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Reformation; Protest and Communication package. This will be due two days after we get back in January -- ie. Wednesday, January 9. (Note, this is a very short unit.)
Mannerism package -- assigned this week. This will be finished this week but can be handed in on Monday of next week, without penalty.
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, January 7 - We didn't quite get to the end of the film before the break and I can't not show you the last few minutes, so we will complete A Man for All Seasons. The Western Tradition; The Reformation. Work on Packages.
- Tuesday, January 8 - Bronzino & Parmagianino. Watch Bronzino and the Mannerist Portrait and Mannerism in Painting. Work on Mannerism or Reformation packages. If you are particularly interested in Mannerism or Bronzino, you would find another video from New York's Metropolitan Museum interesting:Bronzino's Maniera; Beauty and Style.
- Wednesday, January 9 - Bologna, Celini, & El Greco. Sister Wendy on El Greco. Work on packages. Get your Reformation package in by 4:30 p.m. today. To find out about Mannerism in Architecture, look at professor Kenney Mencher's Mannerism in Architecture.
- Thursday, January 10 - Change of plan. Most people seem to be falling a bit behind so we will convert all of this class to a work block and move this lesson to Friday.
- Friday, January 11 - The final package is assigned - Grandeur & Obedience and the Light of Experience. We will watch Clark's Grandeur & Obedience today.
Topic #5 and 6 questions
Episode 1 - Comrades; 1917-1945.
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, January 7 - Economic Resurgence in Western Europe (base notes) -- despite the plan on the blog before Christmas, we did not get to thi . 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.
- Tuesday, January 8 - Complete European post-war resurgence (base notes), possibly, begin the material on post-war Japan (base notes).
- Wednesday, January 9 - Eastern Europe Since Khruschev (base notes). Listen to Soviet era music -example 1, example 2, example 3, example 4.
- Thursday, January 10 - Eastern Europe Since Khruschev (base notes).Listen to this Soviet anthem --1991 Rock version (cheesy).
- Friday, January 11 - The Collapse of Communism and beyond (base notes). Lube's rock version of the Russian anthem (click here for atechno version - or, more energetically mixed). Watch an NBC news summary of the 1991 Soviet coup attempt (under 8 minutes). If you have time, watch the CNN Cold War; Soldiers of God episode -- on the Soviet experience in Afghanistan -- topical given Canada's involvement there today. Charlie Rose's 1996 interview with Gorbachev is fascinating, dealing with his experiences and thoughts about Russia. Post Soviet Music videos: example 1,example 2, example 3, example 4, Lube music video set to scenes from Rota 9 (Company 9) -- a Russian film of Afghan war).
***Here is a set of summary notes for the Social Studies 11 course -- excellent for use in studying for the final exam.
***Here is another, shorter, set of notes for the Social Studies 11 course.
***Here is a much more thorough webpage of review materials.
Find another set of notes on the Counterpoints text at:
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- Monday, January 7 - Go over conclusions re. Gore's An Inconvenient Truth and Climate of Doubt. Begin chapter 2 - PowerPoint. Read pp. 29-31. Do both #1-3 on p. 31.
- Tuesday, January 8 - Take up #1-3 (both), p. 31. Video clip: The Seven Billionth. Continue Ch. 2 PowerPoint - Population & Demographics. If time we will watch Momentum 2011; Hans Rosling.Read pp. 31-37. Do #1 on p. 37. Go to the US Census Bureau's International Database (OK - this is a bit of a search. Click on "International Data Base" on the top left hand side of the page. On the new page, look on the left side and go into the "Report" drop down menu and select "Population Pyramid Graph." Now select 2011 in the year menu and the countries you want, one at a time in "Select Country".) Now and download and print a population pyramid for Nigeria in 2011. Do the same for Japan. Compare the shapes of these population pyramids. Suggest reasons why they are so different from one another.
- Wednesday, January 9 - 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. I highly recommend that you read pp. 322-328 in your blue Counterpoints text -- material on the Demographic Transition model always appears on the final exam and will be prominent on your chapters 1-3 unit test. Sidebar: Doom and gloom text atDieOff.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.
- Thursday, January 10 - 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. Read pp. 368-375 in your blue Counterpoints text. Do #1-4, p.372 & #1, p.375.
- Friday, January 11 - Take up #1-5, p. 45 and Further Thought #1-5, p. 46. and #-14, p. 370 & #1, P. 375 in Counterpoints. Stewart Brand's City Planet and questions. Read pp. 54-55. Do #1-4, pp. 55-56.