Please have me look over the rough draft of your letter. Remember to go over your own letter with the checklist first.
As soon as your draft is approved, you can begin to write it on the rolling papers. This will become a homework assignment for those who are not finished today.
Remember your questions on Passchendale are due on Friday.
I am away teaching a workshop today, so students are asked to work on the following:
1) The wordsearch on the start of WWI (linked below)
2) Their Defining Moments presentation. Remember that Friday is the due date.
...we will return to our regularly scheduled WWI programming on Thursday :)
Today we will work on the WWI lesson that we barely started yesterday. Students who do not want to carry a notebook to class are encouraged to look at Web 2.0 technologies, such as Evernote, to keep track of their learning materials.
The extra time you received in class yesterday to work on your Defining Moments Project is the last that you will have during class time. You have had 2.5 periods to work on this in school, and will need to finish it up for homework. If you do not like using PowerPoint, or do not have access to it at home, one solution that we looked at was using a free Prezi account.
The presentations will take place during Friday's class.
Today's class included the following:
1) The handout of course materials
-students are expected to maintain a binder for the entire semester, and are to bring paper, pens, and pencils to class everyday.
2) A discussion of the new policies re: homework and assignments. A copy of these changes was included in the course overview handout that was sent home. It can also be downloaded here.
3) Since this is going to be a largely digital classroom, we all made sure that we had professional email addresses to correspond with each other.
4) We had a brief discussion about the course and some of it's highlights (ie. trench warfare in the snow!!)