Saturday, May 31, 2008

June 2-6



Grad Weekend is over, so life returns to normal. Tutorial times are back in place again and I won't bite your head off if you need some of my time.

Thanks for your cooperation and understanding.


As of Monday, there are 10 classes left. Now is the time to begin preparing for the final examination.
1) Be sure all assignments are complete.
2) Start studying for the final.Use this blogsite to see what work we will be doing and note homework assignments. I will give advance warning about tests here and inform you of their mark breakdown.
3) E-mail me for an invitation to my "Study-Ning for the Socials 11 Final" social networking site. This is a closed site, requiring a password. People in the outside world cannot access its content. An invitation is required to enter the site. In the site you will find tips for studying and writing exams, example questions, and also discussion forums where you can share ideas with others about how to attack questions and otherwise prepare for the final. Please keep your comments appropriate to a school environment.

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.

I do not read comments posted by readers on this blog -- not through lack of interest, just lack of time. Sorry.

Social Studies 11 (Regular)

The next unit test will be on Monday, June 13. There will be 70 multiple choice questions and a choce of two from 6 long answer questions. It will take 40 flash cards to earn the maximum of 5 bonus marks for this test -- which will cover chapters 1-3 of the Geography text.
  • Monday, June 2. Take up #1-5, p. 45. Streaming video of Stewart Brand at Google --"City Planet" -- with questions. If time, watch PowerPoint Population “Urbanization” – or watch this for homework if we don’t get to it. Read pp. 54-57. Do #1-4, p. 55-56, #1-4, p. 56 and #1-4, p. 57. Video Sidebar: Hans Rosling's Gapcast #2 on Urbanization is a must-see. Find out about life in slums by watching Hans Rosling's "A Slum Insight." This video integrates parts of Gapcast #2.
  • Tuesday, June 3. Take up homework. Begin chapter 3 PowerPoint. You will need to look at anything we do not finish for homework. Read pp. 57-61. Do #1-8, p. 61. Video sidebar: Watch Staffan Landin's Gapcast #3 for a look at Human Development changes between 1960-2001.
  • Wednesday, June 4. Take up homework. Video - Gwynne Dyer's Escaping From History. (Sorry, this one is not available on the Internet). 1) What are living conditions like in Mexico City? 2) Why are people abandoning the countryside? 3) What does Dyer believe must happen for the developing world to get their fair share of consumer goods? Read pp. 62-64. Do #1-5, p. 64. Video sidebar: For a look at what Mexico is doing to sort out air pollution watch the World Resources Institute's "Retrofit Mexico City." (The link is to part 1).
  • Thursday, June 5. Take up homework. Take up homework, continue PowerPoint on chapter 3. If we do not finish this in class, be sure to download and work through the remainder. Read pp. 64-73. Do #1-3, p. 70, #1-8, p. 73. Sidebar: See Gapminder World 2006 for a comparison of the countries of the world.
  • Friday, June 6. Introduction video: "Consumerism; the Musical." Take up homework. Video: Gwynne Dyer's The Bomb Under the World. (Sorry, it is not available on the Internet). While watching this video, answer the questions: How is consumerism changing India? What are the positive and negative consequences for this developing country and for the world? Prepare for chapter 2 & 3 unit test next class. Video sidebar: Watch the video "Big Ideas That Changed the World: Consumerism." (link is to the first segment). This will get you thinking.

Social Studies 11 (Honours)

I am hoping to be able to give the final unit test around Thursday, June 12. This gives us a day for review on Friday, the 13th. However, I cannot guarantee this. I will post the breakdown for the test as soon as possible. 25 flash cards are the minimum to earn the 5 bonus marks alloted.

  • Monday, June 2 - 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.
  • Tuesday, June 3 - 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.
  • Wednesday, June 4 - 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.
  • Thursday, June 5 - Introductory music video - Mes Aïeux - Dégénération. 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.
  • Friday, June 6- Take up #2 & 3, p. 182, #1-4, p. 187, and #1-3, 4 and 5 on p. 194. Watch Canada; A People's History "October, 1970," "The Choice" and "The Night of the Long Knives" and do the questions. PowerPoint The Quiet and Not So Quiet Revolution. Read pp. 194-204. Do #1-5 & 7, p. 200 and #1-5, p. 204 also figure 8-4, p. 195 & 8-7, p. 198.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

May 26 to May 30

Please excuse me if I seem edgy and irritable this week. I'm busy with ceremony preparation -- and of course every day work must also still carry on. Once the graduation ceremony is over, life can return to normal.

I am not available for extra help at all othis week as I will spend every available moment working Scholarship Committee work and on the script for scholarship presentations for Friday night.

As of Monday, there are 15 classes left.

Now is the time to begin preparing for the final examination.
1) Be sure all assignments are complete.
2) Start studying for the final.Use this blogsite to see what work we will be doing and note homework assignments. I will give advance warning about tests here and inform you of their mark breakdown.
3) E-mail me for an invitation to my "Study-Ning for the Socials 11 Final" social networking site. This is a closed site, requiring a password. People in the outside world cannot access its content. An invitation is required to enter the site. In the site you will find tips for studying and writing exams, example questions, and also discussion forums where you can share ideas with others about how to attack questions and otherwise prepare for the final. Please keep your comments appropriate to a school environment.

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.

I do not read comments posted by readers on this blog -- not through lack of interest, just lack of time. Sorry.

Social Studies 11 (Regular)

My plan is to have only 2 tests in the final, Geography unit. The first will be for units 1, 2 & 3 from the text. The second, on the last day of classes, will cover units 4 & 5. These tests are not yet written; I will post the breakdown when I have done so.

Please note: You can access the Geography text 21st Century World online at http://www.design4effect.com/soc11/ . Note, however, that there are many dead links as this was published in September, 2000.

  • Monday, May 26. Begin PowerPoint for chapter 1. Read pp. 17-22. Do #1-2, p. 17. #1-4, p. 21.Video sidebar: For an excellent treatment of how technology is changing our world, see Tom Friedman's address at MIT, following up on his book, The World is Flat.
  • Tuesday, May 27. Homework taken up. Continue PowerPoint (Chapter 1) . On Monday it became apparrent that most students have seen Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth. (Questions) I therefore decided to switch to watching The Eleventh Hour and complete the questions. Watch Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth if you have not already done so. (Available online: Part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6, part 7, part 8, part 9, part 10.
  • Wednesday, May 28. Take up homework. Complete The Eleventh Hour– Anything we do not see you will have to watch online to complete the video. Read p. 22 and do the "Further Thought questions, #1-2, on p. 22. Video sidebar: For an alternative view, see The Great Global Warming Swindle (part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6, part 7. You might also be interested in a follow up to this, a follow-up debate from Australian ABC television: part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6, part 7, part 8, part 9. Read pp. 29-37. Do both #1-3 on p. 31 and Do #2, p. 36 - but use 2006 data from US Census Bureau's International Data Base - Canada Population pyramid, #1-2, p. 37 (Click on the following for a Nigeria population pyramid and a Japan population pyramid).
  • Thursday, May 29. Take up homework. Chapter 2 PowerPoint – Population. Read pp. 37-41. Do #1-6, p. 39 & #1-6, pp. 41-42. Video sidebar: This year's United Nations Human Devlopment Report takes as its over-arching theme Climate Change. You will find the report's accompanying video interesting (choose your download speed and language). If numbers interest you, watch professor Malcolm S. Forbes, Arithmetic, Population and Energy.
  • Friday, May 30. Take up homework. PowerPoint (Demographic Transition Model) - continued. Population theories – Malthus, Catton, Boserup & Demographic transition model.. Read pp. 42-45. Do #1-5, p. 45. Sidebars: Doom and gloom video. For a cheerer look at the world - Hans Rosling's Gapcast: Bangladesh Miracle. Doom and gloom text at DieOff.Org - read p. 15, an excerpt from William Catton's Overshoot; The Ecological Base of Revolutionary Change. Read a brief synopsis of Boserup's ideas from York University. Julian Simon was another writer who felt population growth is a good thing. His book Population Matters: People, Resources.

Social Studies 11 (Honours)

The next unit test will be on Friday. Expect 45 multiple choice questions (1 mark each), 5 definitions (2 marks each) and 3 from 5 long answer questions (6 marks each). The test is, therefore, out of 71 marks. 30 properly constructed flash cards will earn 5 bonus marks.

If you have an interest in World War II, check out the contents of my directory of World War II documentaries uploaded to Google video and Youtube - all 19 pages.

The first version of my Cold War videos available online document is 5 pages long and links to some fabulous Cold War material. If you have time, it is well worth a look.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

May 20-23





Nostaligic for old Sutherland?

See the Socials classes being demolished in a video at the bottom of this blog entry.



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.

I do not read comments posted by readers on this blog -- not through lack of interest, just lack of time. Sorry.

Social Studies 11 (Regular)

Expect a unit test on post-war Canada on Friday. Time is rapidly running out in the semeseter and we have another section of the course to complete. I want to begin this Friday.

  • Tuesday, May 20- Take up #2 & 3, p. 182, #1-4, p. 187, and #1-3, 4 and 5 on p. 194. Watch Canada; A People's History "October, 1970," "The Choice" and "The Night of the Long Knives" and do the questions. PowerPoint The Quiet and Not So Quiet Revolution. Read pp. 194-204. Do #1-5 & 7, p. 200 and #1-5, p. 204 also figure 8-4, p. 195 & 8-7, p. 198.
  • Wednesday, May 21 - Take up homework. PowerPoint Aboriginal Canadians and focus questions. Read pp. 204-216. Do #`-5, p. 206 and 1-6, p. 216. Also answer the question in figure 8-17 on p. 211. Interested in Native affairs? Be sure to look at the material at the CBC Archives.
  • Thursday, May 22 - Take up homework. PowerPoint (if not completed Wednesday) Aboriginal Canadians. Canada; A Peoples' History episodes. "Taking Back the Past" and "Land and Nation," with questions. Prepare for the Post War Canada unit test next class. If you have time, you might watch the following: Dancing Around the Table; Part 1. National Film Board Documentary on Aboriginal Land Claims.
  • Friday, May 23 - Unit Test - Post War Canada. Sign out Geography text book. Read pp. 7-16. Do #1-5, p. 11 & 1-9, p. 16.

Please note: You can access the Geography text 21st Century World online at http://www.design4effect.com/soc11/ . Note, however, that there are many dead links as this was published in September, 2000.




Social Studies 11 (Honours)

The next unit test will be in a little over a week -- covering the material between the wars and World War II.

  • Tuesday, May 20 - Take up #1-5, p. 103 & sidebar #1-2, . 100. Watch Canada; A Peoples' History "Dear Mr. Prime Minister," "The End of the Line" and "A Clean Sweep." Read the chapter summary on p. 104 and do “In Review” questions on p. 104 and “Applying Your Knowledge” on p. 105.

  • Wednesday, May 21 - Take up homework. Begin King & Country video with questions. Read pp. 106-111. Do #1-4, p. 112. 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. Also see my Google video and Youtube directory of videos on Nazi Germany.

  • Thursday, May 22 - Take up homework Complete King & Country. Introduction to World War II. WWII series ("Turning the Tide") & questions. Read pp. 112-116. Do #1-5, p. 116. Watch this British anti-war advertisement from the 1930s to understand the roots of appeasement. In contrast, listen to this warning from Winston Churchill at the same time. Watch the 20 minute 30's documentary: The European Arms Race 1935 - 1939 part 1 and part 2. To see Nazi Germany, watch this largely unnarrated documentary, Nazi Germany Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8 & Part 9. How Were Decisions Made in Nazi Germany. Look at Hitler's art: Part 1, Part 2.

  • Friday, May 23 - Take up homework. Finish material on "Turning the Tide" & questions. Begin "The Liberators; D-Day to the Rhine" & questions. Read pp. 116-121. Do #1-3, p. 121. If you have an interest in World War II, check out the contents of my directory of World War II documentaries uploaded to Google video and Youtube - all 19 pages.

Click below to see the old school's Social Studies Classes being demolished.
video

Friday, May 09, 2008

May 12 to 16










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, 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.

Saturday, May 03, 2008

May 5 to May 9















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, 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.



  • Monday, May 5 - Take up #1-3, p. 125. Complete the video series Canada Remembers. Watch the final two episodes - "Endings and Beginnings" (sorry, unavailable over the Internet) and questions. Take up any blanks on viewing guides. Read pp. 125-128. Do sidebar question p. 128 & 1-4, p. 128.
  • Tuesday, May 6 - Take up homework. Note: This is a change of plan. Our original idea was to show The Valour & the Horror; Savage Christmas; Hong Kong. This video has mysteriously disappeared, so could not be used. Instead, we began Canada; A People's History; The Crucib le. The task set was to answer the question "How did World War II transform Canada? Students were to create a chart - using the exam prep. formula SPERM-G. The first letters stand for Social/Political/Economic/Religious/Military/ Geographic. Students should try to identify things that changed in these areas. Not all terms will apply. This acronym should be used when planning to answer any history question. It ensures a thorough response. Do #1-4, p. 129.
  • Wednesday, May 7 - Take up homework. Continue the video from Tuesday. Take up the findings. Work on the Family History/Immigration assignment.
  • Thursday, May 8 - Watch The Long Journey Home from the CBC Archives. Discuss Japanese Internment – compare to Japanese treatment of Allied prisoners. Begin material on the Holocaust. Do #7 & 8 on p. 129 -- these require long paragraphs to answer them properly. Work on the Family History/Immigration assignment. If you are interested in what Nazi anti-Jewish propeganda was like, watch The Eternal Jew (with English dubbing), Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6 & Part 7.
  • Friday, May 9 - Take up homework. Lesson on the Holocaust/Shoah. Brief background to the event. Video segments from Frontline, "Memory of the Camps." Students are warned that what is shown is quite graphic and very disturbing. I quite understand if you wish to leave the class - however, you will be responsible for covering this material in a library research, written response question if you choose to do so. These videos are not of the main "death camps", but of what amounted to labour/transit camps. The worst camps were in the East, liberated by the Soviets, at places like Auschwitz/Birkenau, Treblinka, Majdanek and others -- where murder was carried out on an industrial scale. Do #11, p. 129. Study for the Unit Test on Monday. Those of you interested in this subject, and having some spare time, might find the following interesting: Still Alive: A Holocaust Girlhood Remembered (abour an hour) a lecture by a Holocaust survivor. A documentary, Hitler's Henchmen; Heinrich Himmler (about an hour) is quite interesting. The BBC's Auschwitz: The Final Solution is also available on YouTube (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5 - these are 10 minute or so segments.) Another 60 minute documentary is Children Remember the Holocaust. A wealth of material on the Holocaust can be found at The Holocaust History Project - their material on Holocaust denial is of particular interest. Bear this material in mind if you watch Holocaust denial material, like Judea Declares War on Germany; A Critical Look at the Holocaust.Your unit test on the Interwar years and World War II will be on 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 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.

  • M0nday, May 5 - Hand in the pre-war Europe map assignment. Take up #1-3, p. 40, #1-3, sidebar, p. 42 and 1-5, p. 47. Continue The Killing Ground video (sorry, unavailable on the Internet) and questions. If we complete this, we will take up any blanks in class. Read pp. 47-53. Do #1-3, p. 53.
  • Tuesday, May 6 - Introductory music: Callin Doon the Line, and The Green Fields of France. Take up homework. Finish The Killing Ground and questions. Trench warfare, lecture and overheads. Read pp. 54-60. Do #1-6, p. 60.
  • Wednesday, May 7 - Introductory music: And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda and Gallipoli. Take up homework. The Conscription Crisis. Read article French Canada & Recruitment during the First World War. PowerPoint: Was Conscription the Right Choice? Video material from Canada; A Peoples’ History Turmoil on the Home Front. Be sure to read the supporting material at the series' website: Under Suspicion, Avoiding the War, and The Conscription Crisis. (See Mr. Benoy for a print-out if you are unable to access this material at home or at school.) Answer the following questions on these readings: 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? Read the sidebar, pp. 50-51 & do #1-3, p. 51.
  • Thursday, May 8 - Introductory music: On the Road to Passchendaele and Passchendaele. Take up #1-3, p. 51. Literature of War Assignment. Using computers (if available) or handouts and library resources. 10 marks, due Monday.
  • Friday, May 9 - Take up homework. Lecture: The End of World War I & the Paris Peace Conference. Video 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. 60-66. Do #1-6, p. 66. Note: We will begin the next unit on Monday and Tuesday and will write the unit test on Wednesday. The delay is because I will be attending the Honours Luncheon on Wednesday afternoon, so this is the ideal class to be writing the test.