Saturday, October 06, 2012

October 8-12

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Comparative Civilizations 12 

The unit test for the Ancient World unit is this Friday, October 8.  This is to allow extra time for those needing it on the test -- CCiv. is third block on Friday.  We will begin the Islamic Civilization unit on Thursday, but this material will not be on the unit test.

  The mark breakdown for the unit test is as follows: 25 slide identification items, 25 multiple choice questions (1 mark each), 10 name the part on a diagram (1 mark each), 5 definitions (2 marks each), 1 essay (24 marks - 1 x 6 for composition and 3 x 6 for content). The total is, therefore, out of 94 marks. - there is a bonus possibility on the slide identification portion; there are three components for you to identify -- the creator, the name of the work, and the period that the work was completed in. Since the creator is often unknown in ancient works -- this part will be given as a bonus. Each component is worth 1/2 mark.

History 12 

Clearly we are a long way from our next unit test.  A test outline will be given when we are a little closer to it.

  • Monday, October 8 - Eat turkey or tofu and catch up!  Today is the Thanksgiving holiday.
  • Tuesday, October 9 - Russia Before the Revolutions and the Russian Revolutions (base notes).  Be sure to look at the excellent resources at The History Guide's Russian Revolution Resources.  Spartacus Schoolnet's Russian Revolutionaries page has links to great material.  Scott Masters has a decent PowerPoint on the revolutions.  If you are interested in finding out more about Lenin, try Lenin; Revolutionary (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4).
  • Wednesday, October 10 - The Russian Revolutions (base notes).  Be sure to look at the excellent resources at The History Guide's Russian Revolution Resources.  Again, look at the Spartacus Schoolnet material referenced above and refer to Scott Master's PowerPoint.  Watch The Russian Revolution (Part 1, Part 2 & Part 3).  You might also have a look at World War I; The Russian Revolution (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4), which deals with the importance of the war in leading to the momentous events in Russia in 1917.
  • Thursday, October 11 - The USSR From Lenin to Stalin (base notes).  You should consider watching the following biographical treatment: Stalin (Part 1 and Part 2)
  • Friday, October 12 - Complete From Lenin to Stalin (base notes) and begin The Stalin Revolution; Collectivization and Industrialization (base notes).  If you have an hour and a half to spare this weekend, watch Stalin; Man of Steel.

Social Studies 11 

Our next unit test will be on the Legislative, Executive and Judicial Branches of government is on Thursday, October 11 -- this will allow students in both blocks to take extra time if they need. it.  We will begin the next unit before this time.  The mark breakdown should be roughly as follows: 35 multiple choice questions (1 mark each), 2 from 4 long answer questions (6 marks each), and one essay question on what should be done with the Canadian Senate (12 marks - 2 x 6). The total is, therefore, most likely to be out of 59 marks. Create and use flashcards now to master terms and names. This not only helps you with subject content, but it ensures that you know what test questions are asking. At least 25 flash flash cards are needed to earn the 5 bonus marks. 

Please be aware, there will also be a take home test on Friday, October 12 on municipal government.  This is due to be handed in on Monday, October 15.

  • Monday, October 8  -  Eat turkey or tofu and catch up!  Today is the Thanksgiving holiday.
  • Tuesday, October 9 - Take up #1-3, p. 178 (red text). Comparison of Provincial and Federal government set-ups.  Go over material from Friday's film.  Video & questions on Provincial and Municipal Government. Read (red book) pp. 186-196. Do #1-6, p 196. Read (blue book) pp. 245-246. Do #2-4, p. 246.
  • Wednesday, October 10 - Take up #1-6, p 196 (red book) and #2-4, p. 246 (blue book). Take up homework. Discuss Aboriginal self-government. Mayor Mussatto's PowerPoint on Municipal affairs.
  • Thursday, October 11 - Unit Test on the Legislative/Executive/Judicial Branches of Government.
  • Friday, October 12 - PowerPoint: Studying History. Read pp. 4-10. Do #1-3, p. 9 and the questions in figure 1-2, p. 6 and 1-5, p. 8. Assignment, due next class: Why should we study history? Answer in at least a half a page of writing and be sure to provide specific reasons with examples, not just vague generalities.  Over the weekend, Complete the take home test on provincial and municipal governments (This will be posted here on Thursday October 11).