Mr. T. Theriault

World Issues, Sociology, Media Studies, Digital Productions, and Journalism.

You will view Micheal Moore's "Where to Invade Next" as a class.
While watching you will write down 20 different points that were made in the film. These can be "facts" that were listed, policies being shown to you, or maybe something you just found too good to be true.

You will then take your 20 points, go over them and you will choose 3 of them. With those 3 points you will research and try to back them up. Find out if they are true? Where did he get the information from? Is there more to the story? Did he tell you the whole truth?

You will write a 5 paragraph essay. First paragraph you will state your intention, your second, third, and fourth paragraphs should be your "points" and what you discovered about them. Your final paragraph is your conclusion.

Your essay MUST include a a title page and a Works Cited page. You MUST show your research and where you got it from.

DUE: Wednesday, Sept. 26th

Value: 25

Posted: September 17, 2018

Journalism 1 & 2:

Be prepared everyday to film your segments for announcements. Have scripts and story-boards in hand. This will be the week to film as much as possible. Please keep in mind the rubric for 25 marks that YOU made for yourselves. Stay productive!!

World Issues:

Monday and Tuesday we will compare the Legislative governmental systems of the US with our Parliamentary system in an effort to prepare you for different political systems from around the world. Wednesday I will introduce you to your first assignment of the year on research and "real" news. Thursday you will work on this, and Friday you have your first map quiz!! Middle East! Please study!

Sociology:

This week we will be going over the 4 main persepctives of Sociology. Monday - Conflict Theory, Tuesday - Functionalism, Wednesday - Symbolic Interactionism, Thursday - Feminism, Friday we will have a small debate using the persepctives you've learned.

Posted: September 11, 2018

Journalism 1 & 2

You are prepping for your announcement segments all week. Please be organized and bring what you need. You are hopefully fiming by Wednesday.

World Issues

You are discussing the "World"s Biggest Problem" this week. Let's see how long it takes for you to all agree on one. Next week we start politics.

Sociology

This week we are discussing the "Birth of Sociology" and it's founders. We will also discuss different sociological concepts/perspectives. Please come prepared to take notes. There will also be a reflection AND class discussion this week on the founders perspectives.

Posted: May 30, 2018

GENOCIDE

       In groups of no more than 2 you are to TEACH the class about a genocide in the 20th Century.

          To go with your presentation you are to also prepare something extra, whether that be a short movie, pamphlet, or poster.

 

       I will leave the length of your presentation up to you as it is YOU teaching it to your classmates.

          As a guideline you should answer:

-          Where?

-          Who?

-          Causes? (Background? Government?)

-          Numbers? Stats?

-          First hand accounts? (Witnesses? Survivors?)

 

Your “TEACH” is worth 50 marks. You will be marked on Mechanics/10, Delivery/10, Relevance/10, Content/10, and Pics/Video use/10. Your EXTRA portion will be worth 10 this time!  

 

Value: 70

(You will lose 5 marks for not providing a “Works Cited”, and 3 for not sourcing on the page.!)

Posted: May 30, 2018

Final Sociology Assignment:

Survey Project: Education

Your survey project is worth 10% of your final grade is to be handed in the day of your exam. You will use your project and its results to answer the final part of the exam that has to do with research.

Your survey project should include the following:

*** Page 1: A title page (Includes name, class, date, teacher name) (5)

*** Page 2: First paragraph – Introductory paragraph about your topic, why you chose it and a summary of the article you’ve attached.
                Second paragraph – State your hypothesis and what you intend to prove.
                Third paragraph – State your dependent and independent variable for your study. (12)

*** Page(s) 3: A blank, unanswered copy of your survey which includes all questions you asked of your participants. No more than 20 questions should be asked but no less than 10. (10)

*** Page(s) 4: Please include your results in percentages and/or charts. This can be done for you with no extra work within the Google drive. (8)

*** Page(s) 5: You MAY want to include all of your survey responses in strands so that you can more easily see the anonymous user’s complete answers and not just in percentages. This is the generic “excel” looking page that comes up when going to print responses. You may also keep this separate from your project if you wish.

*** Page(s) 6: Please attach the article to the back of all of this that you used to form your argument in the first paragraph of your second page and which you formed your hypothesis around. (5)

*** Page(s) 7: Lastly, what is your conclusion? Refer back to your own research, use the results of your survey… Would “it” work? (Hint” It’s OKAY if it wouldn’t work!) (10)

Value: 50

Posted: May 24, 2018

You are going to choose one company/business that has a presence on Social Media across many platforms. In looking at all of their social media you must consider the following for a class discussion next week:

What is their brand message? What do you think it's trying to convey? Are their blatant themes across all platforms? 
(Does all of their social media "match"? Same type of imagery? Colour schemes? Etc?)

We will be having this discussion on Tuesday to prepare for a final project..

Posted: May 18, 2018

Today, Friday May 18th, you will be working on your NGO projects that you will present next week.

Now, on Tuesday we will finish our Model UN.

Wednesday we will have our NGO discussion. This discussion might spill over into Thursday.

Thursday we will write the Africa Part II Map Test and finish from the day before.

Posted: May 18, 2018

You are going to pick one form of social media and present it (discussion based) to the class.

1) Who owns it? What else do they own?
2) What is it's current worth?
3) How does it work? Main goal/purpose?
4)How do they make their money?

5) Separate question, what problems do you feel social media can create/present?

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest, YouTube, Tumblr, SnapChat, Reddit, Periscope, etc.

Posted: May 17, 2018

You are going to research an NGO and present it to the class through discussion. Keep in mind that you are going to be teaching your classmates about this particular NGO, and it’s cause!  

You need to answer: Who are they? How did they start? Why? History? Are they Human Rights/Environmental/etc?Are they Campaigning/Operational? Where are they located? Headquarters? Regions of interest? What are their goals/purpose? How do they accomplish this? Approach? How are they funded? Grants? Donations? Other support?  

Lastly, why did you pick this NGO? Are you behind it? Support it? Pitch it to the class! Show your classmates what they are all about and why they feel so passionate about this cause.

You will be marked on: Mechanics  – 10, Content – 10, Relevance – 10, 

Extra Work – 10 – Handouts/Poster/Flyer/Shirt… etc.   

Posted: May 9, 2018

KIVA

Working in groups of no more than 3 you will find an entrepreneur on the KIVA website that interests you.

When you choose an entrepreneur you will then research to answer the following questions:

What is the economic state of their country?
Main industry there?
Government?
What type of business is the entrepreneur trying to start?
Where specifically do they live? Is there a need?

Value: 30
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Documents

Media Studies Outline and Outcomes
World Issues 2018 Outline and Outcomes
Sociology 2018 Outline and Outcomes
Digital Productions - Film Trailer