Thursday, March 22, 2007

March 26 - 30

Spring Break is over and it is time to get back to work (until Easter anyway).

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 will also working with my regular 11 block starting this week. 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, March 26 - Take up #1-6, p. 20. The Laurier Boom. Filmstrips on immigration. The Shaws of Midnapore and Ukrainians. For each filmstrip, answer the following: 1. Why did this group decide to come to Canada? What pushed them out of their old homes or lured them to Canada? 2. How did this group of immigrants fit into Canadian society at the time? How did other Canadians treat them? Read pp. 20-24. Do #1-2, p. 24.
  • Tuesday, March 27 - Take up homework. Immigration filmstrips: Dekasegi (same routine as Wednesday) & Toronto the Good (& viewing guide). Complete the handout: A White Canada. Access The Peopling of Canada on the Internet. How did the pre-WWI immigration boom change Canada?
  • Wednesday, March 28 - Take up homework. Video – The Komegata Maru. 1. Describe race relations in Vancouver in 1914? 2. What was the government’s policy regarding the immigration of British subjects from India? Read pp. 24-30. Do #1-3 (sidebar) p. 28 and 1-4, p. 30.
  • Thursday, March 29 - Take up homework. PowerPoint: Canada and the Empire. Note we only got as far as the start of the Boer War. Read pp. 30-34. Do #1-3, p. 34.
  • Friday, March 30 - Take up homework. PowerPoint on MLA citation. Photography as Historical Evidence Assignment Computer Lab assigned. However, we ran out of time and have pushed the computer lab time to Monday.