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.
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.
Students may download or stream videos from the collection by going to http://streaming.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm . Use the passcode posted in the classroom. 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 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.
Here are the Topic #4 Plan and questions.
Save trees and school money by using the online versions. I will print copies for you, if you ask, but stick to the digital if at all possible.
The next unit test approaches soon - next Wednesday, April 28, in fact. The mark breakdown is as follows: 70 multiple choice questions (1 mark each) and answer 2 out of a choice of 4 long answer questions (12 marks each - based on 2 x 6 in each case -- the provincial exam marking system). The total is, therefore, out of 94 marks.
- Monday, April 19 - Video From Pearl Harbour to Hiroshima (sorry, not available online). Complete the WWII chronology (base notes). Hopefully, begin World War II; the British Experience (base notes). Most of the film we see of World War II is in black and white if it isn't from Hollywood. World War II; The Lost Colour Archives (part 1, part 2 - note: this one is missing from this series, but can be had at Veoh, requiring registration and download, part 3) is interesting footage. Interested in technological change in war? Watch a 23 minute documentary on tanks: Weapons of World War II; Tanks on Veoh (requires downloading software to see their videos), also watch Aircraft Carriers.
- Tuesday, April 20 - Complete World War II; the British Experience (base notes). Be sure to watch History Helper's 10 minute podcast: Beveridge & the Five Giants Revision Guide. Do look at other History Helper items. If you get a chance to watch a movie about the Holocaust, there are many to choose from and all help to come to grips with the topic: I suggest The Grey Zone, Sophie's Choice, The Pianist, The Counterfieters, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, and Schindler's List as good starting points. However, be aware of the limitations of Hollywood dealing with this topic. There is a good 4 minute documentary about this very topic that contains scenes from many of the films on the topic -- Imaginary Witness.
- Wednesday, April 21 - Begin Shoah/the Holocaust (base notes).
- Thursday, April 22 - Complete the lecture from last class. Shoah/the Holocaust (base notes). Watch: The World At War; Genocide, part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5.
- Friday, April 23 - Professional Day! Use the time to get completely caught up.
Comparative Civilizations 12
We are working through the final package on the Middle Ages - so you can expect a unit test next Monday. 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 19 - Video: The Western Tradition; Common Life in the Middle Ages. Romance & Reality package due Monday – along with Exam. Work on package.
- Tuesday, April 20 - Video - Mark Steel lecture on Chaucer. Work on Package - due Monday.
- Wednesday, April 21 - Video: The Western Tradition; the Late Middle Ages. Work on package.
- Thursday, April 22 - Video: The Western Tradition; The National Monarchies. Work on package. Test next Monday.
- Friday, April 23 - Professional Day! Use the time to catch up and prepare for the test on Monday.
Social Studies 11
- Monday, April 19 - Background to the Great Depression (including statistics) - PowerPoint - Canada Between the Wars; 1919-1939. AV on the Depression - (From: Canada; A People’s History). Read pp. 68-79. Do sidebar questions p. 71 & 72 & #1-4, p. 72, sidebar questions p. 76, 78 & 79 & #1-2, p. 79. If you have time, read the Vancouver Sun article by Roger Bootle on the economic theory of John Maynard Keynes.
- Tuesday, April 20 - Introductory video clip on the Great Depression. Take up sidebar questions p. 71 & 72 & #1-4, p. 72, sidebar questions p. 76, 78 & 79 & #1-2, p. 79. WatchCanada; A People’s History; Hard Times and do the viewing guide questions. If time we will continue with the PowerPoint on the interwar years. Read pp. 79-86. Do sidebar #1-4, p. 81, sidebar questions p. 82 & #3-4, p. 85 & #1-3, p. 86. If you have time, watch Discovery Education's The Great Depression (login required). While this is really about the US, it is not possible to understand the Canadian situation without referring to what happened in our neighbour to the South. On the Internet, watch The Crash of 1929.
- Wednesday, April 21 - Take up homework. Continue Canada; A People’s History; Hard Times and PowerPoint - Canada Between the Wars; 1919-1939. Read pp. 86-90. Do #1-2 sidebar p. 89, #1-3, p. 90.
- Thursday, April 22 - Take up #1-2 sidebar, p. 89, #1-3, p. 90. Continue Canada; A Peoples' Histrory; Hard Times. PowerPoint - Canada Between the Wars; 1919-1939 (Sorry -not available online). Read pp. 90-97. Do sidebar 4-16, p. 93, 4-17 and 4-18, p. 95, 4-19, p. 96 and #1-5, p. 98.
- Friday, April 23 - Professional Day. Use the time to get caught up if you have fallen behind. Otherwise take a little time to study