Saturday, May 19, 2007

May 21 to 28

As of Monday, there are 18 classes left. Now is the time to begin preparing for the final examination.

1) Be sure all assignments are complete.
2) Start studying for the final.

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: .
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The lesson plans given below are a guideline only and may be changed during the week. Corrections will be made on this site if this is done.

Social Studies 8

We are currently working on an overview unit of Indian, Chinese and Japanese History. The unit test will be on all three parts and will likely be given on Thursday of next week. The mark breakdown is as follows: 25 multiple choice (1 mark each), 2 x 5 matching (1 mark each) and 2 of 3 long answer questions (6 marks each), for a grand total of 47 marks. At least 30 flash cards are needed to earn a 5 mark bonus on the test.

  • Monday, May 21 - No classes - Victoria Day Holiday. (Finish up with the heaps of work assigned Friday.)
  • Tuesday, May 22 - Hand in map assignment. Take up #1-7, p. 125. and questions from Marco Polo handout. Introduction to Japan. Cultural comparison of Japan & the West. Personal slides (Note: Change of plan. I could not get a projector that showed the slides adequately, so we changed to a travel video on Japan as an introduction). Read pp. 126-130. Do #1-6, p. 130.
  • Wednesday, May 23 - Take up homework. Introductory video – Samurai Warriors. Video & questions: Secrets of the Samurai (Available at United Streaming). Assignment: 10 marks, due Friday. class. Compare the Samurai with Medieval European Knights. How were they similar and how were they different. Unit Test on India/China/Japan next class.
  • Thursday, May 24 - Unit Test – India/China/Japan. Sign out new texts. Begin Atlas worksheet - Do #1-8.
  • Friday, May 25 - Introduction to Geography. Warm-up game. Read Geographical Essentials pp. 1-7. Complete the Atlas worksheet for Monday.

Social Studies 11 (Regular)

We are currently completing a unit on Post-World War II Canada. A large test will be given on Friday. The breakdown of marks is as follows: 42 multiple choice items (1 mark each), 4 definitions/names (2 marks each) and 2 from 4 long answer questions (6 marks each) for a total of 62 marks. 25 flash cards are the minimum needed to earn 5 bonus marks on the exam.

The final section of the course will follow - current world issues in human geography. Units will include: Global problems, Population & Urbanization, Standards of Living, Resources, and Global Solutions/Foreign Aid.

  • Monday, May 21 - No Classes. Victoria Day Holiday.
  • Tuesday, May 22 -
Take up #1-5, p. 206. Material from Canada; A Peoples’ History (Vive le Quebec Libre, Language Wars, October 1970, the Choice , Night of the Long Knives) - questions. Complete the PowerPoint. Read pp. 206-212. Do sidebar #1-5, p. 211. #1-3, p. 212.
  • Wednesday, May 23 - Take up homework. PowerPoint Aboriginal Canadians; Land Claims & the Indian Act. How were native people marginalized by Canada in the late 19th & 20th centuries? How should this be addressed by Canada today?
  • Thursday, May 24 - Complete the PowerPoint. Discuss the questions assigned last class. Prepare for Post-War Canada Unit Test on Friday.
  • Friday, May 25 - Unit Test on Post-War Canada. Hand in History text and sign out Geography text. Read pp. 5-11. Do #1-5, p. 11.
  • Social Studies 11 (Honours)

    Post War Canada will be tested Tuesday. The breakdown of marks is as follows: 42 multiple choice items (1 mark each), 4 definitions/names (2 marks each) and 2 from 4 long answer questions (6 marks each) for a total of 62 marks. 25 flash cards are the minimum needed to earn 5 bonus marks on the exam.

    We may attend a speaker on Climate Change on Friday. This is being arranged by another class. While I am reluctant to give up a class, this topic is a hot one on the provincial exam, so if the presentation goes ahead, I think it worthwhile for exam review purposes. This presentation is awaiting final approval from administration.

    The final section of the course is political science -- a study of Canada's political system. Units will include Ideologies, Political Parties and Elections, the Legislative, Executive and Judicial branches of government, the Constitution, and Procincial & Municipal Government. With limited time to go, I will roll most material into one unit test - covering Ideologies, Parties, elections and the Legislative/Executive/Judicial branches of government. We will not give a unit test for the remainder of the material -- but it is material that might find its way onto the Provincial final exam. I really do not want to waste instructional time testing at this point.

    • Monday, May 21 - No class. Victoria Day holiday.
    Tuesday, May 22 - Unit Test on Post-War Canada. Hand in History text and sign out Government text. Paragraph Assignment, 10 marks, due next class: Do we really need governments? Why or why not?
  • Wednesday, May 23 - Hand in assignments. The need for government. Desert Island Scenario. Handout: What is Government. 3 branches of government. What kind of government do we have in Canada. Read pp. 2-6. Do #1-4, p. 6.
  • Thursday, May 24 - Take up homework. Intro. to Ideologies. Origins and the Political Spectrum. Ideologies handout. Read pp. 7-15. Do #1-5, p. 11 & #1-06, pp. 15-16.
  • Friday, May 25 - Take up homework . Origins of the political spectrum. Video Clip. Ideology identification practice. Ideologies shown on a line handout; Ideologies shown on a circle handout. Smith & Marx handout. Or Climate Change presentation – if venue approved (good exam review).