Saturday, October 20, 2007

October 29 to November 2

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Social Studies 11

We have a student teacher with us from UBC who will teach one or more of the classes this week. The plan will change to reflect this, if necessary.

  • 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.)

    The unit test on the material to the end of World War I will be on the chapters 1 & 2 material from your textbook and all of the material studied in class. Expect roughly the following: 40 multiple choice questions (1 mark each), 5 definitions (2 marks each) and 5 long answer questions (6 marks each), for a total of about 74 marks.

    Monday, October 29 - (Note: Ms. Carlson, from UBC, will be teaching this class). Take up homework. The Conscription crisis. Video material from Canada; A Peoples’ History Turmoil on the Home Front (Be sure to read the series' homepage on this episode) & questions. PowerPoint - Was Conscription the Right Choice? Assignment - Letter to the Newspaper about conscription. 10 marks. Due next class.
  • Tuesday, October 30 - Take up homework. Literature of War Assignment. Using computers (if available) or handouts and library resources. 10 marks, due Monday.

  • Wednesday, October 31 - Take up Literature of War Assignment. Lecture: The End of World War I & the Paris Peace Conference. Video and board questions: 1) Who were the main participants in the Conference and what did they want? 2) What important powers were not invited to attend? 3) What were the key outcomes of the Conference? Read pp. 42-46. Do #1 sidebar, p. 44, 1. Explain how Canada’s role in the world was different in 1919 to 1914. 2. What limited the effectiveness of the League of Nations from its very start? 3. What great epidemic swept the world from 1918-1920? What was its effect in Canada? Unit Test on Unit 1 next class.
  • Thursday, November 1 - Unit Test. Read pp. 48-51. Do #1-3, p. 51.

  • Friday, November 2 - Introduction to Post-War Canada. The Winnipeg General Strike. Lecture and video - with questions. Read pp53-56. Do #1-3, p. 56.

Comparative Civilizations 12

We have a student teacher with us from UBC who may teach one or more of the classes this week. The plan will change to reflect this, if necessary.

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.

History 12

Make sure you have the Topic #3 unit outline and Topic #3 questions. The test for this unit is postponed to Wednesday, October 31 as we need a little extra time to finish the Japan Between the Wars Lecture. The unit test slotted for Wednesday 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.

  • Monday, October 29 - Japan between the wars (base notes).
  • Tuesday, October 30 - Complete Japan between the wars (base notes). Video (switched from Friday) The Road to War; the Soviet Union. Pick up the Topic #4 Plan and questions.
  • Wednesday, October 31 - Unit Test. Topic 3.
  • Thursday, November 1 - Hitler & the Rise of the Nazis (base notes).
  • Friday, November 2 - Hitler's Germany (base notes), and AV - probably from the 20th Century History series.