Thursday, July 24, 2014

July 24


You wrote your Chapter 10 Test today. I did a homework check on your Chapter 9 Key Terms and I took in your USA-Canada Comparative Government Assignment. Your Chapter 11 Key Terms and Questions are due tomorrow, and if you're wondering, your Chapter 12 Key Terms and Questions will be due on Monday, July 28th. Your U.S. Civil Rights Movement Assignment is due on July 28th as well. You will be writing your Unit 3 Final Exam on Monday (please see the study guide below), and your Social 30-1 Trial Final Exam is on Wednesday, July 30th (the study guide for the Trial Final is in your blue workbooks, p. 333-342). I showed you a documentary today called "9/11: The Day that Changed the World".

You should check out the following readings in your workbooks on post-9/11 anti-terrorism legislation and 9/11 itself:

  • 9/11: The Day that Changed the World (CBC News in Review-pgs. 276-278, don't do the questions; also, pgs. 280-282, don't do the Activity)
  • Terror Since 9/11 (pg. 285-286, don't do the questions)
  • The Patriot Act (pgs. 287-296; I'm not sure why I have this reading in the booklet twice)
  • Anti-Terrorism Act (pgs. 297-300)
  • Permanent 'War' Threatens Freedoms (pgs. 308-309)



This exam will be entirely multiple choice format. It will be on Monday, July 28th. 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 handouts/notes/packages:
  • Democratic Systems (p.134-137)
  • Non-Democratic Systems (p. 138-141)
  • types of dictatorships (p. 142-143)
  • techniques of dictatorships (p. 142- 143)
  • Civil Rights Movement (study your notes from the Civil Rights Movement Assignment, p. 248-249)
  • authoritarian systems (China notes/booklet, p. 250-255)
  • review the economic and political spectrum (again!)
  • re-read the notes on rights from your study booklets on p. 267 (civil rights, human rights, Charter of Rights and Freedoms to War Measures Act, etc.)
  • FLQ Crisis 1970 film study and document analysis booklet (p. 268-273)

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

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

July 23


You wrote your Unit 2 WRA II Essay today, which took up all of the time up to the break this morning. I also did a homework check on your Chapter 10 Key Terms and Questions. Your Chapter 9 Key Terms are due tomorrow, as is your USA-Canada Political Comparison chart assignment. You must hand in your chart assignments tomorrow. You are writing your Chapter 10 Test tomorrow, please see the study guide below. I also covered the War Measures Act, the FLQ Crisis, and illiberalism. After the test tomorrow we'll be looking at 9/11 and post-9/11 anti-terrorism legislation. I showed you a video from the Turning Points of History series on the FLQ Crisis. As you were watching this video, you should have been filing in the blanks on pages 268-269 in your study booklets.



  • Chapter 10 Test is on Thursday, July 24th
  • Chapter 9 Key Terms are due tomorrow (July 24th)
  • USA/Canada Comparative Government Assignment is due on July 24th
  • Unit 3 WRA I three source analysis is on Friday, July 25th
  • Chapter 11 Key Terms and Questions are due on July 25th
  • Unit 3 Final Exam is on Monday, July 28th
  • U.S. Civil Rights Assignment is due on July 28th
  • Social 30-1 Trial Diploma Exam is on Wednesday, July 30th (the study guide is in your study booklets, p. 333-342)

This test is on Thursday, July 24th. 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!)

This exam will be entirely multiple choice format. It will be on Monday, July 28th. 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 handouts/notes/packages:
  • Democratic Systems (p.134-137)
  • Non-Democratic Systems (p. 138-141)
  • types of dictatorships (p. 142-143)
  • techniques of dictatorships (p. 142- 143)
  • Civil Rights Movement (study your notes from the Civil Rights Movement Assignment, p. 248-249)
  • authoritarian systems (China notes/booklet, p. 250-255)
  • review the economic and political spectrum (again!)
  • re-read the notes on rights from your study booklets on p. 267 (civil rights, human rights, Charter of Rights and Freedoms to War Measures Act, etc.)
  • FLQ Crisis 1970 film study and document analysis booklet (p. 268-273)

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, July 22, 2014

July 22


You wrote your Unit 2 Final Exam today. Your Chapter 8 Key Terms were due today as well. Please remember that your Chapter 10 Key Terms and Questions are due tomorrow. Your USA/Canada Political System Comparison Chart assignment is due Thursday. You should prepare for tomorrow's Unit 2 WRA II Essay as well tonight. Make sure that you check the wiki for exemplar essays and outlines for ideas on how to approach the Unit 2 WRA II. I went through the latter part of the "Political Challenges to Liberalism" PowerPoint presentation. You can find this presentation on the Social 30-1 wiki under Unit 3 material. We also briefly looked at authoritarianism in China by watching a couple of videos from the BBC 20th Century History series: "One Man's Revolution" and "China Since Mao".


  • Unit 2 WRA II Essay is on Wednesday, July 23rd
  • Chapter 10 Test is on Thursday, July 24th
  • Unit 3 WRA I three source analysis is on Friday, July 25th
  • Unit 3 Final Exam is on Monday, July 28th (please see the study guide below)
  • Social 30-1 Trial Final Exam is on Wednesday, July 30th (please see the study guide in your blue Social 30-1 workbooks, p. 333-342)



This test is on Thursday, July 24th. 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!)


This exam will be entirely multiple choice format. It will be on Monday, July 28th. 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 handouts/notes/packages:
  • Democratic Systems (p.134-137)
  • Non-Democratic Systems (p. 138-141)
  • types of dictatorships (p. 142-143)
  • techniques of dictatorships (p. 142- 143)
  • Civil Rights Movement (study your notes from the Civil Rights Movement Assignment, p. 248-249)
  • authoritarian systems (China notes/booklet, p. 250-255)
  • review the economic and political spectrum (again!)
  • re-read the notes on rights from your study booklets on p. 267 (civil rights, human rights, Charter of Rights and Freedoms to War Measures Act, etc.)
  • FLQ Crisis 1970 film study and document analysis booklet (p. 268-273)

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

Monday, July 21, 2014

July 21


You wrote your Cold War Exam today. We also talked about positive and negative freedoms, if you missed class today, you need to get these notes from a classmate. We also watched a BBC video called "10 Questions About Democracy", before you watched the video you were supposed to fill in your answers in the middle column in the chart. As you watched the various answers to each of the questions you were supposed to write if your answer changed at all. If you missed class today, you can find the link to the video here. We also went through the USA and Canadian government diagrams in your blue workbooks. I also assigned the USA/Canadian Political comparison chart assignment today, it's due on Wednesday. Your Chapter 8 Key Terms are due tomorrow (just the key terms), and your Chapter 10 Key Terms and Questions are due on Wednesday. If you're not sure about the electoral college system still, have a look here:




  • Unit 2 Final Exam is on Tuesday, July 22nd (please see the study guide below; it's also highly recommended that you go through the Unit 2 Review Prezi, check the Unit 2 page on the wiki. It is VERY comprehensive!)
  • Unit 2 WRA II Essay is on Wednesday, July 23rd (the source was: The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government, and I'm here to help).
  • Chapter 10 Test is on Thursday, July 24th
  • Unit 3 WRA I three source analysis is on Friday, July 25th



The Unit 2 Final Exam is on Tuesday, July 22nd. It will be a 70-75 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
  • Economic Planning in the USSR booklet
  • 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
  • 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


This test is on Thursday, July 24th. 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!)

Thursday, July 17, 2014

July 17

You wrote your Chapter 5 Test today, most of you got the results back today as well. I finished of "The Origins of the Cold War" PowerPoint presentation today. I also showed you a couple of videos from the BBC 20th Century History series: "Cold War Confrontations" (which focused on the Berlin Blockade and the Korean War) and "Mr. Kennedy and Mr. Khrushchev" (which gave you some background information on the Cuban Missile Crisis). I really recommend the following readings from the Social 30-1 study booklet:

  • Origins of the Cold War (p.154-155)
  • WWII Conferences and Agreements (p. 156-158)
  • Timeline of the Cold War (p. 162-165)
  • Flashpoint: Korea (p. 171-172)
  • The Korean War (p. 173-177; these are the same notes that are in the Korean War PowerPoint that is on the Social 30-1 wiki)
  • Flashpoint: Cuba  (p. 178-179)
  • Cuban Missile Crisis (p. 180-182)
Tomorrow, we'll look at the Vietnam War, so be prepared by having a look at the Southeast Asia reading (p. 183-189). We'll be watching a documentary tomorrow on the Vietnam War, so the more you prepare for this topic, the better. There's a reading on the Vietnam War (p. 197-202).
  • Chapter 7 Test (Cold War Exam) is on Monday, July 21st (please see the study guide below)
  • Unit 2 Final Exam is on Tuesday, July 22nd (please see the study guide below; it's also highly recommended that you go through the Unit 2 Review Prezi, check the Unit 2 page on the wiki. It is VERY comprehensive!)
  • Unit 2 WRA II Essay is on Wednesday, July 23rd
  • Chapter 10 Test is on Thursday, July 24th
  • Unit 3 WRA II Essay is on Friday, July 25th



It is a multiple choice test with 70-75 multiple choice questions. It will be on Monday, July 21st. Please make sure that you have read Chapter 7. Here are some other study tips:
  • study "The Origins of the Cold War (ppt)"
  • study all notes on the Origins and Causes of the Cold War
  • study notes on the Korean War
  • study notes on the Cuban Missile Crisis
  • study notes on the Vietnam War (see notes package and Vietnam War booklet, and the notes that I sent to you on the Vietnam War)
  • make sure that you know all the Cold War Concepts
  • know the chronology of events of the Cold War (study the Cold War timeline and the Vietnam War timeline, and the end of the Cold War timeline that I will be giving you in subsequent class)
  • know key events that we've emphasized in class (for example: Berlin Airlift, Korean War, Cuban Missile Crisis, Vietnam War) plus other key events from the timeline
  • know major arms reduction agreements (bilateral agreements and multilateral agreements), please study the notes that I will give you next week on this topic.
  • know about the formation of alliances (NATO, Warsaw Pact) and the formation of "spheres of influence"
  • anything that I gave you as a handout is testable material and should be reviewed!!
  • know how the Cold War ends and its results/consequences




The Unit 2 Final Exam is on Tuesday, July 22nd. It will be a 70-75 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
  • Economic Planning in the USSR booklet
  • 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
  • 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



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!)