Things that are static -- not requiring regular change -- can be found at my website:http://sites.google.com/site/kbenoy/However, I'm afraid I do not update this regularly. I spend most of my time keeping the blog up to date.
This blogsite will have all of the changing material -- lesson plans and links to assignments. I will try to ensure that all assignments are posted here.If you see something underlined, it means that you can click on the item to have it appear. I will do this for all pdf documents, PowerPoints, videos, and even some music.
- Monday, January 31 - Introduction and Expectations. Course Outline. Texts assigned. Map Rules rubric. Canada Political Map Assignment (10 marks and due next class). I neglected to sign out atlasses to you yesterday. Most should have been able to find a good reference map as they are easy to locate, but to be fair, I will take maps on Wednesday without them being considered late. Sorry about the glitch.
- Tuesday, February 1 - Complete the text book sign-out. Hand in map assignment. Mind Map (Explained in class and not for marks.) Block 1 - complete up to #15 on the Atlas worksheet.
- Wednesday, February 2 - Country memorization game. Take up #1-15 on the Atlas Worksheet. Complete the rest of the questions for next class.
- Thursday, February 3 - Take up homework (the Atlas worksheet) -- If your teacher collects it in class it will be marked out of 3 marks, based on completion. Do your best, even if you have errors you can still earn 3/3. Video -Types of Maps and Map Projections. Look at Geographical Essentials text, pp. 4-7 - "Map Outlines." The Basic ingredients of all maps - Outlines, Direction, Colour & Symbols (and a key or legend, Scale. If time - Mind Map of North Vancouver (10 minutes). See pages 56,57 & 58 in Geographical Essentials. Note: This class lost 15 minutes at the end because of report card distribution. The work previously set for homework will now be started on Friday. Scale Worksheet - complete to #8 for homework. If you have trouble grasping how scale works, get the basics from this BBC elementary school level site on the subject. A really nice advanced summary can be found at this National Resources Canada site.
- Friday, February 4 - Warm-up activity - Countries list contest. Scale review -- look at pages 55-59 and 62 in Geographical Essentials. Scale Worksheet. Complete this for homework. If it is collected, it will be marked out of 3 for completion).
Social Studies 11
- Monday, January 31 - Outline and expectationsPowerPoints. paper course of course outline. Final Exam table of specifications (link from here to additional exam material).
- Monday, January 31 - Introduction and Expectations. Course Outline. Exam Specifications - also find other useful exam material here. If time, we will watch James Nagle's short video: Why do We Study History. Unit 1 Plan. Topic #1 Questions and Map Assignment - use this map blank or locate one of your own.
- Tuesday, February 1 - Historiography and Historical Interpretation PowerPoint. Go to The History Guide and look at their page entitled "A Student's Guide to the Study of History" for useful tips on how to approach this and other history courses. These are university level tips, but good advice for History 12 too.
- Wednesday, February 2 - Theories of History PowerPoint.
- Thursday, February 3 - Writing History essays & MLA style . Work on Topic 1 questions.
- Friday, February 4 - Begin Themes and Topics in History 12. Work on Topic 1 questions.