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- Monday, October 22 - Begin Frozen World package. Read Janson's Introduction to the Middle Ages. Kenneth Clark, Civilisation text assigned. If you have the chance, watch the full video of Kenneth Clark's Civilisation; The Skin of Our Teeth. Islam package due by 4:30 p.m.
- Tuesday, October 23 - PowerPoint: Early Medieval Art. Work on packages.
- Wednesday, October 24 - PowerPoint: Carolingian & Ottonian Architecture. Work on package.
- Thursday, October 25 - Episode 17 of The Western Tradition. The Dark Ages episode. Access this on the Internet athttp://www.learner.org/ Work on the package.
- Friday, October 26 - Music of the Troubadours. Notes on Medieval Music. Watch Early Music History: Middle Ages Pt. 1 . Work on package.
The next unit test is a fair way off. I will post the mark breakdown for it when we are a little closer to it.
- Monday, October 22 - Britain in the 1920's (base notes), also the British Empire in the 20s (base notes). Watch: India, The Brightest Jewel - Part 1; Part 2.
- Tuesday, October 23 - Video: Boom & Bust (The USA in the 20s ). The USA in the 1920s (Base Notes). An excellent treatment of the revolution in manufacturing efficiency that took place in 1920s America can be seen at Fordism 1920s USA.
- Wednesday, October 24 - USA in the 1930s (base notes) -- we will also look at the video 20th Century History; Roosevelt and the New Deal (if available). Compare Keynsian and Chicago School economic theories. Watch two narrated PowerPoint presentations on Youtube: Melinda Klein's Interwar Years - segment 2 andsegment 3 deal with the USA in the 1930's. Also watch this excellent documentary on The Wall Street Crash of 1929 or1929;The Great Crash. How about an entertaining rap on how to deal with economic crashes? Watch Fear the Boom and Bust; A Hayek vs Keynes Rap Anthem. So how does all of this relate to the current economic crash and slow recovery? Look also at Fight of the Century Keynes vs. Hayek Round Two.
- Thursday, October 25 - The Road to War; USA. US foreign policy between the wars (base notes). Watch FDR & the New Deal. On your own. 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.
- Friday, October 26 - Complete any video material missed last class. 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.
Fans of John Green will enjoy his Archdukes, Cynicism and World War I.
- Monday, October 22 - Take up #1,2, & 4 p. 24 and the cartoon interpretation on p. 23. Complete PowerPoint material from Canada and the Empire. Watch, online, EAV's Origins of World War I -part 1 (9 minutes) and part 2 (8 minutes). List the causes of World War I for homework.
- Tuesday, October 23 - Take up homework. Complete any material not covered last class on the origins of the war. Watch Blackadder's explanation of the war's origins. Begin PowerPoint on Canada & World War I. We will look at excepts from Canada; A People's History as we work through the PowerPoint (While watching these segments you need to make notes on the following 3 areas: 1) Describe attitudes toward the war. 2) Describe conditions at the front. 3) What changes did the war bring? Use the Acronym SPERMG to generate classes of ideas -- S=Social, P=Political, E=Economic, R=Religious, G=Geographic). Read pp. 24-28. Do #1-4, p. 28.
- Wednesday, October 24 - Mr. Benoy's slides on the Western Front battlefield graves. Take up homework Continue the PowerPoint and People's History segment (part 1) (While watching these segments you need to make notes on the following 3 areas: 1) Describe attitudes toward the war. 2) Describe conditions at the front. 3) What changes did the war bring? Use the Acronym SPERMG to generate classes of ideas -- S=Social, P=Political, E=Economic, R=Religious, G=Geographic). Read pp. 28-33. Do #1 and 3, p. 33. Also answer the questions in figure 2-8, 2-9, and 2-10.
- Thursday, October 25 - Take up homework. Complete any of the PowerPoint and People's History material (Watch part 2 and part 3.). A Look at wartime propaganda. Posters (also click here for a Canadian exhibition from the Canadian War Museum),Postcards, Leaflets directed at the enemy, Film, and even music. Read this for a nice short treatment of First World War propaganda. An interesting World War I propaganda story is treated in the documentary The Crucified Soldier. If I can find time to show it in class, I will, but if not, you can watch it by linking from here. Read pp. 34-42. Do #1-4, p. 39 and 1 & 3, p. 42.
- Friday, October 26 - Introductory music: Callin Doon the Line, and The Green Fields of France. Take up #1 and 3, p. 42. Video segment on the Conscription Crisis from Canada; A Peoples' History; Ordeal By Fire; and handout. While watching the episode answer the following board questions: 1) Why was opposition to the war strongest in Quebec? PowerPoint: Was Conscription the Right Choice? Assignment: Create a poster favouring or opposing conscription in Canada (please restrict yourself to regular paper size). Be sure to employ both text and images. On the back, be sure to identify yourself and provide a short written description of what your intentions are with the poster -- why do you write say what you say on the poster and what do you intend the graphic elements to convey? 10 marks. Due next class. If you have time, look at In the Trenches (part 1 and part 2).