Socials 10 (A)

Term 3
Term Resources

Thursday June 9

Term Mark Update (sorted by student number)

Thursday June 2
Class Notes: Resources and Land Use Decisions

Monday May 16th
Class Notes: Review of Sea to Sky.  Review of Paper Task and Rubric (see above).  Proposals are due end of class Wednesday (you have Wednesday’s class to work on them).  Papers are due May 31st.
Resources: Paper Task and Rubric Above
Homework: Work on proposal, due Wednesday end of class.

Enjoy Sea to Sky!

Wednesday May 4th
Class Notes; Work period on display, intro to paper and worksheet.
Homework: Bring in display for tomorrow, paper proposal worksheet due at display on Thursday.
Notes for Display:

  • Bring projects in tomorrow- to my office (309B) in the morning is okay
  • Show up at 12:40 @ the library with your project
  • Timeline: 12:40-1pm Set up  1-3 Display Open to students, teachers and evaluators.  3-3:15 clean up/take down.

Monday May 2nd
Project Work Period. Bring displays in Wednesday.

Tuesday April 26th
Class Notes: Display workshops
Resources: Slides
Homework: continue work on project

Week of April 18th
Work Periods

Friday April 8th
Class Notes: Review of Oral History and handed in your interview questions.
Resources: Oral History slides, Museum Display rubric, Article on Oral History
Homework: Interviews are due to be completed this week, we will work on analyzing them on Thursday in class.  Refer to your project hand out and term outline for ongoing due dates, etc.

Wednesday April 6th
Class notes: Conducting effective interviews and work time on developing your question list.  Remember your 7 broad research questions are for you and are the guiding lines of inquiry for the entire project.  These are separate from your interview questions; these are 12 (ish) questions that focus on 3-4 of those 7 broad research questions.
Resources: Conducting Interviews (Foreign Affairs Canada)

Terms 1 and 2

Welcome to Social Studies 10!

September 8, 2010
Class Notes: Welcome to the 2010-2011 School year!  Today was a short, 30 minute introduction to me, your classmates and the course.
Handouts: Course Syllabus, Unit 1 Outline.
Homework: None.  See you tomorrow.  SC

September 9, 2010
Class Notes: Because physical space and the conception of it matters, we started off by drawing the map of Canada from memory.  After comparing it to a professionally drawn map, we concluded that for the most part, groups were most accurate with the BC portion, indicating perhaps that we are most comfortable with were we live.  We then did a mass-graffiti effort on the following 7 questions.

  1. What is Canada?
  2. What does it mean to be Canadian?
  3. What are the most important events in Canadian history?
  4. Who are the most important Canadians?
  5. What are the most important events in world history?
  6. Who are the most important actors in world history?
  7. What is the future of Canada?

Students then considered their personal responses and reflections on two of the questions and, indicated what it is about their experiences and history that influence their opinions and responses.    These responses were handed in.
Homework: Read pages 2-8 in Our Land, reading quiz on Monday. SC.

Monday September 13th
Class Notes: Reading quiz,  evidence analysis workshop, document analysis of British Policy towards les Canadiens as a result of the British Victory in the Seven Years War and New France’s transfer to British ownership.
Handouts and Resources: Seven Years War presentation, Document Analysis Worksheet (updated to be 97-03 word, 09.14.10), Supplementary Readings
Homework: Complete the first page of the Document Analysis, if you did not get a copy of the supplementary reading package, use the scanned pdfs posted above.

Wednesday September 15th
Class Notes: Discussed the anti-McDonald’s advertisement, eventually getting to a discussion of personal vs. corporate responsibility for health/food related decisions.  We then took a step back, considered the context surrounding the documents you delved into on Monday, considering the Battle for North America.  Worked on the document inquiry worksheet, which will be due for completion and hand in on Tuesday.
Handouts and Resources: The Battle for North America
Homework: Quiz #1 (take 2), read pages 9-15 as on outline.

Friday September 17th
Class Notes: Reading Quiz #2.  Presentation and note taking on American Revolution.  Response to Washington’s letter to the Canadiens, which will be completed on Tuesday.
Handouts and Resources: American Revolution presentation, AR presentation notes sheet, Reacting to American Invasion
Homework: None.  Have a great weekend. SC

Tuesday September 21st

Handouts and Resources: Loyalist Reading Guiding Questions, Website for Reading: Loyalists, The First Refugees
Homework: Complete Questions Due: Thursday September 23rd.

Thursday September 23rd:
Handouts and Resources:
Immigration Presentation Instructions, Online Resource Evaluation, Website for Reading: IOM About Migration
Homework: Complete immigration presentation due: Monday September 27th.

Monday September 27th
Class Notes: Group presentations on modern immigration, followed by a review/synthesis of contemporary immigration issues and the impact of loyalists on the new Canadian colonies.
Handouts and Resources: Immigration Presentation, Peer Evaluation Template


Homework: Read section on War of 1812 in text (pages 16-20). Reading Quiz Friday.  SC

Wednesday September 29th, 2010
Class Notes:

Handouts and Resources: Immigration slides posted above, War Strategies slides, Washington’s Rules, TE Lawrence Strategy, Sun Tzu Strategy, Just War PrinciplesClausewitz Strategy
Homework: Read section on War of 1812 in text (pages 16-20). Reading Quiz Friday.  Choose between Task 1 or Task 2 below, due Friday.

Task 1:

1.Take two predominant military strategies and compare them based on the categories we establish as a class (principles/goals, effectiveness, efficiency, cost[manpower, money, equipment]).
2.Which of the two strategies you study would allow for success in 19th Century conflicts (War of 1812, American Revolution)?
3.Which of these would allow for success in 21st century conflicts (Iraq, Afghanistan, Middle East, Sudan)?
Note, for Steps 2 and 3:Define the elements of the conflicts and identify what it is about the strategies that address the unique dimensions of each conflict period.

Task 2:

1.Take two predominant military strategies and compare them based on the categories we establish as a class (principles/goals, effectiveness, efficiency, cost[manpower, money, equipment]).
2.Develop your own military strategy.  You must identify the era for which you designed it, and explain why this strategy (and for whom) it would be successful.
3.Make connections to other military strategies that show how they influenced your own strategy.

Friday October 1st
Class Notes:
Reading Quiz, discussion of Governor General installation, Group Deliberations: Which nation/people has had the greatest influence on Canada up to the War of 1812?
Homework: Read pages 28-40 for Thursday (reading quiz). Tuesday meet at auditorium at 8:25, check in with me for attendance.  SC.

Tuesday October 5th:
Class Notes:
Attended presentation by guest speaker, Roz Savage.
Homework: As above.  Reading quiz Thursday.
Assignments (War Strategies) missing from:

  • Philip
  • Adam
  • Patrick
  • Raul
  • Joshua
  • Andrew Wong
  • Jacky
  • Ray

Tuesday October 12th
Class Notes: Role play to explore the tensions present in Lower and Upper Canada in 1837.  Sadly, armed conflict was not avoided and on Thursday, we will enter into armed rebellion (or at least studying it).
Handouts and Resources: Role Play instructions and details.
Homework: Respond to Discussion #1 on class wikispace (  Your username is e.g jd7638 (first and last initial [usually your official, not preferred first name] and student number [no grad year]) and password is saints2010.  Accept the invitation to the mscoatesSS10 wikispace, and go to the discussion. Due Thursday.

Thursday October 14th
Class Notes: You will consider one of the three topics below

  • Lower Canada 1837
  • Upper Canada 1837
  • Rebellions 1838
  • Student notes

For your topic, be prepared to present on the following:

  • Timeline
  • Key players & their issues
  • Outcome
  • Historical significance- rating and explanation
  • Understanding questions (textbook)

You will start working independently, then join with others considering the same topic.  You will be responsible for producing a notes sheet that will serve as notes on the topic for the other students covering other topics.
Homework: Research a modern or historic rebellion and be prepared to offer similarities and differences to the 1837/1838 rebellions studied today.

Monday October 18th
Class Notes: In class response: Why do some reformers feel armed rebellion is the only way to achieve responsible government?  Was this sentiment justified?
Homework: Read pages 51-59 for Wednesday.

Wednesday October 20th
Class Notes: Discussed the Durham report and the final struggle towards reponsible government in Canada.
Handouts and resources: Durham report presentation, notes sheet.
Homework: Complete the chapter for Tuesday, reading quiz will greet you.  Enjoy the midterm break.  SC

Tuesday October 26th
Class Notes: Reading Quiz (pg 71 qs 1 ,3, 8, 11), completed discussion of the achievement of responsible government in the maritimes and in Canada West/East.  Beginning of focus on historical fiction: how reliable is the information? what is the balance of “history” and “fiction” in the piece? and our overall question, of what value is historical fiction?
Homework: Spend 30 minutes reading “The Contest for Lake Erie”.

Thursday October 28th:
Class Notes: Finished reading “The Contest for Lake Erie” and our first discussion on historical fiction: what is it, how do we assess it critically?  Next up, Master and Commander.
Homework: Read the article,Master and Commander”; Is it Naval History? for Monday.

Monday November 1st
Class Notes: Watched up to 58:24 of Master and Commander, introduced essay topic.  Discussed general essay deadlines- time to work on Friday, draft due Tuesday, final copy due next Friday.
Homework: Re-read article (posted above).

Wednesday November 3rd:
Class notes: Watched the vast majority of Master and Commander, 9 minutes left to go on Friday.  You will write the first draft of your essay then.  Tuesday rough draft due, Friday (12) final draft due. 
: Review essay assignment.

Friday November 5th
Class Notes: Developed thesis statements for three different levels of reliability and value in education purposes.

Sample thesis statements

  • Historical fiction is a precious stronghold for preserving the parts of the past that are slowly fading away.  People today can draw many connections from this genre to history itself and can prove worthy in teaching students about their own country or even the world.
  • Historical fiction can be a reliable source when the audience understands that it is modified for entertainment purposes.
  • The historical sources do not even come close to being reliable when viewed from an education stand point and show be avoided for educational purposes.

Homework: Complete draft, due Tuesday November 9th paper copy for peer-editing in class.  Final copy due Friday November 12th.  Assignment, Rubric.

Tuesday November 10th:
Class Notes: Self and peer assessment/editing of essays using Assignment Rubric.
Homework: Complete essay for Friday, due at beginning of class.

Friday November 12th:
Class Notes: British North America at Mid-Century.
Handouts and Resources: BNA at Mid Century presentation
Homework: questions 1, 2, 8, 9 on page 86 and your assigned question from the chapter to post on wikispace by beginning of next class.  Read Chapter 4.  Enjoy your weekend.  SC.

Page and Question Students Page and Question Students
Pg 75 #1 Philip, Andrew C Pg 79 #1 Raul, Vincent
Pg 75 #2 Thomas, Jerry Pg 79 #2 Marcus
Pg 75 #3 Max, Nicholas Pg 82 # 3 Josh
Pg 76 #1 Edmond, Adam Pg 82 #4 Andrew W, Jacky
Pg 77 #1 Benny, Jeffrey Pg 85 #1 Ruoni, Rocky
Pg 77 #2 Conor, Patrick Pg 85 #2Pg 85 #3 RayBrendan

Tuesday November 16th
Class Notes: Reviewed questions assigned last day.  Coverage of most of Chapter 5 in Our Land, focusing on the 3 constitutional conferences, the external forces influential on the process of union, and began our work on Confederation.
Handouts and Resources: Conference Notes Sheet, Presentation, Constitutional Conference Resource Sheets, Exam Outline
Homework: Review Chapter 5 of Our Land.

Thursday November 18th
Class Notes: Confederation workshop
Handouts and Resources: See Tuesday November 16th, and Colony Interest Chart, Exam Outline
Homework: Complete Colony Interest chart, review for exam.

Thursday December 1st
Class Notes: Exam review and beginning Act or Pact reading and seminar preparation.
Resources and Handouts: reading questions
Homework: Complete part I of Act or Pact article (do not read Section IV) and reading questions from that section for next class.

Monday December 6th:
Class Notes: Act or Pact, Introduction of Provinces Project
Handouts and Resources: Provinces Project, Glogster

Suggested starting points for Provinces Project:

Homework: Complete and or review Act or Pact questions, review Province Project instructions.

Wednesday December 8
Class Notes: Completed discussion of Act or Pact, tutorial on glogster for those who wished, and work period on glogster province/territory project.

  • Manitoba- AC, Nicholas, Raul
  • Saskatchewan- Thomas, Jeffrey, Josh
  • Alberta- Jerry, Adam, Benny
  • BC- Max, Conor, Patrick, Vincent, Marcus, Jacky, Rocky, Ray, Brendan
  • Yukon-
  • NWT- Philip, Ruoni, Edmond
  • Nunavut- AW

Homework: Finish Act or Pact questions for Friday, work on glogster at home if you wish. Work period Friday and half of Tuesday, glogsters due mid-class Tuesday.

Wednesday January 12
Class Notes: Overview of term and Lesson 1 on Manitoba (focus on geography, the fur trade and the Red River Colony).
Handouts and Resources: Term Outline, Textbook Support chapters 6-10, Manitoba 1 Slides: Geography and Red River Colony, PDF 5 Themes of Geographical Thinking
Homework:  Consult reading requirements and schedule.

Friday January 14th
Class Notes: Manitoba Part 2 and introduction of current events blog.
Handouts and Resources: Manitoba 2 Slides: Red River Colony, Rebellion and the 5th Province, Prediction Chart, Current Events Blog
Homework: Blog Posting #1, consult reading schedule.

Monday January 17th
Reading schedule with dates for the next 4 weeks as distributed.  Click for an enlarged version.

Tuesday January 18th
Class Notes: Completing Confederation AB/SK Lesson #1, a brief introduction to the idea of the Western Frontier and the Canadian version, the Last Best West.  Introduction of the goals of immigration of the period, and most of class spent working on your group’s chosen assignment.  Due Thursday for presentation.  Be sure to follow the instructions in the document below.
Handouts and Resources: AB/SK Slides 1, Assignment Details, Additional Primary Source- Immigrant Magazine The West.

Homework: Tiger Team posting Week 2.

Thursday January 20th
Class Notes: Work time on Last Best West assignment and presentations (see Tiger Team pages on wikispace for slides).
Handouts and Resources: Wikispace.
Homework: Tiger Team Week 2, Reading Quiz on Monday for readings on Lessons 1-4., Sign up for QuizStar

Monday January 24th
Class Notes: Term 2 Quiz 1 on Quizstar; NW Rebellion and Louis Riel and investigation into the Louis Riel trial and legacy.
Handouts and Resources: Slides, Trial Resources 1, Trial Resources 2, Louis Riel Historical Minute
Homework: Pages 128-133.  Work on your element of Louis Riel trial.  Update on quiz retakes: Sorry guys, not happening. Changed my mind!

Tuesday February 1st
Classnotes: Goldrush!
Handouts and Resources: Slides, Assignment, Handout
Homework:  Read pgs 128-133 and Cariboo Handout (above). Reading quiz Thursday.  Chart from Assignment (above) due in class.

Thursday February 3rd
Class Notes:1)  QuizStar reading quiz #2.  2) A closer look at the consequences of the gold rush era, specifically the economic issue of boom and bust cycles.3) Research on your group and plan for time capsule.
Handouts and Resources: Updated slides (boom/bust)

Homework: Time capsule, due Monday.

Monday February 7th
Class Notes: Small group presentations of your time capsule.  Moving on to BC joining confederation.
Handouts and Resources: BC Slides

Update to class schedule for next 2 weeks (test date firm)

Homework: Page 185 # 1, 6, 10, read pages 212-218

Thursday February 10th
Class Notes: The National Policy
Handouts and Resources: Slides, PMI Chart, Handout- Claude Belanger, Video Clip: McCord Museum, Test Review Sheet, Chapter 6-10 Textbook Support
Homework: Review for Test February 15th.

Tuesday February 15th
Class Notes: Test
Homework: Catch up on Tiger Team Postings, readings per schedule.

Thursday February 17th
Class Notes: Introduction to new theme, Enterprise and National Development.  Theme question: Has private business been too influential in the historical and contemporary development of Canada?

Handouts and Resources:HBC slides, Lords and Proprietors booklet, interactive map
Homework: Readings per schedule and discussion posting on the influence of HBC.  Post the discussion on the Enterprise and National Development Page‘s Discussion tab.

Monday February 21st
Class Notes: Completed the HBC side of the graphic organiser together.
Resources: Graphic Organiser HBC/CPR
Homework: Read pages 193-202 and complete sheet for CPR side.

Wednesday February 23rd:
Class Notes: The CPR
Resources: TCE: Canadian Business History, CPR Slides, Group Challenge and Personal Response
Homework: Read article on Canadian Business History from the Canadian Encyclopedia.

Friday February 25th
Class Notes: Influence, Criticisms and Accountability Measures for businesses in the 21st Century
Resources: Slides, UN Global Compact, Canadian Business for Social Responsibility, ColaLife
Homework: Review material.    For Tuesday, choose one of three criticisms (Environmental Degradation, Labour/Working Conditions,Conflict-Fueling) and be able to discuss the following:

  • The basis for criticism (be able to explain the criticism, what it means or refers to)
  • Case study (find an example)
  • Accountability mechanisms (are there “rules” that companies must obey?).  Look at UN Global Compact and the concept of Corporate Social Responsibility

Tuesday March 1
Class Notes: Review of research from previous day, debate research.

Debate Topic: Be It Resolved That Business has been too influential in Canadian history.

Group A: SocialPRO- Side 1: Andrew C, Thomas, JerryOPP- Side 2: Max, Nic, RockyModerator: Edmond Group B: PoliticalPRO-Side 1: Adam, Benny, JeffreyOPP- Side 2: Conor, Patrick, RaulModerator: Ray Group C: EconomicOPP- Side 1: Vincent, Marcus, JoshPRO-Side 2: Andrew W, Ruoni, JackyModerator: Brendan

Handouts and Resources: Debate Assignment, Public Speaking Notes
Homework: Finish preparing debates for next day.

Monday March 7
Class Notes: Introduction to First Nations theme.
Handouts and Resources: Numbered Treaty Overview, Video
Homework: Read pages 186-193 and do questions 1 2 and 5 on 193.

Wednesday March 9
Class Notes: Review of questions, investigation into Treaties.  Introduction of Term 3 project.
Handouts and Resources:Term 3 Project, Canada in the Making Treaties 1-7, Canada in the Making: Treaties 8-11Number Treaty Overview, Atlas of Canada- Numbered Treaties, National Film Board: Kaneshsatake 270 Years of Resistance , CBC News in Review: Oka, CBC archives: Oka, Royal Proclamation 1763

Tuesday March 15th
Term 3 Project: SS10 Term 3 Project Part 1 and 2


6 thoughts on “Socials 10 (A)

  1. Ms. Coates

    could you give me an idea of how to rebuttal that business has not been influential in canada’s past economy because as of now, I feel like the topic is impossible.


    • Hi Vincent,

      On the opposition side, you do not have to argue that Canadian business has not been influential at all, but rather that the influence they have had hasn’t been “too influential”… in other words, that the influence business (or businesses) has (have) had is justified (because it shows creativity, it shows Canadians taking responsibility for themselves… etc). Does this help?


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