Sunday, December 4, 2016

Monday, December 5. 2016

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

A Block Geography 12 -Today we'll continue our look at weather; working on an activity called “Air: The High and Low of it” in your week 14 package. After you have finished this activity you need to complete questions 19 and 21 from page 177 in your Geosystems textbook.

Don't forget, we'll start the class by looking at the synoptic chart for North America and begin to understand weather station plots. Take some time on the following sites to learn more and to practice your weather operational analysis capabilities:
WW2010 - University of Illinois Weather site
National Weather Service "Jet Stream" online weather school
American Meteorological Society "Data Streme"
USA Today Reading Weather Maps
Practise at: Weather Office (Environment Canada) Operational Analysis Charts or at the Data Streme site above
The Weather Network

B & C Block Social Studies 11 - Today we are off to the library to begin our research on the "Dictatorship for Dummies" project. It will be your job to create a "Dictatorship for Dummies" or "Complete Idiot's Guide to Dictatorship" book. These guides will need to use the experiences of Joseph Stalin in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, Adolph Hitler in Nazi Germany, and Benito Mussolini in Fascist Italy in order to describe the following:

  • What is a dictatorship?
  • What social and economic conditions allowed the development of dictatorships?
  • How did the dictators come to power? (did they create or join a political party? How did they get elected or did they? What factors allowed them to assume control of their country?)
  • How did the dictators hold on to power? What did they do once they got power to consolidate their control?
  • What did they do to convince the people of their country to abandon their rights?
  • How can the reader of the book become a dictator? (a step-by-step guide)
Use the photocopied information about Germany, Italy, and the U.S.S.R. that I gave you yesterday in class, use the Internet, and your textbook in order to get the information you need to create your Idiot's Guide or Dummies book. You are, in essence, showing how to become a fascist dictator (getting and then holding on to power).

Five great print resources in the library are the Longman 20th Century History Series written by Josh Brooman: Italy and Mussolini 1900-45 (945.091 BRO); Weimar Germany 1918-33 (943.086 BRO); Hitler's Germany 1933-45 (943.086 BRO); Stalin and the Soviet Union 1924-53 (947 BRO) and Roads to War the Origins of the Second World War 1929-41 (940.53 BRO). In the class I have copies of the Time-Life Series The Third Reich: The New Order; The Twisted Dream; and Storming to Power. I also have a copy of The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A history of Nazi Germany by William L. Shirer and two books on Fascism - one by Stanley Payne and the other by Alan Cassels. Your textbook is a good resource (see pages 92-96) and you could also look at the following on line resources: Nazi Fascism and the modern Totalitarian State
Foundations of the Nazi State
From Democracy to Dictatorship: the German police
Establishment of the Nazi dictatorship
Totalitarianism in Europe
Death of the Father: An anthropology of the ends of political authority
Britannica The rise of Dictators
Age of Totalitarianism
Life in Fascist Italy
Fascist Italy
Italy the Fascist Era
Italian Fascism
Life in the USSR under Stalin
Communist Dictatorship of Stalin
The Dictators: Hitler's Germany and Stalin's Russia
Stalin's Russian Dictatorship

D Block Crime, Media and Society 12 - Today we're back in the library working on two things. Just a reminder, when posting on the site it is important to identify yourself with something other than your "handle"...slim, smoidawg, imreadytogo66, jds55, bigmuzzy laundry. I really appreciate that you're willing to post in the on line class but remember "Use each other's names" and "Avoid slang and sarcasm". Now for today I'd like you to do two things:

  1. Work through the three questions from Friday on the Dateline "My Kid Would Never Do That: Stranger Danger" along with the "Big Ideas connecting the three shows" questionReality Crime Television.
  2. Begin work on the individual media monitoring assignment Individual Media Monitoring Assignmnet

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