Social Studies 9 Afternoon Class (Templeman)

Course Outline

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Welcome to Term 2 Social Studies

WELCOME TO Social Studies 9!

 

I am very excited to continue this course for term 2.

My name is Carrie Zunti and this is my fourth year at Bow Valley High School.  Prior to that I was teaching in BC for many years.  Parent and student communication is very important to me.  Every week, I will be posting the week events on this page.  It will be updated every Sunday/Monday night, so please make sure you look at by Monday.  Weekly events will include what activities are planned, quizzes, tests, and when assignments are due, etc. Please also become well aquainted with power school as this is where you can see your child's progress in the class.

Attached you will find the course outline which outlines the course objectives and student responsibilities.

It is imperative that your son/daughter bring a working laptop to school everyday.  This also includes a charger as most students will be using their computer for every class.  Cell phone use is prohibited in the class.  It is a distraction to all students and the teacher.  If the use of a cell phone is required, this will be made at the discretion of the teacher.

Due to unforeseen events such as, school events or discussions taking longer than needed or re-teaching is needed, weekly events will change and students will be notified.

I look forward to our journey together!

Best way to reach me is at:

czunti@rockyview.ab.ca

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Weekly Update November 13-17

Students are beginning to learn classroom procedures. Any overdue assignments with Ms. Templeman are now past due and will no longer be accepted as a new term has started.

Students have the opportunity to bring up their grade by creating some goals to make sure they hand in assignments prior to the due date.  I am well aware of other commitments and issues that may arise out of school and may conflict with assigned due dates.  It is up to the student to inform me of lates and a new due date may be created.

It is important that students complete their work on time.  Students will be given the opportunity to complete work during social studies class and in my class during lunch hours.  Any student who falls behind in their studies will be asked to come in at lunch and use that time for catch up.  If a students fails to come to these catch up classes, an email and/or phone call will be sent home informing parents.

 

What's in the News:

 

Monday November 13: NO SCHOOL. Professional development day

Tuesday November 14: Review homework. (charter of rights 2) First Nations Treatment in Past.  Introduction and start of Historical Case Studies

Wednesday November 15: Historical Case Studies continued.

Thursday November 16: Notes on Language Rights.  Bill 101.  Quebec language laws

Friday November 17: Current Events.

HISTORICAL CASE STUDIES DUE MONDAY NOVEMBER 20TH.

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Weekly Update November 20-24

MAJOR ASSIGNMENT DUE MONDAY NOVEMBER 20:  HISTORICAL CASE STUDIES.

Parents will be notified if their son/daughter has not handed in their case studies.  Any student who does not have a complete assignment will be required to come in at lunch to complete it.

 

WHAT'S IN THE NEWS:

 

Monday November 20: Historical Case Studies due.  Sharing.  Continue Bill 101.  Journal Response.  What is Bill C-51: article and journal

Tuesday November 21: Both Journals due.  Collective Rights Review activity. Due on Wednesday.

Wednesday November 22: Review.  Shawna Current Events.  Introduction to Immigration.  Video.  Introduction reading/notes (1 & 2).  Would you qualify as an immigrant?  Homework:  Do your parents qualify as immigrants?

Thursday Novembver 23: Review.  Point system due.  Immigrant scenarios...do they qualify?  Reading/notes 3 & 4. due at end of class.

Friday November 24: Current Events

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Weekly Update November 27-December 1

I hope everyone had a nice weekend!  Sunday was a beautiful day!

On Wednesday December 6th, is Parent/Teacher interview night.  If you were unable to get a meeting with me, please send me an email: czunti@rockyview.ab.ca to schedule one before 6 that day, or to schedule for another day!  I would love to meet all of you!

 

What's in the News!

Monday November 27: Continue Refugee work for half class.   Chinese Head Tax Activity.  Provincial Immigration Recruitment standards

Tuesday November 28: Review last day.  Start YCJA: Surviving the Teenage Brain (Nature of Things Video)

Wednesday November 29: Notes on the YCJA.  YCJA Worksheet.  YCJA website exploration.

Thursday November 30: YCJA Note taking #1 and #2 Review.  Flow chart of sentencing procedures.  Actual cases of youth criminals:  YOU BE THE JUDGE!

Friday December 1: Current Events.  Case sentencing continued.

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December 4-8

Parent/teacher interviews are on Wednesday December 6th.  I am fully booked, however, if you would like to meet with me, please send me an email, and I will schedule another day/time that works best for both of us. czunti@rockyview.ab.ca

 

Hungry Hungry Hampers:

It has been a tradition at Bow Valley High School to assist families within our school and those families whose childern will be coming to our school.  Every student at the school has been asked to bring in an item of need, whether that is a food item, household neccessities, gift cards, or Christmas presents for the family members.  Each student has a class that will sponsor a family.  Within that class there is a sign up sheet of what a student is able to give.  I know Christmas can be hard on many families, that is why the Leadership team also promotes "gift of time."  If you are unable to provide an item, volunteering time is also needed! (packaging up the products, delivering products, etc)  If you need more information the person to contact is Mr. Scott Thompson: sthompson@rockyview.ab.ca

 

What's in the News:

 

Monday December 4: Review YCJA.  Flow Chart of Sentencing procedures.  Review sentencing.  Student's look at actual cases and decide what type of sentence the student would get.  This will promote discussion as many people have different views to sentencing.

Tuesday December 5: Review previous day.    Victim Rights journal due tomorrow.

Wednesday December 6: Advocacy Groups.   Jury Duty.  What qualifies/does not qualify a person?  YCJA Case Studies

Thursday December 7: YCJA Case Studies continued.   Discussion.

Friday December 8: Current Events.  YCJA case studies continued.

 

IMPORTANT DATES:

 

THURSDAY DECEMBER 14:  SOURCE ANALYSIS TEST

TUESDAY DECEMBER 19: CHARTER OF RIGHTS/YCJA/IMMIGRATION EXAM

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Weekly Update December 11-15

2 more weeks until the holidays!

Final exam schedule is posted on the school website.  Social Studies PAT is on Monday January 22, 9am-12.  This exam accounts for 15% of the student's mark.  If there are any concerns about the PAT these concerns must be directed to Administration: Amanda Schultz or Rob Kimura.

Students are encouraged to use all study guides to prepare for this exam and use the exam prep that is available on the moodle shell.  There, students have access to 4 previous grade 9 PATS to practice.

 

What's in the News:

 

MONDAY DECEMBER 11: YCJA article sharing.   Persuasive Planner prep.

TUESDAY DECEMBER 12: Source Analysis PREP

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 13: SOURCE ANALYSIS EXAM.  STUDENTS BRING IN THEIR NOTES.

THURSDAY DECEMBER 14: Persuasive Planner continued.

FRIDAY DECEMBER 15: Mrs. Furman is in for me .  Persuasive planner continued.  Due Wednesday December 20th.

 

IMPORTANT DATES NEXT WEEK:


UNIT FINAL (CHARTER OF RIGHTS, IMMIGRATION, AND YCJA) ON TUESDAY DECEMBER 19TH

ALL STUDY GUIDES ARE UP AND AVAILABLE ON THE MOODLE.  PLEASE PRACTICE THE PAT PREP QUESTIONS FOR THESE UNITS

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Weekly Update December 18-22

Last week before the holiday break!  Everyone is so excited!  Through all this excitement, many students are starting to slow down and not complete assignments.  It is very important to keep going through as when we get back from the holiday break, there will only be 2 weeks left of the semester!

SOCIAL STUDIES FINAL EXAM IS ON MONDAY JANUARY 22 AT 9 AM. My classrooms will be open everday at lunch for students who need extra study help.  On the moodle there are links to study guides and to previous PAT's for students to practice on.  Students will be expected to study on their own and they should start organizing and review documents now.  There will be some class time during the last week before break for some study sessions.

WHAT'S IN THE NEWS:

 

Monday December 18th: Position Planner review and hand in.  Study time session for exam tomorrow.

Tuesday December 19th: Unit 2 Exam (Charter of Rights, Immigration, and YCJA)

Wednesday December 20th:  Intro to Economics.   Video.  Note Taker.  Proficts before People reading and journal.

Thursday December 21th: Review.  Notes on the 3 Economic Systems.

Friday December 22nd: Holiday fun class.

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Final Weekly Update: January 8-19

WELCOME BACK

 

I hope everyone had a well-rested holiday!  I sure did despite those cold weather snaps we had!  There are a total of 10 school days left before final exams and the end of the semester!  Students should be working hard extremely hard for those last 10 days.... finishing assignments, preparing for their final exam, and paying attention in class!

MAJOR NOTES:

1.  I will not be accepting any late or past due assignments after Friday January 19th.  This is the last day for Social Studies. Once the class is over, it is over.  It is the student's responsibility to make sure they are handing assignments in on time.  If student's are away, it is their responsibility to come see me for catch up work.  Regardless of absences, forgetfulness, or poor work ethic students will receive a ZERO for incomplete work.

FINAL EXAM: PAT

1.  Final Social Studies exam is on MONDAY JANUARY 22 AT 9am. Please make sure you arrive early and be prepared with the following: pencil, eraser, and student ID card.  Students will be writing in the gym or in classrooms.  Place of writing is designated by last name and this will be posted on the day of the exam.

2.  CELL PHONES, MUSIC PLAYERS, HEAD PHONES, BACKPACKS, HATS, AND COMPUTERS ARE NOT PERMITTED IN THE EXAM ROOM.  Students will not be allowed to write their exam until these items are put away.  Extra time will not be given for students who have difficulty in following the school's exams regulations.

3. Busses will be running at the regular times (morning and afterschool pick up).  THEY DO NOT RUN WHEN EXAMS END.  So if your child is done their exam at 11 am.  They must wait at the school for bus pick up at 3:30 unless they choose to get home on their own (walk, friends, parents pick up, etc).  The den and the library and some classes will be open for students who want to study for other exams for the entire exam week.

4.  Social Studies preparation for the exam is on the moodle site.  There are multiple study guides and 4 practice PAT exams.  Students will be given a practice exam on Thursday January 18th.  This exam will be worth marks, but only classified as a quiz as per course oultine.   This pratice PAT will be a tool for students to see where they need to concentrate on their studying.

5.  Students are expected to study and prepare for their exam on their own time.  I am available everyday at lunch.  Students need to come see me so they know what room I will be in.  There will be from 1 to a maximum of 3 days of class devoted to study prep.

NEW SEMESTER

1.  Wednesday January 31st is the start of Semester 2 and Term 3!  On this day, student's will receive a new course outline. Their core and elective schedule can also be found on PowerSchool.

 

WEEKLY UPDATE

 

Monday January 8th: Welcome back!  Capitalism vs Socialism Notes/Review.  Profits before People Journal.

Tuesday January 9th: Marx vs Smith.  Factors of Production/Industrial Revolution

Wednesday January 10th:  Capitalism Game

Thursday January 11th: Capitalism Game Continued.  Consumerism Case Study/CALM 9 project

Friday January 12th: Consumerism Case Study. Current Events: Merek/Devin

 

Monday January 15th: Consumerism Case Study.  My Blue Print/CALM JOURNAL.

Tuesday January 16th: Consumerism Case Study DUE.  CALM work.  Labour unions and crown corporations.

Wednesday January 17th: Canadian Social Programs.  Economy and the evironment.  Economy Review.

Thursday January 18th: Practice PAT.  Studying for Exam.

Friday January 19th: Studying for exam.  Any missing current event presentations will occur here.

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