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Date: 

Wed, May 11/16 10:50 am

Chapter 4:  A Place to LiveReview

  • Know the definitions for population density and population distribution.  If given the population and area for each province, be prepared to calculate the population density.
  • Know the difference between clustered, compact, loose-knit and inear population distribution patterns.
  • Know the difference between Urban and Rural.  
  • Know in very basic terms what push and pull factors are.Be able to look at a chart like the one on p.52 of your textbook and be able to answer questions about migration.
  • Be ready to explain why Fredericton grew as a city?  What factors made it the provincial capital?
  • Who were the First Peoples of Atlantic Canada?  (know the four groups: Innu, Algonquian Nations, The Inuit, and the Beothuk).  Know one fact about each of the four groups.  
  • Be able to explain what the result/effect of contact with Europeans was on the First Nations (for example, looking at map on p.55 you can see FN settlements moved further inland away from Europeans AND populations became smaller)
  • The Acadians = who were they?  why did they come to North America?  where did they settle?  what happened to them?  where did they end up and why?
  • British Settlers = why did they come?  where did they settle? who were the Loyalists?  why did they come?
  • Irish = Why did they come?  where did they settle primarily?
  • Scottish = why did they come?  where did they settle primarily?
  • African Canadians = how did they get to Atlantic Canada?  where did they settle?  where did many go? what was Africville

Posted: April 19, 2016

PowerPoint Presentation : 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?

Due Date: 

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Posted: April 18, 2016

Date: 

Thu, Apr 21/16 9:40 am

Chapter 3: Canada’s People

·       Know all your definitions (they are the bolded/italicized words in notes)

·       What is population distribution vs. population density?  Be prepared to explain.

·       Population of Canada? Pop.Density of Canada?

·       What is the difference between site and situation factors?  Be able explain and give examples of each.

·       Why did settlements begin where they did in each of the regions of Canada (see 2 bullets below for regions)?

·       What is the difference between urban and rural?  Where do most of Canada’s pop. live?  How has it changed over time?

·       What are Canada’s five regions? Atlantic, Central, The Prairies, British Columbia, the North. (p.52 in textbook)

·       What are the physical/cultural attributes of each?  What are the political/economical attributes of each?  (p.52 in textbook)

·       What is the core vs. peripherary?  What happens in each?  Where is the core of Canada?  Why is it the core?

Chapter 4: Migration: People on the Move

·       Push vs. Pull factors è What are they?  Examples of each?  How have they affected Canadian immigration

·       First Nations è When did they get here?  What are the theories about their arrival?

·       Who controls immigration? The Federal gov’t does

·       Know what a melting pot is vs. a multicultural mosaic.

·       How has our policy of immigration changed over time?  Look at examples of where we have not been accepting of different groups.

·       What is the difference between an immigrant and a refugee?

·       How many immigrants should Canada accept?  How many refugees should Canada accept?  Be prepared to argue both of these questions (good points can be found on p.66 of textbook)

·       Know the idea of emigration (the idea of leaving a country).  With this, know the concept of the “brain drain.”  Is this something we should be worried about?  Why or why not? (p.70 in textbook)

Posted: April 13, 2016

Date: 

Fri, Apr 15/16 10:54 am

Know all definitions related to climate

Why does snow form?How do snowstorms happen?What places get more snow?  Why?

Why do we have wind?  What happens to air at north pole?  What happens to air at the equator?

Be able to read climographs and get information from them concerning precipitation and temperature.  Also need to be able to draw conclusions about what the climate is normally like in that area.  Be able to compare two climographs to discuss differences in climate.

What effect does latitude have on temperature and weather?

Be able to explain the three different air masses and what kind of weather is brought by each.Know what a front is (a large volume of air with similar temp. and moisture conditions).

Know what happens when ocean currents meet.What is the effect on weather and climate of being next to water?

What is the effect on weather and climate of elevation.

Know what a meteorological technician does and why they might be important to certain industries.

Be able to read data from a radiosonde chart.

Know the three ways that we examine weather: from land & sea, from the air, from space.  Know the tools that are associated with each.

Posted: April 5, 2016

Canada's Immigration Policy

I would like you to focus on two sections:
"Immigration and Refugee Policies" &

"Immigration Regulations"

Posted: March 24, 2016

Per.2: Canadian Identity 9T

  • Complete the Chapter 3 Comprehension Check to hand in for Tues. Mar. 29th

Per.3: Social Studies 8D

  • Complete Questions for "Our Fragile Wetland" #'s 1&2 on p.27 (time was given in class in groups to discuss so I expect lengthy, well-explained answers)
  • Reminder: Test on Wed. Mar.29th (review is found under the Calendar Item on this website)

Per.4: World Issues 120

Per.5: Canadian Geography 120

  • Reminder of Module 1 Test on Monday.  If students handed in their assignments from this unit they have been returned for study purposes.

Posted: March 24, 2016

Date: 

Wed, Mar 30/16 10:42 am

Chapter 2: Our Natural Environment 

  • Be able to read a relief map and get information about elevation and some land features (p.19)
  • Know the 5 regions of CanadaKnow how big Canada is as a country in km2
  • Know representative fractions and map scales
  • Be able to use a straight edge and a map w/ a legend estimate distance between two points on that map.
  • Know all 6 Time zones by name.  Be able to tell me time in one if given a time in any other.
  • Know what the landforms of Atlantic Canada are like.  Be able to describe these landforms.
  • Water forms => be able to contrast and compare like we took down as notes in class.
  • There may be a vocabulary section on the test: it would be a matching type of question if there.

Posted: March 22, 2016

Per.2: Canadian Identity 9T

  • No homework, they had a test.

Per.3: Social Studies 8D

  • No homework.

Per.4: World Issues 120

1.      Summarize what occurred on Jan.30th, 1972 in Derry.  Make reference to internment.

2.      How has your impression of the events of Bloody Friday changed in light of Bloody Sunday?  If your impression is unchanged, why?

3.      Chief Justice Lord Thomas was told by PM Edward Heath that this was not just an occupation but a war of propaganda.  What does that mean?  How are both documentaries you watched a perpetuation of that propaganda?

 

Posted: January 5, 2016

Date: 

Wed, Jan 13/16 10:52 am

Tues. Jan.13th.

Chapter 5: What is Culture? Test Review

·Be able to give a definition of culture and explain the different elements that make up culture.

·What is the difference between a genetic trait and a cultural trait?

·Know what an anthropologist is.

·What are the common characteristics that are found in all cultures according to George P. Murdock? (p.68 in textbook)

·Be able to list/describe what physical needs and emotional needs are.  Also, if given a scenario like on p.70, be ready to describe what needs are being met by that situation.

·What is the difference between material and non-material culture?  What category do values fit in?  Be ready to divide a list AND explain why you did so of cultural characteristics into material and non-material.

·What is traditional culture vs. popular culture?  Explain from where we get popular culture.  How can popular culture sometimes come into conflict or tension with our traditional culture? (eg: for First Nations, it would be popular culture to speak English but many homes still try to promote their First Nations language)

·What is an agent of socialization?  It is an institution or organization which passes culture onto the next generation.  Be prepared to list a few agents of socialization and explain how they pass on culture.

·What are three methods for resolving conflict?  Why do you think we studied those in a chapter called “What is Culture?”  

Posted: November 27, 2015

Chapter 4:  A Place to LiveReviewKnow the definitions for population density and population distribution.  If given the population and area for each province, be prepared to calculate the population density.Know the difference between clustered, compact, loose-knit and inear population distribution patterns.Know the difference between Urban and Rural.  Know in very basic terms what push and pull factors are.Be able to look at a chart like the one on p.52 of your textbook and be able to answer questions about migration.Be ready to explain why Fredericton grew as a city?  What factors made it the provincial capital?Who were the First Peoples of Atlantic Canada?  (know the four groups: Innu, Algonquian Nations, The Inuit, and the Beothuk).  Know one fact about each of the four groups.  Be able to explain what the result/effect of contact with Europeans was on the First Nations (for example, looking at map on p.55 you can see FN settlements moved further inland away from Europeans AND populations became smaller)The Acadians = who were they?  why did they come to North America?  where did they settle?  what happened to them?  where did they end up and why?British Settlers = why did they come?  where did they settle? who were the Loyalists?  why did they come?Irish = Why did they come?  where did they settle primarily?Scottish = why did they come?  where did they settle primarily?African Canadians = how did they get to Atlantic Canada?  where did they settle?  where did many go? what was Africville

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