- Monday, May 30 - Curriculum Implementation Day. Work on your Medieval projects.
- Tuesday, May 31 - Hand in your Black Death Assignment. We are booked into the library for work on your Medieval assignment. This is due next Monday.
- Wednesday, June 1 - Take up #1-6, p. 84. Look at Hosford Atlas, "Agents of Change" pp. 45-47. Watch The Western Tradition; Episode 23; the Late Middle Ages. (You will need to register to access this site, but don't worry -- it is American public television and you will not be pestered with junk mail after doing so). While watching, answer the following question: What changes were happening to life in the late Middle Ages? why? Introduction to the "Babylonian Captivity" when there were multiple popes at one time. Read pp. 87-92. Do #1-7, p. 92.
- Thursday, June 2 - Unit Test on the Middle Ages -- all of chapters 3 & 4. Read pp. 134-138. Do #1-7, p. 138.
- Friday, June 3 - Take up #1-7, p. 138. Introduction to the Italian Renaissance. Watch:The Medici -- Godfathers of the Renaissance; Birth of a Dynasty. 1. How did the Medici come to dominate Florence? 2. How did they help bring about a flowering of interest in ancient learning and modern art and architecture? 3. What was the relationship between artists and patrons in Florence during the renaissance? 4. How did Brunelleschi change Western art? 5) How did Cosimo bring knowledge from the outside world to Florence? Read pp. 139-143. do #1-5, p. 143.
Social Studies 11
We are just starting the Geography unit and I intend to test a couple of chapters together -- to save class time. Expect chapters 1-3 to be tested together -- this is a couple of weeks away.
Your Geography textbook is also available online at http://www.design4effect.com/soc11/ . Though we will use some material from the other text, most will be from this e-text. Be aware that this text is now a few years old and many hyperlinks are broken. Rewriting is a massive job that I have not had time to take on yet.
Provincial exams are just around the corner. Now is a good time to begin preparing. See mySocial Studies 11 Website for course material and PowerPoints. Link from here to my Study Skills Page. See the Provincial Exam Essay Marking Guide to see how essay questions are assessed on the exam. See past provincial exams here.
- Monday, May 30 - Curriculum Implementation Day. No Classes.
- Tuesday, May 31 - Take up homework. PowerPoint - continued. Watch Hans Rosling'sWhat Stops Population Growth. Doom and gloom video. Read pp. 37-41. Do #1-6, p. 39 & #1-6, pp. 41-42. Sidebar: Doom and gloom text at DieOff.Org - read p. 15, an excerpt from William Catton's Overshoot; The Ecological Base of Revolutionary Change. Read a brief synopsis of Boserup's ideas from York University. Julian Simon was another writer who felt population growth is a good thing. Part of his book Population Matters: People, Resources, Environment, and Immigration is available online.
- Wednesday, June 1 - Take up #1-6, p. 39 & #1-6, pp. 41-42. Urbanization material onPowerPoint. Video segment andquestions on Shanghai, Changing China - Urbanization ). Look atGapcast #2 - Urbanization. Read pp. 42-45. Do #1-5, p. 45. Do the Further Thought assignment #1-5, p. 46.
- Thursday, June 2 - Take up homework. Stewart Brand's City Planet and questions. Read pp. 54-55. Do #1-4, pp. 55-56.
- Friday, June 3 - Take up #1-4, pp. 55-56. Chapter 3 PowerPoint. Read pp. 57-61. Do #1-8, p. 61.
Topic #5 & 6 Plan.
Note that the due date for Essay #3 is any time this week.Up to question #42 is due at the end of next week.
- Monday, May 30 - Curriculum Implementation Day - Work on your essay and questions.
- Tuesday, May 31 - The USA (domestic) Since 1945 (base notes). Note: look at Britain's SchoolHistory's revision material for this topic. Look at Susan Pojer's PowerPoint on 1950's America. Watch this short video (7 minutes) with images and protest songs (mostly Bob Dylan) about the civil rights movement. Watch the 11 minute video of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a dream" speech. See other Civil Rights videos at the PBS site - Eyes on the Prize. Link back for other material.
- Wednesday, June 1 - USA (domestic) Since 1945 - continued.
- Thursday, June 2 - Economic Resurgence in Western Europe (base notes). Watch this short American video clip on America's reasons for launching the Marshall Plan (1 1/2 minutes). For a look at British 1980's cynicism about European cooperation, watch this 4 minute segment from Yes, Minister. The opposing view can be seen in this short pro-European Union animation (3 minute) made to explain the EU to the British public. Introductory video:European Union; 50 Years in 5 Minutes.
- Friday, June 3 - Complete European post-war resurgence (base notes) & begin the material on post-war Japan (base notes).