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.
Expect a unit test, on Wednesday February 23. It will be based on map reading and the use of Canadian Oxford World Atlas (7th edition). I was going to hand out a review package to you last Friday, but will give it to you now on Monday. Feel free to download it before then though!
Mr. Nann, a student teacher from UBC, will work with you for the next little while. I will be in and out of the classroom during this block -- but I remain available for extra help, even on material Mr. Nann is teaching. This is an excellent opportunity to take advantage of all the tutorial help we have with all of the adult bodies in this class. Mr. Nann's blogsite works much like my own. He will post his lessons at: http://nannsocials.blogspot.com/
- Monday, February 21 - 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. Time Zone Review material - follow the instructions on the sheet. Everyone should do Section #1, but then only do the sections after this that you had trouble with. Be sure to come in for extra help at noon or after school if you are confused about anything.
- Tuesday, February 22 - Take up the Time Zone worksheet. Watch World Time Zones and Why We Have Time Zones. Second time zone worksheet. Complete for homework.
- Wednesday, February 23 - Geography Unit Test. Sign out History textbooks -- look them over if you finish early.
- Thursday, February 24 - Mr. Nann is taking over the class at this point. See his blog while he is working with your class. You can find it at: http://nannsocials.blogspot.com/
- Friday, February 25 - Today is a professional day. You get it off, while your teachers go to classes. Use the time to look over your textbook and see what we will be studying the rest of this year.
Social Studies 11
This class has the honour of working with our UBC student teacher, Mr. Nann. He will be with us for about half of the term. I will be in and out of the class, but I am always available for extra help, before school, at noon (except Wednesdays) and after school. Take advantage of the extra help available this semester!
Mr. Nann's blogsite is at: http://nannsocials.blogspot.com/
- Monday, February 21 - 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.
- Tuesday, February 22 - Introduction - a selection of First World War popular songs from Mr. Benoy's hard drive. Total War; the German Experience (base notes).
- Wednesday, February 23 - Introductory Music: I Vow to Thee My Country. The Paris Peace Conference PowerPoint. Base lecture notes. If time - AV material - The War to End All Wars - but note, the conference was held in Paris, not Versailles as the film indicates - this film is from a US perspective -- something I do not always present effectively in class (5 minutes), World War One: 1914-1918 Map - a multimedia summary of the war's main events. If you can manage the time, watch Secrets of the Dead; Killer Flu - which deals with the dangers of the flu pandemic that killed up to 30 million people at the end of the First World War.
- Thursday, February 24 - The League of Nations. Base lecture notes. Be sure to pick up the Topic 3 Plan and Topic #3 questions. For a good treatment of the League's dealing with a major dispute, see ITV Schools' TV's The League of Nations and the Manchurian Dispute (20 minutes). There is much fascinating material at theLeague of Nations Homepage. M. Cliffe has a couple of online PowerPoints on the League: The League of Nations and Failures of the League.
- Friday, February 25 - Professional Day. No Classes - finish your essay and prepare for the Unit Test on Monday.