Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Grade 10: Position Papers

Grade 10:  Position Paper

What is a Position Paper?

A position paper is a paper where you are required to take a position, or stand on a topic.  That means you may, or may not agree with your position, but you are required to take a stand.  You will need to read and research to find information to back up your position.  Using quotes to back up your position strengthens your argument.  While you are researching it is important to find convincing quotes in the literature.  Once you have done your research, organize and write up your paper as a formal assignment.

The plan:

You will be provided a planning sheet to help you outline your paper.  You will need to hand this into me with your research notes and your final draft of your paper.  If you use and follow the plan you should have no problem.  
You will need to have a minimum of three reasons (so try and find four!) to back up your position.  Each reason will need to be backed up with supporting evidence and a quotation to strengthen your argument.  ***You must give credit where credit is due, thus ensure you footnote your quotes, and provide me with a list of sources (bibliography/references).  PLAGIARISM WILL RESULT IN A ZERO, NO SECOND CHANCES!!  When you have a reason and a quote, you then need to provide some writing around/about this quote….why is it significant to your case, what it means, what it is saying etc…  The quotes and reasons act as a skeleton, you provide the meat with your writing.

Want a worksheet to track your citations as you research your topic?  Click here:

Citation Worksheet

Approximate evaluation:  I will provide you with a rubric next week.

Planning sheet:  5
Notes and evidence of research:  5
Paper: content and support of your position.  Grammar.  25
Use of quotes:  proper use, backing up your position, minimum of three:  5
Footnotes and references:  10

Total 50 
****This project must be completed to a satisfactory level in order to get a final grade for this course.****

Topics:  Pick either for or against on of the following topic/ create your own thesis statement.

The 1920’s was not a roaring decade for many.

The growth of the labour movement during the 1920’s & 30’s had a positive impact on Canada.

The goals of union leaders in western Canada contributed to regionalism.

The goals of union leaders in Canada influenced and shaped people’s values at the time.

Communism had a negative influence in Canada during the 20’s & 30’s.

Regionalism vrs. Federalism  - Defend one sides importance to the growth of a nation the size of Canada.

The “Person’s Case” was integral to the Rights of Women in Canada.

Canada became more independent during the 1920’s.

Minorities did not make gains during the 1920’s and 30’s.

Mackenzie King’s contributions to Canada as a nation were historically significant and made him one of the best Prime Minister’s to date.

Governments need to be more involved in the economy during an economic downturn or crisis.

Environmental factors worsened the depression in Canada.

If Canada’s economy had been more independent it would not have been so affected by world depression.

Canada should have been more involved in foreign affairs during the 1930’s.

Canada should not have been so affected by world markets and the downturn in the world economy.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Social Studies 10: WWI Review for Quest

Chapter 2 in Counterpoints.

Terminology & People

Tripple Entente              Tripple Alliance          (who was in each of these)
Nationalism                   Militarism                     balance of power
Imperialism                    War Measures Act       conscription
Internment                     Habeas Corpus             no man's land
stalemate                        Propaganda                  autonomy
Union Government       Trench Warfare             bias
Military Service Act     propaganda

Franz Ferdinand
Sam Hughes

Battles:  Vimy and what it did for Canadians and Canadian troops
              Ypres (chlorine gas)

Historical Thinking concepts:  be able to apply these to Canada and WWI
Historical Significance
Historical Perspective
Ethical Judgement
Cause and Consequence
Continuity and Change

Understand how WWI changed fabric of Canada as a Nation.
Understand how nature of women's work changed
Know what was happening on the home front
How did WWI affect Canadian autonomy?
What events, values, worldviews, actions have influenced Canadian identity?
Is there a Canadian Identity?
Know the conscription crisis and the issues around the 1917 election.  Including who got to vote!
Propaganda and is it okay to use it in times of war?
Internment and Historical Perspective & Ethical Judgement.
Life in the trenches.
Canada as a colony of Britain and the effects of this.
Canada's contribution on the world stage....including economy.

You might see a propaganda poster or a political cartoon as part of quest and then you will need to apply your knowledge of an event/issue as well as be able to apply historical thinking concepts.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Social Studies 10: Treaty of Versailles

Social Studies 10

1.      Watch these two videos on the Treaty of Versailles

2.      Fill out chart while you watch the video.

3.     Read memorandum from Brocckdorff-Rantzau, the German foreign minister.  This memo was sent as a reply to the draft of the Treat of Versailles.
4.     Answer the following questions:
a.     What are Germany’s main objections?
b.     Were the objections valid?
c.     Should the allies have addressed the points/objections and altered the Treaty of Versailles accordingly?

**I will collect the chart and questions (including text book questions p44 #1-3) next week.

Social Studies 10: WWI Station Links

Social Studies 10:  WWI Stations Link

Station 1:  Propaganda

Station 2:  Flyboys movie links

Station 3:  Music and poetry about WWI
Flanders Field link here:
Radio Head video & music link here

Station 4:  Conscription Crisis

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Socials 11: Early Cold War Quiz review

Twentieth Century History
Chapter 5 p. 138-151
Chapter 6 p. 178-187

Superpowers               cold war              communism
capitalism                   NATO                  NORAD
Warsaw Pact               DEW line            Pinetree line
Mid-Canada Line       United Nations    Iron Curtain
policy of containment   Marshall Plan
Berlin Blockade and Airlift                    McCarthyism

Understand how the UN works and it's purpose and satellite agencies (WHO, UNICEF, IMF).
What led to the cold war?
Relate McCarthyism to Trump's campaign and presidency to date.
Evaluate NATO and NORAD's place in history and it's place today.
Understand the early developments of the Cold war and it's impact on Canada.
Be able to apply the historical thinking concepts to the Cold War.

Socials 10: WWI Quiz Review


Tripple Alliance             Tripple Entente             militarism
Nationalism                    balance of power          imperialism
propaganda                     conscription                 War Measures Act
Habeas Corpus               internment camp        

Arch Duke Franz Ferdinand
Sam Hughs

Know the causes of WWI and be able to defend the one you believe is most historically significant?
Understand the nature of change that women felt and the causes of this change.
Know the causes and consequences of internment, the different perspectives around internment (i.e. government vs internee).
Differentiate between War Measures Act and Military Service Act.
Know who could enlist.
Canada's attitude towards the war.
Trench warfare and it's significance.