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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.
Please note: North Vancouver schools have had a 50% hold-back imposed on their supplies budget. As a result, I shall be handing out far fewer paper handouts in class. Fortunately it is all available here, online. Paper copies will be made available for many items only to those students who specifically request them because they have difficulty accessing online material.
Social Studies 8
Well, the long unit is just about over, so expect a test on Friday, though we will start the next unit on Thursday -- this will allow for extra time if students need it as Social Studies 8 is the last class of the day. There will be 50 multiple choice questions (1 mark each) and 4 from a choice of 7 long answer questions (6 marks each). The total is, therefore, 74 marks. 40 flash cards are needed to generate 5 bonus marks.
The Medieval Research Assignment (Part 1, part 2) is due Monday.
- Monday, December 7 - Hand in Medieval Research Assignment. Take up #1-6, p. 87. Introduction to the Plague. Page 42 of Hosford Atlas. Pint Size History; the Black Death. Watch History's Turning Points; 1347 AD; The Black Death. 1. Where did the Plague originate? 3) What did Medieval Europeans think caused the disease? What really caused it? 4) How did the Plague spread throughout Europe? 5) How did Medieval people deal with the disease? 6. What were the lasting effects of the Plague? Interested in the Black Death -- watch the History of Britain; King Death (1 hour). We will watch just a 10 minute excerpt from the video. Assignment: Imagine that you are a witness to the Plague. Write an account of its coming and its effects. 10 marks. Due next class.
- Tuesday, December 8 - Hand in assignments. Introduction to the Hundred Years War - Hosford Atlas, page 43. We will watch Battles that Changed the World; Agincourt. 1) How did the Hundred Years' War damage both England and France? 2) How was it that a smallish English army defeated a much larger French force at Agincourt? 3) How did new weapons undermine the power of knights and lords? Introduction to heraldry - handout. Do watch again Terry Jones' intro to heraldry from his Crusade series. Design and produce on a sheet of blank paper a personal coat of arms. For vast amounts of information on heraldry, visit the Society for Creative Anachronism's website. See also a detailed description from Otis Norman Crandall. Time for a movie? Why not watch Joan of Arc - Part 1 and Part 2 (but with Asian subtitles) - You will need a few hours. If you have the time, watch Battlefield Detectives; Agincourt's Dark Secrets (You need to install Veoh for this).
- Wednesday, December 9 - Collect coats of arms. Look at Hosford Atlas, "Agents of Change" pp. 45-47. Watch The Western Tradition; Episode 23; the Late Middle Ages. (You will need to register to access this site, but don't worry -- it is American public television and you will not be pestered with junk mail after doing so). While watching, answer the following question: What changes were happening to life in the late Middle Ages? why? Introduction to the "Babylonian Captivity" when there were multiple popes at one time. See p. 44 of the Hosford Atlas. Read pp. 134-138. Do #1-7, p. 138.
- Thursday, December 10 - Take up homework. Filmstrip: The Renaissance; A Changing World and questions. Video: Sister Wendy on the early Renaissance painters. Study for test next day.
- Friday, December 11 - Unit Test on the Middle Ages in Western Europe. Read pp. 139-143. do #1-5, p. 143.
There is a major research assignment currently underway, the Family History - Immigration Assignment (With additional options forInternational and First Nationsstudents.) 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 your next unit test to be either Tuesdayor Wednesday of next week. It will be roughly as follows: 43 multiple choice questions (1 mark each), 5 definitions (2 marks each) and a choice of 3 from 5 choices (6 marks each). The test is, therefore, out of 71 marks. 30 flash cards are needed to earn 5 marks.
- Monday, December 7 - Take up #1-3, p. 155, #1-5, p. 156 & #2-4, p. 158. Finish any PowerPoint material not completed. Material from Canada; A People’s History ("Time for Change" & "Maitres Chez Nous" - questions). Read pp. 160-172. Do #2-5, p. 167 &n 1-5, p. 172.
- Tuesday, December 8 - PowerPoint The Quiet and Not-So-Quiet Revolution. Watch "Vive le Quebec Libre," "October Crisis", the "Choice" - questions. Read pp. 172-187. Do #1-4, p. 176, #2-4, p. 182, and 2-5, p. 187.
- Wednesday, December 9 - Complete the PowerPoint and questions and see remaining material from Canada; A Peoples’ History, the final segment: "Night of the Long Knives." If time, watch material from CBC Archives on the 1995 referendum.Read pp. 191- 200. Do #1,2, 4 & 5, p. 194, #1,34 & 5, p. 197 and 1, 2 & 4, p. 200.
- Thursday, December 10 - Take up homework. Complete any PowerPoint or video material not finished on Wednesday. Begin PowerPoint: "Land Claims and the Indian Act." Read pp. 201-207. Do #1-5, p. 204 and 1-5, p. 206.
- Friday, December 11 - Take up homework. Video segments from Canada; A Peoples' History - the following episodes: "Taking Back the Past" and "Land and Nation" and questions. PowerPoint on Land Claims & the Indian Act.Read pp. 208-216. Do the sidebar on p. 211 & #1-2, p. 213 and #2-6, p. 216.
Note: I am a little unsure of how long it will take to complete this week's material and have tentatively set the exam for Monday, December 14.
The test will be arranged roughly as follows: 43 multiple choice questions (1 mark each), 5 definitions (2 marks each) and a choice of 3 from 5 choices (6 marks each). The test is, therefore, out of 71 marks. 30 flash cards are needed to earn 5 marks.
- Monday, December 7 - PowerPoint The Quiet and Not-So-Quiet Revolution. Watch "Vive le Quebec Libre," "October Crisis", the "Choice" - questions. Read pp. 172-187. Do #1-4, p. 176, #2-4, p. 182, and 2-5, p. 187.
- Tuesday, December 8 - Complete the PowerPoint and questions and see remaining material from Canada; A Peoples’ History, the final segment: "Night of the Long Knives." If time, watch material from CBC Archives on the 1995 referendum.Read pp. 191- 200. Do #1,2, 4 & 5, p. 194, #1,34 & 5, p. 197 and 1, 2 & 4, p. 200.
- Wednesday, December 9 - Take up homework. Complete any PowerPoint or video material not finished on Wednesday. Begin PowerPoint: "Land Claims and the Indian Act." Read pp. 201-207. Do #1-5, p. 204 and 1-5, p. 206.
- Thursday, December 10 - Take up homework. Video segments from Canada; A Peoples' History - the following episodes: "Taking Back the Past" and "Land and Nation" and questions. PowerPoint on Land Claims & the Indian Act.Read pp. 208-216. Do the sidebar on p. 211 & #1-2, p. 213 and #2-6, p. 216.
- Friday, December 11 - Complete the PowerPoint on Native Land Claims. Pick up Red Government text book. Handout, What is Government. Read pp. 2-6 in the Government text and do #1-4, p. 6. Do the questions for homework - will take up on Tuesday. Study for the History unit test on Monday.
Topic #5 & 6 Plan is available here, as are the Topic #5 & 6 questions.
- Monday, December 7 - Begin the Soviet Union & Eastern Europe to 1956 (base notes).
- Tuesday, December 8 - Complete the Soviet lecture to 1956 . Video The Cold War; Episode 6; Reds (You can see CNN companion material online).
- Wednesday, December 9 - Video - India; The Brightest Jewel - from the 20th Century History series (Part 1, part 2). Decolonization India (base notes). Decolonization India (base notes). A nice short (under 10 minute) history of partition and the endless conflict that followed it can be found here. If you are prepared to install Veoh on your computer, you can see the entire BBC documentary The Day India Burned (I had to uninstall as it conflicted with another programme. You might not have this difficulty). The first 23 minutes of the documentary can be be found elsewhere. Another excellent, longish, documentary is The Last Days of the Raj (part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6, part 7, part 8, part 9)Time for a movie? Watch Partition -- available in its entirity on Googlevideo.
- Thursday, December 10 - The Middle East to 1956 (base notes). Video clip from the 20th Century History series - if avalable. Click here to see what Arab leaders at the time said about Palestine. Watch the BBC documentary The Birth of Israel. For those really interested in the Middle East - try The 50 Years War; Israel and the Arabs (chunked into 29 parts, I just link to the Youtube directory for its parts). There is a nice BBC documentary on the 1956 war - The Other Side Of Suez 1956 (part 1, part 2, part 3).
- Friday, December 11 - Complete the Middle East to 1956. If time, begin video Mr. Kennedy & Mr. Khrushchev (sorry, not available online). If time, Begin the Cuban Missile Crisis (base notes). Be sure to watch CNN's Cold War; Episode 10; Cuba 1959-1962. Thirteen Days is a decent Hollywood treatment of the crisis, though it is a little loose in dealing with people and events -- not enough to worry about messing up your knowledge for the final exam though.