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Things that are static -- not requiring regular change -- will be posted on the website.This blogsite will have the changing material -- lesson plans and links to particular assignments. I will try to ensure that all assignments are made available on the Internet in this way. If something is underlined on the blog, it means that you can click on it to see a copy of the particular item -- this could be a pdf document, PowerPoint, music or a video.
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, download PowerPoint Viewer from Microsoft. It is free.
Cool tech tip for Google searches. Did you know that Google allows you to search in a mind-map format -- with the standard search still showing in a sidebar on the right. Here is a quick introduction toGoogle's "Wonder Wheel" search.
Sutherland has a license to access Discovery Education's United Streaming video collection.
Please note: North Vancouver schools have a hold-back imposed on our supplies budget. As a result, I shall be handing out far fewer paper handouts in class than in the past. 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. Help me save money for the school and also preserve forests by using online material as much as possible.
- Monday, March 22 - France and Britain in the 1920's (base notes).
- Tuesday, March 23 - Complete Britain & the Empire in the 1920's (base notes). Video: The Road to War; Britain .
- Wednesday, March 24 - The USA in the 1920s (base notes). Check out the following videos for a better understanding of the 20s boom in America: A Level History - America Boom and Bust, GCSE History - Economic Boom 1920s America (this is based on a rather nice acronym to remember the causes of the boom).
- Thursday, March 25 - 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.
- Friday, March 26 - US foreign policy between the wars (base notes).
Comparative Civilizations 12
The next test will come at the end of the Middle Ages unit, which is a long way off. We will follow Islamic Civilization with three packages on the Middle Ages in Europe.
- Monday, March 22 - Video: Islamic Art and Culture in History. Work on package . There will not be any time left at the end of this class as the video runs 58 minutes.
- Tuesday, March 23 - Begin Frozen World package. Read Janson's Introduction to the Middle Ages. Kenneth Clark, Civilisation text assigned. If you have the chance, watch the full video of Kenneth Clark's Civilisation; The Skin of Our Teeth - note, this Guba site is blocked at school because it also hosts objectionable content. Avoid this material, but put up with Chinese subtitles by watching the same video at its Youku location. Islam package due Wednesday, by 4:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, March 24 - Hand in the Islam package today by 4:30 p.m. PowerPoint: Early Medieval Art. Work on packages.
- Thursday, March 25 - PowerPoint: Carolingian & Ottonian Architecture. Work on package.
- Friday, March 26 - Episode 17 of The Western Tradition. The Dark Ages episode. Access this on the Internet at http://www.learner.org/ Work on the package.
Social Studies 11
Note: We have the pleasure of working with Mr. St. Laurent, a student teacher from UBC, this term. I still have over-all responsibility for the class, but Mr. St. Laurent will do most of the teaching for the next few weeks. 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/ .