Thursday, 26 January 2017

Socials 8

January 23, 2017

-Students presented their final projects.  Numerous students still need to present - we will be meeting Thursday (Jan 26) at lunch to complete this.


-Thanks for a great semester - you were a very enjoyable group of students to work with.  Best of luck to all of you in second semester.

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Planning 10


Hi There:  Well, this is it - your last assignment for me.  I hope that you have found some benefit to this course and these assignments - that it hasn't been an exercise in "hoop-jumping".  I remember the first time I read the "7 Habits" book - I learned so much and it all made so much sense - that's why I based this half of the course on them.  GOOD LUCK with it all - may the HABITS that you develop be EFFECTIVE and bring you much happiness, health and success both in your personal and work life!!!

(20 marks)  Now that you have developed an understanding of the 7 Habits - it's time to reflect on where YOU are at with each of the 7 Habits.  Please complete the Reflection Assignment found at the link below.

Reflecting on YOUR Habits

Please remember - you are NOT being marked on where you are in the development of your Habits - just on your ability to REFLECT on them.

You may submit your assignment via;
1.  Office 365
2.  Email
3.  The Planning 10 folder found in the office.

Planning 10


You are almost done!!!  Last habit.

Habit #7 is all about taking care of yourself so that you can be the best "you".

1.  Read pages 206-241 in your "7 Habits" book.

2.  Print off and complete the "Sharpen the Saw" note sheet as you read.

Sharpen the Saw note sheet

Let's use a few videos to learn more about each of the 4 dimensions of health.  I found this great group of videos by "Wellcast" - they're fairly short but have lots of good info in them.

The Physical and Mental Dimension - The BODY and the BRAIN.

The Emotional Dimension - The HEART

The Spiritual Dimension

ASSIGNMENT -  (20 marks) There are two parts to this assignment.  You may use the assignment template found at the link below.

a)  Check out the full assortment of "Wellcast" videos (there's 147 to choose from) on YouTube.  Choose 3 (different from the ones I've chosen for the lesson) that interest you.  Provide me with the title of the video and a brief summary about what you learned from it.

b)  For EACH of the 4 dimensions of health - I want you to come up with 5 activities that YOU would take part in (at home, at school, in our community, in nature) to re-energize yourself in each of the different dimensions.

Sharpen the Saw Assignment

Please submit your assignment via;

1.  Office 365
2.  Email
3.  The Planning 10 folder in the office.

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Planning 10


To help you reflect on Habits #1, #2 and #3, I chose the movie, "Rudy" and asked you to complete an assignment on it.  Now, to show me that you understand the concepts found in Habits #4, #5 and #6, you will choose a movie that you believe demonstrates these concepts.   The movie you choose should be about building relationships in order to achieve a common group goal that could not have been achieved alone.

ASSIGNMENT(20 marks)

1.  Name of the movie.
2.  Brief summary of the movie.
3.  Three paragraphs (one for each habit) that describes how the movie related to the concepts found in a) Habit #4 - Think Win-Win, b) Habit #5 - Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood and c) Habit #6 - Synergize.

Please submit your assignment via;
a)  Office 365
b)  Email
c)  The Planning 10 folder in the office.

Monday, 16 January 2017

Socials 8

January 16, 2017

-Students were assigned their Final Projects - they are welcome to select any current or historical event to study and present on.  They will spend the next 2-3 days researching their event and then create a power point on Wednesday/Thursday to present in class on Friday.

-They are being asked to summarize the event, understand what lead up to the event (causes) and what effects this event had on society (consequences).  They are also being asked to determine how historically significant this event was.

-This project together with the Final Exam will make up 20% of their Final Mark.

-We will use part of Thursday's class to discuss the material that will be on the Final Exam.

Socials 8

January 13, 2017

-Students wrote the test on the Renaissance.

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Socials 8

January 12, 2017

-First block - Projects due.  One group presented their project, then the rest were able to peruse each other's projects and were asked to make observations about what they liked about each of them.  3 groups had chosen to make games - so we spent time playing the games that were created.

-Second block - Review.  In pairs, students matched Catholic arguments with the Protestant counter-argument.  Then we worked on the review booklet and left some time at the end for questions.  Students were given the test format and essay question for the test tomorrow.