Welcome to the second half of the 2020-2021 school year. I am VERY excited to be teaching 20th Century Canadian History to each and every one of you. I have my specialist in Canadian History, and while that may seem strange to some of you, it is a subject that is near and dear to my heart (and something that I am VERY passionate about!).
We also have the exciting opportunity of studying history is a 100% digital classroom, and as such, we are truly going to be looking at some very innovative and interesting ways to explore the skills and content associated with this course. I am more than ready to undertake this journey with you.
The course outline is available here. Please share this document with your parents, so they can participate in the amazing journey that you're about to undertake.
All handouts, daily work, PowerPoints, and rubrics will posted on this website (and our TEAMs). It is also a good idea (if possible) to purchase an 8GB Thumbdrive (less than $10) so that work can also be stored when there may be network or internet-access problems.
CHC2DI is intended to be a (mostly) paperless classroom. However, if students wish, they may print out any handouts, rubrics, etc that they need to help with their learning. All I ask is that they use their discretion, and only print pieces that they absolutely need.
Today's trivia challenge is available here.
Today we are going to tackle the question "What is History?" I have included a humourous look of some of the typical answers I have received from students over my career. Any of these ring true with you?
We are going to develop a definition of history, discuss causation, delve into bias, and look at the role of the historian. You will be expected to take notes. We are going to spend one day on historiography. I, on the other hand, had to take an entire university course on the subject. Consider yourself lucky!
You are going to need this handout on note taking skills and the difference between fact and opinion.
Before we start talking about the rich history of Canada, you'll need to remind yourself where everything is located...so grab this map.