Friday, December 09, 2016

December 9

Today was a work period, so you could get your Chapter 9 Key Terms and Questions (due Tuesday) completed, and start working on your Chapter 10 Key Terms and Questions (due next Thursday). On Monday (December 12th),  you'll be writing your Unit 2 Final Exam, please see the study guide below. Make sure that you bring items for the food drive!! 

The format for your Unit 2 Final Exam is multiple choice.

1. Study the following PowerPoint presentations from Unit 2:
  • The Causes of World War I
  • Total War-Allied Victory in WWI-Paris Peace Conference
  • Ultranationalism in WWII: Italy, Japan, Germany
  • The Internment of Japanese-Canadians in WWII
  • The Holocaust
  • Eight Stages of Genocide (from the Genocide Watch website)
  • Contemporary Examples of Genocide

2. Know the following key concepts:
  • national interest
  • domestic policy
  • foreign policy
  • Triple Alliance
  • Triple Entente
  • Treaty of Versailles
  • Big Four (Woodrow Wilson, David Lloyd George, Georges Clemenceau, Vittorio Orlando)
  • appeasement
  • ultranationalism
  • propaganda
  • conscription crisis
  • Adolf Hitler
  • Nazis
  • Hirohito
  • Tojo
  • Kristallnacht
  • The Way of Subjects
  • League of Nations
  • total war
  • internment
  • War Measures Act
  • Great Depression
  • the Great East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere
  • irredentism
  • genocide
  • crimes against humanity
  • war crimes
  • Holocaust
  • ethnic cleansing
  • lebensraum
  • Weimar Republic
  • Final Solution
  • decolonization
  • successor state
  • self-determination

3. Make sure that you review the following broad topics in your review of Unit 2 (and make sure that you can answer ALL of the questions on the Unit 2 Worksheet):
  • World War I (don't concern yourself with memorizing battles though)
  • Paris Peace Conference and the Treaty of Versailles
  • The Interwar Years
  • Rise of ultranationalism in Germany, Japan, and Italy
  • Causes of World War II and key events (turning points in the war)
  • The Holocaust
  • Contemporary examples of genocide (review case studies that were emphasized in class and in the textbook, review your notes for "Scream Bloody Murder", "Shake Hands with the Devil")
  • Decolonization and self-determination (quick review of Vietnam and India from textbook)
  • what are successor states? 
  • what is self-determination? (Kosovo case study)



You wrote your Paper 2 on the Authoritarian States unit, which took most of the period. We'll cover the Holocaust on Monday, and you'll find out your dictator assignment too. 

Monday, December 05, 2016

December 5

You wrote your Unit 2 WRA II Essay today in class. You'll get your Unit 2 WRA I that you wrote last Monday back tomorrow. I'll try to find time to post these results on D2L too. Please don't forget that your Unit 2 Dossier Assignments are due tomorrow. One week from today, you'll be writing your Unit 2 Final Exam, please see the study guide below. We're starting Unit 3 material tomorrow.

The format for your Unit 2 Final Exam is multiple choice.

1. Study the following PowerPoint presentations from Unit 2:
  • The Causes of World War I
  • Total War-Allied Victory in WWI-Paris Peace Conference
  • Ultranationalism in WWII: Italy, Japan, Germany
  • The Internment of Japanese-Canadians in WWII
  • The Holocaust
  • Eight Stages of Genocide (from the Genocide Watch website)
  • Contemporary Examples of Genocide

2. Know the following key concepts:
  • national interest
  • domestic policy
  • foreign policy
  • Triple Alliance
  • Triple Entente
  • Treaty of Versailles
  • Big Four (Woodrow Wilson, David Lloyd George, Georges Clemenceau, Vittorio Orlando)
  • appeasement
  • ultranationalism
  • propaganda
  • conscription crisis
  • Adolf Hitler
  • Nazis
  • Hirohito
  • Tojo
  • Kristallnacht
  • The Way of Subjects
  • League of Nations
  • total war
  • internment
  • War Measures Act
  • Great Depression
  • the Great East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere
  • irredentism
  • genocide
  • crimes against humanity
  • war crimes
  • Holocaust
  • ethnic cleansing
  • lebensraum
  • Weimar Republic
  • Final Solution
  • decolonization
  • successor state
  • self-determination

3. Make sure that you review the following broad topics in your review of Unit 2 (and make sure that you can answer ALL of the questions on the Unit 2 Worksheet):
  • World War I (don't concern yourself with memorizing battles though)
  • Paris Peace Conference and the Treaty of Versailles
  • The Interwar Years
  • Rise of ultranationalism in Germany, Japan, and Italy
  • Causes of World War II and key events (turning points in the war)
  • The Holocaust
  • Contemporary examples of genocide (review case studies that were emphasized in class and in the textbook, review your notes for "Scream Bloody Murder", "Shake Hands with the Devil")
  • Decolonization and self-determination (quick review of Vietnam and India from textbook)
  • what are successor states? 
  • what is self-determination? (Kosovo case study)



We continued our examination of Hitler today, by watching Part 1 of the A & E Biography of Hitler called "The Fatal Attraction of Adolf Hitler". We'll watch Part 2 tomorrow. As you watched this documentary, you were supposed to take notes. This documentary will help you understand the historical context of Hitler's rise to power in Germany. Please continue to edit your assigned Google Doc to prepare for this Friday's Paper 2 on Hitler and/or Stalin. You MUST study historiography for both of these dictators too, and you can find Google Slides/PowerPoint presentations on the wiki on the "Dictatorships" page.

Thursday, December 01, 2016

December 1

You wrote your Chapter 7-8 Test today.  Please prep for your Unit 2 WRA II Essay this long weekend. Don't forget that your Unit 2 dossier research project is due on December 6th.

Please note the following upcoming key dates: 
  • Unit 2 WRA II is on Monday, December 5th
  • Unit 2 Dossier Assignment is due on Tuesday, December 6th
  • Unit 2 Final Exam is on Monday, December 12th 



I started the "Hitler Paper 2 Review" PowerPoint today. Please edit your Paper 2 Essay Prep Google Doc over the long weekend. 

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

November 30

I went through the "recipe for success" for writing WRA II Essays. You'll be writing the Unit 2 WRA II Essay on Monday (December 5th). You'll be writing your Chapter 7-8 Test tomorrow, please see the study guide below.  Don't forget that your Unit 2 dossier research project is due on December 6th.

Please note the following upcoming key dates: 


  • Chapter 7-8 Test is on Thursday, December 1st (the study guide is below, scroll down to find it)
  • Unit 2 WRA II is on Monday, December 5th
  • Unit 2 Dossier Assignment is due on Tuesday, December 6th
  • Unit 2 Final Exam is on Monday, December 12th 



This test is on Thursday, December 1st. It will consist of 20-24 key terms in a matching section, and 3-4 short answer questions. Please study the following PowerPoint presentations:

  • "The Holocaust"
  • "8 Stages of Genocide" 
  • "Contemporary Examples of Genocide"

Please study the following notes packages/film study packages:

  • 36 Questions About The Holocaust
  • Turning Points in History: The Atomic Bomb (film notes)
  • White Light/Black Rain (film notes)
  • Shake Hands with the Devil (film notes + package)
  • Unit 2 Worksheet (chapter questions for Chapter 7 and 8)
  • make sure that you have read Chapters 7 and 8!

1. Please study the following key concepts/key people/key events:

  • crimes against humanity
  • genocide
  • war crimes
  • the Holocaust
  • ethnic cleansing
  • lebensraum
  • Weimar Republic
  • Final Solution
  • decolonization
  • successor state
  • self-determination
  • Wansee Conference
  • Nuremberg Trials
  • Mahatma Gandhi
  • Jawaharlal Nehru (1st PM of India)
  • Mohammed Ali Jinnah (1st leader of Pakistan)
  • home rule (desire for self-government for India)
  • Hutu
  • Tutsi
  • Romeo Dallaire
  • Manhattan Project
  • Hiroshima
  • Nagasaki
  • Robert Oppenheimer
  • FDR
  • Harry Truman
  • Potsdam Conference
  • Slobodan Milosevic

2. You should be able to answer any of the questions from the Unit 2 worksheet from Chapter 7 and 8.



We watched a documentary from the BBC 20th Century History series, the episode was called "Stalin and the Modernization of the USSR". I continued with the "Joseph Stalin and the USSR" PowerPoint, but you'll have to go through the rest of the lecture. Please keep on the look out in your e-mail inboxes for links to a series of Google Docs. Some of you will be able to edit the documents, whereas others you will only be able to view them. The Google Docs will require you to do some reading from the Authoritarian States textbook on Hitler and Stalin. 

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

November 29

I did my introductory lesson for essay writing today, with the emphasis being the difference between argumentation and evidence. You'll be writing the Unit 2 WRA II Essay one week from today (December 5th). I did a homework check on "Shake Hands with the Devil" and the Chapter 8 Key Terms and Questions. Don't forget that your Unit 2 dossier research project is due one weekend from today (December 6th)

Please note the following upcoming key dates: 


  • Chapter 7-8 Test is on Thursday, December 1st (the study guide is below, scroll down to find it)
  • Unit 2 WRA II is on Monday, December 5th
  • Unit 2 Dossier Assignment is due on Tuesday, December 6th
  • Unit 2 Final Exam is on Monday, December 12th 



This test is on Thursday, December 1st. It will consist of 20-24 key terms in a matching section, and 3-4 short answer questions. Please study the following PowerPoint presentations:

  • "The Holocaust"
  • "8 Stages of Genocide" 
  • "Contemporary Examples of Genocide"

Please study the following notes packages/film study packages:

  • 36 Questions About The Holocaust
  • Turning Points in History: The Atomic Bomb (film notes)
  • White Light/Black Rain (film notes)
  • Shake Hands with the Devil (film notes + package)
  • Unit 2 Worksheet (chapter questions for Chapter 7 and 8)
  • make sure that you have read Chapters 7 and 8!

1. Please study the following key concepts/key people/key events:

  • crimes against humanity
  • genocide
  • war crimes
  • the Holocaust
  • ethnic cleansing
  • lebensraum
  • Weimar Republic
  • Final Solution
  • decolonization
  • successor state
  • self-determination
  • Wansee Conference
  • Nuremberg Trials
  • Mahatma Gandhi
  • Jawaharlal Nehru (1st PM of India)
  • Mohammed Ali Jinnah (1st leader of Pakistan)
  • home rule (desire for self-government for India)
  • Hutu
  • Tutsi
  • Romeo Dallaire
  • Manhattan Project
  • Hiroshima
  • Nagasaki
  • Robert Oppenheimer
  • FDR
  • Harry Truman
  • Potsdam Conference
  • Slobodan Milosevic

2. You should be able to answer any of the questions from the Unit 2 worksheet from Chapter 7 and 8.



We watched an A & E Biography called "Joseph Stalin: Red Terror" today. I also showed you your marks on yesterday's test.