famous black sand beaches are in Hawaii but it’s because the area is covered in volcanoes.

The fundraising consists of submitting a proposal, actually doing the fundraiser, and creating a budget for our expenses vs income. For the proposal, each of us need to specify things like timing, location, materials, preparation, cost, etc. Once you finish, it goes through a lengthy process of getting approved by Ms. Neumann, student caucus, and then maybe Mr. Wozney.

Some ideas for fundraising are things such as popcorn sales, movie nights, selling 3D printed trinkets, bagging groceries at supermarkets, etc. The ideas must be school appropriate eliminating ideas such as gambling.

If you do the fundraiser outside of school grounds, you need to submit a field trip form even if it’s outside of school hours, since it technically counts as school work as the Iceland trip is from school. Ms. Neumann or Mr. Murray will need to be with you the entire fundraiser.

After you finish, you need to do a budgeting and reflection sheet as a statement of your completion. The budget sheets we practiced included a date, name, description, income, expenses, and balance.

Colonizing Outer Space

Here is a copy of the Colonizing Outer Space assignment. 

At least 3 logs needed and again whatever format is acceptable.

Thanks,

You will be evaluated on each section individually in relation to the following assessment guidelines.

Evaluation:

Transforming: The student can independently demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of the concepts and competencies by transforming knowledge in creative ways.

Applying: The student works independently, demonstrating a complete understanding of the concepts and competencies.

Developing: The student demonstrates a partial understanding of the concepts and competencies.

Emerging: The student demonstrates an initial understanding of the concept and competencies.

Mr. Murray 

WHMIS Creative Assignment

You are a part of an advanced civilization and you need to store some extremely hazardous waste that will not break down for millions of years. Design a label that would warn future people away from the waste. Think about how you will you account for different languages and cultures of the future. 

Please submit your label on paper with a brief description of your process. Elaborate on the meanings of the symbols. 

Assessment: 

  • Does your label explain the contains are extremely hazardous waste? 
  • Does your image correspond to your description to multiple audiences?