Please be aware that there will be a test in Civics on October 18 covering the contents of the first unit. A review of the content will take place on October 16 in class.
- Among material covered in the test will be questions relating to:
- Public vs Private Sectors
- Left vs Right
- Types of Government
- Basic Definitions Relating to Civics
- Animal Farm
After the previous shortened week [Oct 2-5] when we discussed the notions of private vs public institutions and continued the student led-current events presentations, we spent this week finishing up these presentations and began a short film Animal Farm. This will be the final content covered in the first unit.
After the previous shortened week [Oct 2-5] when the class finished a unit on early humans and the science of archeology, students wrote a test covering Unit One. Later in the week we began the second unit with an introductory class on Mesopotamia and an overview of the advances that emerged from this unlikely early civilization.
After the previous shortened week [Oct 2-5] when students wrote a unit test, this week’s classes focused on life and death in the trenches of WW1. An addition to looking at why Canadians enlisted we considered how new technology made it necessary to quickly recruit more men. Students were also assigned to small projects – a recruitment poster and a written assignment in which the student is assume the role of a fictional character in an historic event.
After the previous shortened week [Oct 2-5] when students wrote a unit test this week’s classes focused on the concept of time zones. Students were also given class time to work on their “My Vacation” Map, an assignment that applies some of the knowledge in the first and second units to a mapping project. My Vacation Map will be due on Oct 23
The class began Current Events presentations. We also began our look at the three levels of government and the division of responsibilities. Presentations will continue next week. Presentation Assignment document attached below.
4. Current Events Tutorial 2017
The first half of the week focused on the final topic of the Mapping Basics unit: Map Projections. In addition to an explanation of why maps are distorted we looked at several projections with emphasis on the Mercator and Winkel Tripel projections. Later in the week we prepared for a test October 1/2. This test review included a lesson on study techniques and content. Students will be tested on the following material:
- Latitude and Longitude
- Military Grid
- Alpha-Numeric Grid
- Map Projections
- Canada Map Knowledge