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 breakdown.
Assignments and a wide range of supplemental material, including web-pages, PowerPoint resources, and more, are posted on my website at: http://kbenoy.googlepages.com/ .
Anything underlined in this blog is a live link. Click on it to go to that item.
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 http://www.unitedstreaming.com/ . Use the passcode posted in the classroom 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. She will also be posting information on her own blog and website. These can be found at http://chartigan.blogspot.com/ for the blog and http://christinahartigan.googlepages.com/ for the website.
Social Studies 8
Go to Miss Hartigan's blogsite for lesson plans at http://chartigan.blogspot.com/.
Social Studies 11 (Regular)
Our next unit test will be at the end of the World War II chapter and will include all of chapter 2 & 4 material. It will not be for at least another week after the end of this one. Further information will be posted on next week's blog.
- Monday, April 23 - Professional Day. No classes. Use this as an opportunity to catch up or read about things in greater depth.
- Tuesday, April 24 - Take up #1-6, p. 79. Introduction to Post-War Canada & the Winnipeg General Strike. Poster assignment – Design a propaganda poster for or against the Winnipeg General Strike or the One Big Union.
- Wednesday, April 25 - Filmstrip & questions: The Ecstatic 20’s. Economics – why did the bust of 1929 occur? Read pp. 79-88. Do #1-5, p. 88 & 1-3 in the sidebar on p. 86.
- Thursday, April 26 - Take up homework. Background to the Great Depression and statistical picture. Video – Boom and Bust. What factors led to the bust in the United States? Are these the same or different to the problems faced in Canada? Read pp. 89-97. Do #1-6, p. 97 and the sidebar questions: #1-2, p. 91 and #1, p. 94.
- Friday, April 27 - Take up #1-6, p. 97 and sidebar #1-2, p. 91 & #1, p. 94. Economic theories (Supply Side & Keynsian) and the Great Depression. Canadian political parties’ responses to the depression. Cartoon Analysis assignment – 10 marks. Due next class.
Social Studies 11 (Honours)
Our next unit test will combine chapters 3 & 4. Expect this to happen in around two weeks' time. Further information will be posted on next week's blog.
- Monday, April 23 - Professional Day. No Classes. Use this time to investigate the week's topics in greater depth. Look on my Social Studies 11 web page for possibilities.
- Tuesday, April 24 - Take up #1-6, p. 97 and sidebar #1-2, p. 91 & #1, p. 94. Economic theories (Supply Side & Keynsian) and the Great Depression. Canadian political parties’ responses to the depression. Cartoon Analysis assignment – 10 marks. Due next class.
- Wednesday, April 25 - Hand in Cartoon Analysis assignment. Canada, A People’s History: Hard Times & questions. Read pp. 97-103. Do #1-5, p. 103 & sidebar #1-2, p. 100.
- Thursday, April 26 - Take up homework. Complete any remaining parts of Hard Times. Begin King & Country video with questions. Read the chapter summary on p. 104 and do “In Review” questions on p. 104 and “Applying Your Knowledge” on p. 105.
- Friday, April 27 - Take up homework Complete King & Country. Introduction to World War II. Begin video series & questions (if time). WWII series (Turning the Tide) & questions. Read pp. 106-111. Do #1-4, p. 112.