Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Thursday, April 10. 2014

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

D Block Social Studies 10 - Yesterday we looked at the first (of six) causes for Canadian Confederation: war and expansionism in the U.S. Today we'll look at the Fenian Raids led by John O'Mahony and Michael Murphy. We'll make sense of Canada losing preferential status through the abolition of the Corn Laws in 1846 and our Reciprocity Treaty of 1854 with the United States. We'll look at the development of the Grand Trunk Railway and the need for railways in Canada (think trade and defense).We'll take a look at changing attitudes in Britain (Little Englanders) and political deadlock in the 1860's (between 1849 - 1864 there were twelve governments formed).   I'll have you work on a pro/con chart for Confederation and I'll also have you work on questions 3 & 5 from page 108 of the Horizons textbook

Check out Confederation for Kids "How Canada was Formed" for more information on the topic!

B Block Geography 12 - Today we look at stream profiles, deltas, and floodplains. We are focusing on the erosive action of rivers along with the landforms that they create. You will need to define nickpoint, undercut bank, point bar, and slip-off slope along with copying a meandering stream profile (figure 14.15 on p.460 in the Geosystems text) and a diagram on oxbow lake formation (figure 14.16 on p.461 in the Geosystems text). Your homework is questions 17, 20, 21 & 22 from page 482 in your Geosystems text.

Diagram from William Galloway of the University of Texas

A 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

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