Friday, 7 September 2018

Socials 8 - Friday September 7, 2018

-students picked up their Socials 8 textbook, "Pathways" from the library today.
-today we began a short unit on  the Roman Empire - we started to watch the documentary movie, Rome:  Engineering an Empire.  Students are practicing their note taking skills, picking out significant information while watching the movie.  They will be allowed to use their notes to write an upcoming quiz.

 A reminder of the Western European map Quiz next Thursday/Friday.

Have a great weekend!

Socials 8 - Thursday September 6, 2018

-As much of what we study this year will be European history, students were given a map of Europe and asked to label and colour Western European countries and their capitals.  Students handed in this map.  There will be a quiz on European geography Thurs. Sept 13 (for blocks 3/4) and Fri. Sept 14 (for blocks 7/8).  -An excellent online source to help study for this quiz is www.lizardpoint.com.


Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Socials 8 - Wednesday September 5, 2018

-We went over the Course Outline

-We discussed "Historical Significance"
  • what makes something from the past historically significant?
-Assignment #1 - All About You - highlight 8-10 significant events in your life.  Events that have created change in your life OR really influenced you to be the person you are today.  Use pictures, symbols and/or words to create your story.  Students presented their timelines to one another in small groups and then handed them in.

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Planning 10 - Lesson #29 - THE LAST ONE!!!

LESSON #29 - Budgeting  (Your Very Last Assignment)


Planning for your financial future is important - it will allow you to achieve your financial goals - Wishing for stuff is not going to get you what you want - hard work and planning will.  Watch the following video to understand what it means to budget.

Budgeting 101

ASSIGNMENT

Come up with a thorough list of all the things you would need to take into account if you were creating a budget for yourself (living on your own or away from your parents).

Your list should include all the things that would be categorized as "Fixed Expenses" and "Flexible Expenses".

Submit your assignment by:
  • sharing it with me on Office 365
  • by placing a hard copy in the Planning 10 folder



Monday, 14 May 2018

Planning 10 - Lesson #28

Lesson #28 - Credit and Debt

Borrowing money is something that almost all of us will do in our lifetime.  We may need to borrow money to buy a car, go on to post-secondary education, buy a house, etc.

One of the most common types of "loans" comes in the form of a Credit Card.  A CREDIT card is different from a DEBIT card in several ways.  Watch the link below to understand this difference.

Credit Cards vs. Debit Cards

Banks and Credit card companies are keen to loan money because along with the loan comes an extra charge called INTEREST.  Interest is extra money in addition to what you have borrowed ... that is how the bank or credit card company continues to stay in business and make money.  Mom and Dad may be willing to lend you money without charging interest, but a business will not.  The RATE of interest charged on bank loans (used for car, schooling, etc.), mortgages ( used for houses) and credit cards can vary significantly.

It's important that when you do decide to borrow money that you have a plan to pay back.   And, usually the faster you can pay it back the less it will end up costing you.

Where people often get into trouble with CREDIT cards is they spend and spend without thought of how they will be paying this money back.  This can be a very costly mistake.  Watch the video at the link below to understand the negative consequences of using a credit card and NOT paying it off each month.  Not only can credit cards be incredibly costly, they can also limit your ability to borrow money in the future, if not used responsibly.

Credit Card debt using a glass of water

ASSIGNMENT

Complete the worksheet found at the link below.

Credit and Debt Worksheet

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  • by sharing it with me on Office 365 OR
  • placing a hard copy in the Planning 10 folder in the office



Planning 10 - Lesson #27

Lesson #27 - The Importance of being Financially Literate

The next few lessons will focus on $$MONEY$$ - to help you make smarter life decisions when it comes to your "now" and your future.  Watch the following video found at the link below to see the difference that being financially responsible can make to your future.  (Sorry, it's an American video but contains relevant info to us Canadians too :)

Financial Literacy 101

ASSIGNMENT

Create a chart of financially RESPONSIBLE / IRRESPONSIBLE actions (at least 5 of each, suggested in the video) that a person can take that will lead to financial SUCCESS / RUIN.
(5 things that Penny Earned did that demonstrated financial responsibility and 5 things that Bill Owed did that demonstrated a lack of financial responsibility.)

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  • by sharing it with me on Office 365 OR
  • placing a hard copy in the Planning 10 folder in the office

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Planning 10 - Lesson #26

Lesson #26 - Workplace Safety

Obviously, some jobs carry a higher risk to health than others, however, all work places must make the work environment as safe as possible for its employees.  To learn about the roles, responsibilities and rights that employers and employees have, click the link below.

Worksafe BC - Rights and Responsibilities

Read the information found under the "Employer" section as well as the "Worker" section.

Watch the following video by Worksafe BC that documents a terrible, but avoidable accident at work (just to warn you --- there are some very graphic scenes).

The Matthew Bowcott Story

ASSIGNMENT  (10 marks)

Write a paragraph that answers the following two questions using the information found under the Worksafe BC - Rights and Responsibilities (Employers and Workers sections);

1.   What mistakes were made by Matthew's employers, that could have reduced the chance of this accident happening?

2.  What mistakes did Matthew make that could have reduced the chance of this accident happening?

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  • by sharing it with me on Office 365 OR
  • placing a hard copy in the Planning 10 folder in the office