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- Monday, April 15 - Exam post-mortem. Complete Hitler's Germany (PowerPoint, Base Notes). Video: Hitler's Germany, from the 20th Century History series. Possibly begin Appeasement (base notes) - also on PowerPoint.
- Tuesday, April 16 - Lecture: Appeasement (base notes) - on PowerPoint. Watch The Road to War; Britain.
- Wednesday, April 17 - The Spanish Civil War (PowerPoint,base notes). Be sure to listen to some of the music of the Spanish Civil War - written at the time and inspired later. If you are interested in the Spanish Civil War and have the time, there is a good British documentary from Granada Television, The Spanish Civil War; Prelude to Tragedy Part 1, Part 2, Part 3. Each are about 53 minutes in length.
- Thursday, April 18 - Complete Spanish Civil War material. Watch The Road to War; Germany or The Road to War; France (sorry, it does not appear to be available online).
- Friday, April 19 - Video: Twentieth Century History: Britain Alone (If available) . World War II chronology (PowerPoint, base notes). Interested in the Battle of Britain? Be sure to watch the 1969 movie by the same name. Aircraft used were surviving models from the time - watch the climax scenes here. For a Canadian viewpoint on the battle, watch the 20 minute NFB film Churchill's Island. An excellent documentary of the Battle of Britain is Battlefield Britain; The Battle of Britain.
To help students who struggle with reading, I have adapted readings and questions from a simpler text for them. Only do this material if you have been asked by Mr. Benoy to do so. These students will not do the regular homework when this alternative is given.
- Monday, April 15 - Unit Test - Byzantine and Islamic Civilizations. Read pp. 40-45. Do #1-6, p. 45. Adapted reading & questions: Read The German Kingdoms. Make flash cards for the important terms on p. 24 and also make flash cards for the names in #1 of the "Do You Remember These People and Events? section on p. 29. Do the "What Do You Think?" questions on p. 29.
- Tuesday, April 16 - Take up #1-6, p. 45. Video:Europe After the Fall of Rome; 476-1066 AD (sorry, not available online). Focus Questions: What happened to Britain after the Romans left? How did life change? How did Christian missionaries change the Germans? Who were the Vikings and how did their threat affect Western Europe? Handout:Charlemagne. Do the questions on the handout for homework. Interested in watching a documentary on the Saxons? Try Barbarians; The Saxons. Interested in post-Roman Britain in the period called the Dark Ages? Find out why the whole concept of Dark Ages is "complete rubbish." See Britain AD (Episode 1, Episode 2,Episode 3). Do note that this is not the generally accepted view of British history.
- Wednesday, April 17 - Take up homework. Video: The Dark Ages; Part 8; The Greatest King . What made Charlemagne a great ruler? How did he keep tight control over his subjects? How did the Roman Catholic church help him? Why did his efforts eventually collapse? If you want to see the rest of this video, The Dark Ages, click here for the entire 1 1/2 hour show. Read pp. 45-48. Do #1-6, p. 48. Adapted reading & questions: Read The Growth of Feudalism. Make flash cards for the important terms on p. 36 and do the "What Do You Think?" questions on p. 41. Also read Feudal Life in the Castle. Make flash cards for the terms on p. 42 and answer the "What Do You Think?" questions on p. 47. Interested in the Franks? Watch Barbarians; the Franks. Interested in the Vikings? Why not watch the following as a bonus: Ancient Warriors: The Vikingsor Barbarians; the Vikings. Find out about the Viking discovery of North America by watching: The Vikings; Voyage to America.
- Thursday, April 18 - Take up #1-6, p. 48 (or alternate work). Take up #1-6, p. 48. Watch Ancient Warriors: The Vikings. Answer the following questions: 1) Why were the Vikings feared by all of Christian Europe? 2) What made the Viking Longship a particularly effective weapon for its time? 3) Where does our knowledge of the Vikings come from? Handout Viking Women. How does this account of Viking life differ from the video? Can you explain the difference? Origins of feudalism: Hosford Atlas pp. 13-16. Handout reading for homework: Feudalism and Medieval Life. Do the questions on the handout.
- Friday, April 19 - Take up homework. Video clip:Feudalism. Video:Medieval Lives: The Knight. How did medieval knights really live and act? Handout: A Feudal Contract. Read pp. 49-52. Do #1-5, p. 52.Alternative reading: "Feudal Life on the Manor." Make flash cards for the terms on p. 48 and do the What Do You Think questions on p. 53.