Year: 2011

Poem Personified

In what ways can a person be considered a poem?

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Peer Group Prosecution

Create a poster that celebrates individual differences.

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Life After Love

The idea that life goes on after a relationship ends is a common theme in pop songs. Write about a song that expresses this theme. Share the lyrics and a link to the song.

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Excess Packaging

Look around your own home to find items that have been marketed with excess packaging. Use your research for the basis of a post on household waste. You may include specific product references to excess packaging. Select one of the

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Help your friend feel more worthwhile

Suppose you had a friend who felt he or she was of no value; that is, he or she had low self-esteem. What would you do or say to help your friend feel more worthwhile?

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Goals and Dreams

In what ways do having goals and dreams, even if the appear to be unrealistic, contribute to the success of an individual?

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Cruel and Unfeeling

How do people learn to be cruel and unfeeling?

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Canadian Identity

Having a Canadian identity is not merely the result of being born in Canada. How is a national identity developed?

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Death Personified

Personify death. What does Death look like? Write a dialogue in which you negotiate a bargain with Death.

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Write a “How to …” Article

Write a “How to …” article. Write an article in which you explain how to do something. You might choose a common, seemingly everyday topic such as how to send a text message or how to write a business letter.

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Immigrants and the Quality of Life in Canada

Write about the ways in which immigrant people enrich the quality of life in Canada.

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How I came to Canada

Write a poem titled “How I came to Canada.”

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Social 20:SB 3D Reseach a Genocide (Rwanda)

The following is the link you need to complete the Research portion of the Rwandan genocide/ethnic cleansing on pages 4 and 5 of you Student Booklet 3D. Rwanda (All the information you need is on this site)

“Credo” by Robert Fulghum (excerpt)

I realized that I already know most of what’s necessary to live a meaningful life – that it isn’t all that complicated. I know it. And have known it for a long, long time. Living it – well, that’s another

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Earth First

Research an environmental issue and organize an action in response to the issue. Environment Canada Issues: Weather and Meteorology Water Pollution and Waste Habitat and Wildlife Climate Change Air What you can do: Take action for the environment (Hints: poster,

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Social 20: SB 3C: Case Studies

Now that you have explored the factors of ultranationalism, examine the following case studies as examples where ultranationalism occurred. As you explore, begin to consider which factors contributed most to the rise of ultranationalism in each nation Japan Read:  Exploring

I Shouldn’t Be Alive

View one of the following “I Shouldn’t Be Alive” episodes from CBC’s “The Passionate Eye” series. Watch Shipwrecked Family.  Debuting Wednesay October 5: On the final leg of an amazing two year sailing voyage, the Silverwood Family hit some stormy weather

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Social 20: SB3C: Factors Contributing to Ultranationalism

Explore some of these factors through the links below. As you explore, be prepared to consider how significantly each factor contributes to the rise of ultranationalism. Political Crisis This will be done together as a class Charisma Hitler’s speech (watch

Social 20: 3B: Judge Interwar Foreign Policy Actions

Here is the document containing the summary chart if you wish to do it electronically. Summary Chart Interwar era Here is the document that you will use to do your evidence-based arguments to support your continuum placement.  Just click on

Instant Communications Technology

“Our embrace of high-tech gadgetry could turn life into a series of rushed encounters and clipped exchanges, producing ideas of diminishing depth.” – Langdon Winner What effect does “instant communication” have on you? What effect does “instant communication” have on

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Can you rap?

Try to write a “love rap.” Can you celebrate your love, or that of someone you know, in rap? Create and share your rap using GarageBand. Or try another topic as the subject of your rap: Chinese Socialism, Euclidean geometry,

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Podcast: Your Favorite Tunes

In a small group create a podcast(radio show) in which you play snippets of your group’s favorite music around one particular theme. Choose someone to be the announcer to lead the discussion between clips. Start by recording one 3-5 minute

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Can they remember the words?

Interview someone of your parents’ or grandparents’ generation. Discuss the following questions: What songs were important to them when they were younger? Can they remember the words? What did they like about the lyrics? Why are they memorable? What personal

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Lyrics Versus Video

Compare your interpretation of the lyrics of your favorite song with the video of the same song. How are they similar? How do they differ?

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Love Songs, Love Poems

Robert Burns (1759-96), a popular poet from Scotland, lives again each January 25th, when millions around the world celebrate his poetry. In his poetry, Burns expresses his concern for people of the working class. He is also one of the

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Could It Be Love?

The two following poems express different attitudes toward love. The first poem, “How do I Love Thee?,” was written in the nineteenth century and the second one, “First Person Demonstrative” was written in the twentieth century. “How do I love

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Short Story Mask

Write a short story that features a character wearing a physical mask.

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Masked Character in a Film

Watch a film that features a masked character such as Phantom of the Opera, The Elephant Man, Batman3. Write a review of the film.

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Looking at Masks

Masks have been worn in many different cultures over the centuries. No matter what culture or time period it is from, the visual impact of a mask is often dramatic. Even though you might know very little about the cultural

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Masks are intriguing because they serve some interesting purposes. When you put on a mask, you do one of many things: transform your character, hide your identity, or protect yourself. Everyone has worn a mask at some point in life.

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About Technology

Write a post on one of the following topics about technology: technological change in schools technology both shapes and is shaped by society the need for public policy that controls technological change genetic engineering determine a plan of action to

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The Chimney Sweeper

Read William Blake’s poem, “The Chimney Sweeper”(1789). What is this poem saying about humans and technological advances? In what ways has the condition that humanity finds itself in changed since Blake wrote his poem. Write a post of your thoughts

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Write a post on the subject of robots. Possible themes you might consider are: robots of the past, present, and future benefits and dangers of having robots the depiction of robots in film and television

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A Technological Invention

What technological invention has been most important to you? How has it influenced or affected you? What would you like to see invented in the near future that would be of great help to make you life more comfortable or

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No Cell Phones!

Pretend that the members of your community have decided to turn off their cell phones, televisions, computers, consoles, hand held devices, game gadgets, etc. for a week. Write a persuasive letter to the editor of your local newspaper as part

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When you have children…

When(if) you have children do you plan to put any restrictions on their technology habits? Consider TV, computer, console game, hand held game, cell phone, ipod, smart phone, ipad etc.

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New TV Shows

View this season’s newest shows. To what extent do the stories, characters, settings, and situations reflect those found where you live? Which shows seem most realistic to you? Why?

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Your Autobiography

Create a short autobiography. Use these statements to get your ideas flowing: My greatest achievement was… My greatest loss was… I have never felt happier than when… I have never felt worse than when… The funniest thing that ever happened

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Your Future Résumé

Think about yourself at the age of thirty. Write a résumé for yourself at that age. Include current occupation, previous occupations, marital status, education, community activities, hobbies, and any special accomplishments.

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