Thank you to Madison and Jennifer for acting as recorders today. The Photostory topic selection is as follows:
The rubric and overview of the assignment can be found here.
You are to use the next two periods (while I am at the Conference) researching your topic, selecting 15-20 really good photos that help you tell the story (remember to pick photos that are "worth a 1000 words"), a soundtrack, and writing the first draft of your voice over. Re-watch the Exemplars in the Digital Binder if you need some inspiration.
Don't forget to also spend time working on the first half of your Essay Proposal. I would like to collect them on Monday and have discussions with each of you during class time next week.
Please use this link to submit the thesis that you developed from last night's PERSIAT assignment.
For homework tonight, I would like you to look at both of these sources, one which portrays the 1920s as mostly positive (which is the common perception), and one that has a more negative view of the decade. I would like you to organize this information using a PERSIAT chart (one for each essay). This is due for tomorrow's class.
Unfortunately, I am away from class today (I have a meeting at the Board Office). I will be back "bright and early" tomorrow morning, and I expect to hear nothing but glowing reports about the class and how hard they worked today.
Over the next two days we will be working hard to establish a foundation of knowledge around the events, people, and politics of the immediate post-war years in Canada. We will be working with several sources, and you will need each of the following handouts downloaded to your digital binder (make sure you make a new folder for the new unit): Political and Social Conditions Questions, 1920s Scrapbook Questions, Canadian Politics Between the Wars, Hep Facts about the 20s, Prohibition and The Spanish Flu of 1918.
Tomorrow we are also going to spend some time looking at the PERSIAT(+G) method of catergorizing information, as we start to pick up steam in our pursuit of the excellent research and organizational skills we will need to write our big research essay.
If you have any questions that you would like help with, please post them to this site. If you read a question that you know the answer to, please make an effort to help your fellow classmate.
You can download a copy of the transcript of the discussion if you'd like by clicking the transcript link at the bottom of the chat windo
I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving long weekend, I know some of you spent at least a little time going over all your notes in preparation for Friday's big test.
Today, we are going to finish up all the presentations (and if there is time, get some of the defining moments out of the way too!)
We will spend tomorrow reviewing for the test, but you need to make sure you come to class prepared to ask clarification questions, not to have the entire unit taught all over again :)
For those of you who would like to look at more topics on WWI then we covered in class, or would like some multimedia support to help with your review check out this amazing website.
I am at the Board Office in Chesley today at a very important meeting. My expectations are that the class will continue as usual, and learning will take place today (even with my absence). I have little tolerance for those who think they are taking advantage of a non-regular day, and who interrupt the successful learning of others. I often spend entire lunch hours with such students discussing their immature behaviour.
Today you will read the Treaty of Versailles handout, watch this interesting map talk, and complete this chart and this map exercise.
If you finish early, feel free to see if you could have survived the First World War by participating in this choose your own adventure type on-line game.
Today is the last day for presentations. Well prepared students will make sure they have all the necessary notes, and that they understand the key aspects/importance of each of the battles (and they will ask questions if they are not 100% sure about a concept or fact).
Excellent start to the 3 days of presentations yesterday. Some wonderful demonstrations of thorough researh and understanding. I am posting each of the PowerPoints/Prezis to the list below, for those of you who want to review your notes in preparation for next week's unit test.
This will be the on-line binder for the CHC2DI class.