Socials 10 (A)

General Resources

Immigration Project Resources

Tuesday June 4
Class Notes: Exam review for Essay questions, following the steps in the document below.
Resources: SS10 Year Review Themes , SS10 Predicted Essay Questions June Exam

Friday May 31
Class Notes: Can you think of an updated definition of “two solitudes”? What keeps groups from engaging with each other? What would encourage this engagement? (Dave Meslin says: tools, confidence, a sense of malleability and an expanded sense of collective ownership).

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Resources: SS10 Immigrants and Indigenous Population

Wednesday May 29

Class Notes:

Unit Questions:

  1. Is Canada a mosaic or a melting pot?
  2. Do individuals and demographic groups successfully interact with each other in historically and presently in Canada?

Pre Think

  • What are the fundamental principles behind words like community, integration and diversity?
  • What successful examples of integration, community and diversity can you think of?
  • What negative examples of segregation can you think of?

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Article Questions: SS10 Articles Interaction of Groups

  • What is the main issue in the article?
  • What is contentious about this issue?
  • How is this article/issue related to the idea of integration?

Discussion Questions (for next day)

  • Why would community composition and interaction matter to leaders/government?
    • What steps should they take?
    • Why would community composition and interaction matter to individuals?
      • What steps should they take?

Monday May 27
Class Notes: Peer Read day… reviewed the paper intentions (see powerpoint from May 14) and then worked through the worksheet below for your papers.

Final reminders on essays:

  • Due Wednesday
  • To hand in: essay, works cited (apa style) and peer read worksheet.
  • Can be emailed or handed in.  Don’t ask- just do it if it’s reasonable.

Resources: SS10 Peer Read Worksheet
Prep: complete essay.  Those of you who were away, try to match up with a peer and exchange papers tonight.  Away were: Louis, Kalon, Spencer.

May 23
Class Notes:
Review of the Chapter 6 material together… a particular focus on looking at the chapter objectives- categorising them as primarily Social, Political or Economic, and connecting each of them to related material from previous discussions.
Prep: Complete notes/reading, ensure essay is ready for peer read on Monday May 27.

May 21Class Notes: Work period- British Columbia and the relationship with people in it’s formation.
Resources: Etext and/or pdf of , SS10 Relationships with People BC Case Study

Wednesday May 16
Class Notes: Work period, essays.

Monday May 14
Class Notes: Welcome back from your trips!  All those people who haven’t presented their projects will do so in class on Wednesday.  We then spoke about your essay and the three areas I’d like you to focus on: thesis statement, substantiation and the process.  Please have a look at the slides below again and reflect upon how you will move forward.  We will discuss timeline next class.
Resources: SS10 Paper Introduction

Week of May 6th
Sea to Sky.  Enjoy your time in this glorious province! Can’t wait to hear about your adventures and reflections.

Thursday May 2
Class Notes: Review of display (see photos below) and hearing of final presentations.  Overview of essay (see image below and documentation above).  To complete today: paper proposal.  See you in a week- have safe and enjoyable trips!

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Tuesday April 30

Project Display Day!  See below for photos… more coming, including videos/powerpoints.

Work periods…

Thursday April 18
Class Notes: Project work…  you should be done up to page 13 in your booklet by the end of class.
Resources: Survey link on etexts:

Prep: projects are due April 28 for presentation in the Great Hall.  What is your timeline?  Think about what Dylan Brown said yesterday about working backwards from a deadline, knowing productivity, leaving time for “investigating the bubbles”….

Tuesday April 16
Class Notes: Review of interviews and reflecting on that process.  Work on project… expectation is that by end of class Thursday April 18 you are done your package up to page 13.

Friday April 12th
Class Notes:

First, we watched this lovely TED talk by Chimamanda Adichie, which discusses the idea of how we construct the narratives we do about places and people and what we lose out when we allow a solitary story to be the only way we consider that person or place.

You used these three quotes from her talk to prompt discussion with 3 people:

1)  The danger of a single story

2) Stories have been used to dispossess and malign… they can also be used to repair dignity.

3) When we reject the single story, we gain…

Second, we then moved on to thinking about our work from last day, coming up with responses to the question What impact did immigration have on Canada in the 19th and early 20th centuries, using S/P/E and short/long term to focus that analysis.  We’ll come back to that work next week…

Lastly, some project work.  Some of us worked again on research questions, and everyone had some time at the end for independent work.
Prep: Complete interview over the weekend and bring a PAPER copy of your transcript/notes/responses to class on Tuesday.
Resources: SS10 Immigration Project Part 3 Display…. review this, we will go over in detail on Tuesday.

Wednesday April 10th
Class Notes: Hand in your packages today… I’ll review and give them back to you on Friday.  Good luck with interviews, those of you doing them today/tomorrow. Rest of class we considered the question: What is the impact of immigration on Canada? With a focus on the 19th and early 20th century.  The slides posted below and the link from Citizenship and Immigration Canada will be a good guide for you to review.

Push/Pull Factors you identified across the very diverse groups considered:

Push Factors (in country of origin)Over populationHigh taxesLoss of political rightsPovertyReligions persecutionPolitical persecution in home countryDesire to remain BritishRecession/depressionDesire for safe havenLand shortage in country of originLack of jobs Pull Factors (to country of destination- Canada)Proximity of Canada to country of originSense of opportunitiesSense of spaceResources (fur, gold)Government policy (free land, recruitment for labour)Need for manual labour (servants, farms, railway, gold rush) 

Resources: Canadian Immigration: Forging our Legacy, SS10 Impact of Immigration 19c 20c, Our Land- Loyalists Our Lands Gold Rush
Prep: Continue work on project.

Monday April 8
Class Notes: Sharing of when interviews are going to be conducted, workshop on interviews using the Foreign Affairs Canada resources above.  Important points:

  • Plan your interviews but make the interview more like a conversation.
  • Ensure that you record or at least take notes of the interview (but remember to maintain the connection with your interviewee).
  • Refer to the resource for tips during the interview.
  • Suggested opening question: tell me about your immigration story.
  • Suggest closing question: is there anything else you’d like to share with me?

We then did some practicing of interview questions with a partner.
Prep: Check in on your booklets- up to page 8 should be COMPLETE- check in on Wednesday.

Thursday April 4
Class Notes: Overview of themes/waves in Canadian Immigration (see slides and Canadian Immigration site below), reviewed the main immigration categories in modern Canadian immigration (see slides) and the idea of Push and Pull factors in immigration.  We then considered your research questions… have a look at your research questions. Keep in mind that they should be broader in focus than your interview questions and should specify at least one of Time, Place (country of origin or country of destination) or Person (nationality/ethnicity).
Resources: SS10 Immigration Overview Lesson, Canadian Immigration: Forging our Legacy
Prep: By Monday’s class, you should have your interview BOOKED, be absolutely finished up to page 7 in your booklet and have done some preliminary research.  Remember to take notes and keep track of your sources.

Tuesday April 2
Class Notes: Welcome back from Spring Break!  In today’s class, you changed homebase to Room 107, reconnected on the project and had work time.
Resources: See all Immigration Project Resources above
Prep: You should complete all the steps up to page 7 in your work book for next class.  To start on Thursday, we will have a 20-ish minute lecture on Immigration in Canada, and follow up with interview planning.

Expansion West Theme Questions:

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Expansion West Concept Maps:

Click image for link to all submitted concept maps.

Click image for link to all submitted concept maps.

Friday March 8
Class Notes: Lecture #4 (National Policy or Numbered Treaties), discussion as to why the National Policy is primarily and economic policy and, what are the characteristics that MacDonald desired as a strong economy in the late 19th century Canada.

Numbered Treaties

Riel & Red River/North West Rebellions

  • Click image below for article on a landmark ruling from the Supreme Court of Canada on the failure of the federal government to live up to 1870 negotiations with the Metis.  How does this demonstrate the three branches of government in operation?
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Landmark Supreme Court Ruling March 8, 2013 on the federal government’s failure to live up to treaty negotiations with the Metis in 1870.

Prep: Complete your concept map (be sure to review the article below for the characteristics of an effective mind map) and a thesis statement based on your concept map, related to one of the four questions above.  Suggestions for what can go in the centre of your map: MacDonald, America, Western Expansion, Leadership, Minorities, Economic Development, Regional Differences.  Good luck!

Wednesday March 6
Class Notes: Lecture #2 (Riel or CPR) and Lecture #3 (National Policy or Numbered Treaties)


National Policy

Monday March 3
Class Notes: Introduction to Concept Maps, and Lecture #1 (Riel or CPR).

Time Mind Map
Resource: SS10 Concept Maps

Thursday February 28th
Class Notes: Completion of timeline
Prep: You will be responsible for Chapters 4-6, start a reading schedule.

Tuesday February 26th
Class Notes: Work Period 1 of 2 on the Expansion Westward timeline.  The groups and your focus area are below.  You are strongly advised to chunk out the chapters so that each person is in charge of a set of pages, this will make your work efficient.  Remember that you are looking for events, people and concepts related to your theme, between 1850 and 1900.  Each relevant event, person, concept should go on the appropriate coloured cue card with a bold and obvious title and date reference, and an explanatory sentence or two below.

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Resources: Assignment below, group assignments in the image above.   You’ll also see PDF versions of chapters 4, 5 and 6 in the General Resources section above.  You may find it easier to use this as a platform, rather than the interactive e-text platform.

Friday February 22th
Class Notes; Some really great questions confirming your understanding and stretching your application of the two ides of division of powers and the three branches.  We also discussed the concept of political power.  Lastly, we got into groups and talked about the timeline activity which will take place over the next couple classes.
Resources: SS10 Expansion of Canada Westward
Prep: Bring computer and/or text.

Wednesday February 20
Class Notes:
Detailed interactive lecture on Confederation & the BNA Act (see slides below).  We also considered the division of powers between the federal and provincial governments, using the two documents included in the resource section.
Resources: SS10 Unit 2 Confederation, Division of Powers Chart BNA Sections 91 and 92

Prep: Finish the division of powers chart and come up with your answer to the question “Which level of government is more powerful: provincial, federal or neither, they are equal?”

Monday February 18th
Class Notes: Completing your work from your colony’s perspective, and then posting your images, perspectives and proposals.
Resources: SS10 Analysis Pro Con of Confederation, SS10 Confederation Colony Chart
Prep:  For next class, consider the notes on the wall and pages 108-121 in your text (look for the highlighting and the green push pin notes [click these for notes from me]) to complete two sheets

  • each colony’s perspective on confederation (chart on normal paper)
  • a more analytical view on arguments for and against confederation (chart on large paper).

Thursday February 14th
Class Notes:  Prediction: If Confederation is the solution, what were the problems?  We then divided into Colony working groups and started looking at the specific needs and interests of each colony at the time, and how confederation would impact that need or concern.
Resources: SS10 Confederation Conference Resources


1) Bring in 4 high quality, colour printed images that represent your colony/Province

  • –    person
  • –    place
  • –    thing
  • –    art/literature

2) “Title Page” of your colony- high quality, 8 x 14 (legal size), colour

3) Ensure Colonial Interests page is complete (3 interests at least + implications). (page 38)

Tuesday February 12th
Class Notes: we went over the questions for homework… good word.  Please hand these questions and the Romeo Dallaire response in.
Prep: None if up to date on notes/response.

Tuesday February 5th
Class Notes:

  1. Romeo Dallaire Response–   Select one of the quotes from Romeo Dallaire’s remarks on Friday.   Reflect on its meaning/context within his remarks.  Reflect on its meaning to you personally- Did it make you uncomfortable? Did it challenge your understanding of how things are/work? Is it motivational in some way for you?
  • We are not in an era of reform, but of revolutions.
  • War and failure are synonymous.
  • Take the word tolerance and eradicate it from your language.
  • A pair of dirty boots under your bed should be a right of passage.
  • How can we pretentiously say we are progressing because we are off to mars, when 80% of humanity lives in blood and the mud?
  1. Text Book Reading and Questions We have done text reading/questions perhaps twice this year, so they may not be thrilled with this! However, it will be good for them (you can tell them I said so).  Most students have e-texts (I have emailed them to have them bring computers, you can also get the key to the laptop cart from Verne’s office, it’s on the corkboard to the left of the computer.  Ask either Barb or Pete in the adjoining rooms if you need it and can’t find it).  Read from page 84-108 (skip 98-99)and do the following questions: pg 92 # 3, 5, 6a, 6c, pg 97 # 2, 3, pg 104 # 1, 3, 4.  Questions will be due next class.

Prep: Finish readings and questions for next class.

Friday February 1st
Class Notes; Trip to VMUN opening ceremonies to listen to the Hon. Lt- Gen. Romeo Dallaire.

Prep: Reflect on his comments and enjoy your weekend.

Wednesday January 30th
Class Notes: From Colony to Confederation and important concepts of Reciprocity, Mercantilism, Repsonsible Government and Annexation.  From each of these four terms, you should be able to define and describe, relate to Canada, and be able to discuss the implication of the concept on Canada as a colony and/or Canada’s journey towards being a country.
ResourceSS10 Unit 2 Colony to Country
Prep: Review notes.

Monday January 28th
Class Notes: Sharing of your paragraphs on the nature of the oligarchy-driven governments of Upper and Lower Canada.  We then moved on and looked at the Act of Union and then  Lord Durham’s report in greater detail.  We finished with a great discussion on the ability of minority cultures to survive.  If you’re interested in this idea, check out this great TED Talk from Wade Davis below.
Resource: Rest of slides from Thursday’s Class.
Prep: Please look up the Hon. Romeo Dallaire in anticipation of our trip to see him speak on Friday.  Remember to bring in forms and be prepared for your 7:20am arrival at school on Friday for our 7:30 departure in #1s.

Thursday January 24th, 2013
Class Notes: What is responsible government? Where the executive branch is accountable to the legislative branch, and both branches are accountable to voters.  What were the problems, symptoms and the proposed solutions offered by Howe, Mackenzie and Papineau?  We looked at three of the four conflict resolution devices aka acts, reports and proclamations that have resolved important conflicts in Canadian history.

Prep: Please respond in a healthy (i.e 3/4 -1 page) paragraph to the following two questions.  Note that the whole idea is for you to communicate with me what you have taken in, processed and understood from our 2 classes this week. Make it count!.

  • 1)   What was the “partisan press” referring to when they described the government in British North America as an “arbitrary, colonial and self-appointed regime”?  (i.e what is the disease)
  • 2)   What are three significant consequences of the system as described in the question above?  (i.e. what are the symptoms?)

Tuesday January 22, 2013
Class Notes: Life in British North America in the early 19th century.  We watched the first few chapters of volume 4 of Canada: A People’s History, discussing important changes to the colonies, how many people lived there, sources of conflict, etc.  We also pointed out the role of the “partisan press” and how they labelled the ruling elite oligarchies  and “abitrary, colonial and self-appointed regime”.    We then reviewed your notes on the Family Compact and the Chateau Clique.
Resources: See below for reading and chart of notes for Family Compact and Chateau Clique.
Prep: 1) What was the Chateau Clique’s approach to public education and reforms?  2) Please watch the video below, it is the next segment of the volume we watched.

Friday January 18, 2013
Class Notes
: Review of Seven Years War, and completion of the American Revolution and the War of 1812.  What are the sources of conflict? Think in terms of Economic, Politics and Social reasons.  A few minutes to start on the notes for next day.
Resources: Slides (see below), SS10 Chateau Clique Family Compact Reading     SS10 Unit 2 Chateau Clique and Family Compact Notes
Prep: Complete notes for one of the two groups using the reading pages provided and read pages 66-79 in Horizons.

Wednesday January 16th
Class Notes: Review of your influence ratings- very interesting! We then started looking at formal conflicts on the North American Landmass: the Seven Years War, American Revolution and the War of 1812.
Resources: SS10 Unit 2 Lesson 2 Recap,  SS10 Unit 2 Formal Conflicts Wars
Prep: Complete the chart above for the Seven years war and American Revolution.    Login to your etext before next class… link is above if you need it.

Monday January 14th
Class Notes: Finishing of Civic Mirror Auction (remember to do any money trades necessary, I’ll advance to the next season by Wednesday’s class).  We then started looking again at our Unit 2: Relationship with Leadership.  We started looking at five sources of historical influence (Britain, France, US, First Nations and the Roman Catholic Church).  We’ll finish that up next day.Resources: SS10 Unit 2 Influence Ratings Chart
Prep: None.

Thursday December 13th

Congratulations to the newly elected Government and Opposition Members:

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Prep: Read about the Hex Auction (page 70-72) and strategise for Monday.  This will be the last preparatory stage of Civic Mirror before the break!

Tuesday December 11th
Class Notes; Class to work on getting your parties together.  Slogans, posters and platforms are due for Thursday, when we will have speeches, debate and the election.
Homework: Preparations as required for Election 2000.

Friday December 7th
Class Notes: Investigation of our federal electoral process (see the FPTP video below) and comparison of that process with the Belair Civic Mirror Process.  We also considered Dave Meslin’s video: The antidote to apathy.  Finally, you started the process of forming your political parties.  Get ready- elections on Thursday.

Homework: Consider political allegiances.

Wednesday December 5th
Class Notes: Presentations on chunks of the constitution (see handouts below) and a discussion on the upcoming Egyptian referendum on their constiution and the “catch-22” of the opposition.  If you could vote, how would you vote in the referrendum and why?

Constitution Act of 1867

Civic Mirror Group 2: Constitution Act of 1982; Clause 1 through 6

Constitution Act of 1982 7 to 14

Constitution Act of 1982 15-22

Constitution Act of 1982 23 to 35

Constitution Act 1982 38 to 52
Resources: Pre Game Event #7, and this article from the Globe and Mail on Egypt.
Homework: Read pages 84-69 (pre game event #8) for Friday, when we will start forming political parties.

Monday December 3rd
Class Notes; What is a constitution? We went over the basics of constitution and the Canadian constitution. You then went into groups and worked on chunks of the 1867 and 1982 Canadian constitutions. Presentations are Wednesday.

Thursday November 29th
Voting on the identity submissions for your country.

Tuesday November 27th
Class Notes: Pre Game Event #4- National Identity.  You determined the following about your country:

  • Geography & Natural Resources: big, cold climate, flat terrain, coast and mountains, corn, rice, bacon,
  • Name: Belair
  • Cultures: Poor Majority, Rich Minority

Working Groups:


  • Fraser
  • Ben
  • Rafi
  • David Li
  • Jamie


  • Justin
  • Keith
  • Daniel

History of 2 cultures

  • Jeff
  • Bowen
  • Jay
  • Spencer
  • David Liu
  • Louis


  • Lucas
  • Charley
  • TK
  • Robert
  • Sohrab
  • Kyle
  • Cameron

Homework: Have a paper copy of your National Identity piece ready for Thursday morning’s class where we will do voting and Pre Game Event #5.

Wednesday November 21st
Class Notes: Reading Check #2 and Practice Run on Civic Mirror!  Practice run open until Thursday afternoon.
Homework: Read up on the National Identity Event (#4 and #5).  Respond to discussion posting on discussion tab in Civic Mirror.

Monday November 19th
Class Notes: Reading Check #1, and continuation of reading manual.
Homework: Read up to page 72 (end of Part 2 of the manual) for Wednesday.  Reading Check #2 that day (closed book, but you may bring in 2 pages of notes) and practice run.  Bring your manual and a computer if you can.

Thursday November 15th
Class Notes: Introduction to the Civic Mirror game!  We considered some of the philosophical questions attached to the game, watched a short explanatory video and then you had time to start reading up to the top of page 30 and login with your credentials given.

Homework: By Monday, read up to the top of page 30 in your manual and login.  Bring a computer on Monday if you can.

Tuesday November 13th
Class Notes; Research and note taking on your specific group of influence (using template below).  You also responded to the two questions on the first page.  Next class: introduction to the Civic Mirror project and a look at 3 of the “Formal Conflicts” that have shaped Canada.
Resources: SS10 Unit 2 Lesson 1 Student Notes
Homework: Review pages in Horizon on Seven Years’ War and War of 1812.

Thursday November 7th
Class Notes
: Introduction to Unit 2- unit 2 questions, why bother studying history, and settlement and external influences on North America in the mid 1700s.

Why bother studying history?
Many leaders know a lot about history and put it to useLear from mistakeEach civilisation has strengths and weaknessesIdeas worth knowing are out thereWhy things happen e.g HitlerUnderstand how societies and people work/live their lives The a past can be distracting and pointlessLots of bad ideas are out thereIdeas can be important specific details are notYesterday is history

Questions for your influencer:

1.Choose one of the groups we have just identified as a class.

2.. As a group, on one half of your page:

1) Identify how/where/why this group had   influence in 17th/18th century North America (using   resources provided)

2) Identify the degree to which this group has   influence today (21st century)

3. Draw a flag or symbol of your group on your page.
ResourcesSS10 Unit 2 Unit Questions Before After ResponsesSS10 Unit 2 Lesson 1 Intro Settlement and Influence
omework: none

Tuesday November 5th
Class Notes: A follow up to our hearings and a review of this unit’s questions and our responses to them.  We also viewed 2 tedtalks by Edward Burtynsky

How would you characterise your relationship with the environment?

Homework: None, so long as your reflection is complete.

Wednesday October 31st
Enbridge Pipeline Hearing Day #2
Homework: 1 page reflection that deals with 1a or 1b AND 2.  Due Tuesday.

  • 1a- Was the role a natural fit for you?  How did it complement your natural abilities/opinions? How did it challenge your natural abilities/opinions?  OR 1b- Were the hearings (the process and the result) realistic?  Why or why not.
  • 2- Predict the likely outcome for this particular project.  Identify why you believe this will be the result.

Monday October 29th
Enbridge Pipeline Hearing Day #1


Position Papers: (the file names contain both the student name and their delegation)

Thursday October 25th
Class Notes: Word period #2 on Enbridge hearing, focussing on the written statement.  Below you will see the slides and also the MUN document I referenced when explaining the structure of your written statement.  Suggested next steps: today’s class scratch out a rough draft of your statement and consult with allies, etc.
ResourcesSS10 Pipieline Negotiations Written Statement WorkshopModel UN Prep Package

Homework: Continue preparation for ultimate deadline of Monday October 29th when hearing begins.

Tuesday October 23rd
Class Notes: Work period #1 on Enbridge hearing.  Suggested first steps are to visit your delegation’s official website, check in with the person doing your same role in Ms. Coates’ Block H class.
Homework: Be prepared to write a draft statement in Thursday’s class.

CTV newstory on the October 22nd sit in of BC legislature
Global TV live blog from October 22 sit in of BC legislature

Thursday October 18th
Class Notes: Quiz, introduction of Enbridge pipeline issue and project.  See timelines in the project file and below.

ResourcesSS10 Pipeline Negotiations 2012 2013-1

Homework: Independent work on role for hearing.

Tuesday October 16th
SS10 Unit 1 Sustainability Forestry Case Study

Wednesday October 10th
Class Notes: Beginning a section where we focus on the economy, resources and sustainability.  Today, we worked through an overview to the Canadian economy.
ResourcesSS10 Relationship with Land Economy Overview
Homework: Read Chapter 8 in Horizons by Friday.

Tuesday October 2 and Thursday October 4
Class Notes: Presentations!
Homework: Ensure personal reflections are done.  Read Chapter 8 by end of next week (Friday October 12)
ResourcesSS10 Physiographic and Economic Regions Model Assignment Personal Response 2012 2013

Friday September 28th
Class Notes: Class class work period.
Homework: Complete models for Tuesday.  Presentations begin Tuesday.

Wednesday September 26th
Class Notes: Work on project.
Homework: Continue work on project.  You will have one more work period (Friday) and presentations are on Tuesday/Thursday of next week.

Monday September 24th

Class Notes: Work on project.
Homework: Continue work on project.

Thursday September 20th, 2012
Class Notes; Return of quizzes (in general, very well done) and work period on your project.
Homework: Continue work on projects.

Tuesday September 18th, 2012
Class Notes: Introduction to the regions project (see resources below) and completed the quiz..  Next class: work period on project.  I anticipate you’ll be heavy on the research component.

  • Arctic- Rafi, Justin, Kyle, KeithCordillera- Louis, RK, David, SpencerPlains- Robert, Sohrab, Daniel, SeanGreat Lakes- Jeff, Jamie, David, DevonAppalachian- Fraser, Jay, Bowen, BenCanadian Shield- Kalon, Lucas, Cameron, Charley

ResourcesSS10 Physiographic Regions Block HSS10 Physiographic Economic Regions Model Assignment 2012 2013
Homework: Nothing due- work on regions project..

Friday September 14th, 2012
Class Activities: Completion of notes on the physiographic regions of Canada (arctic we will finish on Tuesday). See updated slides below.  Quiz on Tuesday September 18th: physiographic regions (not arctic, location/place/hei for all others), political regions (name and location of provinces, territories and oceans), 5 themes of geographical thinking.
ResourcesSS10 Physiographic Regions Blk ASS10 Physiographic Economic Regions Model Assignment 2012 2013

Wednesday September 12th, 2012
Class Activities: Drawing a map of Canada (wow!) and discussion as to which part was most/least accurate and most/least difficult.  We then discussed the Appalachian and St Lawrence Lowlands regions. And, COME TO OTTAWA and QUEBEC CITY!  See Eastern Canada Trip Letter above.
Resources:SS10 Physiographic Regions Overview, SS10 Physiographic Regions MapSS10 Political Regions Map
Homework: Review pages 16-24 (regions).  Quiz on 5 themes, regions and map of Canada on Tuesday September 18th.

Monday September 10th, 2012
Class Activities: Review of 5 themes, exploration of the Somalia case study.  Discussion of the strengths and weaknesses of the 5 themes model and lastly, developing of hypotheses for one of the two unit questions.
Homework: ensure you’ve reviewed the pages 6-13 in Horizons and have explored the e-text in some measure.

Thursday September 6th, 2012
Class Activities: Registration for e-text, Introduction to the 5 themes of Geographical Thinking and exploring an issue through one of those lenses.
Resources: Geographical Thinking slides, SS10 Five Themes Worksheet, Five Themes of Geography (thanks Mr. Chamberlain… we think) Somalia Famine video (Sept 2011)
Homework: Practice logging into etext, review page 6-13 in Horizons.

September 5th, 2012
Homework: Complete and PRINT (yes, print) the Student Profile.  This is a chance for you to share some information with me, and for you to show me you have successfully found the wordpress site.    You can complete this online and print, or print then complete.  Either way, please give it thoughtful care and attention.  I look forward to reading, and offer my respect for your privacy in, what you will share.
Resources: General Resources as listed above, Student Profile


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