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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 and given to you on your course outline 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 (Honours)
Your Geography textbook is also available online at http://www.design4effect.com/soc11/ . Though we will use some material from the other text, most will be from this e-text. Be aware that this text is now a few years old and many hyperlinks are broken. Rewriting is a massive job that I have not had time to take on yet.
The next test will cover chapters 2 & 3 together. Our chapter 2 & 3 test was set for Friday, but we posponed until Monday, March 2 because of the lockdown drill in this class on Friday. Chapters 2 & 3 will be tested together. The test breakdown is as follows: 65 multiple choice questions (1 mark each), and 3 choices from 10 options of long answer questions (worth 6 marks each). The total value of the test is, therefore 81 marks. To earn the maximum of 5 bonus marks, 30 good flash cards are required.
- Monday, February 23 - Take up #1-5, p. 64. 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. 64-73. Do #1-3, p. 70, #1-8, p. 73.
- Tuesday, February 24 - Take up homework. Chapter 3 PowerPoint continued. Do "Further Thought" questions, #1-4 & 7, p. 74.
- Wednesday, February 25 - Library/Computer research block for essay.
- Thursday, February 26- Take up homework from Tuesday. 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.
- Friday, February 27 - Unit Test on Chapter 2 (Population) and Chapter 3 (Standards of Living delayed until Monday). We began the chapter 4 (Resources) PowerPoint. Study for the test this weekend.
Essay #1 is at the end of this week -- Friday, February 27. Value: 20 marks (5 for composition & 3 x 5 for content). You must write a proper essay format. Make sure that you state your thesis clearly.
The plan for Topic 2 is available - along with the questions for this unit. The unit test for this unit is now scheduled for Monday, March 2.
Plenty of great documentary films are available on World War I. You can find a sampling of these on my Topic #2 Googlevideo and Youtube Directory.
- Monday, February 23 - 1917 – Introductory music - The Corries: The Green Fields of France. Effects of Attrition (base notes -1917).
- Tuesday, February 24 - 1918 - War's End (base notes - 1918). Be sure to look at the BBC's animated map of World War I. Another very good summary of the war's events can be found at World War One: 1914 - 1918 Map - This provides a fine description of the big events of the war and is superb summary material.
- Wednesday, February 25 - Note: Mr. Benoy was supposed to attend a BC Educational Resources Aquisitions Consortium meeting today, but it has been postponed until next week. The AV block, originally scheduled, has been cancelled today. Introductory video & music. Total War; the German Experience (base notes).
- Thursday, February 26- Introductory Music: I Vow to Thee My Country. The Paris Peace Conference PowerPoint. Base lecture notes. If time - AV material - The War to End All Wars - but note, the conference was held in Paris, not Versailles as the film indicates - this film is from a US perspective -- something I do not always present effectively in class (5 minutes), World War One: 1914-1918 Map - a multimedia summary of the war's main events. If you can manage the time, watch Secrets of the Dead; Killer Flu - which deals with the dangers of the flu pandemic that killed up to 30 million people at the end of the First World War.
- Friday, February 27 - Video Make Germany Pay Currently available in two parts on YouTube; Part 1, Part 2. Lecture: Germany in the immediate post-war years. Prepare for the unit test on Topic #2 Monday. Have a look at Hyperinflation - Germany, a five minute treatment of why the German currency collapsed in 1923.
Comparative Civilizations 12
Your Greece package is to be handed in on Monday, February 23.
Be sure to check out Benoy's directory of web-base videos on Ancient Rome if you have the time.
Your Test on the Ancient World is a little over a week away -- probably on Monday, March 2 -- once we complete this unit.
- Monday, February 23 - Video: The Western Tradition; Episode 9; The Rise of Rome. Available at http://www.learner.org/. Work on packages. Hand in Greece package today.
- Tuesday, February 24 - Roman Architecture PowerPoint. Work on Rome Package.
- Wednesday, February 25 - Video The Roman Arena (sorry, not available on Internet stream). However, you could watch an alternative video: Colosseum; A Gladiator's Story. Work on Rome package.
- Thursday, February 26 - Roman Sculpture PowerPoint. Work on Rome Package.
- Friday, February 27 - Episode 10 of The Western Tradition - Roman Engineering, available at http://www.learner.org/. Work on Rome Package.