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Reformation; Protest and Communication package. This will be due two days after we get back in January. (Note, this is a very short unit.)
If you get the chance, find out a little more about the Reformation. Why not watch some good documentaries. Here are a few suggestions: Christianity - A History; Part 5; the Reformation for a quick look at the changes it brought. For a really detailed account of the Reformation, look at this series of films: (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. Short and informative, but a little more schoolish, try: The Protestant Reformation; Part 1and Part 2.
- Monday, December 17 - Bramante and Raphael (notes - see also the diagram showing who the models were in The School of Athens). Titian. Sister Wendy on Venetian painters, and, particularly, old Titian. Work on the package.
- Tuesday, December 18 - Video: Art of the Western World; The High Renaissance; Episode 7 Heroic and Episode 8; The Play of Light. Work on the package.
- Wednesday, December 19 - Unit Test; The Renaissance. Pick up the next package, The Reformation; Protest and Communication.
- Thursday, December 20 - Begin watching A Man for All Seasons -- the story of Sir Thomas More. This is another wonderful 1960s film.
- Friday, December 21 - Finish watching A Man for All Seasons. If we do not quite complete it in class, be sure to do so at home over the holidays.
Topic #5 and 6 questions
Episode 1 - Comrades; 1917-1945.
Here, at last, is essay #3. It is due a week before the end of the semester -- note, this is a week later than indicated on the assignment sheet -- bonus time because I have been tardy in posting it.
- Monday, December 17 - Complete Indochina & Vietnam (base notes). Watch the CNN Cold War Series Film Vietnam; 1954-1968.
- Tuesday, December 18 - 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, December 19 - USA (domestic) Since 1945 - continued.
- Thursday, December 20 - 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 3 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, December 21 - Complete European post-war resurgence (base notes). If we have time left, we will fill with some video material (TBA).
- Monday, December 17 - Unit Test on post-war Canada. If you do not have ready access to the Internet at home, be sure to sign out a text book. If you do have such access, just use a text book in class when you need it and use the online version elsewhere. These books are wearing out and we can keep them going until I retire this way. Read pp. 6-11. Do #1-5, p. 11.
- Tuesday, December 18 - Take up homework. Introduce Geography portion of the course. PowerPoint for Ch. 1 - Geography. Read pp. 12-16. Do #1-9, p. 16 & #1-4, pp. 16-17.
- Wednesday, December 19 - Take up homework. Complete chapter 1 PowerPoint. Begin watching An Inconvenient Truth. Your job while watching this film is to: 1) Identify Gore's thesis in this film. 2) List the evidence he cites to prove his thesis. 3) Explain why Gore convinced you or did not convince you that we must take immediate action to deal with climate change. Homework: Do you agree that Climate change is real? Should Canadians take action? Do you agree with our government pulling out of the international agreement to reduce carbon emissions -- the Kyoto Accord? Explain.
- Thursday, December 20 - Take up homework. Continue watching An Inconvenient Truth. Read pp. 17-20. Do #1-2, p. 17 & #1-4, p. 21.
- Friday, December 21 - Take up homework. Watch Climate of Doubt which deals with the Climate Change denial viewpoint. While watching it, answer the following questions: 1. What groups in society are most prominent in denying climate change? 2. What are their reasons for doing so?