Social Studies

Geography 12

Course Info
Course Title: 
Geography 12 Paper
Grade Level: 
12
Course Format: 
Paper
Teacher(s): 
G Taylor
Course Description
Description: 

 

Students should ignore any reference in the course material to a Provincial Exam, as the
Ministry of Education removed this requirement in Sept 2011.

 


 

Pre-requisites: 
It is recommended that students complete: Social Studies 11
No. Exams: 
4
Proctored Exams: 
Yes
Resources: 

Gaia: An Atlas of Planet Management (Doubleday) 

Geography: Our Physical and Human Resources (Irwin)

Module 1 Source File

Module 2 Source File 

Module 3 Source File

Module 4 Source File 

Video Optional (for Module 4) 

 

No. Modules: 
4
Course Modules: 

Module 1:

Section 1: The Nature of Geography; Interrelationships; Location; The Nature of Place; Regions; Movement

Section 2: The Environment; Ecosystems; Technology and the Environment; Equatorial Rainforest Management

Section 3: The Atmosphere; Atmospheric Temperature; The Mass-energy Exchange; The Atmosphere in Motion

Section 4: Weather; Humidity and Clouds; Precipitation; North American Air Masses; The Weather Map; Predicting Weather Extremes

Section 5: Climate Elements and Controls; Climatic Zones; Climates of the Pacific Rim; Microclimates

 

Module 1 Test covers the work of Module 1.

 

Module 2:

Section 6: The Nature and Composition of the Lithosphere; Mineral and Energy Resources; Mapping the Earth’s Surface

Section 7: Tectonic Processes; Shaping the Earth; Volcanoes; Coping with a Changing Lithosphere

Section 8: Soil Formation and Composition; Soil Types; Soil Texture; Soil Degradation

Section 9: Weathering; Groundwater; Fluvial Processes, Erosion

Section 10: Mass Wasting; Aeolian and Glacial Processes

 

Module 2 Test covers the work of Module 2.

 

Module 3:

Section 11: The Nature of Resources; Mapping and Managing the Earth’s Wealth

Section 12: Biomes; The Influence of Temperature and

Precipitation; The Influence of Latitude; The

Biome as Habitat

Section 13: Forest Resources of the World and BC; Forest Management

Section 14: Water Resources; Wetlands; Aquaculture

Section 15: Resource Management in British Columbia

 

Module 3 Test covers the work of Module 3.

 

Module 4:

Section 16: Predicting the Future; Commissions of Inquiry; Modern Technology and Predictions

Section 17: Pre-industrial World Views; Rare Breeds; Hereditary Management

Section 18: The Gaia Hypothesis; The Waves of Change; The Integral Urban House

Section 19: The Biosphere; The Atmosphere; The Lithosphere; The Hydrosphere; Module Practice Test

 

Module 4 Test covers the WHOLE COURSE.

 

Textbook Deposit: 
$100.00

BC First Nations Studies 12

Course Info
Course Title: 
BC First Nations Studies 12 Paper
Grade Level: 
12
Course Format: 
Paper
Teacher(s): 
G Taylor
Course Description
Description: 

(Graduation Exam may be required for Students in 2004 Graduation Program—exam worth 20% of final grade)

 

Designed to enhance students’ appreciation of the diversity of First Nations perspectives in the province, B.C. First Nations Studies 12 explores First Nations individuals and cultures in contemporary and historical contexts.Tthe course has four instructional modules, for use in conjunction with the Ministry of Education’s B.C. First Nations Studies textbook. The course is aligned with the learning outcomes included in the 2006 BC First Nations Studies Integrated Resource Package, and also addresses the most recent provincial exam specifications.

No. Exams: 
4
Proctored Exams: 
Yes
Resources: 

The textbook and resources for this course are:

B.C. First Nations Studies (7540005381) $40.00

B.C. First Nations Studies Source File (7540005377) 10.00

Perspectives CD (7540005378) 30.00

No. Modules: 
4
Course Modules: 

Module 1: Perspective and Place

Section 1: World View

Section 2: Language and the Land

Section 3: Trade and Technology

 

Module 1 Test covers the work of Module 1.

 

Module 2: Contact, Resistance, and Leadership

Section 1:The Fur Trade Era (1770–1849)

Section 2: The Colonial Era (1849–1871)

Section 3: Canada Period (1871–1911)

Section 4: Modern Canada

 

Module 2 Test covers the work of Module 2.

 

Module 3: Creativity and Culture

Section 1: Cultural Expression—Past and Present

Section 2: Creation/Transformer Stories

Section 3: Aboriginal Fiction, Poetry, and Drama

Section 4: Contemporary Media and Visual Arts

 

Module 3 Test covers the work of Module 3.

 

Module 4: Contemporary Issues

Section 1: Aboriginal Identity and Community

Section 2: Self-determination and the Treaty Process

Section 3: Rebuilding Healthy Communities

Section 4: Contemporary Economic Development

Section 5: Aboriginal Language Renewal

 

Module 4 Test covers the work of Module 4.

Textbook Deposit: 
$100.00

Social Studies 11 Online

Course Info
Course Title: 
Social Studies 11 Online
Grade Level: 
11
Course Format: 
Online
Teacher(s): 
V Willis
Course Description
Description: 

Social Studies 11 covers a range of issues that have been important to Canada in each of the ten decades of the 20th century and uses them as a springboard for understanding the present and the future in the twenty-first century. Social Studies 11 consists of four modules. A test follows each module. The course has been recently revised and now features a host of engaging and informative media assets such as Flash animations, video clips and appealing graphics.

 

Pre-requisites: 
Social Studies 10
No. Exams: 
5
Proctored Exams: 
Yes
Resources: 

Social Studies 11-Counterpoints: Exploring Canada
CD-Our Century

 

No. Modules: 
3
Course Modules: 

Module 1: Politics and Government

Section 1 - The Political Spectrum

Section 2 - The Canadian Federal System

Section 3 - Your Part in Government

Section 4 - The Rights and Freedoms of Canadian Citizens

Module 2: History 1914-1945

Section 1 - Canada’s Role in World War I

Section 2 - The Roaring Twenties

Section 3 - The Great Depression

Section 4 - Canada’s Role in World War II

Module 3: History 1945-2000

Section 1 - Canada’s International Role

Section 2 - Canada’s Changing Society

Section 3 - Regionalism and Canadian Identity

Section 4 - The Status of Canadian Society Today

Module 4: Human Geography

Section 1 - Population

Section 2 - Standards of Living and Poverty

Section 3 - Environmental Challenges and Solutions

 

Textbook Deposit: 
$100.00

Law 12 Online

Course Info
Course Title: 
Law 12 Online
Grade Level: 
12
Course Format: 
Online
Teacher(s): 
V Willis
Course Description
Description: 

Law 12 fosters skills and attitudes that enhance a student's ability to address legal, social, and ethical issues, and reflect critically on the role of law in society. The study of law promotes skills and abilities needed to clearly express ideas, argue effectively and logically, and accurately interpret the written word. This course is designed to help students learn about their legal rights and responsibilities. This course consists of four modules: The Foundations of Law, Criminal Law, Civil Law, and Family Law.

Pre-requisites: 
none
No. Exams: 
0
Proctored Exams: 
No
No. Modules: 
4
Course Modules: 

Module 1 - The Foundations of Law
Module 2 - Criminal Law 
Module 3 - Civil Law
Module 4 - Family Law

Textbook Deposit: 
$0.00

History 12 Online

Course Info
Course Title: 
History 12 Online
Grade Level: 
12
Course Format: 
Online
Teacher(s): 
V Willis
Course Description
Description: 

History 12 Online provides an introduction to the history of the 20th century, beginning with the treaties that ended World War I and ending with the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. While studying these events, students learn skills necessary to interpret historical events, including the following: how to ensure historical information is accurate and relevant; how to develop historical empathy; and how to present clear, logical arguments based on a thorough knowledge of events. History 12 is an excellent preparation course for those who want to take humanities or social science courses in university.

Pre-requisites: 
Social Studies 11
No. Exams: 
4
Proctored Exams: 
Yes
Resources: 

A Map History Of The Modern World
The World This Century
Global Forces
20th Century History

No. Modules: 
4
Course Modules: 

Module 1 - Exam

Module 2 - Exam

Module 3 - Exam

Module 4 - Exam

 

Textbook Deposit: 
$0.00

Comparative Civilizations 12 Online

Course Info
Course Title: 
Comparative Civilizations 12 Online
Grade Level: 
12
Course Format: 
Online
Teacher(s): 
V Willis
Course Description
Description: 

How do language, religion, and landscape affect the physical environment? How do
geography, weather, and location affect customs and lifestyle? Students will
explore the diverse ways in which people affect the world around them and how
they are affected by their surroundings. Students will discover how ideas
spread and cultures form, and learn how beliefs and architecture are part of a
larger culture complex. In addition to introducing students to the field of
Human Geography, this course will teach students how to analyze humans and
their environments.

Pre-requisites: 
None
No. Exams: 
2
Proctored Exams: 
Yes
Resources: 

Must have access to the Internet.

No. Modules: 
2
Course Modules: 

Unit 1: Introduction to Human Geography

Objectives:

Upon completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  • Describe the differences between physical and cultural geography.
  • List the subfields of human geography.
  • Understand relevance of culture and cultural ecology to geography.
  • Discuss theories of environmental determinism and possibilism.
  • Relate the history of how modern geography has evolved.

 

Unit 2: Population

Objectives:

Upon completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  • Understand the difference between population density and population distribution.
  • Discuss the importance of patterns of composition.
  • Describe the purpose of population pyramids.
  • Analyze historical population trends and projections.
  • Discuss regional variations of demographic transitions.

 

Unit 3: Cultural Patterns & Processes

Objectives:

Upon completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  • Understand the difference between culture traits and culture trait complexes.
  • Describe the methods of cultural diffusion.
  • Discuss the relevance of acculturation.
  • Understandhe environmental impact of cultural attitudes and practices.
  • Identify cultural landscapes and cultural identities.

 

Unit 4: Language

Objectives:

Upon completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  • List the major language families in the world.
  • Examine the branches of language families.
  • Consider the relevance of the English language as a means of communication.
  • Discuss the environmental impact of cultural attitudes and practices.
  • Discuss how languages evolve over time.

 

Unit 5: Religion

Objectives:

Upon completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  • Discuss the origins of Christianity, Islam, and Buddhism.
  • Describe the diffusion of Buddhism into China.
  • Consider the importance of holy days to different religions.
  • Understand the relationship between religion and environment.
  • Identify religious conflicts.

 

Unit 6: Ethnicity, Gender, & Geography

Objectives:

Upon completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  • Describe how ethnicities become clustered.
  • Consider the different types of segregation.
  • Discuss how class relates to ethnicity and gender.
  • Identify the differences between a nation-state, a part-nation
    state, a multinational state, and a stateless nation.
  • List examples of ethnic conflict.

 

Unit 7: Political Geography

Objectives:

Upon completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  • Describe the nature of a State.
  • List the different shapes of States.
  • Understand the importance and diversity of borders.
  • Consider the consequences of colonialism and imperialism.
  • Describe the history of the United Nations.

 

Unit 8: Agriculture

Objectives:

Upon completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  • Describe the nature of the Von Thünen Model.
  • Identify the different types of agricultural mechanization.
  • Comprehend the importance and purpose of animal domestication.
  • Understand the value of crop rotation.

Understand the purpose of chemical farming.

Textbook Deposit: 
$0.00
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