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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. If too ill to work while away, be sure to attach a note from home to any overdue work when you hand it in and I will most likely waive any late deduction.
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 Education's United Streaming video collection. Students may download or stream videos from the collection by going to http://streaming.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm . 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.
My tutorial times are officially 2:55-3:15 every Monday and Friday. However, I am available most days before school, at noon and after school. Drop by or make an appointment if you need guaranteed time.
Social Studies 11
There is a major research assignment currently underway, the Family History - Immigration Assignment (With additional options for International and First Nations students.) The due date for this work is not until right after the Christmas holidays, to allow plenty of time for research and discussion with family members.
The next unit test is a little over a week away. Information on it will be posted as we get closer to test day.
- Monday, December 1 - sidebar, p. 167, #2-6, p. 167, & #1-5, p. 172. Material from Canada; A People’s History (“A Question of Equality,” “A Changing Face,” “The Computer Moves In,” and “Winners and Losers” and questions. Begin PowerPoint The Quiet and Not So Quiet Revolution and questions. Read pp. 172-181. Do #1-4, p. 176 and #2-4, p. 182.
- Tuesday, December 2 – Take up #1-4, p. 176 and #2-4, p. 182. Material from Canada; A Peoples’ History ("Time for Change" & "Maitres Chez Nous"). Continue PowerPoint and questions. Read pp. Read pp. Read. Pp. 184-189. Do 1 sidebar, p. 1865; #1-4, p. 187; #1-3, p. 189.
- Wednesday, December 3 – Take up 1 sidebar, p. 1865; #1-4, p. 187; #1-3, p. 189. Material from Canada; A Peoples’ History ("Vive le Quebec Libre," "Language Wars", the "Choice"). Continue PowerPoint and questions. Read ppl 190-200. Do #1-5, p. 194, sidebars p. 192 & 194, #1-7, p. 200 and sidebars 8-4 and 8-5, p. 196.
- Thursday, December 4 – Take up #1-5, p. 194, sidebars p. 192 & 194, #1-7, p. 200 and sidebars 8-4 and 8-5, p. 196. Complete the PowerPoint and questions and see any remaining material from Canada; A Peoples’ History, including the final segment: "Night of the Long Knives." Read pp. 201-206. Do #1-5, p. 206 & sidebars p. 205.
- Friday, December 5 – Take up #1-5, p. 206 & sidebars p. 205. Complete the PowerPoint and questions and see any remaining material from Canada; A Peoples’ History, including the final segment: "Night of the Long Knives." Read pp. 206-216. Do #1-6, p. 216.
Comparative Civilizations 12
We are several weeks away from our next unit test. The Renaissance units are a couple of weeks in length each. The Man the Measure of All Things package is due this Friday - a day later than advertised last week.
- Monday, December 1 – Brunelleschi PowerPoint. Work on the package.
- Tuesday, December 2 – Van Eyck and Van der Weyden. Sister Wendy material on the Northern Renaissance. Work on the package.
- Wednesday, December 3 - Grunewald & Bosch. I highly recommend seeing Carol Gerten's pages on Grunewald, and Bosch - read the biographies and look at the images. Work on the package.
- Thursday, December 4 – Durer. Work on the package.
- Friday, December 5 – Hero as Artist Package assigned. Filmstrip or video (if available). Work on the new package. Hand in the Man the Measure of All Things package by 4:30 p.m. today.
Topics 5 & 6 are run together as a single unit: the Cold War. There will not be a unit test on this material - but it will be covered extensively on the final examination - whether you choose to write the in-class or provincial exam.
If you have time, watch some of the Cold War videos linked to in my Googlevideo and Youtube directory.
- Monday, December 1 - Complete lecture material - Chinese Revolution to the Korean War (base notes).
- Tuesday, December 2 – The United Nations (base notes).
- Wednesday, December 3 - Begin the Soviet Union & Eastern Europe to 1956 (base notes).
- Thursday, December 4 - Video & Questions - The Cold War; Episode 6; Reds (You can see CNN companion material online).
- Friday, December 5 - Decolonization India (base notes).
Essay #3 is underway and is due the last week before Christmas.