Friday, March 04, 2011

March 7-11

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Things that are static -- not requiring regular change -- can be found at my website: You will be glad to know that now I have a prep. block, I am once again updating my website.

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.

Social Studies 8

Mr. Nann, a student teacher from UBC, will work with you for the next little while. I will be in and out of the classroom during this block -- but I remain available for extra help, even on material Mr. Nann is teaching. This is an excellent opportunity to take advantage of all the tutorial help we have with all of the adult bodies in this class. Mr. Nann's blogsite works much like my own.

He will post his lessons at:

Do not hesitate to contact me for help if you need it. My job satisfaction comes from your success -- even if I have a student teacher working with you.

  • Wednesday, March 9 - Mr. Nann took ill today, so I substituted for him. Our lesson was as follows: Hand in the map assignment from last class. Think/Pair/Share exercise on the reasons for the fall of the Roman Empire, based on yesterday's film. Video: Terry Jones; Barbarians; The End of the World and questions -- up to #12. We saw only the first half of the film -- dealing with the Huns. Please feel free to watch the rest if you are interested. You have an assignment for tomorrow, worth 10 marks. Imagine that you are a German who joined the Huns. Write a paragraph explaining why you did this.

Social Studies 11

This class has the honour of working with our UBC student teacher, Mr. Nann. He will be with us for about half of the term. I will be in and out of the class, but I am always available for extra help, before school, at noon (except Wednesdays) and after school. Take advantage of the extra help available this semester!

Mr. Nann's blogsite is at:

History 12

You must be sure to visit The History Guide for excellent background material supporting this course.

Topic #3's Unit Test is not for quite a long time -- I anticipate Monday, April 4.