Napoleon-Villain or Hero?

Napoleon is a complicated historical figure. Your task is to judge his actions and decide once and for all- is he a villain or a hero? Look through a variety of sources and then prove your point.

  • Please click here for a set of curated resources on Napoleon.
  • Also check out the school’s online encyclopedias here.
  • A PDF of the Napoleon Presentation here.
  • A PDF of the Sketchnote Presentation here.
  • Click here for a Word document for taking notes.

Sketch Notes


Sketch Notes or Visual Notetaking is an effective way to both learn and share ideas with others. There are a number of key visuals that can help such as stylized font or lettering, bullets, frames  and connectors. Details, shapes and images can also help make an image stand out.


Here is an video overview of Sketch Notes.

If you are interested there are many other videos to help you become more skilled. Here are some:

Biology 12: Diseases and Disorders

Besides the LLC’s print texts and reference books we have access to a number of sites. Please avoid using Wikipedia for this type of research. Although Wikiedia is handy, it may not always be accurate.

The district offers online Encylopedia and Databases. Explora 8-12, World Book Advanced and Science in Context all offer good options for your topics. Explora and Science in Context offer numerous  curated current articles and videos on the topic. World Book offers a simple, but thorough article.  I have also listed several online government sites which focus on diseases.


Ms OSullivan’s Senior Group

Students viewed video clips from Historica, looked at images from the Canadian War Museum and a local paper and then read a picture book. For our final activity we planted tulips in the school garden to commemorate people who have died in war.

Grade 8 Artist AnimatedVideos

Ms Elderton’s students visited the LLC to research and then describe the importance of some key contemporary artists. They used books and online research tools and then created White Board Explainer Videos using the online program My Simple Show.

Click on the links below to watch the videos:

Design 101

Interested in improving your design skills? Located here are some key resources and links to some free online design programs. Click here to see a list of helpful resources that can bring your projects to the next level. Please come and see Ms Parsonson if you need help accessing or using these digital resources.

Orange Shirt Day: September 30, 2020

Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) residential school commemoration event held in Williams Lake, BC, Canada, in the spring of 2013. It grew out of Phyllis’ story of having her shiny new orange shirt taken away on her first day of school at the Mission, and it has become an opportunity to keep the discussion on all aspects of residential schools happening annually.

There will be several activities to mark the day organized by Byrne Creek students. To find out more, come see some of the resources located in the LLC. Click on Byrne Creek Library’s Books and DVDs on Residential Schools to see some of the resources available.