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.
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, April 4 - Watch FDR & the New Deal (sorry, not available online) and The Road to War; the USA. Watch some newsreel films on Roosevelt and the New Deal. Watch historian David M. Kennedy in a discussion about Roosevelt and his policies. For an anti-New Deal view watch The Truth About Taxes - an interesting critical look at the New Deal that blames it for wasting money instead of building armaments.
- Tuesday, April 5 - Japan between the wars PowerPoint (base notes). For a look at Japan between the wars, see this colour footage (10 minutes). Watch The World at War - Banzai (Japan 1931-42), part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5.
- Wednesday, April 6 - Introductory music - Senyuu (one of the most famous Gunka - military songs - of the 1930s. Watch The Road to War; Japan (sorry about the obligatory advert before it begins). If we have time, we will conclude by watching this travel film about Japan in 1932.
- Thursday, April 7 - Hitler & the Rise of the Nazis PowerPoint (base notes). Interested in getting into the mind of the Fuhrer? Watch Inside the Mind of Adolf Hitler, a biodocumentary based on a psychological profile of the German leader that was put together by US intelligence services during World War II. Interested in Nazi Germany? Watch The Story of the Third Reich (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, part 15) - up to part 3 covers the period before the Second World War.
- Friday, April 8 - Complete Hitler & the Rise of the Nazis PowerPoint (base notes). Begin Hitler's Germany (base notes), and AV - probably from the 20th Century History series - but unavailable online. Leni Riefenstahl was one of the 20th century's greatest film-makers -- and a Nazi. See Triumph des Willens, and Olympia (on the 1936 Olympics). If you are interested in film-makers and have a few hours to spare, watch Leni Riefenstahl (Part 1, Part 2 - each are 1 hour 34 minutes). This is an interesting look at a creative woman who was an ardent Nazi.