Wednesday, July 17, 2019

July 17



You wrote the Chapter 5 Test at the start of class. I've already posted the results of this test in PowerSchool. We finished off "The Origins of the Cold War" PowerPoint lecture today as well. We also covered key concepts and events from the Berlin Blockade and Airlift to the Korean War to the Cuban Missile Crisis. 


Please have a look at the other key dates below (and study guides).

  • Unit 2 Final Exam is on Monday, July 22nd (see study guide below)
  • Unit 3 WRA I is on Tuesday, July 23rd 
  • Chapter 10 Test is on Wednesday, July 24th
  • Unit 3 Final Exam is on Thursday, July 25th
  • Trial Final Exam is on Friday, July 26th


The Unit 2 Final Exam is on Monday, July 22nd. It will be a 50 multiple choice question test. In your textbook, this is material from Chapters 3-8. Please look at the studying hints below:

  • study "The Development of Classical Liberalism" (ppt)
  • study "Responding to Classical Liberalism" (ppt)
  • study "The Evolution of Modern Liberalism" (ppt)
  • study "The Techniques of Dictatorship" (ppt)
  • study "20th Century Rejections of Modern Liberalism" (ppt)
  • study "The Origins of the Cold War" (ppt)
  • study the key concepts from the Chapters 3-8 worksheets
  • 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), #16 (Japan), #17 (Fascism and Nazism)
  • also see the Democratic Socialism booklet on Sweden (indicative planning, "cradle to the grave" economics)
  • characteristics of a mixed economy
  • nationalization
  • privatization
  • 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 (remember "the percolator": increase circulation of money reducing taxes, increase government spending on "make work" projects, and reduce interest rates, which according to Keynesian economics is going increase demand for goods and services and lead to more money circulating in the economy)
  • how supply-side economics deals with a recession (remember "trickle down coffee maker": government should stimulate the goods and services sector of the economy by reducing corporate and personal taxes, eventually benefits will "trickle down" to the middle class and working class, make connections between supply-side economics and laissez faire economics/classical liberalism)
  • advantages and disadvantages of a mixed economy
  • neo-conservative criticism of government intervention
  • characteristics of a centrally planned economy
  • advantages and disadvantages of a centrally planned economy
  • Marx notes (sent by e-mail)
  • Lenin notes (sent by e-mail)
  • establishment of the Soviet Union
  • Soviet economic system (top-down decision-making process)
  • Lenin's War Communism and the New Economic Policy
  • "Stalin and the Modernization of Russia" (see film notes)
  • Stalin notes (sent by e-mail)
  • "Changes to Soviet Society After Stalin" notes (this bridges the gap between Stalin and Gorbachev)
  • Gorbachev to Collapse Notes
  • techniques of dictatorships (USSR and Nazi Germany case studies)
  • modern liberalism
  • features of the Nazi state
  • Hitler's rise to power
  • Characteristics of Democracy
  • Characteristics of Dictatorship
  • Democratic Systems notes
  • Non-Democratic Systems notes
  • Types of Dictatorships notes (includes Techniques of Dictatorships as well)
  • A Comparison of Communism and Fascism notes (chart)
  • Totalitarianism notes
  • Fascism/Nazism booklet (has techniques of dictatorship in Nazi Germany and USSR)
  • do a brief review of the political spectrum and economic spectrum and the quadrant model

Monday, July 15, 2019

July 15


You wrote the Market and Mixed Economy Test at the beginning of the class. I gave back the Unit 1 WRA I Chart Assignment and the Unit 1 WRA II Essay today as well. We watched the A & E Biography "The Fatal Attraction of Adolf Hitler", and as you watched the video, you should have taken point form notes in your Social 30-1 course books. We went through some notes in your course books on non-democratic systems and democratic systems, the similarities and differences between communism and fascism, and totalitarianism You should work on the Chapter 7 Google Doc tonight. Chapter 7 covers the Cold War, and there are a lot of key terms to work on in the Google Doc. Make sure that you read Chapter 7 today. We continued looking at the command economy today. 

You should prepare yourself for a position paper on Tuesday, and the theme of the source will be economics. We also did a couple of practice cartoon interpretations at the end of the class (right before the exit slip), and I'm posting the cartoons that we looked at here on the blog. You wrote another exit slip at the end of the day too.



  • Read Chapter 7 and complete the Chapter 7 Google Doc
  • Unit 2 WRA II Essay is on Tuesday, July 16th
  • Chapter 5 Test (communism, command economy, and fascism/20th Century Rejections of Liberalism) is on Wednesday, July 17th


The Chapter 5 Test will be on Wednesday, July 17th. It is a 50 multiple choice question test (but it will be reduced down in number on the day). Please review the following:

  • "20th Century Rejections of Liberalism" (ppt)
  • Marx notes (see 30-1 booklet)
  • Lenin notes (see 30-1 booklet)
  • Stalin notes (see 30-1 booklet)
  • Soviet Economy notes
  • Soviet Economic System notes
  • Changes to Soviet Society After Stalin notes
  • Gorbachev to Collapse notes
  • Economic Planning in the USSR booklet
  • Characteristics of Democracy
  • Characteristics of Dictatorship
  • Democratic Systems notes
  • Non-Democratic Systems notes
  • Types of Dictatorships notes (includes Techniques of Dictatorships as well)
  • A Comparison of Communism and Fascism notes
  • Totalitarianism notes
  • Fascism/Nazism booklet (has techniques of dictatorship in Nazi Germany and USSR)
  • do a brief review of the political spectrum and economic spectrum

The following key concepts/key events/key people are mentioned in this test, if you (re-)familiarize yourself with them it will help you out immensely!
  • centrally planned economies
  • initiative
  • FDR and the New Deal
  • Reaganomics
  • consumer sovereignty
  • invisible hand
  • Keynesian economics
  • laissez faire economics
  • War Communism
  • Five Year Plans
  • mixed economies
  • indicative planning
  • proportional representation
  • democracy
  • dictatorship
  • political spectrum (characteristics associated with the various ideologies)
  • status quo
  • egalitarianism
  • conservative
  • reactionary
  • liberal
  • radical
  • SA
  • Hitler
  • Bolshevik
  • fascism
  • communism
  • indoctrination
  • controlled participation
  • terror and force
  • direction of popular discontent
  • democratic socialists
  • supply-side economics
  • authoritarian
  • tyrant
  • totalitarian
  • totalitarianism
  • ultranationalism
  • nationalization
  • privatization
  • propaganda
  • progressive taxation
  • Marx
  • Lenin
  • utopian socialism
  • Gorbachev
  • martial law
  • Reichstag (Reichstag Fire, Reichstag election results)
  • referendum
  • collectivization
  • modernization
  • classical liberal
  • laissez faire free market economy
  • mixed economy
  • planned economy
  • (review your economic political quadrant model)
  • Das Kapital
  • Mein Kampf
  • The Wealth of Nations    


Friday, July 12, 2019

July 12


We watched the A & E Biography "Stalin: Red Terror", and as you watched the video, you should have answered the questions in the film study sheet in your Social 30-1 course books. You should have read the Marx, Lenin, and Stalin notes in your course books last night. You should have also worked on the Chapter 5 Google Doc last night as well. Make sure that you read Chapter 5 this weekend, and print off some of these Google Docs that you have been working on this month. We continued looking at the command economy today. I also went through the PowerPoint lecture "20th Century Rejection of Liberalism". You should prepare yourself for a position paper on Tuesday, and the theme of the source will be economics. We also did a couple of practice cartoon interpretations at the end of the class (right before the exit slip), and I'm posting the cartoons that we looked at here on the blog. You wrote another exit slip at the end of the day too.







  • Read Chapter 5 and complete the Chapter 5 Google Doc
  • Market and Mixed Economy Test is on Monday, July 15th
  • Unit 2 WRA II Essay is on Tuesday, July 16th
  • Chapter 5 Test (communism, command economy, and fascism/20th Century Rejections of Liberalism) is on Wednesday, July 17th



This exam will be on Monday, July 15th

  • 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
  • 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



The Chapter 5 Test will be on Wednesday, July 17th. It is a 50 multiple choice question test (but it will be reduced down in number on the day). Please review the following:

  • "20th Century Rejections of Liberalism" (ppt)
  • Marx notes (see 30-1 booklet)
  • Lenin notes (see 30-1 booklet)
  • Stalin notes (see 30-1 booklet)
  • Soviet Economy notes
  • Soviet Economic System notes
  • Changes to Soviet Society After Stalin notes
  • Gorbachev to Collapse notes
  • Economic Planning in the USSR booklet
  • Characteristics of Democracy
  • Characteristics of Dictatorship
  • Democratic Systems notes
  • Non-Democratic Systems notes
  • Types of Dictatorships notes (includes Techniques of Dictatorships as well)
  • A Comparison of Communism and Fascism notes
  • Totalitarianism notes
  • Fascism/Nazism booklet (has techniques of dictatorship in Nazi Germany and USSR)
  • do a brief review of the political spectrum and economic spectrum

The following key concepts/key events/key people are mentioned in this test, if you (re-)familiarize yourself with them it will help you out immensely!
  • centrally planned economies
  • initiative
  • FDR and the New Deal
  • Reaganomics
  • consumer sovereignty
  • invisible hand
  • Keynesian economics
  • laissez faire economics
  • War Communism
  • Five Year Plans
  • mixed economies
  • indicative planning
  • proportional representation
  • democracy
  • dictatorship
  • political spectrum (characteristics associated with the various ideologies)
  • status quo
  • egalitarianism
  • conservative
  • reactionary
  • liberal
  • radical
  • SA
  • Hitler
  • Bolshevik
  • fascism
  • communism
  • indoctrination
  • controlled participation
  • terror and force
  • direction of popular discontent
  • democratic socialists
  • supply-side economics
  • authoritarian
  • tyrant
  • totalitarian
  • totalitarianism
  • ultranationalism
  • nationalization
  • privatization
  • propaganda
  • progressive taxation
  • Marx
  • Lenin
  • utopian socialism
  • Gorbachev
  • martial law
  • Reichstag (Reichstag Fire, Reichstag election results)
  • referendum
  • collectivization
  • modernization
  • classical liberal
  • laissez faire free market economy
  • mixed economy
  • planned economy
  • (review your economic political quadrant model)
  • Das Kapital
  • Mein Kampf
  • The Wealth of Nations

Thursday, July 11, 2019

July 11


You wrote the Ideological Reaction to Industrialization Test in class, after the lock down drill. We finished off the PowerPoint lecture "The Evolution of Modern Liberalism" as well today. We started looking at communism and command economy under Stalin today. We watched "Stalin and the Modernization of the USSR" from the BBC 20th Century History series. Read, highlight, and annotate the Marx, Lenin and Stalin notes in your Social 30-1 coursebooks. I also collected the Unit 2 WRA I Chart Assignment

  • Read Chapter 5 and complete the Chapter 5 Google Doc
  • Market and Mixed Economy Test is on Monday, July 15th



This exam will be on Monday, July 15th

  • 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
  • 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


The Chapter 5 Test will be on Wednesday, July 17th. It is a 50 multiple choice question test (but it will be reduced down in number on the day). Please review the following:

  • "20th Century Rejections of Liberalism" (ppt)
  • Marx notes (see 30-1 booklet)
  • Lenin notes (see 30-1 booklet)
  • Stalin notes (see 30-1 booklet)
  • Soviet Economy notes
  • Soviet Economic System notes
  • Changes to Soviet Society After Stalin notes
  • Gorbachev to Collapse notes
  • Economic Planning in the USSR booklet
  • Characteristics of Democracy
  • Characteristics of Dictatorship
  • Democratic Systems notes
  • Non-Democratic Systems notes
  • Types of Dictatorships notes (includes Techniques of Dictatorships as well)
  • A Comparison of Communism and Fascism notes
  • Totalitarianism notes
  • Fascism/Nazism booklet (has techniques of dictatorship in Nazi Germany and USSR)
  • do a brief review of the political and economic spectrums

The following key concepts/key events/key people are mentioned in this test, if you (re-)familiarize yourself with them it will help you out immensely!
  • centrally planned economies
  • initiative
  • FDR and the New Deal
  • Reaganomics
  • consumer sovereignty
  • invisible hand
  • Keynesian economics
  • laissez faire economics
  • War Communism
  • Five Year Plans
  • mixed economies
  • indicative planning
  • proportional representation
  • democracy
  • dictatorship
  • political spectrum (characteristics associated with the various ideologies)
  • status quo
  • egalitarianism
  • conservative
  • reactionary
  • liberal
  • radical
  • SA
  • Hitler
  • Bolshevik
  • fascism
  • communism
  • indoctrination
  • controlled participation
  • terror and force
  • direction of popular discontent
  • democratic socialists
  • supply-side economics
  • authoritarian
  • tyrant
  • totalitarian
  • totalitarianism
  • ultranationalism
  • nationalization
  • privatization
  • propaganda
  • progressive taxation
  • Marx
  • Lenin
  • utopian socialism
  • Gorbachev
  • martial law
  • Reichstag (Reichstag Fire, Reichstag election results)
  • referendum
  • collectivization
  • modernization
  • classical liberal
  • laissez faire free market economy
  • mixed economy
  • planned economy
  • (review your economic political quadrant model)
  • Das Kapital
  • Mein Kampf
  • The Wealth of Nations

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

July 10


You wrote the Unit 1 WRA II Essay today in class, until the break. I'll try to get these essays marked as soon as possible. We went through some examples of mixed economies today (Canada, Sweden, Norway), and I showed you a couple of videos, which you should have taken notes on, namely "Dutch Treat" and "Welfare a la carte". I also started the PowerPoint lecture "The Evolution of Modern Liberalism" which I will finish off tomorrow. We have the lockdown drill tomorrow at 8:30 a.m., after the drill is over, you will write the Ideological Reaction to Industrialization Test (please see the study guide below). The Unit 2 WRA I Chart Assignment is due tomorrow



  • Ideological Reaction to Industrialization Test (Chapters 3 and 4) is on Thursday, July 11th
  • Unit 2 WRA I Chart Assignment is due on Thursday, July 11th
  • Read Chapter 6 and complete the Chapter 6 Google Doc
  • Market and Mixed Economy Test is on Monday, July 15th

This test is multiple choice format. This test is on Thursday, July 11th

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. 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 KapitalThe Communist Manifesto, withering away of the state, dictatorship of the proletariat, view of history, etc. ) and Friedrich Engels 
  • Edmund Burke and classical conservatism
5. 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 




This exam will be on Monday, July 15th
  • 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
  • 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