Saturday, April 26, 2008

April 28 to May 2















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Things that are static -- not requiring regular change -- will be posted on the website. This blogsite will have the changing material -- lesson plans and links to particular assignments. I will try to ensure that all assignments are made available on the Internet in this way. If something is underlined on the blog, it means that you can click on it to see a copy of the particular item -- this could be a pdf document, powerpoint, music or a video.

Use this blog to see what is coming up each week. I will usually post it on Saturdays for the following week. If you are away, you can check up on what you are missing. There really is no reason for you not to know what is happening. If you do not have an Internet connection, you certainly know someone who does.If you can't read the PowerPoint material on your computer, download PowerPoint Viewer from Microsoft. It is free.

Sutherland has a license to access Discovery Education's United Streaming video collection. Students may download or stream videos from the collection by going to http://www.unitedstreaming.com/ . 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 (Regular)

You have an ongoing assignment, due in mid-May. This is the Family History Assignment (International Students' Version and First Nations Students' Version - which will not be due until mid May. (See also the BBC's pedigree sheet - a rough form to serve as a starting point for your own pedigree).

Our next unit test is a little way off -- another week or so away. It will cover the Interwar period and World War II.

Those fascinated by World War II should look at some of these videos uploaded to Google Video and YouTube.

  • Monday, April 28 - Hand in Political Cartoon Assignment. Take up sidebars p. 92 both on 95 & 96, #1-5, p. 98. Video: King & Country and questions. If you did not take the opportunity to look at some of the video material suggested last Friday, here are the links repeated: Find out about Nazi Germany by watching the BBC's The World at War; A New Germany (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5.) This is one of the best documentaries describing and showing Nazi Germany. For background on Mussolini, see Discovery Education's Mussolini, on YouTube. Find out about Japan between 1933-1945 by watching Japan; In Colour (Part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5). For a 1941 German perspective on the origins of World War II, see Sieg im Westen - With English dubbing (Part 1, part 2. Further parts deal with the start of World War II). This is excellent material. No additional reading assigned today -- but, be sure to do some work on the Family History/Immigration Assignment.
  • Tuesday, April 29 - Complete King & Country video and questions. Introduction to World War II. Read pp. 100-110. Do 1-4, p. 105, sidebar questions p. 106, 107, 110 & #1-3, p. 110.
  • Wednesday, April 30 - Take up homework. Begin video series & questions; Episode I; Canada Remembers; Turning the Tide). WWII series. Read pp. 111-115. Do #1-4, p. 115.
  • Thursday, May 1 - Take up homework. Continue video series & questions, Episode 2; Canada Remembers; The Liberators - D-Day to the Rhine. Read 115-122. Do #1, 2 & 4, p. 122.
  • Friday, May 2 - Take up homework. Continue video series & questions. Episode 3; Canada Remembers; Endings & Beginnings. Read pp. 122-125. Do #1-3, p. 125.
Social Studies 11 (Honours)

You have an ongoing assignment, due in mid-May. This is the Family History Assignment (International Students' Version and First Nations Students' Version - which will not be due until mid May. (See also the BBC's pedigree sheet - a rough form to serve as a starting point for your own pedigree).

Your next unit test is at least a week or so away and will include all of the introductory material, Canada before the Great War, and World War I itself.



  • Monday, April 28 - Take up the handout: A White Canada. Access The Peopling of Canada on the Internet. How did the pre-WWI immigration boom change Canada? Filmstrips & questions Dekasegi (questions) and Toronto the Good (questions). Read pp. 24-30. Do #1-4, p. 30 and the sidebar questions #1-3, p. 28. Watch the following video at home - CBC video clip on Chinese Immigration - Not Welcome Anymore. Excellent material on early immigration to Canada can be found at the Library and Archives of Canada site's Immigration page - see further pages too. (If you have 48 minutes to spare, you might watch An Immigrant/ Boian - which looks at Romanian immigration.
  • Tuesday, April 29 - Introductory video (Afrikaaner song). Take up homework. PowerPoint: Canada and the Empire - Anything we do not complete should be watched for homework.. Read pp. 30-34. Do #1-3, p. 34.
  • Wednesday, April 30 - Introduction - music video Pier 21. Take up homework. Photography as Historical Evidence Assignment Computer Lab assigned. Completed write-up due on Friday.
  • Thursday, May 1 - Take up homework. Background – The origins of World War I & Canada. PowerPoint - Please look at the remainder of this PowerPoint on your own, over the next few days. Read pp. 34-38. Do #1-3, p. 34, #1-3, p. 38. Pre-War Alliances Map Assignment – value 10 marks – based on completion, accuracy and appearance – due Monday. Watch, online, EAV's Origins of World War I - part 1 (9 minutes) and part 2 (8 minutes).
  • Friday, May 2 - Take up homework. Begin video & questions The Killing Ground. Handout: World War I Map Set from Martin Gilbert's Map History of World War I. Read pp. 38-47. Do #1-3, p. 40, #1-3, sidebar, p. 42 and 1-5, p. 47. An excellent BBC documentary The First World War: To Arms looks at the period around the outbreak of war - excellent viewing and available online in segments - Begin with Part 1, then 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6.

Watch the old school being demolished -- see below.

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