Sunday, April 13, 2014

Monday, April 14. 2014

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

A Block Social Studies 11 - Today we will spend the entire class finishing up our work on the Paris Peace Conferences and the Treaty of Versailles. You have the block to work on:

Great Suffering work section A, B, and C
Great Expectations work section questions A, B, and C
Germany Re-Made: The Treaty of Versailles work section questions A and B
A Dictated Peace: The Treaty of Versailles work section questions A, B and C

B Block Geography 12 - Today we will quickly review rivers and streams (floodplains) and after we will discuss floods and watch portion of a video on the Red River flood of 1997 ("Flood of the Millennium") as well as the Raging Planet video on floods. Then, you'll need to work on the Red River flood study in your week 9 package.

Some web pages to help with the causes of floods and flood protection measure are:
Public Safety Canada: Floods
Environment Canada: Floods
City of Winnipeg: Floods
Atlas of Canada: Floods
How Stuff Works: Floods
USGS: Floods
Clips from the Raging Planet Flood video can be seen here

D Block Social Studies 10 - Today we start to wrap up our look at Canadian confederation by focusing on and taking some notes about the reaction in the colonies to the decisions made in Quebec. We will see the problems Tilley faced in New Brunswick, Tupper faced in Nova Scotia, Cartier faced in Canada East and examine the reasons why P.E.I. and Newfoundland refused to join with the Canadas. When we finish this, you will begin work on an editorial cartoon for one of the Atlantic colonies (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, or Newfoundland) about Confederation. Look through the section in your textbook about the reaction in the colonies from the Quebec conference and the plan for Confederation. What did the colonies like or dislike the most about the plan? Who were the characters (Tilley, Tupper, Howe, and Pope in Atlantic Canada and Macdonald or Cartier for the Canadas)? Now read through what an editorial cartoon is on pages 98 & 99 of the text (Skill Builder: Bias in the News) and pages 366 & 367 of the text (Skill: Analyzing Images). Now use all that you've learned and create an editorial cartoon for one of the Atlantic colonies that is either pro (for) or anti (against) Confederation.
Check out Collections Canada political cartoon site on Confederation.

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