Good luck to all of those Grade 10s that are writing the Literacy Test today! I am sure you will do a splendid job!
We did not quite get through all of the PowerPoint yesterday, so we will finish that discussion and start working on our scrapbook questions.
Today we will be starting a new unit that explores what life was like in Canada between World War I and World War II.
We will be looking at a powerpoint that gives a good overview of what we will be studying (here's a study sheet to help you take notes), and we will be using handouts on slang and interesting facts about the 1920s to give us some "flavour" from the time period. If we have time, we will be starting our scrapbook questions on the "Roaring Twenties".
Today we will be looking at the Treaty of Versailles. We will also be taking up the scrapbook questions and finishing up our studies of WWI.
I good website for you to start looking at the Treay of Versailles is this overiew on about.com.
I am away today (coaching the Reach for Top team in the Regional Playoffs). You will have an on-call teacher, and you are to be on your best behaviour.
Today, I would like you to (in order of importance)
1) finish any assignments you owe me (all of them are listed on the website, so download what you need and finish them up...this includes the letter home from the front, and the Passchendale questions).
2) finish the WWI scrapbook questions (questions are below..scrapbooks are at the front of the room...use them careful and return them back to the front at the end of the period).
3) touch up your trenches (remember the labels..)
Please make sure you are responsible students and leave the classroom in perfect order before leaving. Since you are the last class of the day, please shut down all the computers.
This the last day you have to work on your trenches in class. Any time you want to spend on finishing touches will be done on your own time. The trenches will be evaluated on Friday at lunch. Please make sure your best efforts and abilities are reflected in your work.
The snow days have really put us behind. Today you will need to work extra fast on your diaramas..with tomorrow being the last day for "touch ups". We need to finish the WWI unit as quickly as possible.
Some of you still owe me assignments, and my expectations are that they will be handed in today. Report Cards go out tomorrow.
Because of the snow day today, today's lesson will become tomorrow's lesson...but with the lost day, we are going to have to move very quickly so we don't fall too far behind.
You have two more days to finish your trenches. Make sure you take your time and add as many historically correct elements as possible. I have been impressed with the classroom cleanup at the end of each period, and expect the next two periods will have the same result.
Work with a partner to start to create your papier-mâché trenches. You will need to make sure that your trench diarama includes all the components of the trenches (refer to the diagram in your notes), razor wire, sandbags, no-man's land, etc, etc). The picture on the Smartboard should help you as well.
This can be a fun, but incredibly messy project. Make sure you clean up as you go..as NOBODY will be allowed to leave the class until ALL MESS is dealt with and everything is returned to where it belongs.