Below are the presentations and dates for the Canadian Battles Assignment
Today, we will take a look at technological advances that contributed to the carnage of the Great War (you can use this handout to guide your learning). We will also explore the quote from the title above, and come to an understanding about the failed tactic of attrition. You will also have time to work on your battle assignments with your partner (a level 3 handout template example can be found here to get you started).
Please submit your Sam Hughes homework through this link
When I was doing a little research for an upcoming lesson, I tripped across this remarkable footage from World War One of a Shell Shock Victim. Up until tonight, I had only read about the effects or seen an actor mimic the symptoms in a movie. To see actual primary source film footage was quite shocking.
From yesterday's discussion, here is a modern video of a Ross Rifle being fired.
Today we are also going to pick partners and become experts on one important battle that Canada fought in during the Great War. The rubric can be found here. I will give you two class research periods to complete this assignment (presentations will start next Wednesday).
The Defining Moments presentations have put us a little behind. We will use this period to "right our ship" and finish up some of the small details about Canada becoming involved with the war.
I still do not have everyone's response to the the Canadian involvement in the war homework question. They are marked, and will be handed back tomorrow. If I do not have your response by the time I hand them back, you will receive an incomplete, and there will be no opportunity to hand your work in for assessment.
We have a lot to accomplish over the next few days of class. With the defining moment presentations taking place on Thursday and Friday there will be interruptions to the general "flow" of things, so you will need to be even more focused than usual. I am really looking forward to these presentations, and I know all of you are going to do your best!
Today we will be finishing up the overview of the war (and looking at the technology that changed warfare forever), discussing Sam Hughes and the Ross Rifle, having a interesting look (and a laugh or three) at the slang that was used during the war, and trying not to get itchy when we look at the typical equipment a Canadian soldier would carry, and the lice that infested his body, uniform and materials.
At the start of the First World War, many of the young men who signed up had romantic and valiant visions of what warfare was like. Being the first war fought using the modern technology brought about by the Industrial Revolution, the 19th Century fighting styles and strategies did not match the harsh realities of this new century.
We will take a look at the resources below, and explore how this reality changed the face of warfare forever.
Today we will be looking at this powerpoint which will also guide our introduction to the start of World War I, and how specific events and technologies made the war one that the world had never seen before. This profile of a trench will also make it's way into our notes.
In preparation for tomorrow, I would like you to use the Canadiana Scrapbooks (digital version here) at the front of the room (please be careful, they are very old and fragile) to answer the questions on this sheet. For homework, I would like you to read over the debate about Canada's participation in the war, and answer the questions that are attached to it. Please submit your answer Question #5 via this link
Today we are going to explore how the man pictured on the left changed history.
We are also going to attempt to get through all the materials that we haven't finished up, including the powerpoint and map exercise.
We are also going to take a look at these primary sources.
If we have time, we'll go over your defining moment project one last time. We are also going to discuss some of the strategies you could use to make your oral presentation more effective and engaging.
This will be the on-line binder for the CHC2DI class.