Comparative Civilizations 12

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Social Studies 11
Course Objectives
K.J. Benoy
Introduction
This is an enormous
course to fit into 1
semester.
Expect to work very
fast.
Each of the 3
component areas could
fill an entire course.
Course Components.
You will study the
following three areas:
Canadian Government.
Canadian 20th Century
History.
Issues in Current
World Human
Geography.
History
We trace Canada’s evolving
role in the world; from a
British colony to an
independent nation, from a
remote, unpopulated land,
through 2 world wars and a
Great Depression, to a
significant nation.
Canadian Government
We study how we
organize ourselves
politically.
Ideologies and the
political spectrum.
Elections.
Our Constitution.
The Legislative,
Executive and Judicial
branches of
government.
Provincial & Municipal
Government.
Geography
We will examine the
great challenges
facing the world and
the part we play in
dealing with them.
Areas of study
include:
The Global Village.
World Population.
Standards of Living.
Resources.
Global Solutions.
How Will We Do This?
My teaching style is fairly
traditional. It will involve:
Lectures.
Readings.
Group & class discussions.
Individual and group
assignments.
Essays.
Map Work.
Computer Labs (when possible).
Quizzes & tests.
My blogsite
My blog is my lesson plan
– but it is more than this.
Exam times and mark
breakdowns are posted
here.
All assignments are
hyperlinked from it.
Supplementary material is
linked to from it.
Homework is posted there.
Any important updates will
be announced on the blog.
Past blogs are archived
here.
My Website
Go to:
http://kbenoy.googlepages.com –
click through to my Social
Studies 11 page or just bookmark
http://kbenoy.googlepages.com/s
ocialstudies11 .
Here you will find PowerPoint
presentations that cover the
entire curriculum. You can
also link to pages on the 3
sections of the course, with
much more detailed resources.
Your assignments will also be
posted here.
The Provincial Exam
For some reason, this
exam gives students
trouble (though it is
easier than most unit
tests).
You must look at the
table of specifications
and at the sample
exam and key.
The Provincial Exam
For the table of
specifications, go to
http://www.bced.gov.b
c.ca/exams/specs/grad
e11/ss/11_table_specs.
pdf
Provincial Exam
The sample exam can
be found at:
http://www.bced.gov.b
c.ca/exams/search/
You can also link to the
answer key here too.
Provincial Exam
We will do some specific exam preparation
at the end of the course, but you should be
thinking about this throughout the term.
Now is not too early to look at where we
will get!.

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