Welcome to Social Studies 11 Explorations
This course is a new BC Ministry of Education course. This course is designed to allow you to explore areas of Social Studies including Ancient History, 20th Century World History, Geography, Social Justice, Law, Philosophy, and more! Please regularly check this page for class updates, downloads and notes from class, and for all due dates, homework, and test dates. I look forward to a great year!
Welcome to Social Studies 11 Explorations! Below are the class updates and all information regarding due dates, homework, etc. Please email me if you have any questions or concerns. Our course is broken down into three terms each with an exploration focus:
Term 1- Physical & Human Geography
Term 2- 20th Century World History (WWI-End of the Cold War)
Term 3- Comparative Cultures (Ancient Civilizations)
Monday October 7th
Thursday October 3rd
Today I collected any late work and your "Roman Republic Assessment" today before moving on to introduce the early Roman Empire under Augustus Caesar. Many of you needed more time to get caught up so I gave you all 20 minutes to work on late assignments before I gave a lecture introducing and then previewing highlights of the Empire, how big it got, famous emperors you may have heard of and more. I handed out notes on the intro to Chapter 6 of the textbook so you had a copy of them, and a handout of the list of ALL the emperors that ruled Rome. I asked you to read that before the end of the class. No homework for the weekend if you are up to date.
Tuesday October 1st
Today we finished the video "What the Romans did for Us" and discussed the big architectural feats they were able to accomplish 1900 years ago. I then gave you a "Roman Republic Assessment" which will act an open book quiz in class today. I want to check in with students and see how we are doing before moving forward with the unit. If you do not finish in class today, please get it done for class on Thursday. Homework: FINISH ROMAN REPUBLIC ASSESSMENT FOR NEXT CLASS.
Friday September 27th
Today I collected any late Decline of the Republic assignments from last class (and any late work) before briefly reviewing the end of the Republic. I then asked you to think about the architectural structures from Ancient Rome that we know about. We went through the Colosseum, aqueducts, the forum, the bath houses, public toilets, the Pantheon, etc. I then decided to show you a BBC video called "What the Romans Did for Us" (full video available under the download section on this site). We watched it in class today. No homework for the weekend.
Wednesday September 25th
Today I was back and I recapped last class with the TOC. I then finished the ppoint on Julius Caesar, Marc Antony, Cleopatra, Octavian and the death of Caesar and ultimately the Republic. I then showed you a Crash Course History clip on Rome (see below) and gave you time to finish the Decline of Rome questions in class that included the PHOTO FINISH page where you were to explain the TOP 8 things that you remember about the Rise and Fall of the Roman Republic. This is due on Friday if not done in class today.
Monday September 23rd
Today I was home sick and Ms. Chatwin was in for me. She gave you the slides to the PPoint we started last class on the Rise of Julius Caesar. You were then given a handout of questions "The Decline of the Roman Republic" to start working on in class today. This is not homework. I will hopefully be back next class to go over and finish the ppoint and give you time to work on this.
Friday September 20th- PRO D DAY
Wednesday September 18th
Today we started by finishing your assignment from last class. You were to summarize Hannibal's attack and the start of the Civil Wars handout as well as the two questions from the textbook. When we finished, you were to hand it in today. I then started the powerpoint "Rise of the Generals & Julius Caesar". We went through the first 9 slides or so up to the introduction of Gaius Marius and the Legion, and then Pompey, Crassus, and Caesar's 'First Triumvirate'. No homework. We will pick up where we left off next class... Caesar is returning to Rome...
Monday September 16th
Today I started with a 15 Question MC Powerpoint Challenge with questions on what we have done so far on Rome. I had you get into partners and we did all 15 questions. Top 3 scores got a prize. I then asked to you read the notes on the Punic Wars and start the assignment on the back. 1) Summarize the start of the Civil War and then do questions 1 and 2 in the textbook. You had the remainder of class to work on this. This is not homework if not done. We will finish in class on Wednesday. I also handed back both worksheets that I marked from last week. If you did not hand this in yet, it is now late so please get it in asap.
Thursday September 12th
Today we did a review of what we have done so far on early Rome (Etruscans, Rise of the Republic, structure of government) Then I introduced the PUNIC WARS today. We looked at the geography of the Roman Republic and how they ran out of land when the hit the ocean and wanted to colonize into Sicily which was occupied and controlled by the Carthaginian Empire. We then went on to do a powerpoint on the Punic Wars (the first one- naval battle, the 2nd one with Hannibal, and the 3rd one which was -in my opinion- a little unnecessary). I then handed out summary notes on the Punic Wars (Blk 1 only- Blk 4 we will do this next week). Block 1 started the first question on the handout and block 4 continued reading. No homework for either block.
Tuesday September 10th
Today we looked at the end of the Etruscan era and the Roman people overthrowing them and establishing the Republic. We read through the handout "Struggle for Political Power..." and then after going through it together, you were to answer the Roman Republic Worksheet from the readings in class. This was due a the end of the class. If not done, please get it finished for class on Thursday.
Friday September 6th
Today I introduced the Roman Etruscan people who were the first ones to found Tuscany and Rome. We went through a historical timeline of empires leading up to Rome and then I did an intro lesson on the Etruscans. We also read a handout of notes on "The rise of early Rome" and the myths and legends of Romulus and Remus. I then had a summary sheet where you were to summarize the origins of early Rome by the end of the class. No homework today. Enjoy your weekend!
Wednesday September 4th
Welcome to class! Today we will go over the course outline and what we will be covering this year, expectations, the class website, and any questions you may have. There is no textbook for this course.
Tuesday September 3rd 2019
School Starts- Welcome back!
DOWNLOADS AND HANDOUTS:
Early Etruscan Rome & Rise of the