Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Happy Studying!

To all those who have chosen to write the exam in class tomorrow, I do hope your studying is going well!  If you have any questions, please feel free to email me!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Important Dates and Deadlines

Today you were handed back marked assignments - your marks should now be updated on Maplewood based on what you have handed in.

A few important dates and notes:

Competency #1 and #2 Test is on Wednesday in class.  (You do have a window to write this test, but I if you do not write on Wednesday, you must arrange a time with me (on your own time) to write, before Thursday, November 14th).

If you are taking advantage of the RE-DO Opportunity for the Residential Schools Paragraph, you MUST hand in the intent form to me, spend one FLEX block with me this week to work on the paragraph, and then have your final copy to me by Thursday, November 7th

Rwanda Public Service Announcements are DUE! For those that I don't have, you will be ZAPPED for outstanding assignments.  Remember that when these are handed in, I also need you to complete your Self-Evaluation for them.

If you have any questions, please see me!

Possible Short and Long Answer Questions -

These are a list of short and long answer questions that the selection for the test will be made from.  If you take the time to familiarize yourself with the questions and work on ANSWERS for them, you will have no issue with this section of the exam.

If you have any questions whatsoever, please feel free to email me!


Explain passive resistance using examples AND explain why it was such a critical factor leading to the independence of India.

In the chart below, list three positives and three negatives of colonization. EXPLAIN YOUR REASONING.


Explain the economic theory that led countries to colonize others.
Discuss the themes in Avatar and explain 4 links to the case study of British Colonialism in Canada.

Discuss the significance of the Scramble for Africa and the legacy of this event in the world today.

Discuss the three main case studies covered in class and the legacies of historical globalization as it relates to these case studies.

Discuss the idea of Social Activism and explain strategies that youth can use to make a difference in the world.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Study Guide - Competency 1 and 2 Test

Study Guide – Competency One and Two Exam
Social Studies 10

*Your exam will be written in class on Wednesday, November 7th.  However, you have a window of opportunity to write the exam ON YOUR OWN TIME, if you choose to use the class time on Wednesday to study rather than write.   You must arrange with me when you will write the exam and it must be completed before Thursday, November 14th. *

The exam will consist of multiple choice, matching, short answer and a long answer question.

It is based on ALL material covered so far!

Competency #1
Explore the Foundations of Globalization

Competency #2
Examine historical impacts and legacies of cultural contact between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples (exchange of goods and technologies, imperialism, influences on government and social institutions, Eurocentrism)

-       Empathy
-       Apathy
-       What is historical globalization?
-       Cultural Contact
-     Eurocentrism
-       What is imperialism?
-       What were the factors that lead to historical globalization – understand how these events created an atmosphere around the world that contributed to imperialism
o   Mercantilism
o   Industrialization
-       Understand the reasons for colonization
o   Economic – resources and raw materials
§  Eg. Cotton in India
·      Congo - rubber
o   Political
§  Power and prestige
o   Religious/Cultural/Humanitarian/Social
§  Spread Christianity and civilization 
§  White Man’s Burden – understand this term and what it means!
-       Know the facts about and understand colonialism (*And it’s legacy*) in each of the following case studies
o   British Imperialism in Canada – understand that the explorers came to Canada and attempted to assimilate (link back to the ‘white man’s burden’)
·      A legacy of imperialism
·      Understand what they were, how they operated (a method of assimilation) and how they are still affecting indigenous peoples today
o   British Imperialism in India
§  National Indian Congress
§  Self Determination
§  Amritsar Massacre
§  Gandhi
§  Satyagraha – Passive Resistance
§  Hindu and Muslim
§  Nehru
§  Jinnah
§  Pakistan
§  Partition and Independence (DATE!)
§  Caste System
§  Untouchables
§  Salt March
o   Scramble for Africa
§  Berlin Conference and its legacy
·      Colonization as it plays out in Rwanda
o   Rwandan Genocide
o   Civil War
o   Hutu
o   Tutsi
o   Why the genocide occurred
·      Colonization as it plays out in the DRC
o   King Leopold
o   Current issues in the DRC and WHY these are occurring (exploitation of resources)

REALLY focus on what the case studies have in common – we focused on EUROCENTRISM quite a bit so be sure to understand that and be able to identify!  The long answer will have you draw from ALL of the case studies – USE THEM AS EXAMPLES TO PROVE YOUR POINT!