Monday, May 30, 2016

May 30


We did a class picture at the beginning of class. I then did a review of the business cycle, demand-side economics and supply-side economics and how they respond to a recession. I started teaching you about democratic systems and the Canadian political structure. We'll continue looking at the Canadian parliamentary democracy tomorrow.


I went through a PowerPoint presentation on "Impacts of Globalization on Groups in Society". Your Chapter 16 Key Terms and Questions are due tomorrow. Your Chapter 15-16 Test is on Thursday, June 2nd, please see the study guide below. 



This quiz will follow the typical format: a matching section, a multiple choice section and a short answer section. Please use the following study guide.

Study from your textbook and the following PowerPoint presentations:
  • "Quality of Life, Human Rights, and Democratization" (ppt)
  • "Impacts of Globalization on Groups in Society" (ppt)
Key Terms:
  • Chapter 15 Key Terms (from Unit 4 Worksheet)
  • Chapter 16 Key Terms (from Unit 4 Worksheet)
  • additional key terms from the presentations that correspond to Chapters 15 and 16
Key Questions:
  • What are human rights?
  • What is democratization?
  • What is quality of life?
  • What is standard of living?
  • How are ideas about human rights and democracy related?
  • How are globalization, human rights, and democracy related?
  • How have ideas about human rights changed over time?
  • What is the Universal Declaration of Human Rights?
  • What is the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms?
  • In what ways does globalization affect the lives of children and youth?
  • In what ways does globalization affect the lives of women?


We started looking at First Amendment issues in the USA. The First Amendment protects the freedom of peace, freedom of the press, freedom of religion, and freedom of peaceful assembly. We started a film study of an HBO documentary called "Shouting Fire: Stories from the Edge of Free Speech". We'll finish off this video tomorrow. Please remember that you have your Unit 3 Final Exam on Wednesday, June 1st, please see the study guide below.



Your Unit 3 Final Exam will be on Wednesday, January 6th.

Please study the following material: 
  • make sure that you have read Chapters 9-12 in Perspectives on Ideology
  • study all key concepts from the Chapters 9-12 Worksheets (see below)
  • study all questions/answers from the Chapters 9-12 Worksheets
  • "Political Challenges to Liberalism" (PowerPoint presentation)
Review the following notes/packages:
  • Democratic Systems
  • Non-Democratic Systems
  • types of dictatorships
  • techniques of dictatorships
  • Civil Rights Movement
  • authoritarian systems (China notes)
  • review the economic and political spectrum (again!)
  • re-read the notes on rights that I put on the board (Charter of Rights and Freedoms to War Measures Act)
  • FLQ Crisis 1970
Know the following key concepts/key events/key terms/key people:
  • assimilation
  • self-interest
  • humanitarianism
  • Indian Act
  • residential school system
  • enfranchisement
  • the White Paper
  • the Red Paper
  • “war on terror"
  • authoritarianism
  • consensus decision-making
  • direct democracy
  • military dictatorship
  • oligarchy
  • one-party state
  • party solidarity
  • representation by population
  • proportional representation
  • representative democracy
  • responsible government
  • democracy
  • single-member constituency (first past the post)
  • the Senate
  • the House of Commons
  • the House of Representatives
  • the Senate
  • mixed-member proportional system
  • lobby groups
  • American Bill of Rights
  • Anti-Terrorism Act
  • Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
  • emergency and security legislation
  • illiberal
  • language legislation
  • Bill 101
  • Bill 178
  • Bill 86
  • Quebec Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms
  • respect for law and order
  • terrorism
  • rendition
  • the War Measures Act
  • enemy aliens
  • internment
  • the Emergencies Act
  • USA PATRIOT Act
  • consumerism
  • environmental change
  • extremism
  • pandemics
  • postmodernism
  • global warming
  • Kyoto Protocol
  • World Health Organization (WHO)
  • drought

Friday, May 27, 2016

May 27


You should have already re-familiarized yourselves with the Unit 2 content. Much of the Unit 2 material was already taught to you. This weekend should be spent previewing the Unit 3 material.


Your Chapter 15 Key Terms and Questions were due this week. Your Chapter 15-16 Test is next Thursday (June 2nd), please see the study guide below.


This quiz will follow the typical format: a matching section, a multiple choice section and a short answer section. Please use the following study guide.

Study from your textbook and the following PowerPoint presentations:
  • "Quality of Life, Human Rights, and Democratization" (ppt)
  • "Impacts of Globalization on Groups in Society" (ppt)
Key Terms:
  • Chapter 15 Key Terms (from Unit 4 Worksheet)
  • Chapter 16 Key Terms (from Unit 4 Worksheet)
  • additional key terms from the presentations that correspond to Chapters 15 and 16
Key Questions:
  • What are human rights?
  • What is democratization?
  • What is quality of life?
  • What is standard of living?
  • How are ideas about human rights and democracy related?
  • How are globalization, human rights, and democracy related?
  • How have ideas about human rights changed over time?
  • What is the Universal Declaration of Human Rights?
  • What is the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms?
  • In what ways does globalization affect the lives of children and youth?
  • In what ways does globalization affect the lives of women?



On Wednesday, June 1st, you're writing your Unit 3 Final Exam, please see the study guide below.


Your Unit 3 Final Exam will be on Wednesday, June 1st.

Please study the following material: 
  • make sure that you have read Chapters 9-12 in Perspectives on Ideology
  • study all key concepts from the Chapters 9-12 Worksheets (see below)
  • study all questions/answers from the Chapters 9-12 Worksheets
  • "Political Challenges to Liberalism" (PowerPoint presentation)
Review the following notes/packages:
  • Democratic Systems
  • Non-Democratic Systems
  • types of dictatorships
  • techniques of dictatorships
  • Civil Rights Movement
  • authoritarian systems (China notes)
  • review the economic and political spectrum (again!)
  • re-read the notes on rights that I put on the board (Charter of Rights and Freedoms to War Measures Act)
  • FLQ Crisis 1970
Know the following key concepts/key events/key terms/key people:
  • assimilation
  • self-interest
  • humanitarianism
  • Indian Act
  • residential school system
  • enfranchisement
  • the White Paper
  • the Red Paper
  • “war on terror"
  • authoritarianism
  • consensus decision-making
  • direct democracy
  • military dictatorship
  • oligarchy
  • one-party state
  • party solidarity
  • representation by population
  • proportional representation
  • representative democracy
  • responsible government
  • democracy
  • single-member constituency (first past the post)
  • the Senate
  • the House of Commons
  • the House of Representatives
  • the Senate
  • mixed-member proportional system
  • lobby groups
  • American Bill of Rights
  • Anti-Terrorism Act
  • Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
  • emergency and security legislation
  • illiberal
  • language legislation
  • Bill 101
  • Bill 178
  • Bill 86
  • Quebec Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms
  • respect for law and order
  • terrorism
  • rendition
  • the War Measures Act
  • enemy aliens
  • internment
  • the Emergencies Act
  • USA PATRIOT Act
  • consumerism
  • environmental change
  • extremism
  • pandemics
  • postmodernism
  • global warming
  • Kyoto Protocol
  • World Health Organization (WHO)
  • drought

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

May 24



I covered "The Development of Classical Liberalism" today, but you need to study the French Revolution and Industrial Revolution sections of the presentation. Tomorrow, we're covering "Responding to Classical Liberalism".







I showed you part of the documentary "Unconstitutional", which covers some of the abuses that happened post-9/11.


You are writing your Chapter 10 Test tomorrow, please see the study guide below.The questions that you should focus on in your yellow multiple choice booklets are the following: Test III Q 1-  69, Q71, Q 74-75, and Test IV Q16-20.




This test is multiple choice format, with 55 questions. Please review the PowerPoint "Political Challenges to Liberalism". You're responsible for all key terms and questions from the Chapter 10 Worksheet. Please review the following as well: 
  • Democratic Systems (handout notes)
  • Non-Democratic Systems (handout notes)
  • Structure of Canadian Government
  • Structure of American Government
  • similarities/differences between the parliamentary system and presidential system
  • types of dictatorships
  • techniques of dictatorships
  • authoritarian systems
  • proportional representation concept
  • first past the post system
  • review political and economic spectrum (again!)




You wrote your Unit 3 Final Exam today, you'll get the results back tomorrow. Your Chapter 15 Key Terms and Questions are due tomorrow. On Thursday, June 2nd you'll be writing your Chapter 15-16 Test. Please see the study guide below.





This quiz will follow the typical format: a matching section, a multiple choice section and a short answer section. Please use the following study guide.



Study from your textbook and the following PowerPoint presentations:
  • "Quality of Life, Human Rights, and Democratization" (ppt)
  • "Impacts of Globalization on Groups in Society" (ppt)
Key Terms:
  • Chapter 15 Key Terms (from Unit 4 Worksheet)
  • Chapter 16 Key Terms (from Unit 4 Worksheet)
  • additional key terms from the presentations that correspond to Chapters 15 and 16
Key Questions:
  • What are human rights?
  • What is democratization?
  • What is quality of life?
  • What is standard of living?
  • How are ideas about human rights and democracy related?
  • How are globalization, human rights, and democracy related?
  • How have ideas about human rights changed over time?
  • What is the Universal Declaration of Human Rights?
  • What is the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms?
  • In what ways does globalization affect the lives of children and youth?
  • In what ways does globalization affect the lives of women?

Monday, May 23, 2016


You should have previewed ALL of the Unit 2 presentations from the IB 30/35 wiki this long weekend, as well as completed all of the Unit 1 work by Tuesday.



You are writing your Chapter 10 Test on Wednesday, May 25th, please see the study guide below.


This test is multiple choice format, with 55 questions. Please review the PowerPoint "Political Challenges to Liberalism". You're responsible for all key terms and questions from the Chapter 10 Worksheet. Please review the following as well: 
  • Democratic Systems (handout notes)
  • Non-Democratic Systems (handout notes)
  • Structure of Canadian Government
  • Structure of American Government
  • similarities/differences between the parliamentary system and presidential system
  • types of dictatorships
  • techniques of dictatorships
  • authoritarian systems
  • proportional representation concept
  • first past the post system
  • review political and economic spectrum (again!)


You are writing your Unit 3 Final Exam on Tuesday, May 24th. Please see the study guide below.


Please make sure that you have read Chapters 10-14. Please make sure that you have the following PowerPoint presentations, and that you study from them:

  • "Foundations of Economic Globalization"
  • "The Expansion of Economic Globalization"
  • "Challenges and Opportunities of Economic Globalization"
  • "The Impact of Economic Globalization on Environments"
  • "Globalization and Sustainability"
Make sure that you have reviewed the Key Terms from Unit 3 (all the terms listed on the Unit 3 Worksheet, plus the extra key terms that appeared in the PowerPoint presentations). The Unit 3 Final Exam will consist of 50-60 multiple choice questions.


Wednesday, May 18, 2016

May 18


You have class tomorrow. Here is your homework assignment between now and when I see you next on May 19th: 
  • read, highlight, annotate the Ideology Notes in the Social 30-1 workbook (pages 5-10)
  • read, highlight and complete the individualism and collectivism charts on pages 11-15
  • please print off (4 slides per page) of the following Unit 1 PowerPoint presentations: "Identity and Ideology" and "Introducing Government" (I'll go over this one in class on Thursday, May 19th)
  • you should read, highlight and annotate both of these presentations





(I'll go over Introducing Government in class on Thursday)



  • by Friday, May 20th you should be ready to go through the Unit 1 Review Prezi on the IB 30/35 wiki
  • scroll down on the navigation menu on the right-hand side of the wiki to find the Social 30-1 section to find all of the notes and PowerPoint presentations for Unit 1



You wrote your Unit 3 WRA II Essay today. If you missed class today, you need to make up for the essay that you missed tomorrow. We're continuing with Unit 4 material tomorrow.



Please make sure that you have read Chapters 10-14. Please make sure that you have the following PowerPoint presentations, and that you study from them:

  • "Foundations of Economic Globalization"
  • "The Expansion of Economic Globalization"
  • "Challenges and Opportunities of Economic Globalization"
  • "The Impact of Economic Globalization on Environments"
  • "Globalization and Sustainability"
Make sure that you have reviewed the Key Terms from Unit 3 (all the terms listed on the Unit 3 Worksheet, plus the extra key terms that appeared in the PowerPoint presentations). The Unit 3 Final Exam will consist of 50 multiple choice questions.






We finished watching "9/11: The Day That Changed the World" today. I read you an op-ed piece from the Edmonton Journal on how "Permanent War Threatens Freedom". You should read the section in your Social 30-1 workbook on the USA PATRIOT Act.