• See Brightspace e-learning site for Culminating Task Review now posted. CT begind June 3rd. 

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  • Test Review is now posted on e-learning site*

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  • Students should be accessing BrightSpace via mycdsbeo.com and then clicking on the BrightSpace VLE icon. If they have any issues they should put a ticket into ICT with their name and where they are having the issue (such as authentication error or unable to access mycdsbeo.com).
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  • As posted on e-learning site: 

    Please click on "content" and read/listen to Unit 3. This material is test material for your open book test next Monday. And you will do Unit 3 Activity/Assignment #2. For the U Level students, this is a very fitting assignment right now because at the moment, domestic assault cases are on the raise due to Covid-19 lockdowns. These partial lock-downs in place all over the world will affect families. There may be a baby boom and/or a raise in divorce rates, families might be closer now, and some legislation will change. U3 A2 is due April 17th. 

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  • The following is a copy of the Phase 2, Stsge 1 Welcome Letter as found on the e-learning Brightspace/D2L site for this class (please note that there are seperate sites for U Level students and C Level Students: 

    Welcome! Today is Monday, April 6th, Welcome to Phase 2, Stage 1 of on line learning. Here is the place where you will find lessons, test material, assignments, journals, tests, and where you can contact me and submit your work. This is in place for the month of April due to Covid-19. As of right now, we are hoping to be back in the schools by May. Time will soon tell. You can contact me directly through e-learning but please also note that my e-mail is Rob.D’Alessio@cdsbeo.on.ca. It is very important to know the following: 1) In addition to completing the final exam, to be successful in this course you need to make sure you complete the culminating task, any work that is assigned or has been assigned up to this point. It all works out to at least one summative assignment per unit or 3 hours of work per week. You should also use the discussion board which we will probably begin using next week. If you run into an assignment that you think is too confusing, please ask me for an alternative assignment.


    You may use the Remind.com app to get due date reminders sent to you and due dates/test dates reminders.    


    I am working on a Semester Calendar (shows you how the term is divided) and the Course Checklist (lists all Discussions and Assignments, and the week/day each activity is due.  *The final date of the week due is the final date for submission of the activity.  Your first assignment is due this Friday and your first test is one week from today.

    To be successful in this course, it is crucial that you complete all assignments and respect due dates.  We may make some adjustments to the checklist as the course progresses.  

    Submitting assignments Send in assignments for an Activity as soon as the work is completed.  Submit your assignments electronically through the Dropbox for the course.  You can also e-mail. I will make every effort to have them marked and returned to you quickly, along with an updated Course Checklist with feedback and a grade for the assignment. There are parts within the course where you are directed to research and make notes on a topic, or to complete a journal entry.  You are expected to complete these; however, it is only necessary to submit them if indicated on the Course Checklist.   

    Discussions There are many discussion topics listed throughout the course.  Please post comments regularly – your ideas and opinions are important, and consistent participation in the discussions is a good way of connecting with the other members of the class and reinforcing the course concepts.  I will also post links each week which are relevant to the course and which are meant to be conversation pieces.

    Questions? Please do not hesitate to email or page me when you have questions, concerns, or problems.  I check email regularly, and I will try to respond as promptly as possible.  I am here to help you. This includes providing alternative assignments upon request if one of the assignments is too difficult. Lastly, please note that there is a culminating task in this course.

    Good luck!


    Getting started:

    -Read welcome page

    -click on course code

    -read any posted announcements ("news items")

    -check your e-mail

    -click on "content" (top left)

    -read "course information"

    -read "student information"

    -browse through the program and familiarize yourself with it. Please note that you will notice there are a lot of assignments on the e-learning site but you only need to do the ones that are assigned. You may request to do some of the ones that are not assigned for bonus or make-up purposes. However, if you choose this, you may have to spend more than the allotted 3 hours per week.

    -you may begin working when you are ready.

    -click on discussions and peruse through some of these. Remember, "discussions" do count (you can do as many discussions as you wish, the more the better for your learning skills and participation but refer to the course check list to know which ones and how many in each unit you are required to do).

     Check your mail. If you have an excessive amount of unread discussions and/or feedback, and/or e-mails, and/or have been using the instant messaging feature in inappropriate ways, you will be notified accordingly.














    If your file is too large it may be because it includes a video, here, you can use your YouTube account and send me the link or e-mail it to me.


    When and if you find the dropbox not working, you can e-mail work directly to: Rob.D'Alessio@cdsbeo.on.ca


    If you get a message saying the drop box is full, let me know.

    The dropbox can only take a max of 5 MB so if a student already has something in their dropbox, that is biggish, they would not be able to upload another file to take it over 5MB.  

    An option, if a student has large files that will not fit into the dropbox, is to use a fileshare website such as http://sendspace.com/

    A site such as this is free, and allows a person to upload a file up to 100 MB in size, to their server. They are then provided with a link which the uploader sends to the person they want to have the file. The recipient then clicks on the link, and is given the opportunity to download the file. This works well - we have used it before in such situations.


    Dropboxes typically are not cleared till the end of a unit. You can always e-mail me an assignment.


    Please write (type) your name on everything, i.e. each word file, put your name at the top or bottom of page.


    When logged on to the program, you will notice a green button in the top right. That is the pager button. You can use this to contact the teacher (or a classmate). It is similar to MSN though it is not instant chat it's more like instant e-mail. When you click on it you can select who you want on your list .

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  • Midterm Report Cards: Please note that there will be mid term report cards at the end of April.

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  • I hope everyone has enjoyed their March Break as much as possible. Certainly, things are very different than we all expected them to be at this time. I wanted to send out as much information as possible so that you have an understanding of what things should look like moving forward. I will do my best to answer any questions you have.  At this point, we are operating on the direction we received from the school board last week. The school closure, however, maybe extended. The school closure should not affect any student marks or credits the way things stand now.  The Ministry of Education has posted resources for parents and students to access in order to keep up with their studies. The resources can be accessed and at this point are only optional. The resources do not replace what students are learning, they are meant to compliment learning.

    THIS WEEK’s WORK (Next week’s work will be posted March 30th).

    1. Open “Can you Handle Your Children” file and write a journal response (if you cannot open the file, it can be e-mailed to you).
    2. Read the Free Will lesson (this is test material) (file can be e-mailed upon request)
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  • No new work or material this week. Check back March 23rd (this week can be used for overdue work or on-going long-term assignment work). 

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  • Please note that the Remind App and class website will be updated throughout the next three weeks. 

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  • Gr. 12 Families in Canada Sociology Test     #1 Test Review                                   /56

    TEST: Monday

    Short Answer

    There will be choice on the test but here’s what to know:

    Define sociology (2)

    How do teenagers adapte behaviourlly to the transition into adulthood (2)

    the OC


    In your opinion, what would cause someone to be what is generally considered “jaded” in life? 

    Define anthropology 

    Who is Prof. Jordan Peterson and what is one of his philosophies? (will be covered Wednesday)

    Define two of the following: arranged marriage, companion marriage, baby boom, social worker 

    What are the three basic types of parenting and which one do you think is the best, why? (authoritarian, authoritative, permissive)

    In your opinion, predict what a family in 2100 will look like

    Pick one of the 6 family functions and explain how it is is carried out in your life 

    Who was the “African Violet Lady”? (covered on Wednesday)

    Write out the “thoughts equation” (covered on Wednesday)

    Define activity aging theory or Alan Watts’ theory of exploring one’s “dark side” (covered on Wednesday) 

    Name 3 TV shows that are based around the premise of family life 

    What is the song “Cats in the Cradle” about? (1)

    What is the song “Long Time Running” about? (1)

    What is meant by “Siblings Pecking Order”? (1)

    List 4 reasons why marriages fail. (4)


    Pick one of the following: a) What can you tell about graduation pictures? b) What do periods, brain tumors, junk food, and steroids all have in common?  (1) 

    What is your interpretation of the quote: “We think in categories.” (2)

    List the first 5 steps in sociological investigation (1/2 mark each) (see handout) 

    What happened in the music video “Hole in my Soul” by Aerosmith? (1)

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  • CHC2P: Living On A Prayer 

    CLU3M: S.O.M.F

    SOC4C/U: Colt 45

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  • Feb.11: Welcome to Semester II. Please feel free to use the Remind App for reminders of due dates and important announcements ti be sent to your phone. Test reviews will be posted on this site. 

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  • https://getpocket.com/explore/item/open-minded-people-have-a-different-visual-perception-of-reality?utm_source=pocket-newtab

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  • Preliminary q's: Feb.19th

    Test: March 3

    Test: April 3 

    Test: May 2

    BIO essay: May 27 

    ISU for U level: May 30 

    Culminating Task: June 11th 

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  • -Why do people do what they do? How do they make deciions? How do they know what is right or wrong? How do they learn?

    -Why do groups do what they do? Societies? Governments? (Why did NASA go to the Moon?)

    -If you like to worry about things, you are living at a great time. So, what of optimistic ways of outlooks? How do we deal with problems (death, divorce, relationship drama, work-place issues, health issues, climate change, disease, poverty, war, money...)?



    -What is money? 


    -Political Spectrum 

    -What is the key to societal improvement theories...

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  • Predict what a family in 2100 will look like.

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  • In unit one, students will learn about what family is. General APA guidelines and formatting will be outlined in this unit so that students are able to properly cite and reference outside material as they complete coursework. Students will learn about the history of the family before moving into what a family looks like today. Students will be introduced to different types of families and explore their own family in detail. We will discuss world views and their effect on family life in Canada. 

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  • About the course: This course enables students to draw on sociological, psychological, and anthropological theories and research to analyse the development of individuals, intimate relationships, and family and parent-child relationships. Students will focus on issues and challenges facing individuals and families in Canada. They will develop analytical tools that enable them to assess various factors affecting families and to consider policies and practices intended to support families in Canada. They will develop the investigative skills required to conduct and communicate the results of research on individuals, intimate relationships, and parent-child relationships.

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