Saturday, June 02, 2007

June 4-8

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

As of Monday, there are 10 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.

To link back to material covered while Miss Hartigan was with particular classes, click on the links below:

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.

Note: The material below is only a preliminary draft on Saturday. I will link to assignments on Sunday, when I get back to course planning.

Social Studies 8

Quizzes may be announced or come as a surprize in the next two weeks. These will generally be 10 marks or less in length. A large Geography unit test will be given on Wednesday of next week.

I plan to finish off the year with two days of review, catch up and bonus work.

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 65 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, June 4. Take up #1-5, p. 45. Streaming video of address by Stewart Brand to Google with questions – City Planet. Do Further Thought #1-5, p. 46. Do the Scattergram assignment on Fertility and Education, #1-3, p. 48.
  • Tuesday, June 5. Video: Escaping From History & questions. Take up homework. Read pp. 54-56. Do #1-4, pp. 55-56, #1-4, p. 56.
  • Wednesday, June 6. Begin Ch. 3 PowerPoint. Read pp 56-61. Do #1-8, p. 61.
  • Thursday, June 7. Take up homework. Continue PowerPoint. Read pp. 61-70. Do #1-5, p. 64 & 1-3, p. 70.
  • Friday, June 8. Take up #1-5, p. 64 & #1-3, p. 70. Begin Ch. 4 PowerPoint. Read pp. 83-86. Do #1-3, p. 84, #1-4, p. 85 & 1-2, p. 86.

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: 65 choice (1 mark each), 1 political spectrum diagram (4 marks), 10 identifying ideological statements (1 mark each), and 4 long answer questions, from 10 possible options (6 marks each). The test is, therefore, out of 103 marks. 40 flash cards will be needed to earn 5 bonus marks.

  • Monday, June 4. Take up #1-4, p. 36. Review set-up of Parliament. The Senate – purposes and problems (Be sure to read Maple Leaf Web material). Senate Reform. Group Work – Identify 3 points in favour of retaining/ reforming/abolishing the Senate Essay: 20 marks. What should be done with the Senate? – Retain it as is? Reform it? Abolish it? Be sure to read material at Maple Leaf Web. Due: Thursday - note, this is an extension from Wednesday -- by popular demand. 5 paragraph minimum. Read p, 43 & handout. Do #1,3& 4 on p. 44.
  • Tuesday, June 5. Introduction to the executive branch. Role of the Queen, Governor General, Cabinet and Prime Minister. Read pp. 46-54. Do #1-5, p. 48 & #1-7, p. 54.
  • Wednesday, June 6. Essay Due. Take up homework. Discuss the role of the PM., Cabinet & the bureaucracy. Watch Yes, Minister episode -- who reallyruns each governmente department? The Cabinet Minister? The Deputy Minister? Read pp. 55-62. Do #1-5, p. 58 & 1-5, p. 62.
  • Thursday, June 7. Take up homework. Overview of the Judiciary – PowerPoint from The Government of Canada. Handout on Courts. Read pp. 64-71. Do #1-3, p.p. 67-68 sidebar, #1-4, p. 70 & #2-3, p. 71.
  • Friday, June 8. Take up #1-3, pp. 67-68. sidebar #1-4, p. 70 & #2-3 p. 71. Complete Judiciary PowerPoint if necessary. Review AV. Read pp. Read pp. 126-135. Do sidebar, #2-3, p. 132. #1-3 & 5, pp. 134-135.