Saturday, April 26, 2008

April 28 to May 2















For those of you new to my blogsite, it is intended to work alongside my website at:http://kbenoy.googlepages.com/

e-mail me at http://kbenoy@nvsd44.bc.ca/

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 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://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, 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).

Our next unit test is a little way off -- another week or so away. It will cover the Interwar period and World War II.

Those fascinated by World War II should look at some of these videos uploaded to Google Video and YouTube.

  • Monday, April 28 - Hand in Political Cartoon Assignment. Take up sidebars p. 92 both on 95 & 96, #1-5, p. 98. Video: King & Country and questions. If you did not take the opportunity to look at some of the video material suggested last Friday, here are the links repeated: Find out about Nazi Germany by watching the BBC's The World at War; A New Germany (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5.) This is one of the best documentaries describing and showing Nazi Germany. For background on Mussolini, see Discovery Education's Mussolini, on YouTube. Find out about Japan between 1933-1945 by watching Japan; In Colour (Part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5). For a 1941 German perspective on the origins of World War II, see Sieg im Westen - With English dubbing (Part 1, part 2. Further parts deal with the start of World War II). This is excellent material. No additional reading assigned today -- but, be sure to do some work on the Family History/Immigration Assignment.
  • Tuesday, April 29 - Complete King & Country video and questions. Introduction to World War II. Read pp. 100-110. Do 1-4, p. 105, sidebar questions p. 106, 107, 110 & #1-3, p. 110.
  • Wednesday, April 30 - Take up homework. Begin video series & questions; Episode I; Canada Remembers; Turning the Tide). WWII series. Read pp. 111-115. Do #1-4, p. 115.
  • Thursday, May 1 - Take up homework. Continue video series & questions, Episode 2; Canada Remembers; The Liberators - D-Day to the Rhine. Read 115-122. Do #1, 2 & 4, p. 122.
  • Friday, May 2 - Take up homework. Continue video series & questions. Episode 3; Canada Remembers; Endings & Beginnings. Read pp. 122-125. Do #1-3, p. 125.
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 next unit test is at least a week or so away and will include all of the introductory material, Canada before the Great War, and World War I itself.



  • Monday, April 28 - Take up the handout: A White Canada. Access The Peopling of Canada on the Internet. How did the pre-WWI immigration boom change Canada? Filmstrips & questions Dekasegi (questions) and Toronto the Good (questions). Read pp. 24-30. Do #1-4, p. 30 and the sidebar questions #1-3, p. 28. Watch the following video at home - CBC video clip on Chinese Immigration - Not Welcome Anymore. Excellent material on early immigration to Canada can be found at the Library and Archives of Canada site's Immigration page - see further pages too. (If you have 48 minutes to spare, you might watch An Immigrant/ Boian - which looks at Romanian immigration.
  • Tuesday, April 29 - Introductory video (Afrikaaner song). Take up homework. PowerPoint: Canada and the Empire - Anything we do not complete should be watched for homework.. Read pp. 30-34. Do #1-3, p. 34.
  • Wednesday, April 30 - Introduction - music video Pier 21. Take up homework. Photography as Historical Evidence Assignment Computer Lab assigned. Completed write-up due on Friday.
  • Thursday, May 1 - Take up homework. Background – The origins of World War I & Canada. PowerPoint - Please look at the remainder of this PowerPoint on your own, over the next few days. Read pp. 34-38. Do #1-3, p. 34, #1-3, p. 38. Pre-War Alliances Map Assignment – value 10 marks – based on completion, accuracy and appearance – due Monday. Watch, online, EAV's Origins of World War I - part 1 (9 minutes) and part 2 (8 minutes).
  • Friday, May 2 - Take up homework. Begin video & questions The Killing Ground. Handout: World War I Map Set from Martin Gilbert's Map History of World War I. Read pp. 38-47. Do #1-3, p. 40, #1-3, sidebar, p. 42 and 1-5, p. 47. An excellent BBC documentary The First World War: To Arms looks at the period around the outbreak of war - excellent viewing and available online in segments - Begin with Part 1, then 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6.

Watch the old school being demolished -- see below.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

April 21-24



















For those of you new to my blogsite, it is intended to work alongside my website at:http://kbenoy.googlepages.com/


e-mail me at http://kbenoy@nvsd44.bc.ca/


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 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://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.

Note: Friday is Curriculum Implementation Day - A School Board directed day of work and activities for teachers and other school staff. Classes are not in session.

Please note also that the original posting of this blog has been modified during the week -- the cumulative effect of a series of shortened blocks.

Social Studies 11 (Regular)

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).

Our next unit test is a little way off -- another couple of weeks away. It will cover the Interwar period and World War II.

  • Monday, April 21- Take up homework. Background to the Great Depression (including statistics) - Continue PowerPoint - Canada Between the Wars; 1919-1939. AV on the Depression - (From: Canada; A People’s History with questions.). Read pp. 68-79. Do sidebar questions p. 71 & 72 & #1-4, p. 72, sidebar questions p. 76, 78 & 79 & #1-2, p. 79. Watch this 5 minute segment from The Great Depression, a Discovery Education video, or this 5 minute segment from America's Economy; Sorrow & Hope (you need to login -- see the note at the top of this page on Discovery Education/United Streaming). On the 0pen Internet, watch The 1929 Stock Market Crash. (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 & Part 5 - each segment is 5 minutes or less).

  • Tuesday, April 22 - Wednesday, November 7 - Take up homework. Continue Canada; A People’s History; Hard Times & questions and PowerPoint - Canada Between the Wars; 1919-1939. Read pp. 79-86. Do sidebar #1-4, p. 81, sidebar questions p. 82 & #3-4, p. 85 & #1-3, p. 86. To see the US' Franklin Delano Roosevelt's approach to dealing with the disaster of the Great Depression, watch the following 2 minute or so segments from Discovery Education/United Streaming's The Great Depression ("The New Deal", "Roosevelt's Programs", Roosevelt's Critics", and "Second New Deal". You will need to login to Discovery Education to view these -- see the note at the top of this page.)

  • Wednesday, April 23 - Take up homework. Continue Canada; A People’s History; Hard Times & questions and PowerPoint - Canada Between the Wars; 1919-1939. Political Cartoon Assignment. (10 marks, due Monday). Read pp. 86-90. Do #1-2 sidebar p. 89, #1-3, p. 90. See Statistic Canada's Great Depression pages -- especially the photograph collection. Also visit the Historical Atlas of Canada Online Learning Project - Open and use the maptour as you work through this material. Make sure your computer is set to allow popups.

  • Thursday, April 24 - Take up homework. Continue video clips from Canada; A Peoples' History; Hard Times and questions. Read pp. 90-98. Do sidebars p. 92 both on 95 & 96, #1-5, p. 98. Find out about Nazi Germany by watching the BBC's The World at War; A New Germany (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5.) This is one of the best documentaries describing and showing Nazi Germany. For background on Mussolini, see Discovery Education's Mussolini, on YouTube. Find out about Japan between 1933-1945 by watching Japan; In Colour (Part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5). For a 1941 German perspective on the origins of World War II, see Sieg im Westen - With English dubbing (Part 1, part 2. Further parts deal with the start of World War II).


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).

The final Government unit test will be on Monday and will include the Canadian Constitution and Provincial and Municipal government. Expect the mark breakdown to be roughly as follows: 24 multiple choice (1 mark each), 8 definitions (2 marks each), and three of five long answer questions (6 marks each). The total is therefore out of 58 marks. 25 appropriate flash cards is the minimum required to earn 5 bonus marks.

  • Monday, April 21 - Unit Test on The Constitution, BC and Municipal political systems. Read pp. 1-10. Do handout questions and #1-3, p. 10.

  • Tuesday, April 22 - Introduction to the study of history. Read pp. 10-20. Do #1-4, p. 15 & #1-6, p. 20.

  • Wednesday, April 23 - Take up #1-6, p. 20. Filmstrip: Opening the Canadian West & questions. The Laurier Boom. Filmstrip on immigration. The Shaws of Midnapore (questions). Read pp. 20-24. Do #1-2, p. 24.

  • Thursday, April 24 - Take up homework. Complete watching The Shaws of Midnapore and finish questions. Immigration filmstrip: The New Homeland (questions). Complete the handout: A White Canada. Access The Peopling of Canada on the Internet. How did the pre-WWI immigration boom change Canada?

Saturday, April 12, 2008

April 14-18



For those of you new to my blogsite, it is intended to work alongside my website at:http://kbenoy.googlepages.com/

e-mail me at http://kbenoy@nvsd44.bc.ca/

Those of you in block 4 have the honour of working with my student teacher, from UBC, Miss Carlson. She too will be blogging at: http://ejcarlson.blogspot.com/ .

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 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 Channel'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)

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.

Saturday, April 05, 2008

April 7-11
















For those of you new to my blogsite, it is intended to work alongside my website at:http://kbenoy.googlepages.com/

e-mail me at http://kbenoy@nvsd44.bc.ca/

Those of you in block 4 have the honour of working with my student teacher, from UBC, Miss Carlson. She too will be blogging at: http://ejcarlson.blogspot.com/ .

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 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 Channel'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).

Block 4: See Ms. Carlson's blog.

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 next Wednesday, April 16. I will post the test breakdown when I have the test ready.
  • Monday, April 7 - Hand in photographic analysis assignment. Take up #1-5, p. 23. Complete introduction to World War I, including Blackadder explanation for the start of the war. Begin video & questions The Killing Ground. Handout - Maps regarding the origins of World War I. Read pp. 24-28. Do #1-4, p. 28. Pre-war alliances map - 10 marks, based on completion, accuracy and appearance.

  • Tuesday, April 8 - Take up homework. Continue The Killing Ground & viewing guide questions. Read pp. 28-33. Do sidebar questions p. 30 & 31 & 1 & 3, p. 33.

  • Wednesday, April 9 - Take up homework. Go over video questions (if not done so in the previous class). Trench Warfare – handouts & overheads. Canada & World War I PowerPoint on – Life on the Western Front and The Home Front parts. Read pp. 34-38. Do #1-4, p. 39 & sidebar #1, p. 34.

  • Thursday, April 10 - Take up homework. The Conscription crisis. Overheads and Video material from Canada; A Peoples’ History Turmoil on the Home Front (Be sure to read the series' homepage on this episode) & questions - 1. Why were people "interned in World War I" 2. Why did many men avoid serving in the war? 3. How did they avoid serving after conscription was introduced? 4. Why did Borden see conscription as necessary? Why did Laurier oppose it? 5. What were the lasting effects of the conscription crisis? (Handouts - Under Suspicion, Avoiding the War, and The Conscription Crisis. PowerPoint - Was Conscription the Right Choice? If we do not have time to see this in class, be sure to look at it for homework.

  • Friday, April 11 - Take up homework. Literature of War Assignment. Using computers (if available) or handouts and library resources. 10 marks, due Monday.


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 next Monday -- though we may begin the next unit on Friday. 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 are the minimum needed to earn 5 bonus marks.

  • Monday, April 7 - Intro video - What people have said about the monarchy and Rick Mercer's rant a out the monarchy. Take up #1,3 & 4, p. 44. Introduction to the executive branch. Role of the Queen, Governor General and Prime Minister. Read pp. 46-54. Do #1-5, p. 48 & #1-7, p. 54. Identify points for and against getting rid of the Queen and Governor General. Should Canada become a Republic? Why or why not? Identify 3 reasons for and 3 reasons against doing so. Look at the Monarchist League of Canada and the Canadian Monarchist Online websites for arguments supporting the monarch; see Citizens for a Canadian Republic for arguments against retaining the monarchy. There has also been an active debate in Australia and New Zealand on this topic. Web searches would yield useful information. If you have some time to spare, enjoyTony Robinson's (from Blackadder) Britain's Real Monarch, a documentary that claims that Britain's current royal family's claim to the throne is false and that the legitimate king drives a forklift and is an Australian republican. Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4 (each segment is around 11 minutes). This is terrific viewing. Also watch Rick Mercer's sleepover at 24 Sussex Drive.

  • Tuesday, April 8 - Intro video - "This Hour Has 22 Minutes" - Leave it to Stever. Take up homework. Discuss the role of the PM., Cabinet & the bureaucracy. Watch Yes, Minister episode -- who really runs each government department? The Cabinet Minister? The Deputy Minister? Read pp. 55-62. Do #1-5, p. 58 & 1-5, p. 62. Assignment: 5 marks - submit a handwritten list of Canada's present cabinet, including names and departments.

  • Wednesday, April 9 - Take up homework. 1. Pressure groups and Lobbyists and their tactics and effect on Government. Online list of federal lobby groups - interest groups and social movements. 2. Overview of the Judiciary – PowerPoint from The Government of Canada. Handout on Courts. Read pp. 64-71. Do #1-3, p.p. 67-68 sidebar, #1-4, p. 70 & #2-3, p. 71.

  • Thursday, April 10 - Take up #1-3, pp. 67-68. sidebar #1-4, p. 70 & #2-3 p. 71. Complete Judiciary PowerPoint - section in the Government of Canada PowerPoint, if necessary. Review AV - on BC court system. 1. Create a chart showing the hierarchy of BC courts. 2. Identify the positions of court officians and note the roles that they play. Read pp. Read pp. 126-135. Do sidebar, #2-3, p. 132. #1-3 & 5, pp. 134-135.

  • Friday, April 11 - Take up homework. Unless we are still catching up with material from Thursday, this lesson is attached to the next unit. Rather than test today, we will write the test on Monday to allow a little extra study time. Take up homework. Constitution video & questions. PowerPoint – The Constitution. Read pp. 140-148. Do #1-3, p. 143, #1, p. 147, #1 & 3, p. 148. Constitutional Reform Since Patriation handout & questions. We will take up the homework on Tuesday, next week.