Saturday, January 26, 2013

January 28 - February 1 -- Exam Week

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This is exam week.  Classes have finished for the semester.

Be sure to return texts before your exam this week.  Mr. Benoy will set up office in the multi-purpose area inside the school's front door.  You will receive a bill during the test if books are not returned.

Comparative Civilizations 12

We had our final exam last week in the last two classes of the semester (with additional time at lunch and after school).

If you still have a Clark text, be sure to return it or I will hunt you down.

I hope you enjoyed our journey through 4000 years of culture.  Perhaps now you can appreciate the value of all of the work you completed.  I have one last homework assignment for you -- be sure to embark on a field trip (or several) to see for yourself the wonders of mankind's creative impulse.  With any luck I will run into you in St. Petersburg's Hermitage, the Louvre of Paris, or the Uffizi in Florence  -- or even one of Isfahan's mosques.

History 12 

All work is now (over)due.  I promise to mark anything that comes in before Wednesday.  After that there can be no guarantees.

I will set up office in the multi-purpose area on the first floor of the school at least 1/2 an hour before the exam.  Be sure to return all texts at that time -- or you will receive a bill during the test.

The History 12 final exam is set for Tuesday, January 29, from 9-10:30 a.m.  Extra time is only possible for students with existing IEPs allowing it.  You were informed if this is the case and were also told of any alternate location where you are required to write the exam.

Expect the breakdown of marks to be, most likely, as follows:  100 multiple choice questions, one long answer question based on using documents that you are given and your own background knowledge and an essay question -- you choose from four options.

Social Studies 11 

All work is now (over)due -- however, I will still mark anything that you get to me by Wednesday.

Your Provincial exam is on Monday, January 28 -- from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  in the small gym.  Be sure to hand in your text books before the exam to avoid receiving a bill!  If you have an IEP, you may be writing in an alternate location.  Be sure to go to the right location.

Bring your text books to the multi-purpose area at the main entrance to the school at least 1/2 hour before the exam.  I will sign them back from you there.  If they are not received, expect to receive a bill while writing the test!

***Here is a set of summary notes for the Social Studies 11 course -- excellent for use in studying for the final exam. 

***Here is another, shorter, set of notes for the Social Studies 11 course.

***Here is a much more thorough webpage of review materials. 

Find another set of notes on the Counterpoints text at:

Be sure to look at past exam material to get comfortable with the format.  Go to

To see how to approach the essay questions, look at this documentprovided to train markers of the exam. Link from my web page on writing the SS11 final, and also see my PowerPoint on how to approach the test.