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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.
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 to Google'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. With less than $900 left in our paper budget for the remainder of the year, you know we need to conserve.
Essay 3 is here at last -- due at the end of the first week in June.
Here is the Topic 5 & 6 Plan.
Here are the Topic 5 & 6 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.
- Monday, May 3 - Watch video Cold War Confrontation - from the 20th Century History series -- sorry, unavailable online. Complete the lecture on the Chinese revolution (base notes). United Nations lecture (base notes).
- Tuesday, May 4 - Complete any United Nations material not finished last class. Begin The Soviet Union and Eastern Europe to 1956 material (base notes). If you get a chance, watch the NFB film Now the Peace.
- Wednesday, May 5 - Complete the Soviet lecture to 1956 . Video The Cold War; Episode 6; Reds (You can see CNN companion material online).
- Thursday, May 6 - 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.
- Friday, May 7 - 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).
Comparative Civilizations 12
We just had the Middle Ages unit test and we will complete a few more packages before testing the period from the Renaissance through to Mannerism and the Reformation. This will likely happen about a week after Grad Weekend. The Man the Measure of All Things package will be due early next week. The exact date will be decided later this week.
- Monday, May 3 - Massachio PowerPoint & Boticelli PowerPoint presentations. Work on the package. Work on package.
- Tuesday, May 4 - PowerPoint on Fra Angelico. Sister Wendy on Fra Angelico. Work on the Man the Measure of All Things package.
- Wednesday, May 5 - Video: Art of the Western World; The Early Renaissance. Work on the package.
- Thursday, May 6 - Mantegna PowerPoint and Piero della Francesca PowerPoint. Work on package. If you like Mantegna, watch this lecture from New York's Metropolitan Museum -- The Genius of Andrea Mantegna. If you are interested in Pierro, watch The Great Artists; Piero della Francesca, also consider looking at The Pierro Project, which examines his fresco series, The Legend of the True Cross. If you speak Italian, see this 55 minute documentary on Pierro.
- Friday, May 7 - Brunelleschi PowerPoint. Work on the package.
Social Studies 11
Expect a unit test at the end of the week on all of the material between the end of WWI and the end of WWII. It will combine the material on Canada between the wars and Canada in World War II. The mark breakdown is probably as follows: 45 multiple choice questions (1 mark each), 5 definitions (2 marks each) and 3 from a choice of 5 long answer questions (6 marks each). The total is, therefore, out of 73 marks. 5 bonus marks are available if you submit more than 25 flash cards done as required.
- Monday, May 3 - Take up sidebar 5-21, p. 123, #1-3, p. 125 and sidebar #1-3, p. 127. Continue Endings & Beginnings & do questions. Japanese internment. Show CBC Archives video clip on compensation. Read the p. 128. Do #1-4, p. 128.
- Tuesday, May 4 - Take up homework. Video: The Valour & the Horror; Savage Christmas; Hong Kong 1941 and questions (posted on the 2nd screen). Do "Looking Back" #1,3,5,6,7,8 & 14, p. 129.
- Wednesday, May 5 - Take up homework. Complete The Valour & the Horror; Savage Christmas; Hong Kong 1941 and questions (posted on the 2nd screen).
- Thursday, May 6 - Complete the assignment on the film for next class. Shoah/Holocaust - PowerPoint. Video: on the Holocaust (Frontline; Memory of the Camps – Chapter 4. Available online at http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/camp/view/ .) Assignment: Holocaust deniers claim that this genocide never happened. In a short composition, after doing additional research, explain what evidence exists to prove that the Holocaust is a historical fact. 10 marks. Due Monday.
- Friday, May 7 - Hand in Savage Christmas assignment. Unit Test on the 1919-1945 period.