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Week 18

posted Jun 9, 2010, 9:48 AM by Jon Hamlin   [ updated Jun 14, 2010, 11:23 PM ]

Congratulations on all your hard work this semester!

It is now time for our FINAL QUEST of the year!

The Quest has questions chosen from all of your previous 5 Quests.

There are 125 Questions in total - You have the whole period - 1hr. 40 mins to finish

Good Luck and when you finish, please check the Engrade for any missing assignments.

** Don't forget we will begin presentations again tomorrow and groups that have not submitted a Write-UP need to do that ASAP!!!

                                            Here is the LINK TO YOUR QUEST


Tuesday, June 15th - Social Studies 10 - Final Quest

We will be conducting our Final Quest in the brand new A221 Computer Lab.

This Quest will involve questions from all the previous Quests we have done since the beginning of class.
You are encouraged to review our previous Quests before this Tuesday:

Quest 1 - Social Studies 10 - North America to 1815

Quest 2 - Social Studies 10: Quest 1815 to 1837

Quest 3 - Social Studies 10 - Mid-Term Mini Quest

Quest 4 - Socials Studies 10: Mini Quest - Canada's Confederation

Quest 5 -
Socials 10 Quest: Red River, Manitoba, Metis, and British Columbia

Using your class materials, handouts, worksheet packages (all available here on the website) and the textbook,
revisit the key events, people, battles, and political developments that helped shape our country.

Week 17

posted Jun 1, 2010, 1:18 PM by Jon Hamlin   [ updated Jun 9, 2010, 9:47 AM ]

 Presentation Schedules

                   Thursday, June 10              
    Thursday, June 11
 BC - Daniel, Danial
 Northwest Territories - Nick
 Newfoundland - Angela, Joanna
 Nunavut - Jared, Jonathan
 P.E.I. - Sean, Hisham
 Vancouver Island - Sogand
 Ontario - Steven, Noor, JinJu
 Labrador - Spencer
 Manitoba - Jellie, Conny
 Quebec - Kyle, Ambrose
 Yukon - Alex, Justin
 New Brunswick - Anthony, Alana
 Nova Scotia - Francis, Gabe
 Saskatchewan - Tyler, Saif
  Alberta - Damian, Sarah

Socials 10 - Provinces - Final Project
This week we will begin work on our Final Project for the year.

Throughout this course we have been mostly looking at the past, at how our country and provinces came to be. We’ve looked at the events and people that have shaped our history and laid the ground work for present-day Canada.

Now we are going to focus more specifically on the individual provinces and what makes each of them so unique. This project is going to be very in-depth. We will be dividing ourselves into teams of 2 (3 for Ontario due to its size and history). We will be creating not only an informational poster but also 7 - 10 minute presentation on your chosen province or territory. You may use overheads or you may use Microsoft Power Point to add to your presentation.

Students will be given only one standard sized poster board and will be given both library and computer lab time to research and gather information. The presentation and poster must cover all of the criteria listed below. You will be marked on your research and whether you have covered the criteria. You will be also marked on overall presentation, layout, and ease of understanding.

This project will be out of 100 points and split equally 50 points for the poster, 50 for the presentation.

These criteria must be covered by each team:

1.  Capital city

      2.  Top 3 cities by population

      3.  Total current population and population from the year 2000, 1990, and 1980. 

           You will be expected to comment on any increases or decreases and why these may be.

      4.  Major industries – how do people in this area make their money?

      5.  Economy – is this in decline or increasing?

      6.  Unemployment – what are the most recent unemployment statistics?

      7.  Government – What political party is currently in power? Who is their leader?

8.      Major waterways? Rivers, lakes, Oceans nearby

9.      Multicultural mix? Does your area have a diverse population? What are the main ethnic groups that call make up your area?

10. Historical background. Where did the first settlers come from? Name and describe any significant people that played a role in the early days of your area.

11. Provincial flag – describe it and provide a picture

12. Provincial coat of arms – provide example

13. Provincial motto or slogan – what is it?

14. Famous people from this area? What notable people originate from your area?

15. Climate – provide average temperatures in the summer, winter, fall, and spring. What is the yearly rainfall average?

16. First nations – describe a minimum of 3 local First Nation groups. Indicate the regions of your province that they call home and how many are still left today. Describe what their traditional diet and lifestyles consisted of.

17. Historic background – When did your area join confederation? Did this happen smoothly? Who were some key people involved with this event?

18.  Natural resources – what are the key natural resources from your area? How much money do these provide your area per year?

19. Taxes – what types of provincial tax does your area have? What is the rate?

20. Crime statistics – research and describe annual crime rates.

21. Quality of life – research and briefly describe what the quality of life is like for the average person in your area.

22. Timeline of important events – create a small timeline of 5 significant events in the history of your area

23. Sports teams – what sports and teams are the most popular in your area?

24. Leisure activities – what do the people of your area do for fun?

25. Funny facts – provide at least one quirky or interesting fact from your area.

You will be expected to cover all of these points and provide a bibliography to cite your sources. You will need to consult and use multiple sources of information including internet, books, magazines, etc.

You must work efficiently with your partner and spend time gathering and recording information before you begin creating your poster and presentation.

Your presentation will have more critical and evaluative guidelines - see the presentation guidelines here

Presentations will begin – Thursday, June 10th

Useful Links

Statistics by Province / Area

   Great Facts for each province and region

   Fun and interesting Canada Facts

Statistics Canada

List of Canadian provinces and territories by gross domestic product

British Columbia Stats

Alberta Education Stats

Provincial Populations

Weather Statistics by Province

Numerous Statistics broken down by region

All About Canada <- Great for maps and images

Official Government Sites by Province

British Columbia
New Brunswick
Northwest Territories
Nova Scotia
Prince Edward Island
(Québec City)

Week 16

posted May 25, 2010, 12:53 PM by Jon Hamlin   [ updated May 25, 2010, 1:06 PM ]

This week we will be working on a few assignments in unison. For Friday, we have an assignment on the story of Louis Riel. You will be given two articles and will need to answer 4 questions in an essay format. The assignment is a minimum 1 page to a maximum of 2 pages. Single spaced. Appearance, spelling, and organization all count towards your final score.

Due date: Friday, May 28.

Bonus Assignment - BC History Crossword - This is a bonus assignment only. To be completed on your own time at home. You will likely need to consult other books and/or internet resources to answer the crossword.

Due date: Friday, May 28

Week 15

posted May 14, 2010, 11:06 AM by Jon Hamlin   [ updated May 18, 2010, 2:11 PM ]

Homework for Wednesday, May 19

Today, I handed out our second to last booklet. We have seen most of Canada join confederation except a few key provinces such as Saskatchewan, Alberta, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland. We will examine these provinces and their histories now.

For homework please complete the first two pages on "Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island" and "John A. MacDonald"

Prince Edward Island: Journey to Confederation

Homework for Monday, May 17

Quest - Rupert's Land, Manitoba, Red River, BC                           Confederation               click here for your quest

55 multiple choice questions - total time to complete 1hr

You will need to have a very good understanding of the concepts and questions presented from your booklet.

All Quest questions will be taken from this booklet. We will be meeting in Computer Lab A200 on Monday.

Your Crossword Puzzle that I handed out on Friday will be due by the end of class on Monday. You may continue working on that after you finish your Quest.

Good Luck Everyone!

Week 14

posted May 7, 2010, 11:25 AM by Jon Hamlin   [ updated May 11, 2010, 3:38 PM ]

Homework for Wednesday, May 12

Today we finished the last 3 sections of our booklet. "The Gold Rush in BC before Confederation", "The Importance of BC becoming a Province" and  "British Columbia becomes a Province". These 3 pages were completed during class time and will be discussed tomorrow. I expect all students to arrive with these pages completed on Wednesday.

I also distributed our next booklet to guide us through our textbook. For homework tonight, you will be expected to complete the first section
"Native Peoples of the Northwest (2 pages) for Wednesday. You will find the appropriate pages to consult in your textbook, listed at the top of each question page.

BC Gold Rush

Homework for Monday, May 10

On Friday I handed out our newest booklet covering the formation of Western Canada, Rupert's Land, the Metis, and the Confederation of British Columbia.

We read the first two sections and completed the questions in class. For Monday's class you will be expected to finish the first 4 sections and be prepared to show your work and discuss these on Monday.

If you lose, misplace, or forget your booklet, as always, you will be responsible for printing off your own second copy.

YouTube Video

Week 13

posted May 3, 2010, 10:29 PM by Jon Hamlin   [ updated May 3, 2010, 10:34 PM ]

All students scheduled to present their Current Events assignments on Tuesday will be re-scheduled to Wednesday.
Be prepared to present on Wednesday and that means no excuses for late assignments as you are getting 1 extra day to prepare!

Remember how amazing and accurate the mental map drawn by the aboriginal trader was? (see your textbook if you forget)

On Tuesdays class you will begin working on your mental map of your route to school. You need to have the following items listed and depicted:
1. Your House
2. The School
3. Any significant landmarks
4. the direction of North

We will continue this after the presentations on Wednesday.

You will also be watching the video "The Opening of the West: The Magnificent Gift"
and will be responsible for answering the movie questions which are located on the last page of the package I handed out to you last Friday.

The Movie Questions will be for homework for Wednesday.

Week 12

posted Apr 27, 2010, 1:56 PM by Jon Hamlin   [ updated Apr 30, 2010, 11:32 AM ]

Homework for Monday, May 3

Today we began looking at Unit 4 - Formation of the West

We also read Page 130 - 138 in our Horizons Textbook
for homework complete Activity #1 (at the bottom of the page on 138) 1. The fur trade brought many changes to the lives... etc.

Homework for Friday, April 30

We will be completing the full Canada is a Federation package for today.

      Quest: Canada's Confederation

                    - Click here for your Quest -

Homework for Wednesday, April 28

Read and complete questions for the 2nd and 3rd pages of our booklet. "The Structure of Government" and "The Powers of the Federal and Provincial Governments"

Week 11

posted Apr 19, 2010, 9:50 AM by Jon Hamlin   [ updated Apr 26, 2010, 8:35 AM ]

Today I have handed out a self-paced review package for Chapter 2. These questions require you to use your textbook to answer them. The pages are listed at the top of each question sheet.

This is something that will be your responsibility to complete on your own. This will be due on Friday at the beginning of class. It will review the events that led up to the most important event in Canadian history - Confederation - July 1st, 1867

We will be having a Quest on Tuesday, April 27 in the A200 computer lab covering the information in this package. The events leading up to confederation.

I have also handed out the next question Package. We read the article "Canada is a Federation" and answered the question sheets during class time.

Please bring your pencil crayons, felts, and other drawing tools to class on Tuesday!

Week 10

posted Apr 9, 2010, 11:29 AM by Jon Hamlin   [ updated Apr 13, 2010, 3:02 PM ]

Homework for Wednesday, April 14

Your homework will be to finish the last worksheet from the handout package. Be prepared to discuss your answers in class on Wednesday.

Mini Mid-Term Quest

Your Quest Will begin at 2:45

Click here for your Quest!

When you are finished, you may have some free
surfing time on school appropriate web sites.

You must do this in silence while others complete
their Quest.

Homework for Tuesday, April 13

We are having a small, 20 questions Quest in the A200 Computer Lab
on Tuesday afternoon from 2:30  - 3:15

During class on Monday, we worked in partners to create the 20 most important questions
from the first half of the semester. The 20 most important events, leaders, battles, decisions,
people, and turning points.
This was handed in at the end of class.

for Monday, April 12

Your homework will be to complete the readings and questions from the "Atlantic Colonies" and "Charlottetown and Quebec Conferences" sections of your handout booklet.

Week 9

posted Apr 6, 2010, 3:16 PM by Jon Hamlin   [ updated Apr 7, 2010, 10:19 AM ]

Homework for Thursday, April 8

This week we are looking at events that led up to the confederation of Canada in 1867.

We are using the textbook and this collection of readings / worksheets to guide us.

Homework for Thursday will be to read and answer questions for section 1 "Problems in the two Canadas"

Homework for Wednesday, April 7

Read "Building a Nation" page 73 - 75 in your textbook. 

Answer questions 1 & 2 on page 76, have these ready to hand in on Weds.

Watch the video below - Canada's Responsible Government

Responsible Government

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