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We only just started a new unit, so our next test is quite a long way off. We will test all of the Middle Ages material together -- so this will involve chapters 3, 4 & 5. I expect it will be about 4-5 weeks from now -- this is just an estimate.
- Monday, May 2 - The coin will decide if we collect the homework from Friday. Origins of feudalism: Hosford Atlas pp. 13-16. Video clip: Feudalism. Video: Medieval Lives: The Knight (part 1,part 2, part 3 -- sorry links died since Saturday -- you can also access the video here -- but this means downloading Veoh, which causes other changes to your computer -- don't do this without parental ok). How did medieval knights really live and act? Handout reading for homework: Feudalism and Medieval Life. Do the questions on the handout.
- Tuesday, May 3 - Take up the handout questions from Monday. video: Medieval Lives; The Peasant (If we do not have time to see the whole of the video in class, you need to see the remainder on your own time). What was life like for Medieval peasants? How much control did they have on their lives? What was work like? What did they eat? How might a peasant improve his life? Read pp. 49-52. Do #1-5, p. 52
- Wednesday, May 4 - Take up #1-5, p. 52. Handout: Analyzing a Primary Source - a serf's contract. PowerPoint: Monasticism. Introduction to Medieval Research Assignment. (Medieval Research Project. Part 1. Part 2.). We will have a little class time for this next week. Read pp. 52-56. Do #1-3, p. 56.
- Thursday, May 5 - Take up #1-3, p. 56. Monasticism clip from the video: "Connections; Faith in Numbers" - Part 1, from 3:35 to 10:00. How Castles developed - Examples from Mr. Benoy's Castle slides. For fun, watch The Worst Jobs in History; The Dark Ages (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6) and The Worst Jobs in History; the Middle Ages (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6) Work on Medieval Research project for homework. Do #4-7, p. 56 -- you will have to re-read pp. 52-56 to do this.
- Friday, May 6- Lucky you, this is a District Professional Development Day. Use the time to find material for your Medieval Research Project.
Your test on World War II is on Monday. Expect the mark breakdown to be 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 2 - We will flip a coin to see if we collect the p. 139 homework from last week. Unit Test on the World War II unit. Read pp. 140-146. Do sidebar questions pp. 140, 141 #1-2, 143 #3, 145 & #1-6, p. 146. Be sure to watch election coverage tonight.
- Tuesday, May 3 - Discuss the election results. Take up homework. Material from Canada; A Peoples’ History; Comfort & Fear. (Seeing Red, On Guard for Thee and The Shadow of Nuclear War -questions). PowerPoint Post 1945 Canada. For homework, watch some anti-communist American propaganda from the 1950's He May Be a Communist,The Red Menace, and the ever popular film used in schools --Communism. Do you find this material very convincing? Why or why not?
- Wednesday, May 4 - Take up homework. Watch the stunning British Documentary Nuclear War: A Guide to Armageddon (Part 1, Part 2& Part 3) to understand the stakes of nuclar confrontation. If time, continue PowerPoint Post 1945 Canada. Read pp. 146-150. Do sidebars p. 146 & #1-4, p. 150. If you can afford a couple of hours of viewing time, be sure to watch another riveting show on nuclear war: Threads, a BBC production about what would happen to a community if nuclear war occurred.
- Thursday, May 5 - Take up homework. Material from Canada; A Peoples’ History; Comfort & Fear. ("First Tremors" "A Prairie Storm" & "The Fight for Medicare" - questions). PowerPoint Post 1945 Canada. Read pp. 150-158. Do sidebar, #1-3, p. 155, #1-5, p. 156 & #2-4, p. 158.
- Friday, May 6 - Can you believe it? Another day off for students as this is a District Professional Day. Get and keep caught up.
The unit test on Topic #4 is moved to Monday, May 9 -- We will start the next unit before then, but this ensures that everything is definitely covered before we test. Expect the following mark breakdown: 70 multiple choice questions (1 mark each), 5 map items (1 mark each) and 2 from a choice of 4 long answer questions (10 marks each). The total is, therefore, out of 95 marks.
Topic #4 Plan. Topic #4 Questions. Essay #3.
We need to establish the due date for Essay #3 this week - expect it to be in late May.
Topic #5 & 6 Plan. Topic #5 & 6 questions.
- Monday, May 2 - Complete The World At War; Genocide (part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5.) Begin lecture on the Wartime Conferences (base notes).
- Tuesday, May 3 - Complete material on the Wartime Conferences (base notes). We are likely to begin the lecture on The Origins of the Cold War (base notes) and PowerPoint.
- Wednesday, May 4 - Continue The Origins of the Cold War (base notes) and PowerPoint.
- Thursday, May 5 - Change of plan -- many of you are swamped with tests and due dates today. We will, therefore, postpone the test and due date of work to Monday. The deadline for topic #4 work is hard and fast as a result of this and late deductions will be applied mercilessly! Continue The Origins of the Cold War (base notes) and PowerPoint.
- Friday, May 6 - If you are one of those people scrambling to catch up, now is the time to do it. Today is a District Professional Day.