- Monday, February 8 -Themes and Topics PowerPoint.
- Tuesday, February 9 - Complete Themes and Topics PowerPoint.
- Wednesday, February 10 - If we did not complete Themes and Topics last day, we will do so today. Topic #2 Plan and Questions assigned. Begin Imperialism & Social Darwinism PowerPoint (base notes). Work on topic 2 questions - including map. See what Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe has to say about Imperialism in Africa in this YouTube video.
- Thursday, February 11 - Topic #1 Test.
- Friday, February 12 - Imperialism & Social Darwinism (base notes) . If we have time we will move on to Europe Before World War I - part 1. Be sure to write your own notes during the lecture. Afterwards, check them against my base notes. Remember, my notes are always supplemented with impromptu stories and responses to student questions -- so don't just rely on my notes. If you get the chance, watch Racism – A History: Part 1 - The Colour of Money, Part 2 - Fatal Impacts (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6). Work on Topic 2 questions.
Comparative Civilizations 12
Hand in the Egypt package on Wednesday, in class. Click on my Egypt Video Directory to find links to online video resources on this Ancient land. The Greece package follows; be sure to check out some of the video's on my Ancient Greek Video Directory.
Expect a unit test on the Ancient World at the end of February. I will post a breakdown of test marks on this blog as we get closer to test day.
- Monday, February 9 - Egyptian painting and low relief sculpture PowerPoint. Work on package.
- Tuesday, February 10 - Hand in Egypt package tomorrow. Video – Art of the Western World; The Classical Ideal – part 1. Work on either package. Egypt due in class Friday. Note: Video is available from CPB/Annenberg http://www.learner.org/ go to Video on Demand/Programs. Search for Art of the Western World; The Classical Ideal. Work on Greek Package.
- Wednesday, February 11 - Filmstrip & questions, Ancient Greece; The Age and its Art (sorry - questions are not online yet). Look past the anti-Egypt bias of the writers! Work on the package.
- Thursday, February 12 - Complete any unfinished filmstrips. Ancient Greek Sculpture. Lecture (PowerPoint). Watch How Art Changed the World Greek Sculpture. Be sure to see the short video clip on lost-wax bronze casting. Consider watching Ancient Art Podcast #15; Origin of Greek Sculpture. Want some specialized knowledge on New York's Metropolitan Museum Kouros? See this Ancient Art Podcast. How about the Aphrodite of Knidos? -- see Ancient Art Podcast #26, or #25 Beheaded Beauties. Work on Ancient Greece package.
- Friday, February 13 - Greek pottery (PowerPoint). Work on package. The Ancient Art Podcast series has some nice short programmes on pottery. Watch #5a - A Corinthian Pyxsis & 5b. Also #6a - A Classical Lekythos and 6b.
Social Studies 11
Note: We have the pleasure of working with Mr. St. Laurent, a student teacher from UBC, this term. He completed his short first practicum in the Fall and is now with us for his long practicum. If the short practicum is anything to go by, you are in luck having him work with you.
I still have over-all responsibility for the class, but Mr. St. Laurent will do most of the teaching for the next couple of months. There is no shortage of extra help available to you between the two of us!
Find Mr. St. Laurent's lesson plans at: http://mrstlaurent.blogspot.com/ .