Today, we are going to build our PERSIAT for the 1930s. We will be working together as a class, looking at this handout onInter-War Politics and the following two videos:
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!)
Today we will be reviewing the concepts of buying on the margin and the risks of the Credit Economy. This will lead to our exploration of the Stock Market Crash of 1929 ("Black Tuesday").
With any time that we have left in class, we will do a quick "chalk talk" (digital of course) on annotated bibliographies. You will need this skill for your Second War War presentation, your research essay, and going forward into University-level courses next year.
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.
For today's lesson you will need to have the following handouts:
Map of Europe
War on the Horizon
Why Canada Slept
Canada Declares War Primary Source
Canada's Role in the War Overview
A quick reminder that the seminars begin on Monday. You should be finding the time to book an appointment with me
Today we are going to finish up the main concepts that you need to understand about the 1920s, and begin our stock market simulation (you will need this handout). If you want to play Stock Ticker at home, you should take a look at this website (yes, the game is addictive...Math can be fun! Honest ;) ).