Things that are static -- not requiring regular change -- can be found at my website:http://sites.google.com/site/kbenoy/. You will be glad to know that now I have a prep. block, I am once again updating my website.
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.
- Monday, February 14 - Hand in School to Home map. Take up any problems with military grid. Take up the Letter/Number Grid Worksheet. Latitude introduction. Geographical Essentials, pp. 32-35. Key lines of latitude and why we have seasons -- see the video Geography Seasons for this. Introduction video to Latitude and Longitude - with questions. Note: you need to login to Discovery Education's streaming video site to do this. Mr. Benoy posts the access code in the classroom. Complete the Latitude #1 worksheet for homework.
- Tuesday, February 15 - Mr. Nann is covering for me today as I am hosting a speaker, Gwynn Dyer, for the grade 11 & 12 students (hopefully we will get him back again when you are seniors!). Take up any problems with Latitude #1 . Countries memory game. Review video on seasons and important lines of latitude. Quiz on important lines of latitude. Hand in quiz. Pick up and start working on Latitude #2 worksheet -- to be completed for homework.
- Wednesday, February 16 - Watch GEG-103-OL: Latitude and Longitude. (If this video is a bit difficult for you, watch the following quick videos at home: What Causes the Seasons on Earth, Absolute vs Relative Location and Latitude & Longitude.) Demonstration of latitude and longitude using Google Earth. Complete the Longitude worksheet for next class.
- Thursday, February 17 - Memory game - another variation on the countries list. Take up the Longitudeworksheet. Social Studies Latitude and Longitude Race - Join into groups of 3 or 4 people -- complete the handout before any other group in the class. Earth Grid worksheet - complete for homework.
- Friday, February 18 - Take up the Earth Gridworksheet. Watch Longitude & Time Zones and The Remarkable Story of the Discovery of Longitude by Dr. Callahan . (If you have the time and interest, why not also look at Cambridge University's video The Longitude Problem.) Introduction to time zones. See Geographical Essentials, pp. 48-54 and watch this short clip on the International Time Zone. Time Zones worksheet. Complete for homework. If you get a chance, and want to get clearer about time zones, watch GEG-103-OL: Time Zones. A very helpful description of longitude and time zones can be found at this site from Iowa State University, which quizzes you as you work through it.
- Monday, February 14 - Complete the run-up to World War I. Causes of the war and reasons for peace in 1914 - base notes. We will watch as much as possible of the video The Guns of August, based on the book of the same name by Barbara Tuchman -- the best account of Europe on the eve of the Great War (sorry, it seems unavailable online).
- Tuesday, February 15 -Introductory video & music. Debrief Gwynn Dyer talk. Lecture material for 1914, The Opening Phases of the War (base notes). I expect we may also manage to get into Stalemate - 1915-1916 (base notes).
- Wednesday, February 16 - Introduction - Mr. Benoy's slides of the Western Front. Complete any material from 1915-1916 (base notes) and look at Exhaustion; 1917 (base notes).
- Thursday, February 17 - Introductory music - The Corries:The Green Fields of France and Callin Doon the Line by Alan Brydon. Complete 1917 (base notes) if we did not do so on Tuesday. 1918 -War's End (base notes - 1918). Be sure to look at the BBC's animated map of World War I. Another very good summary of the war's events can be found at World War One: 1914 - 1918 Map - This provides a fine description of the big events of the war and is superb summary material.
- Friday, February 18 - Introduction - a selection of First World War popular songs from Mr. Benoy's hard drive. Total War; the German Experience (base notes).