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Comparative Civilizations 12
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The Greek package is due Tuesday of this week.
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Your Ancient World unit test is coming soon - probably Friday, October 12. The mark breakdown for the unit test is as follows: 25 slide identification items, 25 multiple choice questions (1 mark each), 10 name the part on a diagram (1 mark each), 5 definitions (2 marks each), 1 essay (24 marks - 1 x 6 for composition and 3 x 6 for content). The total is, therefore, out of 94 marks. - there is a bonus possibility on the slide identification portion; there are three components for you to identify -- the creator, the name of the work, and the period that the work was completed in. Since the creator is often unknown in ancient works -- this part will be given as a bonus. Each component is worth 1/2 mark.
- Monday, September 24 - Video: The Western Tradition: Episode 8; The Hellenistic Age. Available at http://www.learner.org/ . Work on Package.
- Tuesday, September 25 - Rome Package assigned. Video: Art of the Western World; The Classical Ideal - Part 2. Available athttp://www.learner.org/. Work on package. Your Greece package is due Friday -- in class or right after school , by 4:30 p.m
- Wednesday, September 26 - Video: The Western Tradition; Episode 9; The Rise of Rome. Available at http://www.learner.org/. Work on packages.
- Thursday, September 27 - Roman Architecture PowerPoint. Work on Rome Package.
- Friday, September 28 - Video The Roman Arena (sorry, not available on Internet stream). However, you could watch an alternative video: Colosseum; A Gladiator's Story. Work on Rome package.
- Monday, September 24 - Finish the countries of Europe before the war. - base notes. If time, look at causes of the war and reasons for peace in 1914 - base notes.
- Tuesday, September 25 - Introductory video & music. Begin lecture on WW1, The Opening Phases of the War (base notes) PowerPoint. We will probably get into Stalemate - 1915-1916 (base notes) today too.
- Wednesday, September 26 - Introductory music - The Corries; The Green Fields of France and Callin Doon the Line by Alan Brydon. Complete any material from 1915-1916 (base notes) and look at Exhaustion; 1917 (base notes). With any remaining time, look at Mr. Benoy's summer 2012 slides of the Western Front.
- Thursday, September 27 - Introductory music: On the Road to Passchendaele and Passchendaele. Complete 1917 (base notes) if we did not do so Wednesday. 1918; War's End (base notes). Be sure to look at the BBC's Animated Map; The Western Front 1914-1918. Another tidy summary of the big events of the war can by found at World War One; 1914-1918 Map.
- Friday, September 28 - Introduction -- a selection of First World War popular songs from Mr. Benoy's hard drive. Total War; The German Experience (base notes).
- Monday, September 24 - Unit test on Ideologies, Political Parties and Elections -- the material we have studied since classes commenced. Complete the homework from last Friday - read On the Job With a Member of Parliament and #1-3. p. 231.
- Tuesday, September 25 - Exam post-mortem. Pros and cons of the current Senate setup. Be sure to look at the Senate material at Mapleleafweb. Essay Writing tips. Please note: there will be an essay question on what should be done with the Canadian Senate on the next unit test. Read pp. 47-54 in the Red Government text. Do #1-4, p. 48 and #1-5 and #7 on p. 54. For homework you must also come up with a three-column table listing reasons to: keep the Senate as it is, reform (change) it, or keep it as it is now.
- Wednesday, September 26 - Take up #1-4, p. 48 and #1-5 & 7 p. 54. Introduction to the Executive Branch. Go over the role of the Queen, Governor General, Prime Minister, and Cabinet. Read "constitutional Monarchy" on pp. 222-224 of Counterpoints. Also read "The Governor General" on p. 234. Identify points for and against getting rid of the monarchy (Queen and Governor General). Should Canada become a republic? Why or why not? Identify at least 3 reasons for and 3 reasons against doing so. Look at the Monarchist League of Canada and Canadian Monarchist Online websites for arguments supporting the monarch. See Citizens for a Canadian Republic for arguments against. There has also been an active debate on this topic in Australia and New Zealand. Web searches about their debates would also prove useful.
- Thursday, September 27 - Take up homework. discuss the role of the P.M., Cabinet, and bureaucracy. Watch Yes, Minister episode. While watching, decide who really runs a government department -- the Minister? or the Permanent Secretary (in Canada, the job is called the Deputy Minister)? Read pp. 234-240. Do #1-4, p. 240. Assignment: value 5 marks. Identify by name each member of the current federal (national) cabinet and be sure to give the name of each department. This is an assignment -- not a homework check -- so accuracy is an important part of the mark.
- Friday, September 28 - Take up #1-4, p. 240 and hand in the Cabinet assignment. Discuss lobbying and pressure groups. Look at the list of institutionalized groups on p. 259 of Counterpoints. Click here for an online list of federal lobby groups -- interest groups and social movements. Divide into groups with printed or online background information. Each group should discuss how to make the public buy into supporting their position. How should the argument be "spun" to maximize public support for this position? After discussing as a group, each individual should now work on the Poster Assignment. Please do this on regular (8.5 x 11 inch, blank) paper. The assignment is valued at 10 marks and is due Monday. Also read pp. 258-267. Do #1-2, p. 264 and #1-3, p. 267 of Counterpoints.