Monday, June 17, 2013

Tuesday, June 18. 2013

Today's schedule is C-AG-D-Assembly-A-B however to accommodate the year end assembly class times are altered

C Block 9:05-10:05
AG 10:10-10:20
D Block 10:25-11:20
Assembly: 11:25-12:25
Lunch 12:25-1:05
A Block 1:10-2:10
B Block 2:15-3:15

C Block Social Studies 10 - Today we are back in the library for day two of research on your family history assignment. Remember, your task is to research your family history, which includes learning how to conduct academic research, making critical evaluations regarding sources, and managing information. Please remember that I want you to focus on the context of history- did your ancestor fight in the war of 1812? What was life like for farmers during early settlement of the west? Why do you have American relatives? Use the primary documents and stories you find to uncover what daily life might have been like for your relatives.
Government of Canada Geneaology Site
American National Archives
Pier 21 Immigration Museum Research Canada
Ellis Island - U.S. Immigration
Climbing Your Family Tree
Family Search
BC Department of Vital Statistics
D Block Criminology 12 - OK so this is it, really it is. Today is the last day to get your seminar topic prepared and ready to go for tomorrow. Remember that you have five minutes (or more if you need it) to present information on a criminology topic to the class. The information is about something you are interested in and why you are interested in it. Like I posted yesterday, some of you have indicated that you're panicking about speaking in front of the class which is both natural and actually kind of funny (given that you all have done this already just not in a structured format). So look through the following websites to help you plan for your talk:

CAASAA Public Speaking Skills
How to Conquer Public Speaking Fear
Toastmasters Tips & Techniques
Overcoming the Fear of Speaking to Groups
Overcoming the Fear of Public Speaking
The Art of Speechmaking

We start Wednesday with our presentations for the remainder of the week. If you are finished then you may either update your blog work (look at last Monday's entry) or finish your questions from Friday (see the entry below). Good luck.

B Block Social Studies 11 - Today in class you'll work to compile your infographic poster on the commodity / resource / monoculture crop that you researched yesterday. Don't forget that you're trying to tie this topic to a country that depends upon your commodity.This assignment is due today in class so please work hard to compile your information and make your infographic poster interesting and attractive. I'll have smelly felts and coloured pencils for you to work with. Tomorrow we'll examine the environmental issues that we face today. In order to prep for your exam look below

What’s on the exam? Exam specs at the Ministry of Education site
When is the exam? 2012-13 Exam Schedule The short answer is Friday, June 21st from 9-11:30 am
What kinds of questions are on the exam? Sample exams with answer keys

Online review sites?

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