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Those of you in block 4 have the honour of working with my student teacher, from UBC, Miss Carlson. She too will be blogging at: http://ejcarlson.blogspot.com/ .
Things that are static -- not requiring regular change -- will be posted on the website. This blogsite will have the changing material -- lesson plans and links to particular assignments. I will try to ensure that all assignments are made available on the Internet in this way. If something is underlined on the blog, it means that you can click on it to see a copy of the particular item -- this could be a pdf document, powerpoint, music or a video.
Use this blog to see what is coming up each week. I will usually post it on Saturdays for the following week. If you are away, you can check up on what you are missing. There really is no reason for you not to know what is happening. If you do not have an Internet connection, you certainly know someone who does.
If you can't read the PowerPoint material on your computer, download PowerPoint Viewer from Microsoft. It is free.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, or e-mail me, for this information. Students are licensed to include this content within their own creations.Social Studies 11.
Social Studies 11 (Regular)
Block 4: See Ms. Carlson's blog.
The unit test on the Constitution, the Charter and Provincial and Municipal government will be on Thursday of this week.
The mark breakdown on the test will be roughly as follows: 24 multiple choice questions (1 mark each), 5 definition questions (2 marks each for a total of 10 marks) and 4 of 5 long answer questions (6 marks each for a total of 24 marks). The test total is, therefore, out of about 59 marks. 25 flash cards will earn 5 bonus marks.
An ongoing assignment will also be introduced this week (only because the two week Spring Break will bring some families together at that time.) This is the Family History Assignment (International Students' Version and First Nations Students' Version - which will not be due until mid May. (See also the BBC's pedigree sheet - a rough form to serve as a starting point for your own pedigree).
- Monday, March 10- Take up homework. Take up homework. Filmstrip -- Provincial Government. Government (red) texts. Distribute red Government texts. In class, read pp. 170-178. Do #1-3, p. 178. (sign out books after school if this work is not finished - or answer the questions from external research. A good starting point is the BC Legislature website). Read pp. 240-244. Do the question in figure 9-19, p. 241, #1, p. 246 and sidebar questions #1 (without the group input) and 2, p. 244 sidebar.
- Tuesday, March 11 - Take up homework. Lieutenant Governor Stephen Point's website introduced. Federal and Provincial governments compared. Municipal government introduced. Video & questions on Provincial and Municipal Government. Read (red book) pp. 186-191. Do #1-6, p 196. Read (blue book) pp. 245-246. Do #2-4, p. 246.
- Wednesday, March 12 - Take up homework. Filmstrip on local government. Mayor Mussatto's PowerPoint on municipal affairs. Prepare for the unit test on Thursday
- Thursday, March 13 - Unit Test on the Constitution, the Charter, Provincial and Municipal governments. Write a paragraph explaining why we should study History. 10 marks, due next class.
- Friday, March 14 - Intro video - History of Everything (It all started witht the big bang.) Hand in paragraph assignments. Introduction to History. Filmstrip: Opening the Canadian West & questions. Read pp. 1-9 & do #1-3, p. 9. Family History/Immigration Assignment introduced (See also the International Students' Version and First Nations Students' Version -- including pedigree sheet). Though this is not due until mid-May, begin research, especially if you are seeing family over the Spring Break.
Social Studies 11 (Honours)
There is an ongoing essay assignment that is the culmination of our work in the Essay Writing Workshop. Construct a research essay, based on a thesis of your choice. Be sure to have at least three strong supporting points. Cite at least three sources and have a proper bibliography with at least three references. Be sure to use a standard format, such as MLA. Value: 24 marks (1 x 6 for composition and 3 x 6 for content). Due: the week we return after Spring Break (by Friday).
Another ongoing assignment will also be introduced this week (only because the two week Spring Break will bring some families together at that time.) This is the Family History Assignment (See also the International Students' Version and First Nations Students' Version ) - which will not be due until mid May. (See also the BBC's pedigree sheet - a rough form to serve as a starting point for your own pedigree).
Your next unit test will be a couple of weeks away. I will post information about it when we are closer to testing time.
- Monday, March 10 - Take up handout questions for What is Government? 3 branches of government. Concepts of democracy, aristocracy, autocracy & dictatorship. Read pp. 2-6 in Government. Do #1-4, p. 6. Handout: Long term assignment (due in mid May): Family History Assignment (See also the International Students' Version and First Nations Students' Version and the pedigree rough work sheet).
- Tuesday, March 11 - T/U homework. Intro. to Ideologies. Origins and the Political Spectrum. Read pp. 7-15. Do #1-5, p. 11 & #1-6, pp. 15-16. For an interesting American article on the difference between Lefties and Righties, see Patricia Cohen's New York Times Article: "Across the Great Divide; Investigating Links Between Personality and Politics."
- Wednesday, March 12 - Take up #1-5, p. 11. 1-6, pp. 15-16. Origins of the Political Spectrum - including summary handout sheet. Ideology identification practice. Smith & Marx handout. Those interested in the history of ideologies (and with extra time on their hands) will find Steven Kreis' The History Guide, fascinating. He has several written lecture notes on the origins of ideologies; I have created a links page to these.
- Thursday, March 13 - Video clip. PowerPoint – “Ideologies”. Other ways to show political spectrum & Ideologies summary sheet. More practice with ideologies. Go to Political Compass and take the test to find out where you stand ideologically. Make two print-outs of your result -- one to hand in (with no name identifying you on it) and one to keep. Now see which Canadian political party comes closest to your views (2005 comparison - according to this organization). Interested in pursuing this further? Try some more tests -- mostly American -- to see where you stand.
- Friday, March 14 - Take up homework. Lecture/discussion – from ideologies to political parties – national parties in Canada - PowerPoint -- Ideologies and Parties. Read pp. 97-100. Do #1, 2 & 6, p. 100. Read the political parties update handout & do questions included.