Saturday, October 20, 2007

October 22-26

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Sutherland has a license to access Discovery Channel's United Streaming video collection. Students may download or stream videos from the collection by going to . Use the passcode posted in the classroom to register. If you have lost it, see me, or e-mail me, for this information. Students are licensed to include this content within their own creations.

Social Studies 11

The next unit test on Canada before and during World War I, will be around October 30. I will post the mark breakdown when I have the test made up.

There is a major research assignment currently underway, the Family History - Immigration Assignment (With additional options for International and First Nations students.) The due date for this work is not until right after the Christmas holidays, to allow plenty of time for research and discussion with family members.)

  • Monday, October 22 - Take up “Looking Back” questions #1,2 & 5-7. Complete the video & questions on The Komogata Maru video. Complete the PowerPoint we began last Wednesday, but were unable to finish - Canada & the Empire. Read pp. 20-24. Do #1, 2 & 4, p. 24.
  • Tuesday, October 23 - Take up homework. Background – The origins of World War I & Canada. (PowerPoint - the origins material in Canada and World War I). If time. Filmstrip or video on the origins of the war. Read the sidebar on p. 23 & do #1-5.
  • Wednesday, October 24 - Take up homework. Begin video & questions (questions to be scanned and loaded soon) The Killing Ground. Read pp. 24-28. Do #1-4, p. 28. Pre-war alliances map - 10 marks, based on completion, accuracy and appearance.
  • Thursday, October 25 - Take up homework. Continue The Killing Ground & viewing guide questions. Read pp. 28-33. Do sidebar questions p. 30 & 31 & 1 & 3, p. 33.
  • Friday, October 26 - Take up homework. Go over video questions (if not done so in the previous class). Trench Warfare – handouts & overheads. Canada & World War I PowerPoint on – Life on the Western Front and The Home Front parts. Read pp. 34-38. Do #1-4, p. 39 & sidebar #1, p. 34.

Comparative Civilizations 12

The next test is a very long way off, as we will first complete the following packages: Islamic Civilization, The Frozen World, The Great Thaw, and Romance and Reality.

  • Monday, October 22 - Hand in Islamic Civilizations Package by 4:30 p.m. today. Hand out Sir Kenneth Clark, Civilization text. Filmstrip (based on the Clark video that was designed as companion material for the book) The Frozen World. Work on the package.
  • Tuesday, October 23 - PowerPoint: Early Medieval Art. Work on packages.
  • Wednesday, October 24 - PowerPoint: Carolingian & Ottonian Architecture.
    Work on package.
  • Thursday, October 25 - Episode 17 of The Western Tradition. The Dark Ages episode. Access this on the Internet at Work on the package. Due to technical problems (ie. Internet slowed to unusable level) we switched Thursday and Friday's classes. The Music Lesson was Thursday, the Western Tradition episode is now Friday.
  • Friday, October 26 - Music of the Troubadours. Work on package.

History 12

Please note the change in Thursday & Friday's material below. Europe in the Great Depression material will be worked into the next unit.

Make sure you have the Topic #3 unit outline and Topic #3 questions. Expect your next test to be on or around October 30 on this topic.

The unit test slotted for next Tuesday is now prepared and ready to run. Expect 50 multiple choice questions (1 mark each) 5 map items (1 mark each), 10 definitions (2 marks each) and 3 from 5 long answer questions (6 marks each) -- this totals 93 marks.

Note: We are running behind the published plan for this unit by a couple of days. To make up one of these days, we delete the work/av block allotted for Thursday, October 25.

  • Monday, October 22 - Britain in the 1920s. (UK segment within the base notes.) and The British Empire in the Interwar Years base notes.
  • Tuesday, October 23 - The USA in the 1920s (base notes). Includes video segment from 20th Century History series.
  • Wednesday, October 24 - The USA in the 1930s (base notes).
  • Thursday, October 25 - The USA in the 1930s (base notes). Includes video segment from the 20th Century History series.
  • Thursday, October 26 - US foreign policy between the wars (base notes). If there is time at the end of this class, we will see a video segment on the Great Depression in the United States.