Social 30 Calgary South

Social 30 South Calgary*

* While this course is primarily designed for 30-1 students, 30-2 students are also welcomed. We provide customized 30-2 learning materials and differentiated instruction, just email us to let us know if you need 30-2 materials.


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SEATS AVALABLE

Instructor: Mark Driedger

Early Bird Price: before Nov 15th $109 prepaid OR $130 pay at the door
$99 when taken with any other course - PREPAID ONLY

Regular Price: $119 prepaid OR $130 pay at the door
$109 when taken with any other course - PREPAID ONLY

Location: Canyon Meadows Hall

Course Schedule

Class Date Location Teacher
Class 1 Sunday January 6 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Canyon Meadows Hall Small Hall Mark Driedger
Class 2 Tuesday January 8 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm Canyon Meadows Hall Small Hall Mark Driedger
Class 3 Thursday January 10 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm Canyon Meadows Hall Small Hall Mark Driedger

Topic Timeline

Class Topic Covered
Class 1 During the first part of the Social 30-1 prep course we will focus on review of the main course and curricular concepts that are essential for success on both the written and multiple choice components of the Diploma Exam. As we work our way through the curriculum, special attention will be given to source analysis, with key skills and strategies being provided. Working with sources during the course review will give students important skills in concept synthesis and source analysis, both of which are essential on the diploma exam. As we progress though the course, we will work on and discuss many multiple choice exam questions. This will enable students to build important skills and strategies to hone their multiple choice skills and tailor them directly towards the ways in which Social Studies questions are frequently written. Throughout the review we will look at the historical development of liberalism and its viability as an economic ideology. We will also review the connection between liberalism and political ideologies. We will conclude the review by examining the different types of sources that are now being used on the new "dash 1" Diploma Exam.
Class 2 Class 2 is a continuation from Class 1. See above description
Class 3 This session of the course will focus directly on the two 30-1 writing assignments. As both writing assignments use sources as prompts, we will review the student expectations for each task. We will practice the skills of interpreting sources as well as identifying the relationships that exist between them. For assignment II, we will practice the skill of identifying an ideological perspective and making this analysis the foundation of the argumentative essay. We will do a general review of political and economic liberalism as students need to connect their writings to this ideology. We will also do an in-depth examination of the categories on the scoring guides and we will take a critical look at some pieces of writing in order to determine what constitutes excellent (and not so excellent) diploma exam writing.

SEATS AVALABLE

Instructor: Peter Weigum

Early Bird Price: before Nov 15th $109 prepaid OR $130 pay at the door
$99 when taken with any other course - PREPAID ONLY

Regular Price: $119 prepaid OR $130 pay at the door
$109 when taken with any other course - PREPAID ONLY

Location: Canyon Meadows Hall

Course Schedule

Class Date Location Teacher
Class 1 Friday January 11 5:15 pm - 9:30 pm Canyon Meadows Hall Small Hall Peter Weigum
Class 2 Saturday January 12 9:00 am - 2:00 pm Canyon Meadows Hall Small Hall Peter Weigum
Class 3 Sunday January 13 9:00 am - 2:00 pm Canyon Meadows Hall Small Hall Peter Weigum

Topic Timeline

Class Topic Covered
Class 1 During the first part of the Social 30-1 prep course we will focus on review of the main course and curricular concepts that are essential for success on both the written and multiple choice components of the Diploma Exam. As we work our way through the curriculum, special attention will be given to source analysis, with key skills and strategies being provided. Working with sources during the course review will give students important skills in concept synthesis and source analysis, both of which are essential on the diploma exam. As we progress though the course, we will work on and discuss many multiple choice exam questions. This will enable students to build important skills and strategies to hone their multiple choice skills and tailor them directly towards the ways in which Social Studies questions are frequently written. Throughout the review we will look at the historical development of liberalism and its viability as an economic ideology. We will also review the connection between liberalism and political ideologies. We will conclude the review by examining the different types of sources that are now being used on the new "dash 1" Diploma Exam.
Class 2 Class 2 is a continuation from Class 1. See above description
Class 3 This session of the course will focus directly on the two 30-1 writing assignments. As both writing assignments use sources as prompts, we will review the student expectations for each task. We will practice the skills of interpreting sources as well as identifying the relationships that exist between them. For assignment II, we will practice the skill of identifying an ideological perspective and making this analysis the foundation of the argumentative essay. We will do a general review of political and economic liberalism as students need to connect their writings to this ideology. We will also do an in-depth examination of the categories on the scoring guides and we will take a critical look at some pieces of writing in order to determine what constitutes excellent (and not so excellent) diploma exam writing.

Peter Weigum
Calgary Board of Education

I have been teaching with the Calgary Board of Education for 39 years. I have been very involved with the development, implementation and evaluation of the new Social Studies 30-1 curriculum. I have also been with the Standards Confirmation group for the Part A writing response of the Social 30 Diploma exam for the last 12years. I am confident that I can more than adequately prepare you for the Social 30 Diploma Exam.

Mark Driedger
BA (U of S) BEd (U of C)
Calgary High School Teacher (11 years)

Mark Driedger has been exclusively teaching Social 30 since the new program has been implemented. As Social 30 has been his major focus for the last four years, he has developed a highly effective program and instructional style. He has marked Social 30 diploma exams for the last five years, and attended multiple Alberta Education conferences on the Social 30 program, and has gathered many valuable insights into both parts of the diploma exam. Mark's students continually benefit from his enthusiastic, informed, and effective teaching style. His students consistently achieve diploma exam results significantly higher than the provincial average. He is currently completing his Master's in Educational Leadership and Administration through the University of Gonzaga.

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