Sunday, May 22, 2011
On Thursday, we finished our review of figurative language. We had a chance to see if we could lable the 40 definitions from memory. I think most of you are already at 70 - 80% accuracy. The proof is in the puddin' though, and we've got to get practiced at identifying them in actual examples of literature. I'm away Wed - Fri next week, so I'll prep you for a narrative poem activity that you'll be able to complete independently while under the guard of the TOC. I'm also going to give you a practice poetry section from a past provincial to use as a barometer of your current competency in poetry. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Oops, I guess I missed another SS11 blog post - sorry. We looked at the famous 1967 "Vive le Quebec libre" speech on Wednesday. I honestly can't recall what I asked you to complete on the Chapter 8 questions, but I am away Wed and Fri next week so I won't see you for a whole week. When I return, Chapter 8 will have to be complete as well as some worksheets I plan to give the TOC. There will be some key People's History segments to view, (especially connected to Quebec) so please don't miss any classes - there are only a few lessons left before your final exam and when I return it will be a quick review and test on society from the 50s - 80s and then we're on to the short geography unit.
Please ensure you've read everything in DeMarco up to the Cuban Missile Crisis (it might be wise to read about the crisis so you have a chance to test your understanding against Tuesday's discussion - research Operation Ortsac for fun). We shall cover the crisis and the Vietnam War on Tuesday. You should ensure you've read all of Unit 4 in the workbook. Remember that I'm gone Wed - Fri next week, so it will be a time of reading, worksheets and documentary segments. We have come to a time when it would be unwise to miss any class time (19 lessons before your final exam) - even if there is a TOC replacing me.