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    ALL COURSES – UPDATE JUNE 1

    With the optional return to in-person classes beginning June 1, the instructions for both the in-person AND on-line learning will be the same:

    Weekly check-in (“attendance”) – if in-person, you will be marked present in MyEd when you come to class, while on-line students are reminded to reply via email by Thursday, attendance will be entered into MyEd at the end of each week; your online reply to me can be a simple emoji, gif, meme, a simple hello – I will reply back with a thumbs up (“like”) response to let you know I have checked you off for attendance; if you don’t receive a thumbs up/”like” from me within 24 hours it means I have not received your email check-in.  Thank you to those of you who have replied with some creative replies!

    This week for GEO12, PEPS12, LEAD10, SS10M, SS8M:

    • address any previous assignments that still need to be submitted that you wish to be considered for your Term 3/Final marks
    • FINALIZE your Digital Portfolio overall – all assignments need to be visible in the Course Digital Portfolio as well as submitted in the appropriate places (Terms 1&2 = Moodle/Term 3 = Teams)
    • FINAL SELF-ASSESSMENT:  upload as a PDF on BOTH Moodle as well as TEAMS; your final self-assessment should take into account your engagement (regular communication) and work that has been part of Term 3 (April onwards).
    • Deadline for all the above:  June 1 (soft Deadline)/June 8 (hard Deadline)

    Students will be receiving communication from the school soon regarding year-end details like text book  and uniform returns, so keep checking your emails regularly.  IF STUDENTS COMING IN FOR IN-PERSON CLASSES WISH, THEY MAY BRING THEIR TEXTBOOKS, UNIFORMS ETC. TO CLASS FOR RETURN to lessen the number of students needing to do this at the later dates to come.

    If you have any questions, do not hesitate to email me!

    Please be well & stay safe!

    PLee

    ALL COURSES – UPDATE MAY 25

    Weekly check-in (“attendance”) – reminder to reply via email by Thursdayattendance will be entered into MyEd at the end of each week; your reply to me can be a simple emoji, gif, meme, a simple hello – I will reply back with a thumbs up (“like”) response to let you know I have checked you off for attendance; if you don’t receive a thumbs up/”like” from me within 24 hours it means I have not received your email check-in.  Thank you to those of you who have replied with some creative replies!

    This week for GEO12, PEPS12, LEAD10, SS10M, SS8M:

    • address any previous assignments that still need to be submitted
    • continue with your observations/thoughts/questions in your course Digital Portfolios (your thoughts are especially important as we enter the first stages of re-opening certain areas of society)
    • FINALIZE your Digital Portfolio overall – all assignments need to be visible in the Course Digital Portfolio as well as submitted in the appropriate places (Terms 1&2 = Moodle/Term 3 = Teams)
    • FINAL SELF-ASSESSMENT:  upload as a PDF on BOTH Moodle as well as TEAMS; your final self-assessment should take into account your engagement (regular communication) and work that has been part of Term 3 (April onwards).
    • Deadline for all the above:  June 1 (soft Deadline)/June 8 (hard Deadline)

    Students will be receiving communication from the school soon regarding year-end details like text book returns, so keep checking your emails regularly.

    If you have any questions, do not hesitate to email me!

    Please be well & stay safe!

    PLee

    ALL COURSES – UPDATE MAY 18

    Weekly check-in (“attendance”) – reminder to reply via email by Thursday, attendance will be entered into MyEd at the end of each week; your reply to me can be a simple emoji, gif, meme, a simple hello – I will reply back with a thumbs up (“like”) response to let you know I have checked you off for attendance; if you don’t receive a thumbs up from me (within 24 hours) it means I have not received your email check-in.  Thank you to those of you who have replied with some creative items!

    This week there will be no new assignments for GEO12, PEPS12, LEAD10, SS10M, SS8M, so use the time to:

    • address any previous assignments that still need to be submitted
    • continue with your observations/thoughts/questions in your course Digital Portfolios (your thoughts are especially important as we enter the first stages of re-opening certain areas of society)
    • start finalizing your Digital Portfolio overall – all assignments need to be visible in the Course Digital Portfolio as well as submitted in the appropriate places (Terms 1&2 = Moodle/Term 3 = Teams)
    • start thinking about your final self assessment

    Students will be receiving communication from the school soon regarding year-end details like text book returns, so keep checking your emails regularly.

    If you have any questions, do not hesitate to email me!

    Please be well & stay safe!

    PLee

    ALL COURSES – UPDATE MAY 11

    Weekly check-in (“attendance”) – reminder to reply via email by Thursday, attendance will be entered into MyEd at the end of each week; your reply to me can be a simple emoji, gif, meme, a simple hello – I will reply back with a thumbs up (“like”) response to let you know I have checked you off for attendance; if you don’t receive a thumbs up from me (within 24 hours) it means I have not received your email check-in.  Thank you to those of you who have replied with some creative items!

    Please note that this week’s assignment will most likely be the last one, as this will ensure that you will have the time and flexibility to not only complete it but also to address any other assignments that you may still need to complete or update.  We are most likely looking at the end of the month as the final opportunities to submit any work, so that student marks can then be finalized.  Your observations in your Digital Portfolios can still be ongoing.

    Remember to submit assignments on TEAMS as well as including them in your Course Digital Portfolio!

    For those of you (yes there are some believe it or not!) who are looking for more to do, feel free to explore some of the topics and assignments from the other courses listed here (this week’s or previous weeks’); do keep in mind that your final self assessments will be coming soon as well.

    Also remember that the nature of the soft and hard deadlines for these assignments are designed to afford students flexibility in time management and varying circumstances – if you encounter extenuating challenges beyond this, send me a communication so that we find find ways to address these.  Above all, be reassured as I expressed in last week’s post that your TERM 2 cumulative mark will serve as a provisional final mark for the year and that all work presented in Term 3 is simply an opportunity for students to improve their mark before the final mark is arrived at (this is especially important for any student who for whatever reason found themselves below a PASS for Term 2).

    If you have any questions, do not hesitate to email me!

    Please be well & stay safe!

    PLee

    Assignments for Week of MAY 11:

    All courses:  continue making your ongoing observations/questions/thoughts on the current health crisis situation in your Digital Portfolios; as well, all students will have until approximately the end of May to submit any work for Term 3 (online learning assignments) not already submitted.

    GEO12 –  The link to the article you need is listed here as well as on MOODLE (right after your Digital Portfolios)
    Once the current health crisis resolves and economies re-start, will we continue the same habits of consumption and production?  Read the article from this accompanying link as a starting point regarding new uses for AR (Augmented Reality) technology, but don’t confine yourself to just what the article focuses on.  Share your thoughts, with some supporting details from either your direct observations (and hopefully some photos), or from researching online and providing examples from sources.

    Format for submission:  student choice but preferably with minimum one visual
    Due Date:  May 18 (soft deadline)/May 25 (hard deadline)

    PEPS12 – With various governments providing economic aid in their countries, another important debate has arisen that overlaps Economics, Politics and Philosophy:  should economic assistance from government focus on the consumer (in essence so that citizens have the ability to be a consumer and buy things), or should that emphasis be on the producers (in essence businesses and producers so that citizens have something to consume and buy)?  You may need to do a little research online (please cite any sources) to explore different thoughts and perspectives on this.  Share your thoughts and findings in well though-out and coherent manner.

    Format for submission:  student choice
    Due Date:  May 18 (soft deadline)/May 25 (hard deadline)

    Bonus:  view the link on exercising rights versus freedoms.  Keep in mind this comes from an American context.  After viewing this short clip, share your thoughts.  link:  https://twitter.com/i/status/1259177413331820544

    SS10M – The current health crisis has forced all societies to re-examine their foundations and principles that are deemed essential.  Based on your observations (you may need to do a little online research to supplement your observations if you have not been able to explore much – please cite sources), what would you propose as FIVE ESSENTIAL HUMAN RIGHTS?  For each of your proposed essential rights, include a situation that has arisen from the current health crisis that would support your point.  This can be reaffirming what we already consider essential human rights, or perhaps there are new perspectives on what should be deemed essential.

    Format for submission:  student choice
    Due Date:  May 18 (soft deadline)/May 25 (hard deadline)

    Bonus:  view the link on exercising rights versus freedoms.  Keep in mind this comes from an American context.  After viewing this short clip, share your thoughts.  link:  https://twitter.com/i/status/1259177413331820544

    SS8M – In our course we have seen important figures and roles in society, using the past and history as context.  Looking at our society NOW, and especially in light of the current health crisis, share your thoughts on a role today that has been undervalued previously but has been shown to be an essential role in our society today.  Include the past (undervalued) perception of that role including your argument that shows it was undervalued and details on how that role changed/gained importance as a result of recent times.

    Format for submission:  student choice with visuals where possible preferably
    Due Date:  May 18 (soft deadline)/May 25 (hard deadline)

    LEAD10 – There is no doubt that due to what has been revealed by the current health crisis that a return to the “old normal” simply won’t be possible, at least not until an effective vaccine is available.  With regards to schools – everything from classes to extracurriculars – what do you think might be the “new normal“?  Share your thoughts with detail and your rationale on at least TWO areas (no maximum limit so if this intrigues you explore as many areas as you wish).  A suggested place to start might be to think of at least two areas of the school that you yourself are involved in, and think of how this is going to be different.

    Format for submission:  student choice
    Due Date:  May 18 (soft deadline)/May 25 (hard deadline)

    Bonus:  view the link on exercising rights versus freedoms.  Keep in mind this comes from an American context.  After viewing this short clip, share your thoughts.  link:  https://twitter.com/i/status/1259177413331820544

    ALL COURSES – UPDATE MAY 4

    May The Fourth Be With You Celebration - Hangar 2

    Weekly check-in (“attendance”) – reminder to reply via email by Thursday, attendance will be entered into MyEd at the end of each week; your reply to me can be a simple emoji, gif, meme, a simple hello – I will reply back with a thumbs up (“like”) response to let you know I have checked you off for attendance.

    Be well & stay safe!

    PLee

    Question about TERM 3 Marks:  “How will all this affect my final mark?”
    –  Students’ TERM 2 cumulative mark will serve as a provisional baseline mark from which your work and engagement in TERM 3 will serve to improve on.  Consistent engagement (communication, attendance) plus submitted work will raise the mark up until the cut-off date (approximately end of May).  Work not submitted and/or lack of engagement (communication, attendance) can bring the mark back down, but not lower than the provisional baseline mark established by the end of TERM 2.

    Assignments for Week of MAY 4:

    All courses:  continue making your ongoing observations/questions/thoughts on the current health crisis situation in your Digital Portfolios; as well, all students will have until approximately the end of May to submit any work for Term 3 (online learning assignments) not already submitted.

    GEO12 –  Go to MOODLE and explore the UNIT “RESOURCES & SUSTAINABILITY”.
    1)  Blue Gold video questions:
    –  What is the video’s message on this resource?
    –  Explain one new realization or question that this video prompted in your thinking.
    –  Should we be as concerned as the video’s makers think we should be?  Why or why not?
    Format for submission:  paragraph or point form answers
    Due Date:  May 5 (soft deadline)/May 8 (hard deadline)

    2)  Energy Alternatives:  Research energy alternatives to oil.  Choose TWO that in your opinion should be pursued by our government, explaining both the advantages as well as disadvantages/challenges.
    Format for submission:  student choice
    Due Date:  May 11 (soft deadline)/May 17 (hard deadline)

    PEPS12 – Research the debate that many regions now face regarding Economic Health vs Physical Health and the possibility of lifting restrictions.  Present the key points for each, including some of the perspectives/stakeholders of each topic.
    Format for submission:  student choice
    Due Date:  May 11 (soft deadline)/May 17 (hard deadline)

    SS10M – Go to MOODLE UNIT 3 – review the TWO sections “POPULATION” and “LIVING STANDARDS”
    1)  Look at examples of actual populations of Canada; how does a population pyramid help a government plan for its people?
    –  Create a population “pyramid” for your household.  Include everybody that lives in your household.  Due to the vast difference in numbers, your household population pyramid will most likely appear drastically different than what is used to represent a country, but you should apply the same criteria and cohort differentiations.
    –  In your household population pyramid, what are the primary (foremost) needs for each cohort represented?
    Format for submission:  student choice
    Due Date:  May 11 (soft deadline)/May 14 (hard deadline)

    2)  How has the current health crisis forced us to re-examine the following concepts of Living Standards:
    –  housing?  (availability, affordability, homelessness)
    –  income?  (minimum wage, living wage, universal basic income, definition and valuing of essential services)
    –  in light of the issues and problems that the current health crisis has revealed, what are your recommendations/opinion on the issues of housing and income?
    Format for submission:  student choice
    Due Date:  May 15 (soft deadline)/May 17 (hard deadline)

    SS8M – Go to MOODLE and read CROSSROADS Chapter 2
    1)  Historical – from your reading:  Prior to the English Civil War, what the general relationship between government (ie. the monarch) and the people?
    2)  General thinking:  What factors lead people to want to change/re-define the relationship between themselves and government?
    3)  Current Relevancy and Critical Thinking: – In the current health crisis, describe one way in which government has adapted/changed?
    Format for submission:  student choice
    Due Date:  May 11 (soft deadline)/May 17 (hard deadline)

    LEAD10
    1)  Volunteering (doing something for others):  Describe something that you are now volunteering with during this current health crisis (it can be something within your actual household).

    2)  Extracurricular Activity (doing something for yourself):  Describe something that you have done (ie. learned, practiced, created, explored) during this current health crisis.

    Format for submission:  student choice but visuals/picture where possible
    Due Date:  May 8 (soft deadline)/May 11 (hard deadline)

    Checking in students for locker clear out

    *My examples:
    1)  I volunteer grocery-shop for people who are unable to.  Also volunteered to help with students’ locker clear out.

     

     

     

    2) Cooking – sometimes a personal “Chopped” Challenge to use up whatever ingredients are on hand

    Steak and Parmesan Tagiatelle

    Homemade Fries w/ Basil & Spring Onion

    Egg & Fries

    Homemade Pho

     

     

    ALL COURSES – UPDATE APRIL 27

    Weekly check-in (“attendance”) – reminder to reply via email by Thursday, attendance will be entered into MyEd at the end of each week.

    All courses – your next due dates for what is listed below is May 4 (soft deadline)/May 8 (hard deadline); this set up regarding deadlines is meant to provide you with flexibility according to your individual circumstances but be careful about procrastination.  It is recommended by many to try and have a somewhat regular schedule regarding your routines, and to make sure that you have regular breaks from your online/screen time.  As per these online assignments, the format you choose to submit is up to you depending on your preferences and abilities (what you are capable of but also interesting and fun hopefully), but please make sure that your work is your own work (if incorporating work from other sources as support this should be noted/cited) and to check that your submission has been actually loaded as some student submissions for previous work remains blank.  Post your finished work in BOTH your DIGITAL PORTFOLIO and in TEAMS.

    Assessment – as per direction from the District and Ministry, course work during this time of online learning as continuity of your educational programs serves as an opportunity to further enhance and raise your learning outcomes; students are encouraged to take advantage of these opportunities to enhance your course standing in working towards your final course marks.  Regular engagement (attendance check-ins combined with submission of work) will only result in a greater standing and overall improved final course mark.

    Any questions or issues (assignment-related or not), please contact me; be well and stay safe!

    PLee

    PEPS12 – Start with MOODLE and review material on Ideologies, specifically political ideologies (Conservatism, Liberalism, Socialism, Communism, Fascism); conduct further research online as needed.

    • How have governments shown their ideological perspectives in their handling of the current global health crisis?  Choose TWO examples where there are differences.
    • Include in your presentation of your work the following:
      • location
      • sufficient detail showing the connection between the government action and the ideological perspective
      • result of the government action
    • List of online sources for your research

    GEO12 – There is growing evidence that as human populations deal with the current global health crisis that the physical earth seems to be recovering to varying degrees from the damage wrought on it; research and present FOUR examples around the world where this has occurred.  Your submission should include:

    • The location of the phenomenon (this must include a map visual of some kind as well as the absolute and relative location)
    • A “before” and “after” (text and visual)
    • Your brief conclusion on how ONE of these examples of recovery can be sustained/continued even after the global health crisis is resolved
    • List of online sources for your research

    LEAD10 – Go to MOODLE and read the Globe and Mail article on Dr. Bonnie Henry.  Examine her leadership during this health crisis and present your thoughts, including on the following:

    • What do you perceive as her strengths?
    • Identify some of the challenges she faced in dealing with this crisis.
    • In your opinion, how effective would you describe her leadership approach to the current crisis?

    SS10M – Go to MOODLE and explore “Unit 2 – HISTORY – POST WWII – A NEW INTERNATIONAL ROLE”.  Canada has chosen to adopt a certain role in international affairs and how it interacts with other nations.

    • Explore the links on the UN & Canada as well as read PDF of Counterpoints Chapter 6
      • What was the international role that Canada adopted in the immediate post WWII world (1945-1990s)?
      • Is this evident in today’s current crisis?  Provide supporting details/examples
      • What factors do you think contribute to Canada continuing to play this role?

    SS8M – Go to MOODLE Topic 5; Read the PDF on CROSSROADS Chapter 1

    • Compare the western European view of the world in the areas of trade, science and technology back then (circa late 1400s to the 1500s), with how our global view of the world is today in our modern times in those same three areas.   Your current descriptions should include our general 21st Century perspective, as well as your thoughts/opinions on how the current global health crisis may alter that in the near future.  Your comparison must include (but can be more than) the following areas:
      • Trade and Economics
      • Science
      • Technology and Innovation

    Images of Our Time

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    ALL COURSES/UPDATE APRIL 20

    All Courses:

    Reminder to check your emails regularly (please make sure that the school has your correct email in the MyEd system) and to reply to teachers’ regular check-ins as soon as you can (reasonably this should be within a day or so of receiving the teacher communication) as this will be considered a way to gauge engagement/attendance.

    April 20 (today) is the target due date to have started your Observations/Records of these times in your Digital Portfolio.
    –  your Digital Portfolio link should be uploaded in TEAMS
    –  a separate section/page/tab should be visible in your Digital Portfolio dedicated to your Observations
    –  there should be at least one set of observations recorded
    –  this is an ongoing assignment where you should be making additions on a regular (ie. weekly, daily, every other day, etc.) basis – the frequency will vary depending on each individual but the expectation is that it is an ongoing and expanding set of your thoughts and observations during these times.

    NEXT “assignments” and “due date” (in addition to your ongoing work with your Digital Portfolios):

    PEPS12 – see the MOODLE “Economics” section Minimum Wage vs Living Wage vs Universal Basic Income for your assignment –  look at this assignment with special regards to what is happening currently.  The format of your work that you will submit is entirely up to you.

    GEO12 – create a REDESIGN of what you think a city (use Vancouver as your example if you prefer) will have to consider especially in terms of physical elements; this could include topics like size of walkways, design of buildings and amenities, schooling, transportation infrastructure, basic necessities and access, etc.  The format of your work is up to you (note form, slides, paragraphs, video, infographic, etc.)

    SS10M – create a Digital SCRAPBOOK (drawings, photos, writings, etc.) that shows a “Day in the Life” as a Canadian/Vancouverite that compares our current times with the times of a past global historical event of the 20th Century (WWI, Great Depression, WWII, Cold War, etc.); your format must include multi-modal (combination of visual and written) and be in the first-person narrative.  Final submission must be a digital file so that you can upload it (hard copies/drawings/writings can be scanned/photographed and then compiled digitally into one file).

    SS8M – create a digital comparison of an innovation or invention that you think will be adopted on a regular basis in our lives as a result of our current times with an innovation/invention of one of the past eras that we have studied in our course.   Your comparison should be in the same field ie. architecture, medicine, technology, transportation, etc.   Your submission should include the reasons why these innovations/inventions were/are necessary.

    LEAD10 – create a digital display of an example of a community venture that has helped others during these challenging times.  Your format  should be in note form and should include a visual component if possible, and can be an infographic, slideshow, etc. of your choice.

    DUE DATES for the above:  April 27 (soft deadline) to May 1

    SUBMISSIONS need to be in your Digital Portfolio and in TEAMS

    ALL COURSES

    To clarify instructions on how to submit – when you check-in on TEAMS, all you need to do is post the link to your Digital Portfolio in the specific assignment that is dated; when I click onto your portfolio I should see your ongoing observations.  Please do your best to have things up-to-date; your first “due date” is April 20, so in TEAMS I should see for the April 20 “Assignment” the link to your Portfolio, and when I go to your actual portfolio I should see all your observations up to that date.

    UPDATE APRIL 14

    All Students – please remember that your assignment for me right now is an ongoing record of your observations; so take note of things or questions that arise on a weekly basis.

    Also, all your teachers will be checking in (think “attendance”) with you also on a weekly basis so it is important for you to reply to those emails!

    Contact me if you have any questions –

    Stay safe and stay healthy,

    PLEE