Saturday, June 14, 2008
Saturday, June 07, 2008
As of Monday, there are 5classes 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/
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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 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.
The final test is on Friday, June 13. 20 flash cards are needed to earn the maximum of 5 bonus marks. The mark breakdown is as follows: 40 multiple choice questions (1 mark each) and 3 from a choice of 8 long answer questions (6 each). The total is therefore out of 58 marks.
- Monday, June 9 - Unit Test on Chapters 1-3. Introduction, Population & Standards of Living. Read pp. 84-91. Do #1-4, p. 85, #1-2, p. 86. #1-3, p. 87, #1-4, p. 89, & #1-5, p. 91.
- Tuesday, June 10 - Take up homework. Video: History’s Harvest and questions. Read pp. 91-97. Do #1-5, p. 93 and #1-6, p. 97. Begin PowerPoint for ch. 4. Be sure to investigate the CBC Archives material on the GMO debate. Identify arguments for and against producing genetically modified foods. See Genetically Modified Food; Panacea or Poison? for an anti-GMO presentation (54 minute documentary).
- Wednesday, June 11 - Take up homework. Video: Conservation of Natural Resources (access at http://www.unitedstreaming.com/ ) and questions. PowerPoint for ch. 5 (Anything we do not complete in class must be seen for homework.) Read pp. 97-108, and 116-119. Do #1-7, p. 102, #1-6, p. 105, #1-4, & #1 p. 118 and #1-3, p. 120.
- Thursday, June 12 - Take up #1-7, p. 102 & #1-6, p. 105. Intruduction: Worldmapper animation. Take up homework. Hans Rosling's TED Lecture, The Seemingly Impossible is possible. Watch Gapcast #4, Globalization. Read pp. 120-132. Do #1-5, p. 123, 1-3, p. 129 and #1-3, p. 130, #1-2, p. 131 & #1-4, p. 132.
- Friday, June 13 - Test of Chapters 4 & 5. Study for the final.
I am hoping to be able to give the final test unit around Thursday, June 12. This gives us a day for review on Friday, the 13th. However, I cannot guarantee this. The mark breakdown for the test is as follows: 43 multiple choice questions (1 mark each), 5 definitions (2 marks each) and 3 from a choice of 4 long answer questions (6 marks each). The test is therefore out of 71 marks. 25 flash cards are the minimum to earn the 5 bonus marks alloted.
- Monday, June 9 - Take up homework. PowerPoint Aboriginal Canadians and focus questions. Read pp. 204-216. Do #1-5, 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.
- Tuesday, June 10 - Take up homework. PowerPoint 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.
- Wednesday, June 11 - PowerPoint Aboriginal Canadians. If time, AV on aboriginal issues. Prepare for the unit test on Thursday.
- Thursday, June 12 - Unit Test on Post-War Canada. Begin preparation for the final exam.
- Friday, June 13 - Preparing for the final exam.