For the next two days, we are going to watch the movie Cinderella Man. It is based on the true story of professional boxer James J. Braddock. While occurring in the United States, Braddock's story was not unknown to Canadians, and the movies does a creditable job of recreating the conditions that most endured during the Great Depression.
Before we start the movie, please download the response questions, primary source document, and movie analysis sheet.
We will be discussing different forms of entertainment during the 1930s and how these pastimes were a reflection of the time period. We will be using the two movies below as conversation starters.
We will be then looking at modern music that we are listening now, and analyzing how it is a reflection of the morals, attitudes and social norms from the present. Please download these 3 handouts (intro, organizer, rubric).
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).
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.
Today we will be finishing up the Untouchables and discussing the project that we will be starting on Monday.
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".