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    SOCIAL STUDIES 8M

    Feb 21-26:

    GEO continued …

    • Latitude & Longitude
    • Time Zones
    • Scale
    • Contour Lines

    Homework/Assignments/Assessments:

    • Classroom Map – now due
    • Grid Systems Activity Sheet – post in blog
    • GEO Vocabulary – 3 choices – post in blog
    • GEO Exam – Monday, Feb 26

    GEOGRAPHY 12

    February 21-March 1

    1. READ UNIT 2
    2. READ UNIT 3 PLANET EARTH pp 49-116
      • Video: Plate Tectonics
        • Earth’s Interior
        • The Earth’s Crust
        • Plate Tectonics
        • Video:  “Colliding Continents”
    3. Looking Ahead to Assignment 3 “Structures and Seismic Mitigation”
    4. Looking ahead to ASSIGNMENT 4:  New JAYO
      • preview details/ideas on:
        • Design
        • Aesthetics
        • Needs/Amenities
        • Seismic considerations
        • Climate/Sustainability considerations
    5. Video: “Strip the City”
    6. BLOG ENTRY (post by Feb 26):  Volcanoes
      • Create an entry in your blog with the following info on two volcanoes (one must be local):
        • the name of the volcano (map+image if possible)
        • status of volcano (active/dormant)
        • absolute location (latitude/longitude)
        • relative location in relation to Vancouver (direction, distance)
        • last known major eruption?

    SOCIAL STUDIES 8M

    February 13

    • Intro to GEO Unit (continued)
      1. GEO VOCAB – work on completing definitions by end of week
      2. Blog Post:  Pick THREE (3) Geo vocab terms and post in Blog by week next period
        • Term + Definition + Image of a BC example (cite source of image)
      3. Topographic Maps – Location Activity (See Moodle)
        • Post finished PDF in Blog by Feb 15
      4. Grid Systems Activity Sheets (see Moodle) Review by Feb 15
    • HOMEWORK:
      1. Classroom Map Assignment (see Powerpoint for Specifics) Due week of Feb 19
      2. Blog Posts – GEO VOCAB, Topographic Maps – Location Activity PDF

    GEOGRAPHY 12

    Feb 13 –> 20

    Unit 1 Reading Assessment

    Intro to Assignment 2 – Five Themes of Geography – Foods From Around the World

    Work on (homework):

    • Blog Set Up
    • Assignment 1
    • Assignment 2
    • Read Unit II

    SOCIAL STUDIES 8M

    SOCIAL STUDIES 8M – Week 1

    Feb 5-9

    • Intro to course & JODIMS
      • Setting up MOODLE, TEAMS and Teacher Blog
        • Set up access to MOODLE
          • go to https://s-moodle.vsb.bc.ca/
          • choose “log in” LINK
          • do NOT choose “Log In” BUTTON – choose “VSB OpenID Connect”
          • follow instructions to sign in/create account
            • must use VSB email
            • check VSB email for activation
            • once you have activated account let me know via email at ptlee@vsb.bc.ca; there is no self-enrolment option anymore
      • Communications – Emails
      • Course Outline & Modifications
        • Assessment – 4 point scale: Emerging/Developing/Proficient/Extending
          • What will these mean in this course?
      • JO DI Mini School Experience and Expectations
        • Digital Skills & Immersion
          • Creating Student Digital Portfolio/Blog
        • Leadership
        • Field Studies – Spring 2024 Seattle
    • Intro to GEO Unit
      1. Five Themes of GEOGRAPHY
      2. Geography Basics – Powerpoint
    • HOMEWORK Due next period:
      1. Create Digital Portfolio/Blog
      2. View NAT GEO video on maps (see MOODLE)
      3. start defining GEO VOCAB

    GEOGRAPHY 12

    GEOGRAPHY 12 – Week 1

    February 5-9

    1. Distribute text books – print name on inside cover
    2. Set up TEAMS, MOODLE
    3. Review Course Outline, Expectations, Course Organization
      • Assessment:  Core Competencies vs Curricular Competencies
      • Homework vs Assignments/Formal Assessments
      • Utilizing MOODLE (see below for set up instructions), Teacher BLOG, TEAMS
    4. Set up GEO12 Digital Portfolio/Blog; post link on TEAMS
    5. *Ongoing until END of SEMESTER 1: (own initiative for blog entries)
      • Observations of the World
        • Create a section in your Digital Portfolio for this
        • Keep ongoing brief entries in Course Portfolio on phenomena/events related to Geography (Human and/or Physical)
          • Description of what it is/was
          • Your rationale/meaning/thoughts
          • ex.: weather events, seismic events, course-related topics
    • – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
    1. Intro to GEO and the FIVE THEMES of GEOGRAPHY
      • Go over FIVE THEMES of GEOGRAPHY ASSIGNMENT 1 (student choice of working in groups of TWO or individually) and ASSIGNMENT 2 (individual only)
      • Research/View/Discuss materials on FIVE THEMES of GEOGRAPHY (video on MOODLE/TEAMS plus own research for understanding)
      • Start working/gathering details for Assignment 1
    • – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
    1. HOMEWORK –
      • Set up access to MOODLE (due next period)
        • go to https://s-moodle.vsb.bc.ca/
        • choose “log in” LINK
        • do NOT choose “Log In” BUTTON – choose “VSB OpenID Connect”
        • follow instructions to sign in/create account
          • must use VSB email
          • check VSB email for activation
          • once you have activated account let me know via email at ptlee@vsb.bc.ca; there is no self-enrolment option anymore
      • Create your course Digital Portfolio/Blog (submit link on TEAMS by end of week 1)
        • suggested:
          • wordpress
          • weebly
          • wix
        • choose FREE options
      • Read/View – Due next period:
        • Physical + Human Geography in Canada (view and understand on MOODLE)
          • https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/human-geography-and-canada
          • https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/physical-geography
          • Be ready to discuss
      • Read – Due by February 9
        • Read UNIT 1 in text book pp.1-14
        • Assessment/Discussion for Understanding from reading will take place Feb 9+

    PEPS12

    January 15 –>January 26

    Entry into Economics Unit; PLUS – A look at North Korea (“Inside North Korea’s Dynasty” or “Dictator’s Dilemma“)

    • Set up discussion/roundtable on Wage Initiatives:
      • Minimum Wage vs. Living Wage vs. Universal Basic Income
    • Macro vs Micro Economics
    • Roundtable Debate – Minimum Wage vs Living Wage vs Universal Basic Income January 29

    PEPS12

    Jan 8-12

    Political Studies (continued) – the American Model

    • Election Rights
      • How to Become President (Moodle)
      • Review Electoral College vs current charges against “fake electors” and Jan 6
      • Voter Suppression (examples)
      • invoking the 14th Amendment and disqualification
    • Civil Rights
      • second PIQ notes: “Selma” (post in blog upon completion of Video)

    Jan 15-19

    Political Studies – contrast with N.Korea (DPRK)

    • third set of PIQ notes

     

    PEPS12

    December 4-15

    1. Discuss observations from Jokers Classic for Blog “Not-An-Assignment” Posts
      • which area(s) were chosen
      • pro examples?
      • tie-in to observations from the event?
    2. Intro/Review notes – Federalism
      • Definitions
        –  US vs Canadian Gov’t Structures in general: a comparison
    3. View Video:  (NOTORIOUS) RBG
      • P/I/Q Notes (Points/Interest/Questions)
    4. US Electoral College, voter suppression and other issues

    PEPS12

    Nov 15 –>

    • Recalibrating timelines
      • Semester 1 Mid-Semester Report Period – Marks Due Nov 21
      • Make sure completeness of Assignments (5), Blog Posts (8 + 1)
    • Discuss: Snapshot of Assignment #5
      • Which of the six major areas of Philosophy have you chosen to focus on?
    • Blog Post #9 (8+1) Due by this Friday Nov 17:
      • Which topic(s) in the Philosophy Unit did you enjoy going through? Which Assignment?
      • Which assignment are you the most proud of?
    • Segue into Political Studies – read/view material on Rosemary Brown (see Moodle or here at this link); BLOG POST #10 (due Monday, Nov.20):
      • how did her reality differ from others?  how did her reality motivate her?
      • what is “activism”?  are there acceptable/unacceptable forms of this?
      • how does her story reflect the greater society’s values?
      • in your opinion, how much has our society changed this reality, especially with regards to leadership positions?
    • Intro/Review – Political Ideologies