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Essay #3 is now available. It is due the second from last week before the end of classes. Here's a special deal...Your score on this essay can be substituted for one on an earlier paper (proportional to the original essay's mark total). If you do not want to substitute, a bonus of 5 will be added to your last exam score.
Hand in up to #62 by Friday, June 14. The remainder of the questions are due on the second from last day of classes -- Wednesday, June 12.
To save class time, there will not be a Cold War test. Rather, there will be considerable Cold War material on the final exam.
- Monday, May 27 - The USA - From Truman to Johnson (base notes, PowerPoint). 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.
- Tuesday, May 28 - The USA - From Nixon to Bush Sr. (base notes, PowerPoint).
- Wednesday, May 29 - The USA - From Clinton to Obama (PowerPoint).
- Thursday, May 30 - Introductory music -- how about this cheesy version of the Soviet national anthem. The USSR and Eastern Europe from Khrushchev to Gorbachev. (base notes, PowerPoint). Watch Lube music video set to scenes from Rota 9 (Company 9) -- a Russian film of Afghan war).
- Friday, May 31 - The Collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe and the USSR (PowerPoint). Try some recent Russian music videos, like Lube's music video set to scenes from Rota 9 (Company 9) -- a Russian film of Afghan war) or this one by the sisters Tomaschevsky, or even the Devyatovys' take on American life, "Ya ogon, ti voda" or Russian hip hop, like Dezl or Mr. Misho.
A bonus assignment is now available to help you boost your mark before the final exam. Look at it and follow the instructions.
- Monday, May 27 - Take up #1-4, p. 147. Watch Zeffireli's version of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet (part 1, part 2,). Describe the renaissance world shown in the movie. How did the lives of upper middle class families then differ with the lives of the same kind of people today? Be sure to think about family relationships, work, interests and lifestyles. No homework today!
- Tuesday, May 28 - Complete Romeo and Juliet and note-taking. Assignment: 10 marks. Use the notes taken when you watched the film to write a paragraph comparing upper middle class life in the Renaissance with upper middle class life today. Due next class.
- Wednesday, May 29 - Introduction to the Reformation. Video -The Protestant Reformation; Part 1and Part 2. While watching, answer the following: 1. Why did the Roman Catholic Church face criticism in the 14th century? 2. How did the Church deal with critics? 2. Why were ideas spreading quickly during Luther's life? 3. Why did Luther criticize the Church? 4. How did he escape punishment by the Church? 5. What other reformers brought change to Europe? What did they believe? Read pages 147-150. Do #1-5, p. 150. If you are interested in the reformation and have a little time, watch one or more of the following BBC documentaries (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.
- Thursday, May 30 - Hand in paragraph assignments. Video: Christianity - A History; Part 5; the Reformation.1. How did the Reformation result in conflict in Europe? 2. How is the division of Christianity still evident in the world today? Read pp. 150-154. Do #1-6, p. 154.
- Friday, May 31 - Take up homework. Introduction to Indian civilization. Video: Legacy; Empire of the Spirit and questions. Read pp. 18-22 and do #1-5, p. 22. We will take this homework up on Tuesday. Note: Renaissance and Reformation test next Monday. Bring regular and coloured pencils to class Monday to work on a map assignment.