Friday, November 25, 2011


The sites have all been checked, and should be active. Remember that sites do come and go, but there are lots of options for you to pursue independently!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Site Methodology and Link Updates

Please scroll to the bottom of these postings for information on site organization and suggestions for effective use.
Recently several of the links posted on this site have gone through changes and revisions. As a result, you may have encountered some 'non-functioning links'. Hopefully I have corrected all of these and you should have complete access to all links!
Don't be shy - scroll down and check out all the possible locations . . .

Monday, November 12, 2007

New Social 20 Listings

Please note that due to the nature of the changing Grade 11 program, the links and sites students will be interested in selecting may well be already included in the Social 30, Social 10 or General Links. These listings will not be duplicated, in the interest of space - but new links will be added as appropriate. Be sure to explore and try different aspects of the links - they generally open the door to many new options.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Maps of World War II

Two new sites have been added, both which provide detailed maps of the Second World War and the D-Day attacks. Both these sites are in the Social Studies 30 section.

Thursday, August 31, 2006 warning!

Wikipedia is a user friendly, informative general site which provides the opportunity for anyone to enter the site as an author and add or edit information as it changes or becomes available. The danger with this 'open format' is that not all information presented may be as reliable or accurate as one would wish it to be. The site attempts to verify and screen information posted, but this does take time and can lead to problematic situations.
Be aware that current information, especially political biographies and world events, may have bias and misinformation - accidentally or intentionally! It would be in your best interest to use Wikipedia in conjuction with other sites to verify the information you seek.
Please note there are many excellent articles within Wikipedia - use it and learn - however, be aware of reliability issues.

Monday, April 10, 2006

Links and Websites

Students should be aware there are 2 sets of websites and links to the righthand side of this screen.
The first set is "General Social Studies Sites" or information sites that will lead students to broad / general areas from which they can research and be more specific as needed.
The second set is "Social Studies 30 - Grade 12s" or information sites that are more specific and related directly to topics of concern and interest to SS 30 students.
My suggestion is SS 30 students become familiar with both sets of sites as topics dictate and use as needed.
Below these 2 sections you will find "Film Links", "Social Studies 20 Sites", and "Social Studies 10 Sites".
Please realize information can be found in sections other than the specific section for the course in which you are enrolled. Part of the purpose here is to encourage you to research and expand beyond the single reference source - look around and explore!

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Authoritarian Government Information

Social 30 students looking for information and insights to the concept of authoritarian governments and the case studies of Fascist Italy / Nazi Germany, are encouraged to select appropriate links from the side column on this blog. There are many avenues to pursue, check historical documents as well as content sections.