Mrs. MacDonald

Economics 120, English 113, Language Arts 9, English 111

Happy Monday!  This week, we will take a look at the use of the unemployment rate as a measure of the economy's health.  A very interesting example was released last Friday - Canada's unemployment rate for April, just as the pandemic had shut down entire portions of the economy.  Have a read through the CBC article linked here, then answer  a few questions in the file posted below.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/canada-jobs-april-1.5561001

Posted: May 10, 2020

Hello, Language Arts 9 Period 3! Your essays comparing two characters were very well done; you made great choices in characters, and backed yourselves up well with specific details. 

This week, we will think about how and why the setting may have changed. See the assignment below for a couple of questions to get you thinking about setting.

Keep up the great work!

For those of you working towards the credit, you will find the assignment for Outcomes 4.1 posted below.  It builds on the general GDP assignment, and moves into looking at business cycles, and defining where Canada might be right now.

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Hi Everyone!  I have had a few people send in their essays, so I would like to take this week to find out what stage everyone else is in.  Could you either respond to the assignment in "Teams," or email me to let mw know the following:

Is your draft done?  Did you get an introduction done?  How are you doing on conclusions?  Where are you running into trouble?  What do you need to know for the next steps?

Once I see where everyone is, we can figure out the lessons for the following weeks.

Remember, though, that everyone's writing process is different, and I understand that some of you are working full-time. The questions above don't necessarily represent where you have to be right now; I am just wondering what you might need for future lessons.  Let me know!

jean.macdonald2@nbed.nb.ca

Happy Monday!  This week, let's start getting back together by letting me know where you are with your essay.  The assignment will just get you to summarize where you are, and what issues you may be having.  Remember that everyone's process is different, and many of you are working.  Thus, there is no definitive point where you SHOULD be, I am just looking to see where YOU are, and what further resources you need in the upcoming weeks. 
 
Here is the assignment:

By the end of this week, please send me a status report regarding the research essay, so we can figure out what we should work on over the next couple of weeks:  Is your intro done?  Do you have a basic draft completed?  How did the conclusion go?  What are you having trouble with?  What do you need for the next steps?

This assignment is on the Teams site, or you can email me at jean.macdonald2@nbed.nb.ca

For those of you completing the credit, please start with this background on what GDP is, and how it is calculated, then we will expand that into Real vs. Nominal GDP, and business cycles.

Here is the GDP explanatory video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjJmo5mN5yA  

If you are in the mood, and want to roll right into the Real Vs. Nominal GDP, you can have a look at this:  It gets very US-based in its examples, though; our assignment later will focus on Real GDP in Canada (it is hard to find good Canadian-based explanatory videos)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGqhTQyY6g4

Posted: May 4, 2020

Hi Everyone!  Over the next few weeks, we will look at some of the ways that we measure the economy - this will be very interesting as we consider how the pandemic will affect everything.  This week, we will learn about the GDP (Gross Domestic Product), and how it is one measure of how the economy is doing.

I have found a decent video on Youtube that explains things quite clearly.  Watch that, then complete the questions in the assignment posted below.  This will be on Teams, as well; turn it in there, or at my email  jean.macdonald2@nbed.nb.ca

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjJmo5mN5yA

Have a great week!

Posted: May 3, 2020

Happy Monday!  I hope you all got a chance to enjoy the great weather on Sunday.  I am SO impressed with the great responses I am getting from all of you; you seem to have made great choices in the books you are reading.

You should be getting to know some of the characters pretty well, by now, so that is where we will go this week.  The assignment below asks you to choose one of the characters from your book, and compare her or him to a character in ANOTHER text (book, TV show, video game, movie...).

As usual, you can hand it in on TEAMS, or email me at jean.macdonald2@nbed.nb.ca     

Also, just shoot an email if you have any questions!

Have a great week; I look forward to hearing from you.  

 

Hey there!  This is just a reminder that if you are choosing to work through the essay to prepare for next year and beyond, we are taking these two weeks to work through one of two pathways: 1) start with a great intro, and organize from there, OR, 2) Organize the best way to prove your thesis, draft it together, then go back and write the intro.  The thesis statement should be done, and last week we looked at how to write a great introduction. 
If you are someone who likes to start with the intro, that should be done by now (feel free to send it in!).  If you are someone who likes to write the essay first before going back to write the introduction, you should be figuring out how to organize the paragraphs - we also looked at great ideas for transitions between and within paragraphs. 
Those working towards the credit should be working on this, and contributing to the book study virtual discussion in the "Teams" channel called "English 11 Book Study."  If you are not able to access Teams, please let me know - jean.macdonald2@nbed.nb.ca

Hey there!  This is just a reminder that you are to be working on one of two paths towards completion of your essay.  The thesis statement should be done, and last week we looked at how to write a great introduction.  If you are someone who likes to start with the intro, that should be done by now (feel free to send it in!).  If you are someone who likes to write the essay first before going back to write the introduction, you should be figuring out how to organize the paragraphs - we also looked at great ideas for transitions between and within paragraphs.  Those were posted last week, too.  Let me know how things are going!

 

 

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