Monday, January 23, 2017

January 23

Tomorrow morning is your last chance to come in and go over some past exams. I'm supervising the Social 20-1 Final Exam in the afternoon. Tomorrow's tutorial times are from 8:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

Friday, January 13, 2017

January 13

I'm supervising the English 30-1 Diploma Exam on Monday, January 16th, so I won't be available for tutorial that day. You can come in and see me to ask questions or go over past exams on the following days: Tuesday, January 14th to Friday, January 20th, and on Monday, January 23rd. I'll be keeping pretty regular hours, taking lunch around 11:30 to 12:30. (In other words, don't role in at 11:15). I'll be leaving most days at regular hours.

Please remember that your exam is on Tuesday, January 24th at 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

January 10


I started a PowerPoint on a "History of French-English Relations in Canada" that you'll have to finish on your own. Please bring your Chapter 12 Key Terms and Questions to the computer lab tomorrow. Please go directly to the Blenheim Room tomorrow to write Part A of your Final Exam. If you get extra time, go to the Learning Resource Room (Period 1 students you have Tutorial and Period 1 to write it; Period 4 students you have lunch and Period 4 to write it).


The Mao Zedong group presented today. They will show their video tomorrow, and then the Nasser group will present. The Castro group is up on Thursday. The Peron group will present either right after the Castro group or they will present on Friday.

Friday, January 06, 2017

January 6


I did a homework check on your Chapter 11 Key Terms and Questions today. Your Chapter 12 Key Terms and Questions are due on Monday, so I gave you a work period today to lighten your homework load this weekend. You're writing your Unit 3 Final Exam on Monday, January 9th (please see the study guide below). Please have a look at the list of upcoming assessments which will affect your final mark in Social 20-1.


  • Unit 3 Final Exam is on Monday, January 9th
  • Social 20-1 Final Exam Part A (WRA II Essay) is on Wednesday, January 11th (go directly to the Blenheim on this day)
  • Unit 4 Final Exam is on Friday, January 13th



Please review all of the Unit 3 PowerPoint presentations that I have sent to you:
  • "Nations, Nation-States and Internationalism"
  • "Canada's Foreign Policy"
  • "Nationalism and Internationalism"
Please review all of the Unit 3 Key Terms from the Unit 3 Worksheet in addition to the key concepts that were introduced in the PowerPoint presentations. In addition to this, I would like to emphasize the following points with you:
  • know the difference between multilateralism, unilateralism and bilateralism and know examples of each
  • know the spectrum of foreign policy: internationalism, nationalism, ultranationalism, and supranationalism
  • know the different foreign policy options
  • know the 6 themes of Canadian foreign policy/Canada's foreign policy goals
  • what influences foreign policy decisions?
  • methods of foreign policy
  • motivations for nations involvement or non-involvement in international affairs
  • how can foreign policy promote internationalism?
  • tied aid, bilateral aid, multilateral aid
  • examples of INGOs and IGOs
  • the United Nations (organization/structure, bodies, etc.)
  • peacemaking vs. peacekeeping (and examples)
  • different understandings of internationalism (types of internationalism)
  • why do international organizations exist? purposes and examples



We were in the Library today so you could work on your dictators presentations. On Monday, we're booked into the Blenheim Room for your last period to work on these projects before we begin presenting on Tuesday, January 10th.

Thursday, January 05, 2017

January 5


I talked a little bit today about the genocide in Darfur, and making connections between what's happened in the past surrounding the international community's inaction, and what has been happening in the Syrian Civil War since 2011. It was agreed that I should put together some sort of package on this topic so that you can learn more about this situation. I also showed you a CBC documentary called "Darfur: On Our Watch". Please remember that your next major assessment is on Monday, January 9th, when you write your Unit 3 Final Exam. You also have Part A of the your Final Exam (it counts for 10% of your course grade) on Wednesday next week, and you have your Unit 4 Final Exam next Friday (January 13th).


Please review all of the Unit 3 PowerPoint presentations that I have sent to you:
  • "Nations, Nation-States and Internationalism"
  • "Canada's Foreign Policy"
  • "Nationalism and Internationalism"
Please review all of the Unit 3 Key Terms from the Unit 3 Worksheet in addition to the key concepts that were introduced in the PowerPoint presentations. In addition to this, I would like to emphasize the following points with you:
  • know the difference between multilateralism, unilateralism and bilateralism and know examples of each
  • know the spectrum of foreign policy: internationalism, nationalism, ultranationalism, and supranationalism
  • know the different foreign policy options
  • know the 6 themes of Canadian foreign policy/Canada's foreign policy goals
  • what influences foreign policy decisions?
  • methods of foreign policy
  • motivations for nations involvement or non-involvement in international affairs
  • how can foreign policy promote internationalism?
  • tied aid, bilateral aid, multilateral aid
  • examples of INGOs and IGOs
  • the United Nations (organization/structure, bodies, etc.)
  • peacemaking vs. peacekeeping (and examples)
  • different understandings of internationalism (types of internationalism)
  • why do international organizations exist? purposes and examples


You wrote a Social 30-1 WRA II Essay on free speech and the guarantee of civil rights in democratic systems today in the Blue Lab in the Library.