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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.
- Wednesday, September 7 - Introduction and Expectations. Course Outline. Texts assigned. Map Rules rubric. Canada Political Map Assignment (10 marks and due next class).
- Thursday, September 8 - Complete the text book sign-out, if not done Wednesday. Hand in map assignment. Mind Map (Explained in class and not for marks.) Block 1 - complete up to #15 on the Atlas worksheet.
- Friday, September 9 - Country memorization game. Take up #1-15 on the Atlas Worksheet. Complete the rest of the questions for next class.
Last minute staffing changes resulted in a change in my teaching schedule. I will now be teaching Social Studies 11 in first block -- instead of Social Studies 9. I hope to catch up with you all in senior courses in the future.
Social Studies 11
- Wednesday, September 7- Outline and expectations PowerPoints. paper course of course outline. Final Exam table of specifications (link from here to additional exam material). Handout: What is Government? Complete the questions for Thursday.
- Thursday, September 8 - Hand out textbooks. Complete anything missed from yesterday's introduction. Discuss whether or not government is necessary. Introduction to the three branches of government. Read pp. 2-6 in red Government text. Do #1-4, p. 6.
- Friday, September 9 - Take up homework. Introduction to ideologies. Origins of the Political Spectrum. Read pp. 7-15 in Government text. Do #1-5, p. 11 and #1-6, pp. 15-16. To identify your own ideology, take the online Political Compass Quiz.
***Note, this is the first year in my school career as a student and teacher that there has been no Provincial scholarship exam in History 12. There will be a class exam based entirely on the material taught in class. This will include 100 multiple choice questions and two essay questions -- one of which will involve the interpretation and integration of primary and secondary documents.
- Wednesday, Sept. 7 - Introduction and Expectations. Course Outline. 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.
- Thursday, Sept. 8 - 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.
- Friday, Sept. 9 - Theories of History PowerPoint.