Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Wednesday, April 10. 2013

Today's schedule is B-AG-A-D-C

B Block Social Studies 11 - Today we'll spend time looking at the effects of 1917 (Russian Revolution & US entry into the war). The last thing we'll do is take a look at Canada's Hundred Days and General Arthur Currie along the fall of the Central Powers in 1918 and armistice. We'll also take a look at the effects of the war on the "Home Front" and examine how the government conscripted wealth (paid) for the war (income tax & victory bonds). We'll examine government propaganda and then spend more time looking at the Suffragette movement (along with Nellie McClung and the Woman's Christian Temperance Union). We'll watch the Canada: A People's History documentary "Our Investment in Blood" (Volume 5 Chapter 3) and you'll need to complete yesterday's questions 1 &4  from page 42 of the Counterpoints text.

Check out the Canadian War Museum First World War poster site here or the McGill War posters webpage here or the Canada at War enlistment posters here.
For more on propaganda techniques in war check out:
Global Issues
Media Awareness Network
Propaganda Critic

A Block Law 9/10 - Today you'll be in the library so that you may continue working on your forensic science web page project. Do not forget that this assignment is due next week and it a major component of your final grade for the course. Please remember that the books I have on forensics and crime scenes are great resources for you to use...so use them (I'll bring them along to the library with me). If you have not selected your topic, please try to do so no later than this morning please. Work hard and have fun.

C Block Social Studies 10 - Today you can start with the pro/con chart on Confederation that I gave you yesterday in class. After, we will look at the Charlottetown and Quebec conferences in August and October 1864. We'll talk about the circus atmosphere of the Charlottetown Conference and examine the outcomes of the week long discussion. Next we'll look at the Quebec conference and identify all of the political and logistical problems that the Founders of Confederation had to overcome. We'll figure out what the Quebec Resolutions (also called the 72 Resolutions) were and see how taxation and representation issues were deal breakers for PEI and Newfoundland.

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