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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.If you can't read the PowerPoint material on your computer, downloadPowerPoint 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 goingtohttp://streaming.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm. Use the passcode posted in the classroom. Please note that since renewing our licence, our starting access code for new users has changed and is no longer what was given on your course outline. I cannot post this online, but you can confirm the new number by looking at what is posted in the classroom.
- Monday, October 26 - Unit Test on Rome. Read pp. 96 to 100. Do #1-7, p. 100.
- Tuesday, October 27 - Take up homework. Examine Hosford Atlas, pp. 5-6. What made Constantinople an important trade crossroads (p. 5)? What evidence can you see on p. 6 that the Byzantines were great engineers and builders? Answer the questions posed on p. 7. Video: Engineering an Empire; the Byzantine Greeks, part 3, part 4. (If you want to see the other parts of this video, here are links to the rest: part 1, part 2, part 5). If there is time, Mr. Benoy will explain how Byzantine engineers improved on what the Romans developed before them. Assignment: Write a paragraph to a page explaining why Justinian has gone down in history as an important ruler. Be sure to mention his ambitions for the empire and his strengths and weaknesses as a ruler? When you conclude, be sure to indicate whether you think he was a great man and why or why not. 10 marks, due Wednesday.
- Wednesday, October 28 - Hand in Justinian assignment. Video: Byzantium & do the questions for Byzantium; Part 2. Byzantine Empire Notes handout. Do the questions for homework.
- Thursday, October 29 - Take up homework. Handout: The Conversion of Kievan Rus. Video: Ivan the Terrible. How did Ivan the Terrible earn his cruel reputation? Read pp. 100-103. Do #1-7, p. 103.
- Friday, October 30 - Expect to have some pictures taken if you arrive in costume! Take up homework. Video: The World; A TV History and questions. Read pp. 103-107. Do #1-7, p. 107. If you are interested in learning much more about Islam and have a couple of hours to spare, watch Islam; Empire of Faith, part 1 and part 2. This is really good and quite detailed. For a good, detailed, PBS documentary on the life of Muhammad, watch Muhammad; Legacy of a Prophet or watch the 1 1/2 hour cartoon treatment of his life: Muhammad - The Last Prophet.
- Monday, October 26 - A lesson on the Origins of World War I from UBC Student Teacher, Mr. Hughes. Click here for Mr. Hughes' notes. 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.
- Tuesday, October 27 - Complete the material from the PowerPoint Canada and the Empire. (Note: the following may change if Mr. Hughes includes this material in his lesson) Read pp. 20-24. Do #1,2, & 4 p. 24 and the cartoon interpretation on p. 23 - Be sure to do #1-5 "Applying the Skill." Watch EA's Origins of World War I, part 1 & part 2.
- Wednesday, October 28 - Photography as historical evidence (If computers available). Assignment Computer Lab Historical Photograph Assignment. Complete this for Friday's class.
- Thursday, October 29 - Take up homework. Begin video & questions The Killing Ground. Handout - Maps regarding the origins of World War I. Read pp. 24-28. Do #1-4, p. 28. Oops! I forgot to write this on the board -- you should still complete this work, but I will not collect it on Frida. Pre-war alliances map - 10 marks, based on completion, accuracy and appearance. The map is due Monday. The Photo assignment from Wednesday is due next class.
- Friday, October 30 - Hand in Pre-War Alliances Map, take up #1-4, p. 28. Continue The Killing Ground & viewing guide questions. Read pp. 28-33. Do sidebar questions p. 30 & 31 & 1 & 3, p. 33.
- Monday, October 26 - Hand in essay. We will quickly go over the Komogata Maru material from Thursday. Photography as historical evidence (If computers available). Assignment Computer Lab Historical Photograph Assignment. Complete this for Wednesday's class.
- Tuesday, October 27 - Complete the material from the PowerPoint Canada and the Empire. Read pp. 20-24. Do #1,2, & 4 p. 24 and the cartoon interpretation on p. 23 - Be sure to do #1-5 "Applying the Skill." Watch EA's Origins of World War I, part 1 & part 2.
- Wednesday, October 28 - Hand in the Historical Photograph Assignment. Take up #1, 2 & 4, p. 24 & cartoon interpretation from p. 23.origins of WWI - causes of and the occasion for war. Begin Begin video & questions The Killing Ground. Handout - Maps regarding the origins of World War I. Read pp. 24-28. Do #1-4, p. 28. Pre-war alliances map - 10 marks, based on completion, accuracy and appearance.
- Thursday, October 29 - Take up homework. Hand in Pre-War Alliances Map, Continue The Killing Ground & viewing guide questions. Read pp. 28-33. Do #1 & 3, p. 33 and sidebar questions p. 30 & 31. 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.
- Friday, October 30 - Introductory music: Callin Doon the Line, and The Green Fields of France. Take up homework. Go over The Killing Ground questions. Video segment from Canada; A Peoples' History; Ordeal By Fire; Turmoil on the Homefront and handout. While watching the episode answer the following board questions: 1) Why was opposition to the war strongest in Quebec? 2) What did people do to express their disapproval? Read article French Canada & Recruitment during the First World War. PowerPoint: Was Conscription the Right Choice? Be sure to read the supporting material at the series' website: Under Suspicion, Avoiding the War, and The Conscription Crisis. (See Mr. Benoy for a print-out if you are unable to access this material at home or at school.) Read pp. 34-39. Do figure 2-12, p. 34, 2-13, p. 35 & #1,3 & 4, p. 39.
- Monday, October 26 - Essay #2 due. Finish Britain & the Empire between the wars (base notes). We will move on to a video segment The Road to War; Britain (sorry, unavailable on the Internet).
- Tuesday, October 27 - The USA in the 1920s (base notes).
- Wednesday, October 28 - 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 andsegment 3 deal with the USA in the 1930's. Also watch this excellent documentary on The Wall Street Crash of 1929 or 1929;The Great Crash.
- Thursday, October 29 - US foreign policy between the wars (base notes).
- Friday, October 30 - Japan Beteween the Wars (base notes). See Japan in the 1930s with this colour footage (10 minutes). Watch the episode on Japan's war in Asia: The World at War - Banzai (Japan 1931-1942) part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5.