Mr. T. Theriault

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

Posted: May 30, 2018


       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


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?
What type of business is the entrepreneur trying to start?
Where specifically do they live? Is there a need?

Value: 30

Posted: May 9, 2018

Requirements for your Model United Nations:

1) Prepare a "flag" and name plate for your desk for your country. You will be idenified by country.
2) Have your research ready, you may print off or make notes and have them with you. You need to know what you trade, your economy, what you have to offer, resources, debt, war, interests, neighbours, etc.
3) Be prepared to answer the topic questions on behalf of your country, not yourself.


1) Nuclear Disarmament. (Who has nukes? Why? Who can't? How many? Limits?)
2) Refugee Crisis. (Syria, where do they go? Aid? Who can take more?)
3)Global Warming. (Who's responsible? Who's paying the price? What do we do?)

Posted: May 7, 2018


Your commercial must be advertising your own product OR something that you are allowed to advertise. It must be 60 seconds in length AND you must be able to prove that you used at least 6 of the 13 advertising design elements that you used in the last assignment.

If you need help editing please see Mr. Theriault. If you are using/making a logo or graphic please make sure that you save it as a .png file in photoshop.

Rubric: 10/Messaging (is your message clear), 10/Elements (were your design elements clearly present), 10/Content (who, what, where, why), 10/Peer Review (all partners will provide a peer review submitted and seen by only the teacher at the end of the project. Total Value: 40

Project due: May 15th

Posted: April 26, 2018

Advertising Unit #1

Design Elements Power Point Presentation 

In groups of two you are to search through magazines or use the internet to look for advertisements/photos, which incorporate the elements listed below. You will have one ad for each element.

·       In this presentation, you will have 15 slides

·       Slide 1 shall be a title slide

·       Slide 2 shall be your table of contents

·       Slide 3-15 shall have an image displaying the chosen design element. On these slides you should include a brief definition/explanation of how the image is effectively portraying the design element.

Below is the list of 13 design elements:



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