Wednesday, July 30, 2014

July 30


You wrote your Trial Final Exam today. Please check Home Logic for your up-to-date marks in the course (I forgot to hit "calculate" before I shared your marks, so most of your marks were slightly off. For most of you are marks went up).

When you show up for Part A of the Diploma Exam you will notice there will be postings on bulletin boards directing you to where you will be writing the exam. Most of you will be writing Part B of the Diploma Exam in the Main Gym, but check the bulletin boards. If you need any assistance before the exam, please contact me at my CBE e-mail address.
  • Social 30-1 Part A, Wednesday, August 6th from 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
  • Social 30-1 Part B, Thursday, August 7th from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

July 29

Just a short post today.


We went through the various WRA I assignments from June 2010 to June 2013. I'd really like it if each group could post their outlines on the Diploma Exam Review page on the Social 30-1 wiki so other groups can read your outlines. We also played Jeopardy today. Today was the last day that I was going to take in any homework assignments or projects. Tomorrow, you'll be writing your Trial Final Exam. Your study guide for the Trial Final is in the Social 30-1 workbook.

Please check out the following links:
  • Examples of the Standards of Students' Writing (this will give you an idea of what the standards are for the marking of Part A of the Diploma Exam. Remember, these are "low basket Es" that they put up)
  • Quest A Plus website with Social 30-1 multiple choice exam questions (click on Practice Tests, and you can find multiple choice questions for all of your Diploma Exam courses)

Monday, July 28, 2014

July 28


You wrote your Unit 3 Final Exam today, and most of you got the results back today. I also gave back your USA-Canada Comparative Government Assignment, and your Unit 3 WRA I three source analysis assignment. We also did a little preparation for a WRA II essay outline. I'll post the essay outline that we did in class on the Social 30-1 wiki. I did a homework check on your Chapter 12 Key Terms and Questions, the background knowledge questions from your Civil Rights Movement assignment sheet, and I took in your essay outlines as well. Please remember that you have your Trial Final on Wednesday, the study guide is in your Social 30-1 workbooks. Make sure that you read the article in your workbooks on CCTV cameras in the United Kingdom.

Friday, July 25, 2014

July 25


You wrote your Unit 3 WRA I three source analysis assignment today. I should be able to have this marked for you by Monday. When we returned to the classroom, I returned your Unit 2 WRA II Essays back to you. I also did a homework check on your Chapter 11 Key Terms and Questions today. We discussed a couple of important issues today: privacy and free speech. I showed you a documentary on free speech and the First Amendment rights in the U.S. The HBO documentary was called "Shouting Fire". As you watched this video, you should have taken notes on the case studies in the video (Ward Churchill, academic freedom post-9/11, conservative think-tanks going after left-wing academics; Debbie Almontaser, Principal of Khalil Gibran International Academy getting into trouble over t-shirts labelled as "Intifada NYC"; ACLU defense of Nazi Party of USA's march through Skokie, Illinois; Chase Harper's t-shirt protest against the "day of silence"; the fight to publish the Pentagon Papers; protests against at the Republican Nation Convention in New York City.)

Your Chapter 12 Key Terms and Questions will be due on Monday. Also due on Monday, is your U.S. Civil Rights Movement Assignment. There are two parts to this assignment: the background knowledge questions on the front side of the assignment sheet, and an essay outline. The background knowledge questions will be counted as a homework check. The essay outline (see the Social 30-1 wiki, under Unit 3 Assignments you'll see the essay outline Word documents and a sample outline. Pick an essay question, save that document to your computer, write your essay outline in the Word document, save it to your computer, print off a hard copy to bring to class to have it marked. You will also be writing your Unit 3 Final Exam on Monday, please see the study guide below.


  • Unit 3 Final Exam is on Monday, July 28th
  • U.S. Civil Rights Movement Assignment is due on Monday, July 28th
  • Social 30-1 Trial Final Exam is on Wednesday, July 30th (the study guide is in your blue workbooks on pages 333-345)


 Please check out the following links:
  • Examples of the Standards of Students' Writing (this will give you an idea of what the standards are for the marking of Part A of the Diploma Exam. Remember, these are "low basket Es" that they put up)
  • Quest A Plus website with Social 30-1 multiple choice exam questions (click on Practice Tests, and you can find multiple choice questions for all of your Diploma Exam courses)



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

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