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Course outlines are posted in the material for the first class this semester - go to the Wednesday, September 7 posting.
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- Tuesday, January 3 - Introduction to the Reformation. Video -The Protestant Reformation; Part 1and Part 2. While watching, answer the following: 1. Why did the Roman Catholic Church face criticism in the 14th century? 2. How did the Church deal with critics? 2. Why were ideas spreading quickly during Luther's life? 3. Why did Luther criticize the Church? 4. How did he escape punishment by the Church? 5. What other reformers brought change to Europe? What did they believe? Read pages 147-150. Do #1-5, p. 150. If you are interested in the reformation and have a little time, watch one or more of the following BBC documentaries (1 hour each) The Protestant Revolution; Part 1; The Politics of Belief, The protestant Revolution; Part 2; The Godly Family, The Protestant Revolution; Part 3; A Reformation of the Mind, and The Protestant Reformation; Part 4; No Rest for the Wicked.
- Wednesday, January 4 - Video:Christianity - A History; Part 5; the Reformation. 1. How did the Reformation result in conflict in Europe? 2. How is the division of Christianity still evident in the world today? Read pp. 150-154. Do #1-6, p. 154.
- Thursday, January 5 - Take up homework. How to write exams. Tips on what to do when writing the exam -- how to handle various kinds of questions. Bonus opportunity. Complete missing work.
- Friday, January 6 - Test on Renaissance and Reformation. Read pp. 18-22. Do #1-5, p. 22. Do some preparation for the final exam. Do make up work and bonus work.
There is a major research assignment underway, theFamily History - Immigration Assignment (With additional options for International and First Nations students. Click here to get a sample pedigree sheet. ) The due date for this work is not until right after the Christmas holidays, to allow plenty of time for research and discussion with family members.
The Geography textbook 21st Century World is available online. Just click on the title to access the table of contents.
- Tuesday, January 3 - Take up Do #1-2, p. 17 & #1-4, p. 21. Begin Ch. 2 PowerPoint. Read pp. 29-31. Do both #1-3 on p. 31.
- Wednesday, January 4 - Take up #1-3 (both), p. 31. Course Planning -- grade 12 options in Social Studies. Continue Ch. 2 PowerPoint - Population & Demographics. Go to Statistics Canada's website and read The Population Pyramid; What it is and How it Works. Use the data found at Statistics Canada's 2006 Data Table to calculate Canada's dependency ratio, based on the most recent census. Read pp. 31-37. Do #1 on p. 37. Go to the US Census Bureau's International Database and download and print a population pyramid for Nigeria in 2010. Do the same for Japan. Compare the shapes of these population pyramids. Suggest reasons why they are so different from one another.
- Thursday, January 5 - Take up #1 on p. 37. Look at the population pyramids for Japan and Nigeria and go over reasons why their shapes are so different. PowerPoint - continued. Watch Hans Rosling's What 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.
- Friday, January 6 - Take up Video segment and questions on Shanghai, Changing China - Urbanization ). Look at Gapcast #2 - Urbanization. Read pp. 42-45. Do #1-5, p. 45. Do the Further Thought assignment #1-5, p. 46.
We will not test Topics 5 & 6 -- as this would take a block away from instruction and all of this material is tested on the final exam in any case. However, I will collect all work this year -- in two installments -- up to question 62 at the end of the first week back in January, and the remainder in the last week of classes. Do not procrastinate as deadlines become hard at the end of the semester.
Plan for Topics 5 & 6
Questions for Topics 5 & 6
- Tuesday, January 3 - The USA (domestic) Since 1945 (base notes). Note: look at Britain's SchoolHistory'srevision 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, January 4 - USA (domestic) Since 1945 - continued.
- Thursday, January 5 - 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 fromYes, 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, January 6 - Complete European post-war resurgence (base notes), possibly, begin the material on post-war Japan (base notes).