SS20 Outline

The students will:

  • Historically examine the relationship of the citizen to the state
  • Contribute to an understanding and appreciation of the interrelationships among nation, nationalism, internationalism, globalization, and citizen and identity
  • Develop understandings of the various points of view associated with nationalism
  • Develop personal and civic responses to emergent issues related to nationalism

To achieve the above objectives, the course highlights four distinct parts:

  • Related Issue 1 – Students will explore the relationships among identity, nation and nationalism
  • Related Issue 2 – Students will assess impacts of nationalism, ultra-nationalism, and the pursuit of national interest
  • Related Issue 3 – Students will assess impacts of the pursuit of internationalism in contemporary global affairs
  • Related Issue 4 – Students will assess strategies for negotiating the complexities of nationalism within the Canadian context

Each of these four parts consists of multiple themes or units. In the following schedule, the last date listed in every unit is the date for the unit test on that unit.

Course Schedule:

  • Sept2 – Oct 3 (23)
  • Related Issue 1 – Relationships among Nationalism and Identity  
  • Related Issue 4 – Canadian National Identity
  • Oct 6 – Oct 14 (5)
  • Ri1 – French Revolution
  • Oct 15 (1)      
  • Review
  • Oct 16  Midterm (1)    
  • Related Issues 1 & 4 Capping Exercise
  • Oct 17 – Dec 1 (30)
  • Related Issue 2 – The Pursuit of National Interest
  • Dec 2 – Jan 19 (25)
  • Related Issue 3 – Internationalism and Contemporary Global Affairs (add days here for next semester)
  • Jan 19 (1)
  • Review
  • Final Exam Week
  • Related Issues 2 & 3 Capping Exercise

UNIT GRADES

Tests are scheduled for the last day of each unit. If you know you have to miss a unit test, you must arrange in advance and write at the time arranged. If you don’t know in advance that you are going to miss a unit test, you must, upon your return, provide a note signed by a parent or guardian certifying that you were sick or otherwise occupied.

MAJOR TESTS

The first summary exam tests all the material covered to that point in the course. The final summary exam (during the semester-end exam week) tests only the material dealt with in the second half of the course.

PARTCIPATION

Students are expected to participate in class in appropriate ways. Appropriate participation includes both making positive contributions to the class (in discussion, answering questions, having a positive attitude), and in refraining from inappropriate behaviours (talking out of turn, having a negative attitude, showing disrespect etc.).

GRADING

  • General Outcome 1 – Students will explore the relationships among identity, nation and nationalism
    • Research Project (developing nation/nationalism) (Sept 19)
    • French Revolution/Napoleon Essay (Oct 15)
  • General Outcome 4 – Students will assess strategies for negotiating the complexities of nationalism within the Canadian context
    • Research Project (Parliamentary Debate) (Oct 2)
  • Summary One (Oct 16)
  • General Outcome 2 – Students will assess impacts of nationalism, ultra-nationalism and the pursuit of national interest
    • World War I Conflict Assignment
    • Novel Study – Night
    • Ultra-nationalistic/Legitimate Self-Interest Essay
  • General Outcome 3 – Students will assess the impacts of the pursuit of internationalism in contemporary global affairs
    • Board Game Journal
    • Inquiry Project (UN Debate)
    • Summary Of Unit
  • Summary Two

SYLLABUS EXPLANATION

EIPS has implemented a new district wide computer program (PowerSchool), which will allow you to view your progress online. While your access to your marks in Social Studies can occur within seconds, the posting of these marks will take longer. To ensure fair and consistent marking of assignments, exams and projects for an entire class, a significant amount of time is required. A reasonable amount of time for your teacher to mark your work and post it needs to be respected.

LATE POLICY

According to the Social Studies department, assignments are to be handed in at the beginning of the class that they due. For every day late, a 5% penalty will be deducted, up to ten school days late. After ten days, the assignment will be given a zero.

ASSIGNMENT HAND-IN PROCEDURES

This will be done using Google classroom exclusively.  Please speak to your child in regards to the procedures.

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