Saturday, April 12, 2008

April 14-18

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Social Studies 11 (Regular)

Block 4: See Ms. Carlson's blog for material up to Wednesday. Thursday and Friday are the same as block 3 below.

You have an ongoing assignment, due in mid-May. 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).

Block 3.

You have the same ongoing assignment as is noted in Block 4, above.

Expect a unit test on the History work to the end of World War I on Wednesday, April 16. I will post the test breakdown when I have the test ready. The breakdown of marks for the test is as follows: 40 multiple choice items (1 mark each), 5 definitions (2 marks each) and 4 out of a choice of 5 long answer questions (6 marks each). The test is, therefore, out of 74 marks. A minimum of 25 flashcards will generate up to 5 bonus marks.

  • Monday, April 14 - Take up the Literature of War assignment. Video: The First World War - War Without End. (From the BBC. Click on the following to see it online: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6 and questions. Read pp. 39-41. Do figure 2-18, p. 40, 2-19 and 2-20, p. 41 & #1-5, p. 41.
  • Tuesday, April 15 - Lecture: The End of the War. The Paris Peace Conference. Video - Make Germany Pay (Note: the most important 8 minutes of the video, for our purpose, is available online and board questions: 1) Who were the main participants in the Conference and what did they want? 2) What important powers were not invited to attend? 3) What were the key outcomes of the Conference? Read pp. 42-46. Do figure 2-21, p. 42, #1 sidebar, p. 44, 1. Explain how Canada’s role in the world was different in 1919 to 1914. 2. What limited the effectiveness of the League of Nations from its very start? Prepare for the Unit test next class. Click here for a good online summary with maps and commentary of the battles of World War I.
  • Wednesday, April 16 - Unit Test(Oops. Please excuse the confusion this morning. I had the wrong test out and could not locate copies of the right one, so had to run off an alternate test -- 31 multiple choice questions, 5 definitions and, to make up for the lost time in getting going this morning, only 2 long answer questions - for a total of 63 marks. Those writing the test late will write the original test and marks will be mathematically adjusted to reflect the new total) - History material to the end of World War I. Read pp. 48-51. Do #1-3, p. 51.
  • Thursday, April 17 - Introduction to Post-War Canada. The Winnipeg General Strike. Lecture and video - with questions. Read pp53-56. Do #1-3, p. 56.
  • Friday, April 18 - Take up homework. Filmstrip & questions: The Ecstatic 20’s. If time, begin PowerPoint - Canada Between the Wars; 1919-1939. Read pp. 57-67. Do sidebar questions, p. 57 & 59, #1-3, p. 61, #1-3, p. 65, & sidebar #1-2, p. 67.

Social Studies 11 (Honours)

You have an ongoing assignment, due in mid-May. 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).

Your test on the Legislative/Executive/Judicial branches will be on Monday. Note: This has changed from the posting to April 10! I have redone the test. The breakdown of marks will be roughly as follows: 30 multiple choice questions. 5 definitions (2 marks each) and 4 from a choice of 5 long answer questions (6 marks each) and one essay on what should be done with the Senate (12 marks - 2 x 6). The test will therefore be out of around 64 marks. 25 flash cards. The final Government unit test will be in a little over a week and will include the Canadian Constitution and Provincial and Municipal government.

  • Monday, April 14 - Unit Test: The Legislative, Executive and Judicial Branches of Government. Read pp. 140-148. Do #1-3, p. 143, #1, p. 147, #1 & 3, p. 148. Constitutional Reform Since Patriation handout & questions.
  • Tuesday, April 15 - Take up homework. PowerPoint – The Constitution. pp. 150-158. Do #1-5, p. 158. Watch the full CBC Archives 21 minute video of Canada's Constitution being patriated.
  • Wednesday, April 16 - (Note: at 1:05 and into BOB, we will be writing the Safe Schools Survey. When students finish, they may read a-la-BOB.) Take up homework. Complete PowerPoint - if need be. Watch Constitutional Shortcomings from the CBC archives - broadcast shortly after patriation was agreed upon. The Concept of human rights. Page 160 - Schweitzer’s list of fundamental rights. How do these compare to Canada's Charter rights? (Note: The Charter online and the Notwithstanding Clause online and some excellent material on it at Maple Leaf Web) Examine the effect of the Charter and the role of Judges. What Read pp. 159-167. Do #1-2, p. 165., #1, p. 167.
  • Thursday, April 17 - Take up homework. Comparison of provincial and federal structures. Filmstrip & note-taking. Read pp. 170-186. Do #1-3, p. 178, #1-8, p. 186. Be sure to visit the BC Legislature site - in particular, have a look at the flash Discover Your Legislature material. Knowing all of this will make you an expert on BC Government.
  • Friday, April 18 - Take up homework. Video on provincial & municipal government & questions. Read pp. 186-196. Do #1-6, p. 196.