Saturday, March 09, 2013

March 11-15

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History 12 

You must be sure to visit The History Guide for excellent background material supporting this course.

We set the due date for Essay #1 (see the bottom of the Plan for Unit #1) for this week --any time up to Friday after school.

With Essay #1 completed, Essay #2 is now underway in the background.

Our Topic #2 test was postponed to Tuesday, March 5.  We will work into the next unit in the classes leading up to this.  Be aware that material from these lessons will not be tested on the Topic #2 Unit Test. Be sure to pick up the plan for Topic #3 and Topic #3 Questions to see the work for the next unit, which we are starting this week. 

Social Studies 8 

Block 2 is working with Mr. Wong, my student teacher from UBC for the first part of the course.  The plan below is for my Block 3 class.  When Mr. Wong finishes, the plan will apply to both classes.

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Block 3 is working on the Rome Unit.  Expect a test sometime in the week we return after Spring Break.

  • Monday, March 11 - Hand in the Architecture Hunt assignment.  Take up #1-6, p. 10. Watch Crash Course; Christianity From Judaism to ConstantineAssignment: Conversion to Christianity -- Imagine that you are a young Greek person living in the city of Rome. Write a letter to your parents in Athens explaining why you have decided to give up worshiping the old Greek Gods and become a Christian. You will have to find out something about both Ancient Greek religion and early Christianity to do this. The assignment will be marked out of 10 and will be marked on both content and composition. It is due next class. Note: When we deal with religion in this course it is not with the intention of supporting one religious view over another. What we want to do is to understand basic beliefs of each religion and know something about the impact that any particular religion has had on the world. We do this using an historical approach.
  • Tuesday, March 12 - Hand in the Conversion to Christianity assignment. Introduction to Legions -- importance, organization (including two short videos:  video1 and video 2) and vulnerabilities. Video Legions of Rome (Part 1Part 2Part 3)and questions. Read pp. 10-12. Do #1-6, p. 12. You might enjoy playing a small game from the BBC - Romans vs. Britons.
  • Wednesday, March 13 - Take up #1-6, p. 12. Look at the sidebar on p. 11. Video: Constantine and questions. Read pp. 12-16. Do #1-6, p. 16. Bring coloured pencils to next class for map work.
  • Thursday, March 14 - Take up #1-6, p. 16. Complete watching Constantine and the questions. Hosford Atlas, pp. 3 & 4.  Also look at this video of the changing map of Europe during this time. Map Assignment: The "Barbarian Invasions." 10 marks. Complete for next class.
  • Friday, March 15 - Hand in Barbarian Invasions map assignment.Watch Terry Jones' Surprising History of Rome and questions. For homework, be sure to make flash cards and spend a little time reviewing them.