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Month: April 2017



Inquiry Based Approach to Student Learning.pptx

Middle+Ages+Project Inquiry – Sample Topics !  See below for inquiry questioning example brainstorm!

Homework:  Please brainstorm a few topics and possible questions on your handout.

It’s finally time to begin our Inquiry Projects! Please see below a detailed description of what a Inquiry Project is all about (online source)

What is inquiry?
“Inquiry is the dynamic process of being open to wonder and puzzlements and coming to know and understand the world.” (Galileo Educational Network, 2004).
Essentially, inquiry is the process of being puzzled about something, generating your own questions about the subject, using information to satisfy your own interests and to develop your knowledge. It is NOT finding an answer to other people’s questions for the satisfaction of the teacher. Your own curiosity and wonder should provide the seeds for meaningful learning.
What is inquiry-based learning?
Inquiry-based learning is a process where you are involved in your own learning, you are able to formulate questions, investigate and then build new understandings, meanings and knowledge.
What does the research say?
Research suggests that using inquiry-based learning can help you become more creative, more positive and more independent.

What’s in the NEWS….current event week

What’s in the NEWS….current event week

This week is current event week!

Current Event #1:  Is the water safe to drink?

HW:  Blog post – What if your family could not use tap water for one year?Explain

**Make reference to the article you have read and the video on the First Nations Reserve

Current Event #2: Crossing the border

HW:  Blog post

  1. What if… the world had no borders? Explain.
AP Psychology Review

AP Psychology Review

Review is under way!


Thursday April 20th Lunch Tutorial :  Multiple Choice Review packages and follow up on last class Social Psychology take home test.  In class work on FRQ’s (NOTE:  I will expect all of these FRQ’s to be done by next Friday!)

Friday April 21st  Lunch Tutorial:  Multiple Choice Review packages (NOTE:  I will expect all of these practice MC to be done by next Friday!)

Monday April 24th  (PRO D) please meet in Ms. Ryant’s room by 9am. You will work together without me to complete the Practice AP exam to be done in the class only.  Also a great time to review the FRQ’s you have all done.

Tuesday April 25th:  Multiple Choice Package #2   REMINDER BUBBLING PARTY @3:15 until 4

Thursday April 26th:  WRAP UP and Study session

FRIDAY @ LUNCH:  show me your completed FRQ packages and both MC packages for marks!

AP EXAM IS ON MONDAY MAY 1 – please be here at 11:30am.  Please see following information on duration of exam and what to bring!  (exam is 2 hours)

ANALOGY PRACTICE – 180PsychAnalogiesReview

AP Psychology May Exam FRQs  –  answers to ALL the above FRQ






Review Sessions #1

Review Sessions #1

Today I will do a comprehensive review of the terminology you had to complete over the weekend on Social Psychology! I have checked all the blogs and thank you to those who are ready to go and are prepared.  Some have not completed…make sure this is done so you are not behind.  Reminder the exam is creeping up on us.

Lunch today:  Social Psychology tutorial

Class time:  Social Psychology review sheet and MC take home test!  Extra Abnormal Psych for bonus marks!

Review MC from ms. carey!




How did the Environment shape the Indigenous People of Canada?

How did the Environment shape the Indigenous People of Canada?

Monday and Tuesday we will be working on the above question from your research.  I will be checking if you completed a rough draft for your oral presentation.

Genius Hour – You will post your response to this question in class this week and be prepared to present it (1.5 minute to the class) Wednesday/Thursday.

Be sure to include a visual on your blog post that relates to your Indigenous group.  Take a look at the handout I gave you on how to deliver a great speech!


Social Psychology…Last Unit!!

Social Psychology…Last Unit!!

We will begin our last unit on Monday! Yay!  Social Psychology

Monday Class:  Interactive Speed Dating with Social Psychologists

Wednesday: Test on Psych Disorders and Therapy

Friday:  No school but you have work anyway!  Complete all vocabulary for this unit and post on your blog for 10 marks.  Also, a quick review assignment for this unit:) M/C practice will be on the blog for Easter Monday:)

Please watch the following videos before coming to class on Monday (Crash Course Social Psychology- they are great)

REMINDER:  PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS AND THERAPY TEST ON WEDNESDAY (40 MC) and 1 FRQ (DESIGN RUBRIC ONLY)  FRQ will be given to you on Monday.  I will give 3 but only pick 1!

Social Psychology

  • Describe the importance of attribution in social behavior and the dangers of the fundamental attribution error.
  • Identify conditions under which attitudes have a strong impact on actions.
  • Explain the effect of role-playing on attitudes in terms of the cognitive dissonance theory.
  • Discuss the results of experiments on conformity and list factors that increase the likelihood of conformity.
  • Describe Milgram’s controversial experiments on obedience and discuss their implications for understanding our susceptibility to social influence.
  • Describe conditions in which the presence of others is likely to result in social facilitation, social loafing, or deindividuation.
  • Describe how self-fulfilling prophecies illustrate the power of the individual.
  • Describe the social, emotional, and cognitive factors that contribute to the persistence of prejudice.
  • Discuss the impact of biological factors, aversive events, and learning on aggressive behavior.
  • Describe the influence of proximity, physical attractiveness, and similarity on interpersonal attraction.
  • Explain the bystander effect and describe factors that are likely to increase altruistic behavior.




Fundamental attribution error


Cognitive dissonance

Central vs. peripheral routes to persuasion

Approach-approach conflict

Avoidance-avoidance conflict

Approach-avoidance conflict

Normative social influence

Informational social influence

Social facilitation

Social loafing


Group polarization




Scapegoat theory

Just-world phenomenon

Frustration-aggression principle


Mere exposure effect

Social exchange theory


Superordinate goals

How did the environment shape Indigenous Culture?

How did the environment shape Indigenous Culture?

We are working on our organizers this week to answer the above question.  You will be preparing for an oral presentation next week.

Note:  Quiz on our stations activity this week!

Review the 5 main Indigenous Groups and locations within Canada

Terms:  Anthropology, Subistence, Canoe, Umiak, Red Cedar, Pemmican, Potlach…review your stations packages

QUIZ is out of 15 marks and is based on what we have learned in class so far on Indigenous Peoples of Canada



Many of you have not completed FRQ’s!  It is a must that you practice the free responses so that you are prepared for the AP exam.  I have below a list of FRQ’s for you to look at and practice.  Bonus points if they are on your BLOG!

AP Psychology May Exam FRQs

Free Response


A great teacher site with additional reviews!



Psychological Therapies Thursday

Psychological Therapies Thursday

Please make sure that you have read the entire unit on Psychological Disorders and completed ALL in class questions.  Start reading the next chapter on Therapy and Treatment.  The ppt is below!  I will be given you a MC practice for this unit on Thursday!

Mind Mapping Treatment on Thursday!  In class assignment DUE end of class

Psychological Disorders and Treatment TEST next Wednesday!  40 MC and 1 FRQ (you will be given the FRQ in advance)


SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY (OUR LAST UNIT)  We will spend Monday and Friday (you will do an assignment at home)

REVIEW SESSIONS:  Start at lunch after Easter Weekend.  Reminder for April 24th PRO D (entire day student review)


Aboriginal Unit

Aboriginal Unit

All this week we are learning about the different Indigenous groups within Canada.  We are focused on group tasks (stations) in preparation for an oral presentation!

NOTE:  Quiz on Aboriginal Unit this Friday!  Review your notes from this week.