Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Socials 9: Instructions for Physical Regions Map of North America

Using page 163 of your textbook, please include the following on the map:
-north arrow
-major water bodies
-major mountain ranges
-countries of:  Canada, USA, Mexico, Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti
-8 major physical regions
please colour the map according to the physical or geographic regions

Questions (can be answered on the back of your map), please ensure you write out the question.

1.  Physical/geographic region boundaries are primarily based on what?
2.  Geographic regions run in which direction?
3.  Revelstoke is located in which geographic region?  What are some of the characteristics of this region?
4.  The capital of Canada is found in which physical region?
5.  If you were Dorothy living in Kansas, what geographic region would you live in?  What physical and climatic features would you find in this area?  (remember they get swept to Oz by what?...add a few others as well!)
6.  What is different between the Appalachian Region and the Western Cordillera?

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Socials 10: 1920's Quiz review

Main topics on the Quest:
-Society & Culture in the 1920's
-Canadian identity, then and now
-formation of Unions & the Winnipeg General Strike
-Canada's Growing independence
-events that effected Canada's independence:  King-Byng, Channak Affair, Halibut etc...
-shift in trade from Britain to US
-Role of Women/person's case
-Minority groups
-Medical Advances and issues
-Science, Technology, Mobility & Communication
-influence of US on Canadian identity, economy, society (think about technology, mobility and communication)

union                     communism                  collective bargaining
Citizens' Committee of 1000                      CCF party
socialist                 regionalism                   federalism
minority government                                  autonomy
Statute of Westminster                          

Mackenzie King
Viscount Byng
Arthur Meighen

Questions to consider:
-Did Canada become more autonomous during the 1920's?
-Do you agree with the idea of the "roaring 20's"?
-Was the Winnipeg General Strike justified?
-Were the actions of the Federal Government during the Winnipeg General strike justified?
-Why do you think the rise in Labour Unions happened during this time.
-Be able to apply different historical thinking concepts to different issues/content in this chapter:
eg:  historical perspectives, Winnipeg General Strike
       continuity and change:  Role of Women
       historical significance:  King Byng Affair
Was the 1920's a period of progress or decline for Canadians?

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Links to all blog posts for 6 Historical Thinking concepts here!

The final assessments for Social Studies will be around the students ability to apply each of the six historical thinking concepts.  The first step is understanding each of the concepts.  Here are the links to each of the concepts to help you review each for the final exam:

Historical Significance:

Historical Perspectives:

Cause and Consequence:

Continuity and Change:


Ethical Judgement:


NEW:  Ethical judgments are assessments about the appropriate treatment of others.
            Ethical judgments within history focus on judging whether past actions were justified, assigning historical responsibility, and attributing contemporary accountability.

Another great website that helps explain each of the concepts is the Historical Thinking project found at the following website:
See the section under "concepts".

Link to videos here:

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Socials 9: Review for industrial revolution test

Chapter 5
-raw materials                 -entrepreneur               -franchise
-capital                            -steam engine              -tolls
-capitalist                        -cast iron                      -canal
-mother country              -supply                         -demand
 -Factory Acts (ppt)        -Poor Laws (power point)
 -Enclosure                     -crop rotations
-labour unions                 -cottage industry          -Laissez-faire
-cause & consequence    -imperialism                 -monopoly

*review Friday 5 Q's
*review Power Point presentation
*Child Labour - know about jobs they had, and reasons for working (also be able to apply solutions to these problems today)
*working conditions in factories
*understand what the revolution brought to the people
*know how the colonies fit in
*pros and cons of:  Enclosure, Laissez-Faire economy, Factory Age
*know the new inventions (biggies like steam)
*why England industrialized first (vrs France)
*Be able to apply cause and consequence to the Industrial Era ****AND which cause had the most impact or was most significant?
*Be able to apply historical significance and continuity and change to Industrial Era in Britain (think society, government & economy)
*What conditions allowed new ideas and inventions to flourish, and what impact did they have in the 18th & 19th centuries?
*How did the physical environment influence the nature of political, social, and economic change in Industrial Britain.
*What are the driving factors of Imperialism & Colonialism (at this time)?
*What kind of demographic shifts took place (movement of people, migration patterns etc...) and what specifically were they a result of?

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Social Studies 9: Missed class on Dec 19 because you were nordic skiing

Assignment that we did in class:

Watch the documentary produced in 2010:  "The Dark Side of Chocolate"

From the movie:
-One thing that you learned
-One thing that surprised you
-Something you are still wondering about?

Read p. 147 & 149 in your text book:
Q:  What has stayed the same (continuity) and what has changed around child labour since the time of the industrial revolution in Britain?
-comment on your thoughts around industrialization in the Ivory Coast and child labour too.

Q:  #1 p. 149 - answer in a persuasive paragraph

Q:  Who should stop child labour?  Who ultimately should be held responsible/accountable?

Research if anything has changed in the cocoa industry since the time of the documentary (2010)

Monday, December 17, 2018

Socials 9: Friday 5, December 14

1.  What do topographic maps show/depict?

2.  What is the contour interval?
-the amount of elevation between each contour line on a topographic map

3.  What was the industrial revolution?
-the industrial revolution was a time where new technology and machines made mass production possible in factories.  New machines were powered by coal and the invention of the steam engine.

4.  Two positive factors of the industrial revolution
-new technology and inventions
-mass production made things more affordable
-agricultural innovations led to more food being produced
-increased trade of goods and ideas
-better roads and railways built
-growth of cities

5.  Two negatives of the industrial revolution:
-cottage industry became obsolete
-loud monotonous jobs in factories
-dangerous working conditions
-long work days
-child labour
-lots of people moved to cities leading to crowded conditions and diseases

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

SS10 - 1920's Highlights in Canada, 4 slide Inquiry project

SS10 - 1920's Highlights in Canada, 5 slide/sway Inquiry project

Goal:  to become an expert in one of the Big Picture topics of the 1920's and share this information with the class.

Part 1:  Choose a partner if you want and a topic.  Note we need to get all topics covered if at all possible.
Broad Topic Choices:
-Canadian Autonomy
-Government in Canada in the 1920's
-Science, Technology, Mobility & Communication
-Women in Canada
-Minorities in Canada
-Art, Culture & Radio and Canadian Identity
-Canadian Economy
-Medicine & Health

Part 2:  Create a research question for your topic.  Start your research.  Start with your text book ask me for section in new book.

Part 3:  Turn your research question into an evaluative question.
Tie into 6 Historical Thinking Concepts:
-Historical Significance
-Historical Perspectives
-Cause and Consequence
-Continuity & Change
-Ethical Judgement

Part 4:  Create your slides:
Slide 1:  Title page
Slide 2 & 3 Information, background or otherwise.  Include Pictures!
Slide 4:  Answer Evaluative Question & Tie into Thinking Concept
Slide 5:  References

Part 5:  Brief presentation to class.  See what counts when making a presentation!