Thursday, January 04, 2007

January 8-12

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

Note: There are only three 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 it can be marked by term end.

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 one day and so this week's plan now reflects this change.

  • Monday, January 8 - The USA since 1945.
  • Tuesday, January 9 - The USA since 1945 (Part 2).
  • Wednesday, January 10 - USA since 1945 (Part 3)
  • Thursday, January 11 - Economic Recovery in Europe and Japan (Part 1).
  • Friday, January 12 - Economic Recovery in Europe and Japan (Part 2).

Comparative Civilizations 12

The Hero as Artist is due on Wednesday. Overdue work must come in as quickly as possible. The Mannerism package and another tiny one, the Reformation, will be due on Monday, January 15.

  • Monday, January 8 - Bologna and Cellini. Work on packages.
  • Tuesday, January 9 - Filmstrip Protest and Communication and Reformation package. Work on packages.
  • Wednesday, January 10 - Hero as Artist package due. AV The Western Tradition: The Reformation - available at Work on package.
  • Thursday, January 11 - Video A Man for All Seasons (feature film).
  • Friday, January 12 - Finish video A Man for All Seasons. Work on package.

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.

Chapter 2 will be tested on Wednesday. The Family History Assignment (available at ) is due on Monday, January 8, though a day of grace is given and it can be handed in without deduction on Tuesday.

  • Monday, January 8 - First call for Family History Assignments. Urbanization material from the chapter 2 PowerPoint. Video segment and questions on Shanghai, Changing China - Urbanization (available online at Do the Further Thought assignment #1-5, p. 46.
  • Tuesday, January 9 - Final call for Family History Assignments. Take up homework. Streaming video of Stewart Brand at Google with questions, City Planet (available online at ). Do the scattergram assignment on Fertility and Education, #$1-3 on p. 48.
  • Wednesday, January 10 - Unit Test on Chapter 2. Read pp. 54-56. Do #1-4, pp. 55-56 and #1-4, p. 56.
  • Thursday, January 11 - Take up homework. Begin chapter 3 PowerPoint. Read pp. 57-61. Do #1-8, p. 61.
  • Friday, January 12 - Take up homework. continue PowerPoint on chapter 3. Read pp. 61-70. Do #1-5, p. 64 and #1-3, p. 70.