THE DEPRESSION AND THE RISE OF SOCIALIST PARTIES

During the first half of week of December 8, the class examined the rise of socialist policies and parties in Canada and the United States in response to the economic devastation of the Depression. This included an overview of political parties like the CCF and Union Nationale. On the last day of the week students wrote a unit test covering the 1920s and 1930s.

TEST REVIEW AND TEST

During the first class of December 8 week, we concluded out unit on Australian Tourism and our historical overview of air travel and space tourism. Later in the week students wrote a unit test covering the material.

EQ POWERPOINT AND TEST REVIEW

During week of December 8 the class finish their individual Powerpoint assignments. Students should prepare for a test on December 15. Extra help was available at lunch hour on Thursday and Friday. An overview of test content is posted on this blog. I will do a review of material before students write the test on Monday.

EQ POWERPOINTS, LANDFORMS AND TEST REVIEW

During week of December 8 the class finish their individual Powerpoint assignments and completed a map on Canadian Landforms. On the last class of the week we looked at their notes and other material covering the Geology unit for a test on December 15 and 16. Extra help was available at lunch hour on Thursday and Friday. An overview of test content is posted on this blog.

GEOLOGY TEST OVERVIEW

For students who are away for field trips on December 11 and 12, here is an overview of the content being evaluated on December 15 and 16. This is by no means all of the subject matter. Students should rely on the handouts, readings and notes completed in class for a complete study guide.

 Introduction to Geology:

  • Darwin, Evolution and the impact on our understanding of the geological time line
  • Alfred Wegener and the evidence behind his theory of Continental Drift and Super Continents
  • J Tuzo Wilson, the mechanism for Continental Drift, Plate Tectonics
  • Definitions in Geology

Plate Tectonics and Earthquakes:

  • An overview of the world’s major plates [map]
  • The relationship between plate tectonics, earthquakes and volcanos
  • The three types of earthquakes: Strike-slip, Thrust [Subduction] and Intraplate

Earthquakes and Toronto:

  • The likelihood of Earthquakes in Canada
  • The impact of on earthquake on Toronto vs Pakistan [article]

 Geological Eras:

  • A timeline of the geological eras and our place in this timeline
  • Major events of each Era

Landforms:

  • The relationship between geological eras and Canadian landforms
  • An overview of the Canadian landforms [map and cross-section]

AIR TRAVEL IN THE 20th CENTURY

As part of an overview of air travel in the modern world, the class examined the development of open cockpit tourism of the 1920s to 1st class travel on an a380. During the week of December 1 we also looked at the development of Dubai as the new international hub of air tourism.

TYPES OF EARTHQUAKES

During week of December 1, the class examined the three basic kinds of earthquakes [Strike-slip, Thrust or Subduction and Intraplate]. We also looked at earthquake events that demonstrated these types of earthquake and the impact on the regions where they took place.