Tonight is the last night you have to prepare for the unit summative assignment. While we still have at least five or six periods left exploring the Great Depression, you should be finishing up your character development for homework.
The rubric for the assignment can be found here. You will need to hand me a copy tomorrow (w/ your name, and character already written on it please!)
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).
Propaganda is the organized dissemination of information to influence thoughts, beliefs, feelings, and actions. All combatant nations used propaganda during the war to encourage citizens to make sacrifices and contributions to hasten victory or endure defeat. Governments and private organizations produce or commission posters and other items to support recruitment, promote military production, inform citizens about proper conduct, and assure people that their governments are taking appropriate action.
We are going to spend this period looking at propaganda techniques, actual posters used in the war, and start the process of creating our own propaganda (circa the Great War).
Today is a big day in class, as we will be starting our presentations. I am looking forward to learning from all of you, as you have become experts in your particular topic from World War II. I will be looking for volunteers to submit their notes for evaluation and to provide feedback to the presenter(s) (you will need to each of these two times during the next two weeks)
As we move forward during the week, we will be using any extra time left in class to watch Enemy at the Gates. The assignment that goes along with the movie is posted here. The due date is 3 days after we finish the film.
Don't forget to hand in Stage One of your research essay today.
Sorry for the minor screw up on Thursday. The proper revised version of the Passchendaele assignment has been posted (please see the link in entry below). We will discuss this in class on Monday.
Today, we'll finish up the PowerPoint overview of the beginning of the war, and then spend the rest of the period working on our Defining Moments assignment (due next Monday).
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).
For homework, I would like you to work your way through this worksheet on the debate that occurred in Canada about participation in the war.
Here are the missing handouts for the defining moment project we discussed yesterday (apologies for the screw up). We are also going to discuss some of the strategies you could use to make your oral presentation more effective and engaging.
We are going to finish up the MAIN reasons for WWI, and reinact the assassination of Arch Duke Franz Ferdinand (so keep your head down or you might be accidentally shot! lol).
This powerpoint 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.
Today we will accomplish the following:
1) Finish up the discussion from yesterday (very quickly) and go over the expectations for your first assignment.
2) Develop our class' answer to the question, "What is History?"
3) Look at long term and short term causes and the fallacy of causation
4) Discuss proper note taking skills.
5) Use a teacher-centered lecture on the 4 MAIN reasons behind WWI as a good opportunity to improve our note taking skills.
6) For homework, 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 will be the last day of historiography (fingers crossed), with my intention of starting our unit on WWI tomorrow.
We will be looking at this powerpoint on sources and bias, and making a mind map on the smartboard about potential sources of bias.
We are also going to discuss your first assignment on defining moments and go over the expectations and the assessment rubric. I will be away at a meeting on using iPads in the classroom (we should have our class set next week) on Thursday, so you can plan to use that period to get a big chunk of the assignment done.
This will be the on-line binder for the CHC2DI class.