Friday, April 24, 2009

April 27-May 1

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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 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 too ill to work while away, be sure to attach a note from home to any overdue work when you hand it in and I will most likely waive any late deduction.

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Social Studies 11 (Honours)

There is an ongoing assignment. 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).

The Unit test for the period 1918-1945 is on Wednesday, April 29. Expect roughly the following mark breakdown: The minimum number of flash cards for 5 bonus marks is 30. Start making and using your flash cards now! Expect roughly the following breakdown for marks on the unit test: 45 multiple choice questions (1 mark each), 5 definitions (2 marks each), 3 from a selection of 5 long answer questions (5 marks each). The total value of the test is, therefore, about 71 marks -- subject to last minute changes.
  • Monday, April 27 - Take up #1-2, p. 127. Complete Savage Christmas video. Work on assignment, due Thursday. Study for Unit test on Wednesday.
  • Tuesday, April 28 - Lesson on The Holocaust/Shoah. Video on the Holocaust (Frontline; Memory of the Camps – Chapter 4. Available online at .) Assignment: Holocaust deniers claim that this genocide never happened. In a short composition, after doing additional research, explain what evidence exists to prove that the Holocaust is a historical fact. 10 marks. Due Friday.
  • Wednesday, April 29- Unit Test on Chapters 3-5. Read pp. 130-135. Do sidebar questions p. 133 & 134 & #1-4, p. 135.
  • Thursday, April 30 - Hand in Savage Christmas assignment. Test post-mortem. Take up p. 133 & 134 & #1-4, p. 135. Filmstrip & questions Middle Power Introduction to the Cold War. Read pp. 135-139. Do sidebar questions pp. 136 & 137 & #1-5, p. 139.
  • Friday, May 1 - Hand in Holocaust Assignment. Take up homework. PowerPoint Post 1945 Canada. Material from Canada; A Peoples’ History; Comfort & Fear. (Comfort & Fear, From Sea to Sea and Boom- questions). Read pp. 140-146. Do sidebar questions pp. 140, 141 #1-2, 143 #3, 145 & #1-6, p. 146.

History 12

Yipes -- we are falling behind the plan. The Topic #4 Unit Test is on Wednesday, April 29. The mark breakdown is as follows: 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.

The Plan for the final unit is now available, as are the questions.

If you have time, watch some of the Cold War videos linked to in my Googlevideo and Youtube directory. You absolutely have to watch Threads, a 1984 British film on the likely effect of nuclear war - brilliant and terrifying.

  • Monday, April 27 - The Wartime Conferences (base notes).
  • Tuesday, April 28 - Finish the wartime conferences. Video: The Cold War; Comrades; 1917-1945.
  • Wednesday, April 29 - Topic #4 Unit Test. Be sure to pick up the plan for Topics #5 & 6 and the questions for these topics.
  • Thursday, April 230 - Introduction to the Cold War (base notes). Be sure to read Lecture 14 "The Origins of the Cold War" from The History Guide. If at all humanly possible, be sure to watch the recommended Cold War videos. The History 12 Provincial exam is heavily weighted toward the Cold War material and these videos are outstanding. See Churchill's "Iron Curtain Speech on Google video. An excellent introduction to the Cold War, that explains how it came about, is Episode 1 of The Cold War; Comrades 1917-1945. Episode 2 covers 1945 to 1947. Episode 3 covers the Marshall Plan, 1947 to 1952.
  • Friday, May 1 - Video Twentieth Century History; One Man's Revolution; Mao Tse Tung - sorry, this is not available online. Mao and the Revolution in China (base notes). If you have the time, be sure to watch episode 15 of The Cold War; China (1949-1972).

Comparative Civilizations 12

Expect a unit test on Monday, April 27 -- though the first Renaissance Package will be assigned on Thursday of this week -- the 23rd. The mark breakdown is as follows: 10 slide identification items (2 marks each), requiring you to name the work and say what city it can be found in - give the country for 1/2 a mark; Church Floorplan and nave elevation parts identification (1 mark each), 40 multiple choice questions (1 mark each); 2 from a choice of 3 illustration interpretation questions (6 marks each) and one essay question from a selection of 7 questions (18 marks - 1 x 6 for composition and 2 x 6 for content). The total value of the test is, therefore, 100 marks. This unit test covers everything from Islamic Civilization to the end of the Gothic Age.

  • Monday, April 27 - Medieval World Unit Test.
  • Tuesday, April 28 - Watch Bill Moyers' video: Florence. Sorry, this is not available online. Work on the package.
  • Wednesday, April 29 - Complete the Bill Moyers' video. Ghiberti & Donatello. Work on the package.
  • Thursday, April 30 - Massachio PowerPoint & Boticelli PowerPoint presentations. Work on the package. Work on package.
  • Friday, May 1 - PowerPoint on Fra Angelico. Sister Wendy on Fra Angelico. Work on the Man the Measure of All Things package.