Today, we are going to look at the background causes for World War One. Before we start we going to take a look at this article, and assess what general knowledge about the conflict we already have, what we would like to learn, and how we will approach the next few lessons.
The background will be introduced as a teacher-centered lecture on the 4 MAIN reasons behind WWI (and will serve as an excellent opportunity to improve your note taking skills). This website will also help fill in the gaps in your understanding, and this brief look at the state of governments at the turn of the century should also add some perspective.
To help with your understanding, students are asked to label the attached map, Europe on the Outbreak of World War One, indicating all the major countries, and colouring the Triple Entente one colour, the Triple Alliance another. Please include an appropriate title and legend/key.
Today we are going to explore how the man pictured below changed history.
We are also going to take a look at these primary sources.
Do you think Sarajevo is full of assassins? -Oskar Potiorek
Today we are going to set the stage for our exploration of Canada during the 20th Century, by looking at what the country was like in the year proceeding the First World War.
We will be looking at this PowerPoint (take notes!) and watching parts of the video posted below.
We are going to move a little faster than I'd like to, but we need to tie up the end of the Second World War (and fill the gaps left by the seminars). We are going to use this PowerPoint to focus our learning.
Today we are going to use the movie Uprising as a springboard into our study of Jewish resistance during the Holocaust. You will need this handout and this assignment sheet.
Today's class will be a little "heavy", and at times hard to take. But as young intelligent scholars it is your duty to bear witness to the horrors of the Holocaust so that you are well armed to deal with the ignorance that still hides in the corners of our society.
The presentation today contains videos, so only this non-video version will fit on Weebly.
We are going to take a look at the roots of the Holocaust, by exploring Jewish life in Europe before the Second World War, and the Nazi's take on "Volksgemeinschaft". We will use this PowerPoint to focus our learning.
For Part 1 you will need to take a look at these photographs (you can click on them to make them larger):
We are going to have to move a lot faster through this material than any of us would like. We are also relying on the student lead seminars to deliver much of the content. Please stay diligent, motivated and focused as we move through the Second World War by looking at this interactive map (it's pretty cool), and an overview of the major battles that Canada was involved in the European Theatre. This should all serve as a good background for your presentations to fill in the gaps.
Also as part of your preparation for your seminar, we are going to do a quick review on Primary and Secondary Sources (and their potential bias). You'll need this handout to guide your learning.
Use this handout to help structure your notes for the lecture and the videos listed below.
These primary sources will help you answer your homework question (please submit through TEAMS before next Wednesday).
Before you think that everyone just capitulated and gave into the fascist leaders, here is an example of two teenagers who refused.
You will need this worksheet to help guide your learning, as you watch the National Film Board movie below.
We are going to discuss the Culminating Assignment for this unit, and look at the rubric for the seminar. Today we are going to discuss the role of the audience, and review the process that has been put in place to help you (so please take advantage of it!). We are also going to look at some of the pitfalls associated with Power Point (and for those who need a handy reference, I've included a Basic Power Point How To).
We will be also be working together to start our journey to understanding World War II. This will be essentially a Socratic (teacher-centred) lesson, but you will be asked to not only pay attention but also to contribute your thoughts and prior knowledge.
You will need these two maps (put them at the start of your Second World War unit notes).
Map 1: European Theatre Map 2: European Theatre Key Locations and Events