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Sutherland has a license to access Discovery Education'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 (Regular)
You have an ongoing assignment, by Friday, May 16. 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).
Our next unit test is next Monday, May 12. It will cover the Interwar period and World War II. The mark breakdown is as follows: 45 multiple choice questions (1 mark each), 5 definitions (2 marks each) and 3 from 5 long answer questions (6 marks each). The total is therefore out of 73 marks. 30 flash cards are needed to generate 5 bonus marks.
If you have an interest in the Cold War, click on this list of Cold War video material -- for a list of full length documentaries and short pieces - even some music videos.
- Monday, May 12 - Unit Test -- Interwar Years & World War II. Read pp. 130-135. Do #1-4, p. 135.
- Tuesday, May 13 - Take up homework. PowerPoint from Post 1945 Canada. Material from Canada; A Peoples’ History; Comfort & Fear. (Seeing Red, On Guard for Thee and The Shadow of Nuclear War - questions). Read pp. 135-145. Do #1-5, p. 139 & #1-4 & #6, p. 146. Watch the stunning British Documentary Nuclear War: A Guide to Armageddon (Part 1, Part 2 & Part 3) to understand the stakes of nuclar confrontation. Another rivetting show on nuclear war is Threads (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11, Part 12, Part 13), a BBC production about what would happen to a community if nuclear war occurred.
- Wednesday, May 14 - Take up homework. Colntinue PowerPoint material from Post 1945 Canada ("Diefenbaker and the United States" & "Trudeau and the World"). Material from Canada; A Peoples’ History; Comfort & Fear. (First Tremors, A Prairie Storm & The Fight for Medicare - questions). Read p. 146-156. Do #1-4, p. 150 & #1-5, p. 156 and #1-4, sidebar, p. 155.
- Thursday, May 15 - Take up homework. PowerPoint material from Post 1945 Canada ("Immigration," "Louis St. Laurent, "The End of Liberal Power" & "The Canadian Economy"). If time, watch the following episodes from Canada; A People's History -- Boom, Affluence for Almost All, & First Tremors & questions. Read pp. 157- 167. Do #1-4, p. 158 & #1-6, p. 167
- Friday, May 16 - Introductory music video - Mes Aïeux - Dégénération. Hand in Immigration/Family History Assignments. Take up homework. Watch Canada; A People's History -- Time for Change, Maitres Chez Nous, & Vive le Quebec Libre & questions. PowerPoint The Quiet and Not So Quiet Revolution. Read pp. 177-187 & 190-194. Do #2 & 3, p. 182, #1-4, p. 187, and #1-3, 4a and 5 on p. 194. Watch and listen to material from the CBC archives -- on Maurice Dupplessis and Jean Lesage on the Quiet Revolution - Masters of Our Own House.
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 due on or before May 16. (See also the BBC's pedigree sheet - a rough form to serve as a starting point for your own pedigree).
Your next unit test is on Wednesday, May 14 and will include all of the introductory material, Canada before the Great War, and World War I itself. Expect the following mark breakdown: 40 multiple choice questions (1 mark each), 5 definition items (2 marks each) and 4 from 5 long answer questions (6 marks each). The total is therefore 74 marks. 25 acceptable flash cards are needed to earn 5 bonus marks.
- Monday, May 12 - Take up #1-3, p. 66. Introduction to Post-War Canada. The Winnipeg General Strike. Lecture and video. Read pp. 68-79. Do. #1-7, p. 74 & #1-6, p. 79.
- Tuesday, May 13 - Take up homework. Filmstrip & questions: The Ecstatic 1920’s. Read pp. 79-88. Do #1-5, p. 88 & 1-3 in the sidebar on p. 86.
- Wednesday, May 14 - Unit Test on History material to the end of WWI. Read pp. 89-97. Do #1-6, p. 97 and sidebar questions #1-2, p. 91 and #1, p. 94.
- Thursday, May 15. Take up homework. Background to the Great Depression and statistical picture. Video – Boom and Bust. What factors led to the bust in the United States? Are these the same or different to the problems faced in Canada? Cartoon Analysis assignment – 10 marks. Due Monday. Want to find out more about economics? Consider looking at Discovery Education's Macroeconomic Concepts (You will need to login to the site -- see the header to this blog about this.) This is information everyone should be familiar with.
- Friday, May 16 - Take up homework. Canadian political parties’ responses to the depression. Material from Canada; A Peoples' History; Hard Times & questions. Read pp. 96-1-3. Do #1-5, p. 103 & sidebar #1-2, . 100. If you have time, watch Discovery Education's The Great Depression (login required). While this is really about the US, it is not possible to understand the Canadian situation without referring to what happened in our neighbour to the South.