Saturday, January 13, 2007

January 15-19

Check out my new website at From now on, I will post assignments at this location. The weekplans will still appear on this blog.

There are only two weeks left until the end of the semester. Students in all courses should be setting aside time to study for the final exam, in addition to completing the regularly assigned work. Overdue assignments must be handed in promptly to ensure that they can be marked by term end.

Sutherland has a license to access Discovery Channel's United Streaming video collection. Students may download or stream videos from the collection by going to

History 12

Questions 43-89 are due on Monday, January 22 (20 marks) and an in-class essay will be written on a topic prepared in advance on Tuesday, January 16. See my website for possible essay topics (you may prepare in advance, but cannot bring any notes into the in-class-witing session).

Note: I have fallen behind by two days from the plan published and handed out at the start of this unit, and so this week's plan now reflects this change. We are still on target to complete the course without having to insert additional after school classes.

  • Monday, January 15 - Eastern Europe Since 1956 (1).
  • Tuesday, January 16 - In Class Essay.
  • Wednesday, January 17 -Eastern Europe Since 1956 (2).
  • Thursday, January 18 - The Fall of Communism.
  • Friday, January 19 - China Since the Revolution.

Comparative Civilizations 12

The Mannerism and Reformation Packages are due on Tuesday, which is also the day of the Unit Test on the period from the start of the Renaissance to the end of the Reformation material. This test will include 20 slide identification images (names of works and names of artists - 1 point per item = 40 marks), 45 multiple choice questions and 4 of 6 long answer questions, valued at 6 marks each. The total value of the unit test is 109 marks.

  • Monday, January 15 - Grandeur and Obedience Package assigned (see my website to access the assignment over the Internet). Filmstrip. Work on packages.
  • Tuesday, January 16 - Unit Test on the Renaissance to the Reformation. Mannerism and Reformation packages are due today or by 8:45 a.m. on Wednesday (I am away this afternoon for a District Department Heads' Meeting, so am not available to collect work after school).
  • Wednesday, January 17 - Baroque Architecture. Work on package.
  • Thursday, January 18 - Bernini's Sculpture. Work on packages.
  • Friday, January 19 - Rubens and Velasquez. Work on packages.

Social Studies 11

Note: The Geography textbook - The 21st Century World is available on the school server and is also accessible on the Internet at -- be aware, the text is now several years old and hyperlinks do not always work. I am preparing to revise and update the work, but have not had time to do so yet. PowerPoint material supporting the Geography unit is also available on the school server, but not yet on the Internet.

The next unit test will be be after this week, including all of Chapter 3 & 4 material.

  • Monday, January 15 - Take up #1-5, p. 64 & #1-3, p. 70. Begin ch. 4 PowerPoint. Read pp. 83-86. Do #1-3, p. 84, #1-4, p. 85 & 1-2, p. 86.
  • Tuesday, January 16 - Take up homework. Video: Gwynne Dyer’s Bomb Under the World (note: This is an old style video and is not available over the Internet.) and questions. Read pp. 86-91. Do #1-3, p. 87, #1-4, p. 89, & #1-5, p. 91.
  • Wednesday, January 17 - Take up homework. Video: History’s Harvest (access at ) and questions. Continue PowerPoint. Read pp. 91-97. Do #1-5, p. 93 and #1-6, p. 97.
  • Thursday, January 18 - Take up homework. Video: Resources & Conservation (access at ) and questions. Continue PowerPoint, if necessary. Read pp. 97-105. Do #1-7, p. 102 & #1-6, p. 105.
  • Friday, January 19 - Take up homework. Finish PowerPoint – if necessary. Preparing for the final exam. Read pp. 105-107. Do #1-4, p. 108 & #1, p. 109 – note: this format is an example of how to approach a Geography essay question on the final exam.