Today and tomorrow (when I am away on a field trip) you will be watching "Of Mice and Men", which is the adaptation of a book by John Steinbeck of the same name. While about the American experience during the Great Depression, it does give you a glimpse into the similar experiences Canadians dealt with during that time period (besides, the movies about Canada during this time period are very...uhm...uhm..."boring"...).
We are also going to be using the 1930s Scrapbooks, and working on our project for this 1/2 of the interwar years unit.
Today we will be discussing the causes of the Great Depression. This will be a lecture delivered on the SmartBoard. Please be prepared to take notes.
For those of you who haven't handed in your Cartoons, today is the last day (so please make sure you print off a copy and attach the rubric and planning sheets).
No class today. You're all expected to go to the Pep Rally and go outside to cheer on our Rugby teams!
I am away at a meeting all day, so this is a perfect day for you to accomplish the following:
1) Finish your 20s cartoons. Each group will need to produce at least 2 about their topic. Make sure you work through all the steps outlined in the handouts (posted yesterday). You could always do extra cartoons..3...4...
2) Finish your 20s scrapbook questions. If you are missing your copy of the question sheet, it is posted below.
3) Work on any assignments that you haven't completed so far (they are all on the website...click Assignment on the right to see all of them). I am calculating mid-term report card marks and comments this weekend.
I will be away at a meeting today. Please use the entire class to work on the project that we started on Friday. I have attached detailed instructions and a rubric (the project will be due on Wednesday). Make sure that you do your research beforehand, so that you can truly understand your topic. The 20s Scrapbooks are one good source to start with. You will also need to fill out a pre-planning sheet before starting, so please take the time to truly think through your cartoon before starting. What are the most important pieces of information that you want your audience to know? What are the important visual clues that will help them reach this understanding?
The link to the website is http://www.bitstripsforschools.com If you haven't already done so, please make sure that you make your avatar (it's a great way to practice with Bitstrips..and it's a lot of fun!)
Today we will finish up playing Stock Ticker (there is some very intense competition taking place in class!), and start to look at the crash of the stock market in October of 1929, and how that was one of the triggers for the Great Depression.
Today we will be learning about the impact of the stock market on the economy of Canada during the 1920s. After a brief look at some of the definitions and terms associated with the stock market, we will be playing several rounds of Stock Ticker to see who can make the most $$$$!
Today you are going to have to be extremely motivated, as this is the only in class period you will have to complete your choice of the poster or the newspaper article (click on your choice to download the appropriate rubric).
Don't forget that you also have to complete your scrapbook questions on the 20s before tomorrow's class as well.