Saturday, March 31, 2007

April 2-6, 2007

Use this blogsite to see what work we will be doing and note homework assignments. I will give advance warning about tests here and inform you of their mark breakdwon.

The assignments themselves will be posted on my website at: .

Note: Some but not all of the handout materials will also be made available over the Internet from this site. Also use the website to link to resources and read course and school information -- like course objectives, image galleries, and other information pertaining to my classes, or clubs and groups that I am affiliated with.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 . Use the passcode provided on your course outline to register. If you have lost it, see me for this information. Students are licensed to include this content within their own creations.

I have a student teacher this semester, Miss Hartigan, who is currently working with my grade 8s and regular grade 11s. She will also be posting information on her own blog and website. These can be found at for the blog and for the website.

Social Studies 8

Go to Miss Hartigan's blogsite for lesson plans at

Social Studies 11 (Regular)

Go to Miss Hartigan's blogsite for lesson plans at

Social Studies 11 (Honours)

The Geography essay is due on Tuesday, April 10. If you have been procrastinating, get over it quickly. You have had more than 2 months now.

A Family History/Immigration Assignment has been distributed. It is not due until mid May, but it requires some digging into your family's past. Contact relatives about this and get onto it quickly to ensure you have the data to write the finished product in May.

The next unit test will likely be on Thursday, April 12 and will cover the Introduction, Chapter 1, and Chapter 2. Expect it to be out of around 40 multiple choice questions (1 mark each), 5 definitions (2 marks each), and 3 of 5 long answer questions (6 marks each). The total is therefore likely to be out of 68 marks. 25 flash cards will yield 5 bonus marks.

  • Monday, April 2 - Continue PowerPoint. Computer Lab on Historical Photos (if available). Read pp. 30-34, Do #1-3, p. 34. Photo analysis assignment due Tuesday.
  • Tuesday, April 3 - Take up homework. Background – The origins of World War I & Canada. PowerPoint. Read pp. 36-38. Do #1-3, p. 38. Pre-War Alliances Map Assignment – value 10 marks – based on completion, accuracy and appearance – due Wednesday.
  • Wednesday, April 4 - Take up homework. Begin video & questions The Killing Ground. Read pp. 38-47. Do #1-3, p. 40, #1-3, sidebar, p. 42 and 1-5, p. 47.
  • Thursday, April 5 - Take up homework. Continue The Killing Ground. Read pp. 47-53. Do #1-3, p. 53.
  • Friday, April 6 - This is the Good Friday Holiday. Classes resume next Tuesday, after Easter Monday Holiday.