Things that are static -- not requiring regular change -- can be found at my website:http://sites.google.com/site/kbenoy/However, I'm afraid I do not update this regularly. I spend most of my time keeping the blog up to date.
This blogsite will have all of the changing material -- lesson plans and links to assignments. I will try to ensure that all assignments are posted here.If you see something underlined, it means that you can click on the item to have it appear. I will do this for all pdf documents, PowerPoints, videos, and even some music.
Sutherland has renewed its license with Discovery Education Streaming services and all of the Discovery videos and video clips are available for student use. If you established an account in previous years, you can access it using your existing login name and password. If you do not yet have an account, get the code from the poster at the front of my classroom (sorry, I cannot post this online) and enroll. Use is free and students have copywright privileges; you can use chunks within your presentations legally.
My tutorial times are officially 3:10 to 3:30 on Mondays and Fridays, however I am available most days before school, at noon and after school. Drop by or make an appointment if you need guaranteed time. I will respond to e-mails within a day at worst.
- Monday, November 29 - Writing point-form outlines. Library research block
- Tuesday, November 30 - Library block. We will take attendance at class before heading there.
- Wednesday, December 1 - Take up #1-6, p. 74. Complete Terry Jones' The Crusades; Pilgrims in Arms. Questions: 1) What started the First Crusade? 2) What did crusader knights hope to gain? 3) Why did peasants join the crusade? 4) Why were Jews persecuted in Medieval Europe? 5) How did the "Peoples' Crusade" end? 6) What was the relationship between the crusaders and the Byzantines? Watch Episode 2: Jerusalem, and do the questions on the 2nd screen: 1) What equipment did a night on the first crusade take with him? 2) What hazards did crusaders face and was it likely that a crusader would survive the 1st Crusade? 3) Why did Baldwin leave the main crusader group to go to Edessa? 4) How were fortified cities attacked by the crusaders? 5) What happened at Marat? 6) Did Christians in Jerusalem need rescuing? Explain. 7) How did the Crusader's treat the inhabitants of Jerusalem when they took the city? Work on your reports.
- Thursday, December 2 - Complete Jerusalem video, if not completed in class and take up the questions (See Wednesday). Note: This is some of the most important material we will look at in History this year. It ties in the distant past with the world today. Video: Christianity; A History; The Crusades. Why does the word "crusade" upset Muslims in the Middle East? Do western leaders today seem to understand this view? Go online and read the Hosford Atlas Crusades material, pp. 27-28. Crusades Map Assignment, due next class; 10 marks.
- Friday, December 3 - Take up homework. Finish the video from last class if we did not do so. Introduction to the "Growth of Royal Power in England and France." Video clip; WilliamI of England. 1) Why did William of Normandy invade England? 2) How were 7,000 Normans able to control 2 million Anglo-Saxons? 3) How did this change life for England's inhabitants? Mr. Zoller's Video Podcasts; the Magna Carta. Questions: 1) How did English Kings after the Norman conquest centralize power in the King's hands. 2) How did Magna Carta change this? Sidebar on Magna Carta in Patterns of Civilization, p. 80 & handout questions for homework - pick up a paper copy after school if you cannot access online.
- Monday, November 29 - Take up "Looking Back" #2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, & 14, p.129. Complete watching The Valour & the Horror; Savage Christmas; Hong Kong 1941 and questions. The video assignment for this is due Tuesday. Begin:Shoah/Holocaust -PowerPoint. Video: on the Holocaust (Frontline; Memory of the Camps – Chapter 4. Available online athttp://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/camp/view/. In sections on Youtube - Part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6). Prepare for the unit test on Wednesday.
- Tuesday, November 30 - Complete any material not finished on Monday. Introduction to post-war Canada. PowerPoint Post 1945 Canada. Prepare for the unit test on Wednesday.
- Wednesday, December 1 - Unit Test on Chapters 3-5. Read pp. 130-135. Do sidebar questions p. 133 & 134 & #1-4, p. 135.
- Thursday, December 2 - Take up homework. PowerPoint Post 1945 Canada. Material from Canada; A Peoples’ History; Comfort & Fear. (Comfort & Fear, From Sea to Sea and Boom- questions). Read pp. 135-139. Do #1-5, p. 139.
- Friday, December 3 - PowerPoint Post 1945 Canada. Material from Canada; A Peoples’ History; Comfort & Fear. (Seeing Red, On Guard for Thee and The Shadow of Nuclear War -questions). Read pp. 140-146. Do sidebar questions pp. 140, 141 #1-2, 143 #3, 145 & #1-6, p. 146. Watch some anti-communist American propaganda from the 1950's He May Be a Communist,The Red Menace, and the ever popular film used in schools --Communism.
Essay #3 - Due the last week of classes before Christmas.
The unit test on Topic #4 is on Monday, November 29. Expect the following mark breakdown: 70 multiple choice questions (1 mark each), 5 map items (1 mark each) and 2 from a choice of 4 long answer questions (10 marks each). The total is, therefore, out of 95 marks.
- Monday, November 29 - Unit Test on Topic #4. Be sure to pick up the plan and questions for this unit.
- Tuesday, November 30 - Complete the introduction to the Cold War lecture material (base notes). Video from the 20th Century History Series: One Man's Revolution; mao Tse-Tung. Sorry, this is not available online. Lecture: Mao and the Revolution in China (base notes). If you have the time, be sure to watch episode 15 of the CNN Cold War Series: China 1949-1972 (Part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5).
- Wednesday, December 1 - Finish Mao and the revolution in China (base notes). If time, begin the United Nations (base notes). If you have time, watch China; Chairman Mao Declassified. Interested in Chinese 20th century history? Watch China in Revolution; 1911-1949 (part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6, part 7, part 8, part 9, part 10). Also watch The Mao Years (Part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6, part 7, part 8, part 9, part 10, part 11, part 12, part 13, part 14). The last in this series is Born Under the Red Flag; Surviving Mao (Part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6, part 7, part 8, part 9, part 10, part 11, part 12).
- Thursday, December 2 - Complete the United Nations (base notes). If time, Begin the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe to 1956 (base notes). See what people thought of the United Nations when it was first founded -- watch the National Film Board film Now the Peace.
- Friday, December 3 - Begin the Soviet Union & Eastern Europe to 1956 (base notes).