Thursday, March 19, 2015

March 19


I went through a short PowerPoint presentation called "Economic Models Explained by Cows" at the beginning of class. I then had you copy down some jot notes on the board on the leaders of the Soviet Union (from Lenin to Gorbachev). You must go through the following notes in your Social 30-1 study booklet:

  • Changes to the Soviet System After Stalin (pages 116-117)
  • Gorbachev to Collapse (1985-1991) on pages 118-121
  • You were to also read, highlight and answer the questions in the Economic Planning in the USSR (pages 122-129); I'll do a homework check on this work when we come back from Spring Break (probably the Wednesday when we get back)
I'm moving the Market Economy and Mixed Economy Test to Tuesday, March 31st. Please see the study guide below.


This exam will be on Tuesday, March 31st
  • Chapters 3-4 and Chapter 6 in Perspectives on Ideology
  • please see the summary notes from the Ideologies textbook: Chapter 7 (Private Enterprise)
  • supply-side economics
  • boom and bust cycle/business cycle
  • laws of supply and demand, Adam Smith, invisible hand, market forces
    self-interest, consumer sovereignty, competition, private ownership, profit motive
  • basic economic problems/questions
  • advantages/disadvantages of the market economy
  • causes of the Great Depression
  • FDR and the New Deal
  • please see summary notes from the Ideologies textbook on the Mixed Economy Case Studies #14 (Sweden) and #15 (Canada), you can find this on the Social 30-1 wiki and in your study booklets
  • nationalization
  • democratic socialism
  • welfare capitalism
  • Keynesian economics
  • the business cycle and fiscal and monetary policies (study all of the notes I gave you and the booklet that I gave you)
  • demand-side economics
  • neo-conservatives
  • monetarism
  • trickle down economics
  • supply-side economics
  • Thatcherism and Reaganomics
  • Milton Friedman
  • Friedrich Hayek
  • how Keynesian economics deals with a recession
  • how supply-side economics deals with a recession


I was somehow able to power through the PowerPoint presentation on ultranationalism in the Interwar Years in Germany, Italy and Japan. Enjoy your Spring Break.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

March 18


I shared your Chapter 3-4 Test results with you today at the beginning of class. I showed you the A&E Biography of Joseph Stalin, and while you were watching this video you should have answered the questions in the film study. You should have also take some notes on the leaders of the Soviet Union that I covered very quickly today. You have homework tonight, you must read, highlight and annotate the readings on the Soviet economic system in your Social 30-1 study booklet, from pages 107-114.

Don't forget that you are writing your Market and Mixed Economy Test on Monday, March 30th. You can find the study guide below.


This exam will be on Monday, March 30th
  • Chapters 3-4 and Chapter 6 in Perspectives on Ideology
  • please see the summary notes from the Ideologies textbook: Chapter 7 (Private Enterprise)
  • supply-side economics
  • boom and bust cycle/business cycle
  • laws of supply and demand, Adam Smith, invisible hand, market forces
    self-interest, consumer sovereignty, competition, private ownership, profit motive
  • basic economic problems/questions
  • advantages/disadvantages of the market economy
  • causes of the Great Depression
  • FDR and the New Deal
  • please see summary notes from the Ideologies textbook on the Mixed Economy Case Studies #14 (Sweden) and #15 (Canada), you can find this on the Social 30-1 wiki and in your study booklets
  • nationalization
  • democratic socialism
  • welfare capitalism
  • Keynesian economics
  • the business cycle and fiscal and monetary policies (study all of the notes I gave you and the booklet that I gave you)
  • demand-side economics
  • neo-conservatives
  • monetarism
  • trickle down economics
  • supply-side economics
  • Thatcherism and Reaganomics
  • Milton Friedman
  • Friedrich Hayek
  • how Keynesian economics deals with a recession
  • how supply-side economics deals with a recession



You wrote your Unit 2 WRA I three source analysis assignments today in the Blenheim Room, which took most of the period.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

March 17


I went through part of the lecture on "20th Century Rejections of Liberalism" which focuses on why Stalin's USSR and Hitler's Nazi Germany rejected liberalism. I only went through the first half of the presentation on our case study for a communist totalitarian state: the USSR. You are responsible for going through the second half of the PowerPoint presentation on Nazi Germany. You can find this PowerPoint on the Social 30-1 wiki under Unit 2 content.


This exam will be on Monday, March 30th
  • Chapters 3-4 and Chapter 6 in Perspectives on Ideology
  • please see the summary notes from the Ideologies textbook: Chapter 7 (Private Enterprise)
  • supply-side economics
  • boom and bust cycle/business cycle
  • laws of supply and demand, Adam Smith, invisible hand, market forces
    self-interest, consumer sovereignty, competition, private ownership, profit motive
  • basic economic problems/questions
  • advantages/disadvantages of the market economy
  • causes of the Great Depression
  • FDR and the New Deal
  • please see summary notes from the Ideologies textbook on the Mixed Economy Case Studies #14 (Sweden) and #15 (Canada), you can find this on the Social 30-1 wiki and in your study booklets
  • nationalization
  • democratic socialism
  • welfare capitalism
  • Keynesian economics
  • the business cycle and fiscal and monetary policies (study all of the notes I gave you and the booklet that I gave you)
  • demand-side economics
  • neo-conservatives
  • monetarism
  • trickle down economics
  • supply-side economics
  • Thatcherism and Reaganomics
  • Milton Friedman
  • Friedrich Hayek
  • how Keynesian economics deals with a recession
  • how supply-side economics deals with a recession


I showed you a video from the BBC 20th Century History series called "Why Appeasement?" While you watched this video you had to answer questions from a film study sheet that was in your Social 20-1 study booklet. I also had you do some small group work on the focus task from the "Was Appeasement a Good Idea?" reading in your Social 20-1 booklet. We also reviewed the mnemonic FAILURe for the League of Nations. Please remember that you are writing your Unit 2 WRA I tomorrow in the Blenheim Room. Please go directly to the Blenheim tomorrow, don't come to Room 111.

Monday, March 16, 2015

March 16

Sorry for the later post tonight...

This is what should have happened in class today:

  • A quick review of demand-side economics and supply-side economics
  • Main differences between Keynesian and supply-side economics
  • A comparison between how demand-siders and supply-siders would deal with a recession
  • An introduction to Russian history
  • You should have read notes on Marx, Lenin and Stalin
  • You should have watched a video from the BBC 20th Century History series called "Stalin and the Modernization of Russia"
Here is your study guide for your Market and Mixed Economy Test, which is two weeks from today:


This exam will be on Monday, March 30th
  • Chapters 3-4 and Chapter 6 in Perspectives on Ideology
  • please see the summary notes from the Ideologies textbook: Chapter 7 (Private Enterprise)
  • supply-side economics
  • boom and bust cycle/business cycle
  • laws of supply and demand, Adam Smith, invisible hand, market forces
    self-interest, consumer sovereignty, competition, private ownership, profit motive
  • basic economic problems/questions
  • advantages/disadvantages of the market economy
  • causes of the Great Depression
  • FDR and the New Deal
  • please see summary notes from the Ideologies textbook on the Mixed Economy Case Studies #14 (Sweden) and #15 (Canada), you can find this on the Social 30-1 wiki and in your study booklets
  • nationalization
  • democratic socialism
  • welfare capitalism
  • Keynesian economics
  • the business cycle and fiscal and monetary policies (study all of the notes I gave you and the booklet that I gave you)
  • demand-side economics
  • neo-conservatives
  • monetarism
  • trickle down economics
  • supply-side economics
  • Thatcherism and Reaganomics
  • Milton Friedman
  • Friedrich Hayek
  • how Keynesian economics deals with a recession
  • how supply-side economics deals with a recession



Most of today's class was probably filled with watching the A & E Biography of Hitler called "The Fatal Attraction of Adolf Hitler". While you watched this documentary you should have been taking notes on the video. Hopefully, I'll be in class tomorrow...

Thursday, March 12, 2015

March 12


I finished off the lecture on "The Evolution of Modern Liberalism" today. If you're looking for this PowerPoint, you can find it on the Social 30-1 wiki under Unit 2 material. Please remember that you are writing your Ideological Reaction to Industrialization Test tomorrow. You can use the study guide below to aid you in your revision for this test.


This test is multiple choice format. This test is on Friday, March 13th. This test covers material from Chapter 3 and part of Chapter 4.

1. Please review material from these PowerPoint presentations:
  • "The Development of Classical Liberalism"
  • "Responding to Classical Liberalism"
2. Be familiar with key concepts introduced in Chapters 3 and 4.
3. The Industrial Revolution:
  • understand fundamental economic, social and political changes that were caused by the Industrial Revolution
  • understand the connection between the Agricultural Revolution and the Enclosure Acts and the Industrial Revolution
  • understand the differences, advantages and disadvantages of the cottage system and the factory system
4. Review material in the "Philosophies of Industrialism" booklet
5. Key beliefs of the various ideologies (review the spectrums briefly); also review this material from the "Responding to Classical Liberalism" PowerPoint presentation:
  • Adam Smith
  • laissez faire economics/capitalism (key ideas)
  • John Stuart Mill
  • Karl Marx (key ideas and beliefs associated with Marx, Das Kapital, The Communist Manifesto, withering away of the state, dictatorship of the proletariat, view of history, etc. ) and Friedrich Engels (see "Philosophies of Industrialism" booklet)
  • Edmund Burke and classical conservatism
6. Some questions may require you to make connections between this year's material and what you learned in 10-1 and 20-1 as well


I finished off the lecture "Allied Victory in WWI and the Paris Peace Conference" today. If you wanted to find a copy of this PowerPoint, you can find it on the Social 20-1 wiki, under Unit 2 Presentations, and in your Social 20-1 study booklets (pages 107-115). I would highly recommend you to read over Woodrow Wilson's Fourteen Points (simplified English, and the actual speech that he delivered to the U.S. Congress that he delivered in January 1918). You can find the readings on the Fourteen Points in your Social 20-1 study booklets. I also gave you some small group time to complete the activity "Making Peace" from your study booklets. We went over the answers in class. On Wednesday, March 18th you'll be writing another three source analysis assignment on Unit 2 material. Please make sure that you come and see me during tutorial next week about your Unit 1 WRA I assignments.