Friday, March 01, 2013

March 4 - 8

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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.

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. 

Topic #2 Plan.

Topic #3 Plan.  Note:  I goofed last week and did not do the League of Nations lesson but began with the following class.  I will put this back in later in the unit and carry on with the Russian material now.

Topic #3 Questions.

  • Monday, March 4 - Russia Before the Revolutions (PowerPoint) and the Russian Revolutions (base notes, PowerPoint).  Be sure to look at the excellent resources at The History Guide's Russian Revolution Resources.  Spartacus Schoolnet's Russian Revolutionaries page has links to great material.  Scott Masters has a decent PowerPoint on the revolutions.  If you are interested in finding out more about Lenin, try Lenin; Revolutionary (Part 1Part 2Part 3 and Part 4). 
  • Tuesday, March 5 - Unit Test, Topic #2.
  • Wednesday, March 6 -  The Russian Revolutions (base notes, PowerPoint).  Be sure to look at the excellent resources at The History Guide's Russian Revolution Resources.  Again, look at the Spartacus Schoolnet material referenced above and refer to Scott Master's PowerPoint.  Watch The Russian Revolution (Part 1,Part 2 & Part 3).  You might also have a look at World War I; The Russian Revolution (Part 1Part 2Part 3 and Part 4), which deals with the importance of the war in leading to the momentous events in Russia in 1917.
  • Thursday, March 7 - The USSR From Lenin to Stalin (base notes, PowerPoint).  You should consider watching the following biographical treatment: Stalin (Part 1and Part 2) 
  • Friday, March 8 - Complete From Lenin to Stalin (base notes, PowerPoint) and begin The Stalin Revolution; Collectivization and Industrialization (base notes, PowerPoint).  If you have an hour and a half to spare this weekend, watch Stalin; Man of Steel. 

Social Studies 8

We finished the Geography unit last week and now begin our study of History.  The map skills that you used will come in handy again and we will make maps from time to time.