About Brad Wilson

I teach Japanese 9 to 12, Social Studies 9, Comparative Civilizations 12 and First Nations 12.


Today we looked at some Japanese yen (en) and how we will take money to Japan and get it while there if need be.  We also talked about convenience stores there and how they provide low cost but healthy food – unlike here in Canada.  Here is a good site on Japanese money.

When we are on the road, convenience stores – ‘konbini’ in Japanese – will be where we get our breakfasts.  They will also be fine for lunches and even dinner.  Here is a good site describing them.

The cheapest, most convenient and delicious bit of traditional Japanese food you can get is ‘onigiri’. Onigiri are riceballs with some kind of protein hidden inside, wrapped in nori. Here is a good site showing the onigiri typically available at convenience stores in Japan.

Europe in 1914 map quiz and Mercantilism 101

You will have a map quiz based on the study map of Europe in 1914 that you made in class.  The quiz is set for Friday, September 29.

Roger K. Strickland is an economics professor at Santa Fe College in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  Watch his short lecture on the economic theory of Mercantilism.  It is important to our study of history because it was the dominant economic theory of imperialism which was one of the causes of World War 1. It was the cause of the expansion of empires and the wars that expansion caused.

Your task:

1 Watch the video and make a sketch using colour that reproduces the excellent diagram he uses to explain Mercantilism. Make clear notes that explain Mercantilism. Be prepared to use that sketch and the notes to explain Mercantilism to the teacher and other students.