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.
- Wednesday, March 9 - Mr. Nann took ill today, so I substituted for him. Our lesson was as follows: Hand in the map assignment from last class. Think/Pair/Share exercise on the reasons for the fall of the Roman Empire, based on yesterday's film. Video: Terry Jones; Barbarians; The End of the World and questions -- up to #12. We saw only the first half of the film -- dealing with the Huns. Please feel free to watch the rest if you are interested. You have an assignment for tomorrow, worth 10 marks. Imagine that you are a German who joined the Huns. Write a paragraph explaining why you did this.
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, March 7 - The Russian Revolutions (Base notes). Be sure to look at the excellent resources at The History Guide's Russian Revolution Resources. Spartacus Schoolnet's Russian Revolutionaries page has links to terrific material. Scott Masters has a decent PowerPoint on the Revolution. Watch The Russian Revolution (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3). You might also watch World War I; The Russian Revolution (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4); this deals with the importance of the war in leading to the momentous events of 1917.
- Tuesday, March 8 - The USSR From Lenin to Stalin (Base Notes). You should consider watching the following biographical treatment: Stalin (Part 1, Part 2) .
- Wednesday, March 9 - Complete From Lenin to Stalin (Base Notes) and begin The Stalin Revolution; Collectivization and industrialization (Base Notes). PowerPoint for The Stalin Revolution; PowerPoint for The Great Purge - also (Base Notes). If you have an hour and a half to spare, watch Stalin; Man of Steel.
- Thursday, March 10 - Continue The Great Purge (Base Notes) PowerPoint. Soviet Foreign Policy Between the Wars (Base Notes) PowerPoint.
- Friday, March 11 - Italy and Fascism (Base Notes). If you have time, watch Fascism in Colour; Mussolini in Power - with early colour and colourized footage.