Thursday, March 19, 2009

March 23 to 27


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Social Studies 11 (Honours)

There is an ongoing essay assignment that is the culmination of our work in the Essay Writing Workshop. Construct a research essay, based on a thesis of your choice. Be sure to have at least three strong supporting points. Cite at least three sources and have a proper bibliography with at least three references. Be sure to use a standard format, such as MLA. Value: 24 marks (1 x 6 for composition and 3 x 6 for content). Due: the week we return after Spring Break (by Friday).

Another ongoing assignment is also on the go (only because the Spring Break will bring some families together at that time.) This is the Family History Assignment (See also the 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).

  • Monday, March 23 - *Shortened block - 8:45-9:45. Collect homework from before the break: #1-2, p. 24. Watch the following two filmstrips and do the questions on them: A New Homeland (questions) and Dekasegi (questions). Compare the reception of these groups with that given English immigrants of the 19th century, like the Shaws seen in the last filmstrip. How were attitudes toward immigrants different in the late 19th and early 20th centuries different to today? Compare the problems of setting into a new country then and now. 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, March 24 - Hand in Geography essay if completed. Take up homework. Watch filmstrip, Toronto the Good (questions). Begin PowerPoint: PowerPoint: Canada and the Empire . Work on Essay.

  • Wednesday, March 25 - Take up homework. Complete PowerPoint. Computer Lab assignment Historical Photograph Assignment (If lab available). Completed write-up due on Friday.

  • Thursday, March 26 - 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. 28-33. Do figure 2-8 on p. 30, figure 2-9, p. 31, #1-3, p. 33. . 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, March 27 - Hand in any remaining Geography essays. Hand in Photo analysis assignment. Begin video & questions The Killing Ground. Handout: World War I Map Set from Martin Gilbert's Map History of World War I. Read pp. 34-38. Do figure 2-12, p. 34, figure 2-13, p. 35, figure 2-14, p. 36, #1-3, p. 39. 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.

History 12

Make sure that you have the plan for Topic #3 and the questions that go with it at the end of the test on Monday. Also pick up the Essay #2 assignment sheet.The next test is still some time off. Don't worry about it yet.

Because Mr. Benoy is away Monday, we have inserted a video a little ahead of time for Monday. We will look at the remainder of the material on Europe in the 1920s on Tuesday.

  • Monday, March 23 - *Shortened block - 10:00-11:00. Watch two episodes of A Biography of America; episode 18: TR & Wilson and episode 20: The 20s. If you have the time at home, you might consider other episodes in this series, available at .

  • Tuesday, March 24 - France & Britain in the 1920s (base notes). If time, we will continue with the British Empire in the 20s (base notes). Please read over anything we do not have time to complete.

  • Wednesday, March 25 - The USA in the 1920s (base notes). Includes video segment from 20th Century History series - or we will launch into the 1930s if the video is unavailable.

  • Thursday, March 26 - USA in the 1930s (base notes) -- we will also look at the video 20th Century History; Roosevelt and the New Deal (if available). Compare Keynsian and Chicago School economic theories. Watch two narrated PowerPoint presentations on Youtube: Melinda Klein's Interwar Years - segment 2 and segment 3 deal with the USA in the 1930's.

  • Friday, March 27 - US foreign policy between the wars (base notes).

Comparative Civilizations 12

The Islamic Civilizations package is due this Wednesday, though we will begin the next package on Tuesday. The Frozen World package will come in on Tuesday of next week.

See Mr. Benoy's online video directory of films on the Early Middle Ages.