Staying on top of things.

This blog is created as a way to stay on top of what we will be learning throughout the year and as a way to discuss various topics that will arise as you learn. I hope that you find this blog useful as a way of checking in on what you have missed while you were away and double-checking on the information that we will cover in the class.

An important note: It is YOUR responsibility to catch up on missed work and assignments through this blog. Therefore, I will expect that you will be prepared and ready for all activities and the work assigned will be completed on time. It is really important to stay on top of your work so we can be motivated, responsible members of the class.

Also, feel free to offer up your comments on lessons, activities, etc. as you like. It is important that you can comfortably offer up any feedback that will help create memorable learning experiences. Your voice is important.

Success does not come before effort in the dictionary!

Friday, May 22, 2015

D - SS 8 > Hundred Years War

Due to many interrruptions, students were given the period to complete work on a chart analyzing British and French involvement in the Hundred Years War. Students can use textbooks and internet to finish the work.
hundred years war comparison chart

B & C - SS 10 > Historical City tour work

Students continuted to work on their city projects.  There will be one more week to work on it.  Ideally, everyone should  have finalized the format they will use to present by Tuesday.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

H - SS 9 > Final project work

Students continued to work on their final presentations on the story of Canada.  By next day, everyone should be decided on the format of their presentation.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

D - SS 8 > Reviewing monarchies and church fighting for control

Students reviewed past work on the characteristics of monarchies and the struggle for power between them and the Church.  For next day, students are to finish the black plague work from last class and read page 145-146 in Pathways on the Hundred Years war

B & C - SS 10 > BC Historical Tour assignment

Students were given their final assignment for the course:  BC Historical Tour.  Students act as employees for a tourism company and choose a city to promote. The assignment will involve a visual and oral component that can be presented in any format students wish to use. The due date is June 1st.
tourism assignment

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

H- SS 9 > Final presentation work

Students are using the period to work on final presentations either by Ignite or iMovie.  For next day, students will be asked to produce a plan of their work.

final presentation sign up

Friday, May 15, 2015

D - SS 8 > Black plague web map

Due to my absence, the class had seatwork and time to catch up on past work

1. If not already done, students need to complete and send  a copy of the bibliography of the sources they used for their particular role in the Crusades videos. In addition, they will have written a plan or notes to complete this work.

2. Internet research – Challenges to Church authority
- students can do a quick research on how there were Challenges to Church authority an find information on the internet to make notes on the following topics
            - heresy > define it and explain why the Church was cracking down on it.  What measures did they take against it.
            - Great Schism > explain
            - how did these instances change public perception of the Church
            - list the websites used for this work.

students access the link above and advance through all the maps, reading the information below it.  When done going through the maps, students click on the CRITICAL THINKING QUESTIONS to the right.  They must write down the questions and answers in their binders on a separate sheet of paper.