Oh my, Mr. Marshall is slipping up very badly these days. Last week was disjointed because of the Grade 10 trip to Victoria, and the end of this week was disjointed as I tried to receive all of the old Term 3 work and then change about 30 student records affected by mark changes. I was busy Saturday with the Army Cadets' year-end activity and then Game 2. So, now I'm getting back to it.
SS11: We wrapped up our Chapter 7-8 society unit. I collected the Aboriginal paragraphs and gave a PPT discussion on the 1970 October Crisis and watched the 1970 news interview from the steps of Parliament where P.M. Trudeau said "...bleeding hearts...just watch me." Next we discussed P. M. Brian Mulroney's attempt to get Quebec to sign the Meech Lake Accord (Quebec Round). Notable in his opposition was Trudeau who felt Mulroney's "distinct society" was selling the farm in order to get Quebec's signature on the Constitution. We watched a news interview with Trudeau and CBC news anchor Barbara Frum (YouTube it - it is the best review you could do for this part of the course and also reviews Canada's federal system). You must know why Meech Lake failed and who rejected it. We briefly discussed the Charlottetown Accord (Canada Round) and how it resulted in a national referendum which the people of Canada rejected. This resulted in the second Quebec referendum to separate - there was only a 1% difference in the vote! How did Rene Levesque's first referendum work out?
ON MONDAY WE WILL HAVE A 30-MINUTE SHORT-ANSWER TEST ON THE SOCIETY UNIT COVERING ALL OF THE MAIN TOPICS AFTER THE SECOND WORLD WAR.
I WILL BE STARTING THE GEOGRAPHY UNIT IN THE SECOND HALF OF THE CLASS.
WE WILL ALSO DECIDE ON A DATE FOR OUR FINAL EXAM STUDY TUTORIAL.