Monday, February 19, 2018

February 19


Please check out the wiki, specifically the Unit 1 Assignment page, to find a copy of the rubric (marking guide) for your infographic assignment. Please remember that this assignment is due on Wednesday.

Friday, February 16, 2018

February 16

Sorry, it looks like I forgot to post on Wednesday. Here's what happened in class:



For most of the class we talked about media consolidation and the big 6 media TNCs that produce 90% of the content that you consume. If you missed class today, make sure that you get the "Media Giants and Me" notes from a classmate. Please don't forget that your universalization and hybridization assignment is due on Wednesday, February 21st. Please see the notes below on how to cite the images that you use in your project. Also, don't forget that you have your Chapter 1-2 Test on Thursday, February 22nd, the study guide is posted below.



Most of you will probably use Google for your image search. Just type in your image search term. I typed in The Holocaust. 





A bunch of different images will pop up. Just click on one that you like. I clicked on the first image and a pop-up screen will show you the image more closely. 



Click on "View Image". In the address bar you will see a specific URL for the image. This is what you need for your image citation. It should end in either .jpg or .png. or .svg or some other file extension that indicates that it is an image file. 



If you're working in Microsoft Word, click on the References tab. You can select the Style of citation here (MLA, Chicago, APA, etc.). If you need to insert an in-text citation, you click on Insert Citation. If you want to start building a Bibliography, you can Insert Citation or Manage Sources.



You'll get a pop-up dialogue box like the one pictured below. I filled in the fields for the image that I picked. There are also online citation machines available as well, such as EasyBib (http://www.easybib.com/)



  1. Study your Chapter 1 and 2 Key Terms
  2. Review the case studies from the textbook in Chapters 1 and 2, specifically the Metis, the Francophones, the Hmong, and the Maori
  3. Be prepared to answer any of the "Questions for Inquiry" from Chapters 1 and 2 (they are on the following pages: p.9, p.14, p.20, p.29, p.35, p.39):
  • How does globalization affect economic aspects of people's lives?
  • How does globalization affect social aspects of people's lives?
  • How does globalization affect political aspects of people's lives?
  • What is the difference between individual and collective identity?
  • What is the relationship between identity and language?
  • How does cultural exchange shape people's identities?
4. Make sure that you can answer all of the chapter questions from the Unit 1 Worksheet



I off the lecture on the Napoleonic Age and showed you a video on Napoleon's invasion of Russia today as well. I will teach you the 19th century political spectrum on Tuesday. Don't forget that you're writing the Chapter 1-2 Test on Wednesday. Please check out the Chapter 1-2 Test Study Guide below. 

You should also have a look at this timeline of key events in Napoleon's life that I made a few years ago on Timetoast: http://www.timetoast.com/timelines/3805

You could also check out this one that I made on the key events of the French Revolution: http://www.timetoast.com/timelines/3780

For both of these timelines, click on the slider button and drag it to advance through the years. 

This test will be on Wednesday, February 21st. The test has a matching section and ashort answer section.
  • Make sure that you have read both Chapter 1-2 from your textbook Exploring Nationalism
  • Study Chapter 1-2 Key Terms from the Unit 1 Worksheet
  • Study your answers to the questions from the Unit 1 Worksheet for Chapter 1-2

Study the following PowerPoint presentations:

  • "Nation and Identity" (Chapter 1 material + supplementary material)
  • "Shaping Nationalism: The French Revolution" (Chapter 2 material + supplementary material; key terms from the French Revolution and Napoleonic Age Glossary of Key Terms)
  • "The Napoleonic Age" (Chapter 2 material + supplementary material; key terms from the French Revolution and Napoleonic Age Glossary of Key Terms)





I showed you a video from the History's Turning Points series on the Korean War. Please check your Google Drive for notes on the Korean War that I shared with you. Please print these notes out, read them, highlight them, and annotate them as well, then add them to your notebooks. I then started talking about the Truman administration. I'll be sharing the Truman administration lecture with you on Google Drive.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

February 13


We continued talking about the Cold War today, as I finished off my lecture that we started yesterday. We talked a little about the Berlin Blockade, the Korean War, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Hungarian Revolution and the Prague Spring. We'll be talking about some of these events in far greater detail in the days and weeks to come. I will be sharing some more notes and lectures with you on Google Drive, so make sure that you're putting this in the correct folder in your Google Drive, namely Paper 2, World History Topic 12 (The Cold War).


We watched an A & E Biography on Napoleon Bonaparte today, and I started a lecture on the Napoleonic Age today as well. I should be able to finish off the Napoleonic Age lecture tomorrow, and then teach you the 19th century political spectrum. Please check out the Chapter 1-2 Test Study Guide below. You should also have a look at this timeline of key events in Napoleon's life that I made a few years ago on Timetoast: http://www.timetoast.com/timelines/3805

 You could also check out this one that I made on the key events of the French Revolution: http://www.timetoast.com/timelines/3780


This test will be on Wednesday, February 21st. The test has a matching section and ashort answer section.
  • Make sure that you have read both Chapter 1-2 from your textbook Exploring Nationalism
  • Study Chapter 1-2 Key Terms from the Unit 1 Worksheet
  • Study your answers to the questions from the Unit 1 Worksheet for Chapter 1-2

Study the following PowerPoint presentations:

  • "Nation and Identity" (Chapter 1 material + supplementary material)
  • "Shaping Nationalism: The French Revolution" (Chapter 2 material + supplementary material; key terms from the French Revolution and Napoleonic Age Glossary of Key Terms)
  • "The Napoleonic Age" (Chapter 2 material + supplementary material; key terms from the French Revolution and Napoleonic Age Glossary of Key Terms)


We finally finished watching "Whale Rider" today and talked about the film study questions. Yuo had some time to work on your Chapter 3 Key Terms and Questions, which are due in one week's time. We also finalized what your topics are for the hybridization and universalization project (due one week from tomorrow, February 21st).  On Thursday, February 22nd you will be writing your Chapter 1-2 Test, please see the study guide below.


  1. Study your Chapter 1 and 2 Key Terms
  2. Review the case studies from the textbook in Chapters 1 and 2, specifically the Metis, the Francophones, the Hmong, and the Maori
  3. Be prepared to answer any of the "Questions for Inquiry" from Chapters 1 and 2 (they are on the following pages: p.9, p.14, p.20, p.29, p.35, p.39):
  • How does globalization affect economic aspects of people's lives?
  • How does globalization affect social aspects of people's lives?
  • How does globalization affect political aspects of people's lives?
  • What is the difference between individual and collective identity?
  • What is the relationship between identity and language?
  • How does cultural exchange shape people's identities?
   4. Make sure that you can answer the questions from the Unit 1 Worksheet for these          


       chapters.


Monday, February 12, 2018

February 12


We started the Cold War today. I sent you the notes package and the Google Slides for today's lecture on the "Origins of the Cold War", so hopefully you printed off a hard copy for yourself. If you haven't yet, I would recommend printing off the lecture (with 4 slides per page). I should be able to finish off the lecture tomorrow. During our Cold War unit, for the most part I will stick to a chronological approach, while also covering key themes and concepts.


You wrote your World Geography Test at the start of class today. You should get the results back tomorrow. I gave you back your global connections map assignment (they were generally really well done). We didn't quite finish watching "Whale Rider" today, so we'll finish it off tomorrow and answer the questions that went along with the film study. I also did a homework check on your Chapter 2 Key Terms and Questions today. Please make sure that you get approval of your topic for the universalization and hybridization infographic assignment. This assignment is due on February 21st. Please have a look at the following websites to help build your infographic:





You wrote your World Geography Test today, so you should get the results back tomorrow. We finished watching the History Channel documentary on "The French Revolution". We'll be starting our look at Napoleon Bonaprte tomorrow.


Friday, February 09, 2018

February 9


We played a lot of review games in Kahoot on the Chinese Civil War, WWII, and even the Great Depression. We'll be starting the Cold War on Monday.


I did a homework check on the Chapter 1 Key Terms and Questions and collected the global connections map assignment for those students that were away yesterday. Please remember that your Chapter 2 Key Terms and Questions are due on Monday. You'll be writing your World Geography Test on Monday, February 12th (please see the study guide below). We started a film study today on the movie "Whale Rider" which we'll finish off on Monday after the test.


This test will take place on Monday, February 12th. It is simply a country and capital cities identification test. You will be given a world map with certain countries, capital cities, and places identified and you need to be able to write out what country it is. Here are the countries that may appear on the test:
  • any of the EU countries (there are 27 countries in the EU)
  • capital cities of Canada, USA, Mexico, UK, France, Russia, India, China, Japan, Australia (among others)
  • any of the NATO countries (there's some overlap here with the EU, but not all EU countries are members of NATO)
  • any of the G8 countries: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United States, and the United Kingdom
  • full members of MERCOSUR: Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and other associate members or countries that are achieving membership in MERCOSUR, such as: Venezuela, Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador
  • to ask you to know ALL of the countries in the African Union would be cruel, so we'll focus on countries that came up last year or will likely be in the news this year: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Nigeria, South Africa, Sudan
  • other very important countries that will be in the news this year, or that we'll be talking about, or get mentioned in your textbook: Cuba, Mexico, China, India, Myanmar (Burma), Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Pakistan, Philippines, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Israel
  • **BIG HINT: if a country is a member of a few of these international organizations then there's a STRONG possibility that they will be on the test!!**



Please use the following links for studying for this test:



I started a documentary from the History channel called "The French Revolution" which we'll finish off on Monday. You'll write your World Geography Test on Monday (please see the study guide below). Your Chapter 2 Key Terms and Questions are due on Monday too. Here's a link to a timeline of key events in the French Revolution that I made a few years ago: http://www.timetoast.com/timelines/3780 (click on the slider, and drag it to move through events)



This test will take place on Monday, February 12th. It is simply a country identification test. You will be given a world map with certain countries identified and you need to be able to write out what country it is. Here are the countries that may appear on the test:
  • any of the EU countries (there are 28 countries in the EU, a map of the EU is in your textbook on page 265, but it's out of date, it says that there's 27 countries in the EU. I'm not even talking about Brexit here...)
  • any of the NATO countries (there's some overlap here with the EU, but not all EU countries are members of NATO)
  • any of the G8 countries: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United States, and the United Kingdom
  • full members of MERCOSUR: Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and other associate members or countries that are achieving membership in MERCOSUR, such as: Venezuela, Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador
  • to ask you to know ALL of the countries in the African Union would be cruel, so we'll focus on countries that came up last year or will likely be in the news this year: Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Libya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Zimbabwe
  • other very important countries that will be in the news this year, or that we'll be talking about, or get mentioned in your textbook: Cuba, Mexico, Jamaica, Serbia, Georgia, China,
    India, Myanmar, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq,
    Israel
  • **BIG HINT: if a country is a member of a few of these international organizations then there's a STRONG possibility that they will be on the test!!**