Tuesday, February 21, 2017

February 21

I hope that you all enjoyed your extra long weekend! Here's what we did today:


I gave you a work period today so you can your Chapter 4 Key Terms and Questions completed. These key terms and questions are due on Friday. You have two items due tomorrow: your Chapter 3 Key Terms and Questions and your Illustrated Concept Map Assignment. Your Chapter 1-2 Test is on Thursday, February 23rd (please see the study guide below).


  • Illustrated Concept Map Assignment is due on Wednesday, February 22nd
  • Chapter 3 Key Terms and Questions are due on February 22nd
  • Chapter 4 Key Terms and Questions are due on Friday, February 24th
  • Chapter 3-4 Test is on Friday, March 3rd

  1. Study your Chapter 1 and 2 Key Terms
  2. Review the case studies from the textbook in Chapters 1 and 2, specifically the Metis, the Francophones, the Hmong, and the Maori
  3. Be prepared to answer any of the "Questions for Inquiry" from Chapters 1 and 2 (they are on the following pages: p.9, p.14, p.20, p.29, p.35, p.39):
  • How does globalization affect economic aspects of people's lives?
  • How does globalization affect social aspects of people's lives?
  • How does globalization affect political aspects of people's lives?
  • What is the difference between individual and collective identity?
  • What is the relationship between identity and language?
  • How does cultural exchange shape people's identities?
4. Make sure that you can answer the questions from the Unit 1 Worksheet for these chapters.



I started the PowerPoint lecture on the Age of Napoleon today. I'll finish off the material on the Congress of Vienna in Thursday's class. I skipped over the biographical information because you have it already from the A & E Biography that we watched last week. Please remember that you have your Chapter 1-2 Test tomorrow. Please see the study guide below.


This test will be on Wednesday, February 22nd. The test has a matching section and ashort answer section.
  • Make sure that you have read both Chapter 1-2 from your textbook Exploring Nationalism
  • Study Chapter 1-2 Key Terms from the Unit 1 Worksheet
  • Study your answers to the questions from the Unit 1 Worksheet for Chapter 1-2

Study the following PowerPoint presentations:


  • "Nation and Identity" (Chapter 1 material + supplementary material)
  • "Shaping Nationalism: The French Revolution" (Chapter 2 material + supplementary material; key terms from the French Revolution and Napoleonic Age Glossary of Key Terms)
  • "The Napoleonic Age" (Chapter 2 material + supplementary material; key terms from the French Revolution and Napoleonic Age Glossary of Key Terms)

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

February 15


I showed you an A & E Biography today called "Napoleon Bonaparte: The Glory of France", and while you were watching this video you were supposed to take notes on key events in his life. You should also have a look at this timeline of key events in Napoleon's life that I made a few years ago on Timetoast: http://www.timetoast.com/timelines/3805

 You could also check out this one that I made on the key events of the French Revolution: http://www.timetoast.com/timelines/3780


This test will be on Wednesday, February 22nd. The test has a matching section and ashort answer section.
  • Make sure that you have read both Chapter 1-2 from your textbook Exploring Nationalism
  • Study Chapter 1-2 Key Terms from the Unit 1 Worksheet
  • Study your answers to the questions from the Unit 1 Worksheet for Chapter 1-2

Study the following PowerPoint presentations:


  • "Nation and Identity" (Chapter 1 material + supplementary material)
  • "Shaping Nationalism: The French Revolution" (Chapter 2 material + supplementary material; key terms from the French Revolution and Napoleonic Age Glossary of Key Terms)
  • "The Napoleonic Age" (Chapter 2 material + supplementary material; key terms from the French Revolution and Napoleonic Age Glossary of Key Terms)



We talked about some globalization concepts today associated with media TNCs, namely media convergence (media consolidation). You took some notes on "Media Giants and Me". On Thursday, February 23rd you will be writing your Chapter 1-2 Test, please see the study guide below. Your Illustrated Concept Map is due on Wednesday, February 22nd as are your Chapter 3 Key Terms and Questions.



  1. Study your Chapter 1 and 2 Key Terms
  2. Review the case studies from the textbook in Chapters 1 and 2, specifically the Metis, the Francophones, the Hmong, and the Maori
  3. Be prepared to answer any of the "Questions for Inquiry" from Chapters 1 and 2 (they are on the following pages: p.9, p.14, p.20, p.29, p.35, p.39):
  • How does globalization affect economic aspects of people's lives?
  • How does globalization affect social aspects of people's lives?
  • How does globalization affect political aspects of people's lives?
  • What is the difference between individual and collective identity?
  • What is the relationship between identity and language?
  • How does cultural exchange shape people's identities?
4. Make sure that you can answer the questions from the Unit 1 Worksheet for these chapters.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

February 14


We finished off the film study of "Whale Rider" today. I think I made a mistake on the blog the other day. Your Chapter 3 Key Terms and Questions will be due on Wednesday, February 22nd along with your Illustrated Concept Map Assignment. I'll be posting the study guide for your Chapter 1-2 Test on the blog tomorrow, this test will be on Thursday, February 23rd.





We finished watching the History Chanel documentary on the French Revolution today. I also introduced you to the 19th century political spectrum. We'll be revisiting this spectrum again next week. I'll be starting the Napoleonic Age tomorrow, and I will also post the study guide for the Chapter 1-2 Test tomorrow on the blog. This test will be on Wednesday, February 22nd.



Monday, February 13, 2017

February 13


You had your World Geography Test today, hopefully I'll be able to give you your results tomorrow. We started watching the History Channel's documentary on the French Revolution, which we will finish tomorrow. I also did a homework check on your Chapter 2 Key Terms and Questions.


You wrote a World Geography Test today. I'll try to get those tests marked so you can get your results back tomorrow. I did a homework check on your Chapter 2 Key Terms and Questions today. Your Chapter 3 Key Terms and Questions are due on Wednesday. Don't forget that your Illustrated Concept Map is due on Wednesday, February 22nd. We started a film study of "Whale Rider" today, we'll be able to finish this film tomorrow.


Friday, February 10, 2017

February 10


I finished off the lecture today on the French Revolution. You have a World Geography Test on Monday, February 13th. You can find the study guide for this test below.

Key dates for Social 20-1 students:

  • Chapter 2 Key Terms and Questions are due on February 13th
  • World Geography Test is on Monday, February 13th (please see study guide below)

This test will take place on Monday, February 13th. It is simply a country identification test. You will be given a world map with certain countries identified and you need to be able to write out what country it is. Here are the countries that may appear on the test:
  • any of the EU countries (there are 28 countries in the EU, a map of the EU is in your textbook on page 265, but it's out of date, it says that there's 27 countries in the EU. I'm not even talking about Brexit here...)
  • any of the NATO countries (there's some overlap here with the EU, but not all EU countries are members of NATO)
  • any of the G8 (G7) countries: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United States, and the United Kingdom
  • full members of MERCOSUR: Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and other associate members or countries that are achieving membership in MERCOSUR, such as: Venezuela, Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador
  • to ask you to know ALL of the countries in the African Union would be cruel, so we'll focus on countries that came up last year or will likely be in the news this year: Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Libya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Zimbabwe
  • other very important countries that will be in the news this year, or that we'll be talking about, or get mentioned in your textbook: Cuba, Mexico, Jamaica, Serbia, Georgia, China,
    India, Myanmar, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq,
    Israel
  • **BIG HINT: if a country is a member of a few of these international organizations then there's a STRONG possibility that they will be on the test!!**




I collected your global connections maps today at the beginning of class today. Hopefully I'll get a chance to mark them this weekend. You had some class time to work on your Chapter 2 Key Terms and Questions, which are due tomorrow. 

Your Chapter 2 Key Terms and Questions are due on Monday, February 13th



This test will take place on Monday, February 13th. It is simply a country and capital cities identification test. You will be given a world map with certain countries, capital cities, and places identified and you need to be able to write out what country it is. Here are the countries that may appear on the test:
  • any of the EU countries (there are 28 countries in the EU)
  • any of the NATO countries (there's some overlap here with the EU, but not all EU countries are members of NATO)
  • any of the G7 countries: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United States, and the United Kingdom
  • full members of MERCOSUR: Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and other associate members or countries that are achieving membership in MERCOSUR, such as: Venezuela, Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador
  • to ask you to know ALL of the countries in the African Union would be cruel, so we'll focus on countries that came up last year or will likely be in the news this year: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Nigeria, South Africa, Sudan
  • other very important countries that will be in the news this year, or that we'll be talking about, or get mentioned in your textbook: Cuba, Mexico, China, India, Myanmar (Burma), Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Pakistan, Philippines, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Israel
  • **BIG HINT: if a country is a member of a few of these international organizations then there's a STRONG possibility that they will be on the test!!**
Please use the following links for studying for this test: