Saturday, November 10, 2012

November 12 - 16

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Comparative Civilizations 12 

We are working on the last package before the next unit test, which I anticipate will be next Wednesday, November 21 -- though we may introduce the next unit on Tuesday.

Romance & Reality Package. 

 The mark breakdown is as follows: 10 slide identification items (2 marks each), requiring you to name the work and say what city it can be found in - give the country for 1/2 a mark; Church Floorplan and nave elevation parts identification (1 mark each), 40 multiple choice questions (1 mark each); 2 from a choice of 3 illustration interpretation questions (6 marks each). The total value of the test is, therefore, 82 marks. This unit test covers everything from Islamic Civilization to the end of the Gothic Age.

History 12 

We are some way off from our next unit test.  Information about it will be posted when we are closer.

Topic #4 PlanNote that the plan is slightly off already -- having been prepared a week before we started the new unit. Tentatively the end date for the unit remains the same. This will be re-evaluated in a couple of weeks.

Topic #4 Questions.

If you get the chance, watch Apocalypse; The Second World War, an excellent set of 45 minute documentaries on WWII (part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6).  The series contains quite a lot of colour and colourised footage.

  • Monday, November 12 - Remembrance Day Holiday.
  • Tuesday, November 13 - World War II chronology (PowerPointbase notes).
  • Wednesday, November 14 - World War II chronology (PowerPointbase notes). We will also look at one of the Twentieth Century History episodes -- probably The Road to Berlin, which looks at the Eastern Front.  If you have two hours, watch this interesting documentary, Teacher Resource: World War II; The Eastern Front, which brings together bits and pieces of many documentaries and films about the eastern front.
  • Thursday, November 15 - Video: Twentieth Century History; Pearl Harbour to Hiroshima if available. World War II chronology (PowerPointbase notes).  Interested in the Pacific war -- from an American perspective?  Watch War in the Pacific, an 8 episode (45 minutes each) documentary series (part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6, part 7, part 8).
  • Friday, November 16 - Probably complete World War II chronology (PowerPointbase notes). Hopefully, begin World War II; the British Experience (base notes).
Social Studies 11 

Your next unit test is still a little way off -- likely more than two weeks.  It will cover the interwar years and World War II.  I'll likely begin posting test information next week.

  • Monday, November 12 - Remembrance Day Holiday.
  • Tuesday, November 13 - Watch Fight of the Century; Keynes vs Hayek; Round 2 -- on Keynsian and Supply Side Economics and today's economic crisis.  Take up sidebars 4-16, p. 93, 4-17 & 4-18, p. 95 & 4-19, p. 96.  Complete PowerPoint - Canada Between the Wars; 1919-1939 If time, watch  more segments of Canada; A People's History; Hard Times. Read pp. 92-98.  Do #1-5, p. 98.
  • Wednesday, November 14 - Take up homework.  Video King & Country (sorry, unavailable on the Internet) & questions. Read pp. 100-110. Do 1-4, p. 105, sidebar questions p. 106, 107, 110 & #1-3, p. 110. If you are interested and have the time, watch this Britishanti-war advertisement from the 1930s to understand the roots of appeasement. Watch the 20 minute 30's documentary: The European Arms Race 1935 - 1939 part 1 andpart 2. To see Nazi Germany, watch this largely unnarrated documentary, Nazi Germany Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5,Part 6Part 7Part 8 & Part 9.   Look at Hitler's art: Part 1Part 2.
  • Thursday, November 15 - Take up homework. Complete King & Country video and questions. Introduction to World War II. Begin video series and questions; Episode I; Canada Remembers; Turning the Tide). WWII series. pp. 111-115. Do #1-4, p. 115.
  • Friday, November 16 - We did not get as far as I'd hoped yesterday, so will progress where we left off with the new video series today.  Take up homework.  Introduction to World War II. Begin video series and questions; Episode I; Canada Remembers; Turning the Tide). questions. 115-122. Do #1, 2 & 4, p. 122.