Wednesday, September 10, 2008

September 15 to 19

Friday, September 19 is a professional day. Classes will not be in session.

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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.

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Social Studies 11

The test for Ideologies/Parties/Elections is on Wednesday because I don't want to test on photo day when the exam might be interrupted. This means we will start the new unit one day before testing the old one. The mark breakdown is as follows: 30 multiple choice questions at one mark each; 10 identify the ideology of a statement questions at one mark each; four items to identify on a graphic element at one mark each; 5 definitions - write a sentence or two about terms or names that you are given - at two marks apiece; and two long answer questions from four options at six marks each. The test total is, therefore, out of 66 marks.

  • Monday, September 15 - Take up #1-3, p. 257 & #4, p. 97. 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).
  • Tuesday, September 17 - Hand in elections paragraphs. Begin Legislative Branch - focus on the House of Commons. Filmstrip & note-taking. Be sure to look at the Parliament of Canada website. Download, read and study from the Guide to the House of Commons. Read pp. 231-233 sidebar. Do #1-3 in the sidebar on p. 233.
  • Wednesday, September 17 - Unit Test on Ideologies/Parties/Electoral systems. Handout – The Work of MPs (See also On the Job With a Member of Parliament) and questions. Read 226-231. Do #1-3, p. 231.
  • Thursday, September 18 - Filmstrip or video & questions or note-taking on Parliament. Complete material from last class. Take up homework, #1-3, p. 233. The Senate – Pros and cons of present setup (Be sure to look at the Senate material at Mapleleafweb). Handout – newspaper article. Essay Writing. There will be an essay question on what shall be done with the Canadian Senate on the next unit test.
  • Friday, September 19 - Professional Day; classes are not in session.

Comparative Civilizations 12

***Your Greece package is to be handed in on Wednesday, September 24. The unit test is still a couple of weeks away and it will cover all of the Ancient World, including: Egypt, Greece, Rome & Byzantium.

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  • Monday, September 15 - Filmstrip & questions, Ancient Greece; The Age and its Art (sorry - questions are not online yet). Look past the anti-Egypt bias of the writers! Work on the
  • Tuesday, September 16 - Complete any unfinished filmstrips. Ancient Greek Sculpture. Lecture (PowerPoint). Be sure to see the short video clip on lost-wax bronze casting. Work on Ancient Greece package.
  • Wednesday, September 17 - Greek pottery (PowerPoint). Work on package.
  • Thursday, September 18 - See episode 6 of The Western Tradition; Greek Thought (Available online). Work on package.
  • Friday, September 19 - This is a Professional Day. Classes are not in session.
  • History 12

    Your nationalism essay is due on Friday, September 26. It is valued at 20 marks (note: this is evaluated using a 5 point scale, with 1 x 5 marks for composition and 3 x 5 marks for content. Later essays will be marked on a multiple of the 6 point scale -- like provincial exam essays.

    • Monday, September 15 - Imperialism & Social Darwinism (base notes) - from Friday, as we did not get a chance to start this. If we have time we will move on to Europe Before World War I - part 1. Be sure to write your own notes during the lecture. Afterwards, check them against my base notes. Remember, my notes are always supplemented with impromptu stories and responses to student questions -- so don't just rely on my notes. If you get the chance, watch Racism – A History: Part 1 - The Colour of Money, Part 2 - Fatal Impacts, and Part 3. Each are a little under an hour long.
    • Tuesday, September 16 - Europe Before World War I - part 2. Base notes.
    • Wednesday, September 17 - Complete part 2, Causes of War; Reasons for Peace material (base notes).
    • Thursday, September 18 - World War I; 1914-1916ish. (Base notes - section 1 & section 2).
    • Friday, September 19 - Professional Day. Classes are not in session.