Saturday, May 26, 2007

May 29 to June 1

Graduation Banquet photos are available for viewing online. Click here.

Please excuse me if I seem edgy and irritable at the start of the week. I'm busy with ceremony preparation -- and of course every day work must also still carry on. Once the graduation ceremony is over, life can return to normal.

I am not available for extra help at all on Tuesday as I will spend every available moment working on the script for scholarship presentations at the ceremony that night.

As of Monday, there are 13 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: .

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 . 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.

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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.

Final exams are looming. All students should be setting aside regular time for review, in addition to ongoing classwork, every day. For study skills tips, refer to my website study skills page.

Social Studies 8

Expect a big unit test on the Geography material toward the end of the last week of classes. There will also be a number of short quizzes as we complete material in class. These will be under 20 marks each in length and will occurr every few days. No flash card bonus is available for this.

Students who have trouble understanding work or who need help preparing for the final exam should make use of tutorial time after school.

Note: the following is a guideline only. If we move fast enough, I will insert some additional review material as we go.

  • Monday, May 28. Take up any problems with the remainder of Atlas worksheet. Mind Map. Geographic Essentials pp. 8-11. Map Rubric. Map Assignment, Canada – Political. Due next class. 10 marks.
  • Tuesday, May 29. Hand in maps. “Symbols” Geographical Essentials pp. 12-13. Symbols worksheet #1. Complete a sketch map “From School to Home” 10 marks. Due Thursday.
  • Wednesday, May 30. Take up homework. Video clip Maps and Their Uses (available at United Streaming) and questions. Countries game. Symbols worksheet #2. Work on school to home map.
  • Thursday, May 31. Hand in maps. Take up homework. Countries game. Video Using Scale & questions. Scale – Geographical Essentials pp. 55-57. Activity 29 done together. Scale worksheet.
  • Friday, June 1. Begin grids – Easting & Northing. Geographic Essentials pp. 15-16. Activity 9 #1 & 2 together. Do Activity 9 #3 – with a partner. Homework: Activity 9 #4 and Activity 10. Oceans & Seas Map Assignment. Due Monday. 10 marks.

Social Studies 11 (Regular)

With so few classes remaining, I will minimize testing. Expect a whopper of a unit test, combining chapters 1-3. I predict about 80 multiple choice questions (1 mark each) and 4 long answer questions, from a selection of around 10 possibilities (6 marks each.). 40 flashcards are expected, to earn 5 bonus marks. Chapters 4 and 5 will not be tested in class, but material will surely show up on the Provincial Final Examination.

  • Monday, May 28. Take up #1-5, p. 11. PowerPoint for Ch. 1. Read pp. 12-17. Do #1-9, pp. 16-17 & #1-2, p. 17.
  • Tuesday, May 29. Take up hw. An Inconvenient Truth. & questions. Read pp. 18-22. Do #1-4, p. 18, 1-5, pp. 20-21 & 1-4, p. 21.
  • Wednesday, May 30. Take up hw. Finish video if need be. Begin Chapter 2 PowerPoint. Read pp. 29-37. Do #1-3, p. 31. Do #2, p. 36 – get data from Statistics Canada or the US Census Bureau International Database. #1-2, p. 37 – but use 2001 statistics, not 1996.
  • Thursday, May 31. Complete PowerPoint. Read pp. 36-41. Do #1-6, p. 39 & #1-6, pp. 41-42.
  • Friday, June 1. Take up homework. Video & questions: Population Transition in Italy (Register for free to access this video at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting/Annenburg Foundation site. Read pp. 42-45. Do #1-5, p. 45.

Social Studies 11 (Honours)

With so much to cover and so few classes left, testing is to be kept to a minimum. There will be a large unit test covering ideologies, parties, elections and the Legislative, Executive and Judicial parts of government - probably at the start of the last week of classes. Expect this to comprise the following: 70 or so multiple choice (1 mark each), 1 political spectrum diagram (5 marks), 10 identifying ideological statements (1 mark each), and 4 long answer questions, from 10 possible options (6 marks each). 40 flash cards will be needed to earn 5 bonus marks.

We will not test the final material in class, but rest assured that there will be material on the Provincial Final Exam that is derived from it.

  • Monday, May 28. Take up Smith & Marx questions. The Political Spectrum as a horseshoe and a circle. PowerPoint Ideologies & Political Parties. Read pp. 97-100. Do #1-6, p. 100. Also read the Political Parties Update handout and do the questions at the end of it.
  • Tuesday, May 29. Take up hw. Complete PowerPoint. The Structure of political parties. Read pp. 109-115. Do #1-5, p. 115.
  • Wednesday, May 30. Take up homework. Elections handout. First-By-the-Post and Proportional Representation.
  • Thursday, May 31. Elections lesson – day 2. Various voting systems. BCSTV animation. Assignment: What electoral system do you feel is best? Why? (due next class. About 1 page). Handout – The Work of MPs (See also On the Job With a Member of Parliament) and questions. Read pp. 18-26. Do #1-5, p. 26.
  • Friday, June 1. Take up homework. Begin Legislative Branch – look at House of Commons. Filmstrip & Note-taking. Read pp. 25-36. Do#1-7, p. 35 & #1-4, p. 36.