Saturday, November 29, 2008

December 1-5

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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.

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Apologies for the wonky font sizes below. Blogger has been malfunctioning for me this weekend and edits are not sticking. This is the third browser I've used in trying to post -- earlier attempts would not save or publish to the web.

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 more than two weeks 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,”and “The Computer Moves In” 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 ("The Computer Moves In" in Block 4 only and "Winners & Losers," "Time for Change" & "Maitres Chez Nous" - questions). If time, begin PowerPoint -- The Quiet and Not-So-Quiet Revolution 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" - questions). 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, if time, see remaining material from Canada; A Peoples’ History, 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. (If we did not complete this yesterday, finish the PowerPoint and questions and see any remaining material from Canada; A Peoples’ History, including the final segment: "Night of the Long Knives." Begin PowerPoint: "Land Claims and the Indian Act." Read pp. 206-216. Do #1-6, p. 216.
Comparative Civilizations 12

We are several weeks away from our next unit test - probably after the Christmas break - I will likely link Renaissance and Baroque material together.

The Man the Measure of All Things unit is due this Friday. Note: this is a day later than advertised last week.

  • Tuesday, December 2 – Van Eyck and Van der Weyden. Sister Wendy material on the Northern Renaissance. Work on the package.
  • Wednesday, December 3 - Grunewald (notes) & Bosch (notes). I highly recommend seeing Carol Gerten's pages on Grunewaldand Bosch - read the biographies and look at the images. Work on the package.
  • Thursday, December 4 – Durer (notes). Work on the package.
  • Friday, December 5Hero 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.
History 12

Topics 5 & 6 are run together as a single unit - the Cold War. We will not have a unit test on this unit; this material is covered extensively on the final exam, whether you choose the in-class exam or the provincial final.

The Topic 5 & 6 plan is available online, as are the questions.

If you have time, watch some of the Cold War videos linked to in my Googlevideo and Youtube directory.

Essay #3 is underway and is due the last week before Christmas.

  • 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).
  • Friday, December 5 - Decolonization India (base notes).