Today was your last day of summer school. You wrote your Trial Final Exam and we finished up with the WRA I presentations after the break. You have considerable time off to prepare for the Diploma Exam. Make sure that you go back through all of the course content that we covered. Please DON'T re-read Perspectives on Ideology! I think that you should review all of the PowerPoint lectures that I went through. You should also make sure that you go through all of the notes and activities in the Social 30-1 workbook. Please review the sections on how to write a WRA I (pages 292-293), how to analyze political cartoons and other images (pages 294-296) and the "Recipe for Success" on the WRA II (pages 297-299), and the propaganda techniques (pages 300-302). There is also a VERY detailed Diploma Exam Study Guide at the back of your 30-1 study booklets, from pages 303-312. Go through the multiple choice questions in the yellow booklet that I gave you at the beginning of July, it will really help you out. Check out the review Prezis that are on the Social 30-1 wiki under Unit 1 and Unit 2.
Here are the dates for your Diploma Exam:
- Social Studies 30-1 Part A is on Thursday, August 6th (9:00 am to 11:30 am; you can take an extra 1/2 hour to make it a 3 hour exam. This is strongly recommended, then you have 1 hour for the WRA I and 2 hours for the WRA II)
- Social Studies 30-1 Part B is on Friday, August 7th (9:00 am to 11:00 am)
It was a pleasure having you all in class this summer! You all made it enjoyable coming into work in July! Please post on the wiki what the WRA I and WRA II looked like, I'm curious.