Mr. Johnston

Period 2: Canadian Identity 9

  • Read pp.195 - 196
  • Review & Reflect p.198 questions #1-4
  • Read pp.198 - 200
  • Review & Reflect p.200 questions #1-3
  • Apply & Extend p. 200 questions #1

Period 3: Social Studies 8

  • No homework.  Reminder of text for Chapter 5 next Wednesday.  Notes are now up and review can be found in calendar item.

Period 4: World Issues 120

Period 5: BBT 10

  • No homework.  However, now posted to the website are the rubrics for the Business & Enterprise unit.  Please examine these to ensure you understand the expectations for this project.

Period 2: Canadian Identity 9

  • Be prepared to correct Review & Reflect AND Apply and Extend questions on p.111 
  • Be prepared to correct Review & Reflect #1 p.115
  • Be prepared to correct Review & Reflect #1 p.118
  • I WILL BE CHECKING...

Period 3: Social Studies 8

  • TEST POSTPONED UNTIL Tuesday, May 12th.  Review can be found in calendar items

Period 4: World Issues 120

  • DUE: Epidemiological Triangle Solution re: hypothetical Ebola outbreak

Period 5: BBT 10

  • No homework

Per.2 = Canadian Identity 9

  • Read pp. 97-101
  • Answer Review & Reflect questions #1&2 on p.101

Per.3 = Social Studies 8

  • Students were given posterboards today to transfer the class work unto that they have been doing re: Settlement of Atlantic Canada.  Some students took these home, others left them in class for safekeeping.  The project is DUE: Monday, May 4th, 2015.

Per. 4 = World Issues 120

  • Class was spent reviewing partial podcast episode 555 of "This American Life" dealing with changing opinions of others.
  • For tomorrow's class, students should be prepared to finish our exploration of Infectious Disease: Ebola by looking at section of folder notes on Environmental Factors.  They will then embark on completing their Epidemiological Triangle Strategic Assessment.  DUE: Monday, May 11th, 2015

Per.5 = BBT 10

  • Most students have completed our Business & Enterprise unit up to the point of constructing their stage with GoogleSketchup.  Some students are becoming quite adept at its use while others are still exploring its capabilities.

 

     

    Per.2 = Canadian Identity 9

    • Read pp. 95-96 on "Root Causes of the Depression"
    • Answer questions #1&2 on p.95

    Per.3 = Social Studies 8

    • No homework, but students should bring pencil crayons, rulers, etc. for class to work on poster projects pertaining to Settlement in Atlantic Canada.

    Per. 4 = World Issues 120

    Per.5 = BBT 10

     

    Per.2 = Social Studies 9: Canadian Identity

    • Read pp.86-88 (everything!)
    • Apply & Extend p.86 #1 (2-3 paragraphs is sufficient)
    • Review & Reflect p.87 #’s 1, 2, 3
    • Review & Reflect p.88 #’s 1, 2, 3

    Per.3 = Social Studies 8: Atlantic Canada

     

    Per.4 = World Issues 120

     

    Per.5 = BBT 10

    I’ve chosen the following two articles as this week’s article of the week as they relate to the topic, “Canada’s Values.” 

     - http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/canadian-gender-equality-under-threat-from-society-of-immigration-former-pm-kim-campbell  (watch the NP Explainer video at the end of this article as well)

    - http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/supreme-court-rules-against-prayer-at-city-council-meetings-1.3033595

    Per.2 = Canadian Identity 9

    • Read pp.77-79
    • Answer questions 1, 2, & 3 Review & Reflect p.79
    • Read pp.79-80
    • Answer questions: Review & Reflect #1; Apply & Extend #’s 1 & 2

    Per.3 = Social Studies 8

    • No homework

    Per.4 = World Issues 120

    • Students have been given two assignments related to our unit on Genocide.  This first is a Venn Diagram that is to be completed concerning two of the studied genocides.  The second project is to complete a PowerPoint presentation that thoroughly examines one of 6 genocides studied in class.  The powerpoint should address the 8 stages of genocide as discussed at the beginning of the unit.  Classtime this week will be provided for these projects and they are due: Monday, April 20th, 2015

    Per.5 = BBT 10

    • While there is no homework, there are still a number of students who have not completed assignments from Module 1 and Module 2; advised today that there are going to be deadlines set on these coming soon.

    PowerPoint Presentation On A Genocide

    Things that must be included/addressed:

    • Where is the country that it took place?  Locate it geographically within the world and discuss its political boundaries.  Good opportunity to use visuals in your powerpoint.

    • At whom was this genocide directed? The particular ethnic group that was the target and how they would differ from the mainstream or from the ‘party’/group committing the genocide.

    • Address how each of the eight stages of genocide were met or accomplished. (use your notes to refresh your memory on what each stage is)

    • A slide showing what was happening in Canada (or outside of Canada that we were involved in) at the time; what were the major events occupying the gov’t at this time?

    • What was Canada’s response to this particular genocide?  What aid, if any, did we provide?  What role did we have?

    Per.2: Canadian Identity 9

    Good copy of letter due on Tues. April 7th

    Complete questions #1-3 for Review & Reflect p.70.

    Test on Chapters 3&4 = Friday, April 10th, 2015

    Per.3: Social Studies 8

    Took notes on Chapter 3 today in preparation for Chapter 3 test on Thursday, April 9th, 2015.

    Per.4: World Issues

    Created a working definition of Genocide

    Looked at Eight Stages of Genocide

    Began exploration of Cambodia and Khmer Rouge.

    Started documentary "Khmer Rouge: Army of Children & Dictator Pol Pot"  Students are asked to try to finish watching this at home over the extra-long weekend.  Found here on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CESn5dcrKVE

    Per.5: BBT10

    Started  Business & Enterprise unit.  Students are expected to have Stage 1 completed and well understood.  On Tuesday we move onto Stage 2.  This can be found at http://bbtnb.ca/mod/page/view.php?id=29

    Per.2: Canadian Identity 9

    Review & Reflect questions 1 & 2 on p.67

    Apply & Extend question #1 a OR b (student's choice).  Students are to prepare a letter (instead of a debate) of about 250 words and about 5-paragraphs.  The student is essentially arguing for or against the statement in a 5-paragraph mini-essay.  Only a rough copy is due tomorrow.

    Per.3: Social Studies 8

    p.28 of textbook

    questions 1-8 all reference the data found in the Radiosonde chart on p.47

    Per.4: World Issues

    Finished film "Shake Hands With the Devil" today.  Discussed film and moved onto a CBC interview w/ Romeo Dallaire http://www.cbc.ca/archives/categories/war-conflict/peacekeeping/peacekeeper-to-the-world/genocide-in-rwanda.html

    Per.5: BBT10

    Introduced Business & Enterprise unit.  Found at http://www.bbtnb.ca

     

    Per.2: Canadian Identity 9

    Read pp. 62 & 63 on "Immigration After 1945" & "Today's Immigration Policy."  Pay special attention to the three pie charts on p.63

    Answer question #1 on p.64 which refers to those pie charts.

    Per.3 = Social Studies 8

    Questions #1, 2, & 4 on p.46.  For question 1, think about science class and as water vapour cools down, what states of matter does it go though? 

    Per.4: World Issues

     

    Per.5: BBT10

     

     

    Per.2: Canadian Identity 9

    Students are to complete the Comprehension Check assignment for Chapter 3 that was handed out on Tues.Mar.24th.  They have been given parts of 3 class periods to complete this.  Should any students have forgotten this at home or lost it, the assignment can be found as an attached document at the end of this post.

    Per.3 = Social Studies 8

    Tests were handed back on Thurs. for Chapter 2.  Students are to get those signed and then show Mr. Johnston when they have done that.

    Per.4: World Issues

    Here is the link to the article of the week discussed in today's class.

    http://www.macleans.ca/society/monica-lewinskys-and-our-problem-isnt-technological-its-cultural/

    Per.5: BBT10

    Still waiting on some assignments from Module 1 from students.

    **Grade 8 Social Studies test on Chapter 2 is still scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday, March 18th.  Review can be found in the right hand column Calendar.  Click on calendar and it will bring up review.

     

    Per. 2: Canadian Identity 9 

    -No homework

    Per.3: Social Studies 8

    -Chapter 2 Test

    Per.4: World Issues 120

    -Students are expected to have questions completed for first section of film, "Hotel Rwanda"

    Per.5: BBT 10

    -No homework, but students are reminded that they are to have Module 1 units completed and submitted by email before Friday.  This were to have been done before March break yet many of them are still overdue.  This WILL affect your report card mark.

     

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