Saturday, November 03, 2007

November 5-9

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Social Studies 11

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.)

Expect the next unit test when we finish the interwar years and World War II -- probably in about 2 1/2 to 3 weeks. I expect it will include roughly the following (subject to revision): 40-45 multiple choice questions (1 mark each), 5 definition questions (2 marks each) and 4 out of 6 long answer questions (6 marks each) -- for a grand total of roughly 74-79 marks.

  • Monday, November 5 - Take up homework. Filmstrip & questions: The Ecstatic 20’s. If time, begin PowerPoint - Canada Between the Wars; 1919-1939. Read pp. 57-67. Do sidebar questions, p. 57 & 59, #1-3, p. 61, #1-3, p. 65, & sidebar #1-2, p. 67.
  • Tuesday, November 6 - Take up homework. Background to the Great Depression (including statistics) - Continue PowerPoint - Canada Between the Wars; 1919-1939. AV on the Depression - (From: Canada; A People’s History). Read pp. 68-79. Do sidebar questions p. 71 & 72 & #1-4, p. 72, sidebar questions p. 76, 78 & 79 & #1-2, p. 79.
  • Wednesday, November 7 - Take up homework. Continue Canada; A People’s History; Hard Times and PowerPoint - Canada Between the Wars; 1919-1939. Read pp. 79-86. Do sidebar #1-4, p. 81, sidebar questions p. 82 & #3-4, p. 85 & #1-3, p. 86.
  • Thursday, November 8 - Take up homework. Continue Canada; A People’s History; Hard Times and PowerPoint - Canada Between the Wars; 1919-1939. Political Cartoon Assignment. (10 marks, due Monday). Read pp. 86-90. Do #1-2 sidebar p. 89, #1-3, p. 90.
  • Friday, November 9 - Take up homework. Video King & Country & questions. Read pp. 90-98. Do sidebars p. 92 both on 95 & 96, #1-5, p. 98.

Comparative Civilizations 12

The next test, on the Middle Ages material, is about two weeks or so away, as we will first complete the following packages: Islamic Civilization, The Frozen World, The Great Thaw, and Romance and Reality.

Your Great Thaw Package will come in on Wednesday.

  • Monday, November 5 - Video - Medieval Help Desk. Gothic Architecture Slides. Work on Package.
  • Tuesday, November 6 - James Burke's Connections; Faith in Numbers video. Work on package.
  • Wednesday, November 7 -Video The Western Tradition; The Middle Ages. New Package - Romance & Reality assigned. The Great Thaw Package is due by 4:30 p.m. today.
  • Thursday, November 8 - Romance & Reality filmstrip. Work on Package.
  • Friday, November 9 - Video - The Western Tradition; The Feudal Order. Work on the package.

History 12

We are running a little behind the originally published plan for topic #4 already, but should make up some of this as lecture material runs into blocks where we also show videos in the Road to War series. Keep working on the questions for topic #4 -- avoid procrastinating unless you enjoy multiple all-night sessions at the end of the unit.

The next test is quite a long way off, but expect it around November 26. Expect roughly the following material on the Topic #4 Test: 70 multiple choice questions (1 mark each), 5 map items (1 mark each), and 2 from 4 Long Answer questions (12 marks each - based on 2 x 6). The total value will therefore be around 99 marks.

  • Monday, November 4 - Complete Hitler's Germany (base notes). If time, supplementary AV material.
  • Tuesday, November 5 - Appeasement (base notes).
  • Wednesday, November 6 - Complete Appeasement & Causes of WWII. Video: The Road to War; Britain.
  • Thursday, November 7 - Complete The Road to War; Britain and watch The Road to War; France.
  • Friday, November 8 - The Spanish Civil War (base notes).