I am really looking forward to your presentations in a few weeks. You should take the time to start looking for props (clothes, food, etc) to support your assertion why your Decade was the best ;)
Groups are as follows (presentations will take place in chronological order)
50’s Tyke, Emily and Calvin
60’s Andrew, Carter, and Noodle
70’s Sabrina and Meghan
80’s Ally, Zach, and Gordie
90’s Smokey, Lauren, and Maddy
00’s Morgan and April
As we talked about in class, my "trip of a lifetime" was last year when my wife and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary by travelling to France, Belgium, and the Netherlands. Since we are both history majors, it was the perfect trip for us.
I also had the opportunity to not only visit some First World War cemeteries, memorials and battlefields, I was fortunate enough to follow the path of the Canadian Army from the Second World War. One of the most moving visits for me, was the beaches of Dieppe. To stand where so many Canadian boys sacrificed their lives trying to breach the Hitler's Atlantic Wall was very, very moving.
Here are a few pics from my trip that should help illustrate some of the concepts that we discussed in class today. The three shots (in order): the coastline of Dieppe, a close up of the pebbled beach, and a house built into a remaining section of the Atlantic Wall.
Things are a little messed up (and stressed) because of all the rebookings made necessary by how good our Rugby and Soccer teams are doing (Go Lions!).
I think this schedule works for the rest of the year. Please check your date, and email me ASAP if there is an issue.
For all of those athletes who have been missing class, you will really need to work hard to catch up. I am available at lunch or via email for help.
Remember that we do not have class tomorrow, as you will be writing Part I of the Literacy Test during Period A. For those of you who are a bit stressed, take a look at this link...it may help you a bit.
I also wanted to remark that today's Speakeasy was a lot of fun, and some of you went above and beyond in both the quality of your portrayls and the historically correct "yummyness" of your food. I hope you thought that the activity was worthwhile, and that you learned something about the amazing historical characters that make up Canada's past.
We will have to move all of the Second World War presentations by exactly one week (updated list to follow, and we will discuss this in class). Assemblies, the Literacy Test, Rugby and Soccer Games, and your overwhelming interest in the reasons behind WWII (which is a good thing!), necessitates this change.
The Speak Easy will go ahead as planned for Monday. Please print out the rubric (the link has been fixed in the digital binder..thank you to STB for the reminder).
I have posted links to several EXCELLENT Second World War websites in the digital binder.
I will be bringing books in for those who requested further resources on Monday.
Need help with your annotated bibliographies? Try this link
With all the soccer and rugby games, we need to stay focused as we move forward together. One of the challenges of a student-athlete is balancing the demands of academics with the time commitments required by athletics (and for some, also a part-time job). I would remind you that the first word in student-athlete is STUDENT, and education should be your primary focus.
Because of a newly scheduled assembly, we will have to move our Speak Easy to Monday May 13th. Please be prepared and ready to go. Double check the rubrics and prepare accordingly. All recipe selections are due to the co-ordinating committee (Ally, April and Morgan) by the end of Friday's class.
Essay Stage One proposals are due Monday morning. The last day to hand them in is Tuesday. Essay writing is a complex skill, and you need to stay on top of each of the stages and meet your dates as required. We will be discussing Stage Three (stage two is a meeting with me about Stage One) in class today.
We will also be looking at the rubric for the WWII presentations and brainstorming possible ways you can make your presentation interactive, entertaining and informative (not necessarily in that order!)
[revised: May 5th, 2013: updated and fixed the link for the seminar rubric]
This will be the on-line binder for the CHC2DI class.