Monday, December 15, 2014

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Day 61

Work periods today, tomorrow, and Monday.
HM: ALL presentations from Oct. 27-Dec. 10

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Day 54: Human Rights

1.  HM:
Taylor and Georgia x 3

2.  Continue the vignettes from yesterday.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Day 50: Unit review

1. HM: Emily and Brianna
2.  Is war ever justified?  Video

Is it?  Discuss (20 minutes)


Triple Alliance
Triple Entente
human rights
trench warfare
Treaty of Versailles
Archduke Francis Ferdinand
mustard gas
colonization / colony / colonialism
League of Nations
concentration camp
home front
Hiroshima and Nagasaki
labour camp
death camp or extermination camp
balance of power
invasion of Poland
Allied Powers
Axis Powers
Two quizlets are:

Korean War
peacekeeping in Rwanda & Romeo Dallaire
War in Afghanistan (158 Cdn deaths)
Cdn. Air Strikes on ISIS

Human Rights:
UN Declaration of Human Rights

Has Canada been justified in participating in the wartime operations?  Support your point of view with events as proof.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Day 49: Drum Circle

1.  HM:
2.  Why a Drum Circle?
3.  Drumming for peace, war, culture, community, fun, therapy.
4.  Drumming

Monday, November 10, 2014

Day 47: Project

This is your last period to work on the project.

Please submit your GOOGLEDOC link to
Please use the email function on your visme to send it to to appropriate Kovich.


Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Tuesday, November 4, 2014



Day 43: Project

1.  HM: Jean Chretien becomes Prime Minister: 1993
While this video is clearly NOT from the day he won the election (!) how important are these 2 men in Canadian history?

2.  Project: link

Monday, November 3, 2014

Day 42: Prep for guest speaker

1.  HM:  Clinton wins: 1992
How does an election of a new US president change politics, economics and the security of Canada?

2.  In small groups, spend 15 minutes discussing these questions.  Be prepared to share as a class afterwards.

  • Which character in Schindler's List made your heart ache?  Why?
  • What event in the movie surprised you?  Explain why.
  • What could Schindler have done to save more people?
  • How does the death of Goeth make up for some of his actions?  Or does it all?
  • Why do we need to learn, teach and talk about the holocaust still today?
3.  Class discussion of questions above.

4.  Video: this is our speaker today Elly Gotz

5.  On the provided cue cards, write 2 questions that you have for our holocaust survivor today.  Get a friend to check them over to ensure they are relevant.

6.  Share the questions you have written with the class.  As a class choose 5 you would like him to answer today.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Day 33: Disaster in Wales

1.  HM: Aberfan   1     2

2.  Continue and finish the presentation from Day 31.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Day 32: The Rings

1.  HM:  The Rings
Volume 3 of this series is published on this day in 1955.
Explain the genre of this book (movie).  Why does a post-war culture want a book that has a basis in war?

2.  WWII presentation from day 31

Friday, October 17, 2014

Day 31:

1.  HM:  Albert Einstein arrives in the US from Nazi Germany, 1933

2.  Flipped Classroom



Wednesday, October 15, 2014

DAYS 28 & 29 & 30 (Oct 14, 15 & 16) History Minutes of Your Day

With a partner you will create three different History Minutes of the Day much like what we've done daily to this point in the course.

You will present yours on your assigned dates.

1. Name and explain an event that happened between the years 1914 - 2014.

2. Show a video (YouTube) of five minutes or less on your event.

3. 8 - 10 dot-jot facts of your event (numbers, stats, location, etc.)

4. Write a discussion question that will generate and inspire discussion among our class.

5. Write a 5 sentence (or longer) paragraph outlining the IMPORTANCE / SIGNIFICANCE of your event to the broader context of history in the 21st Century.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

DAY 26 - Buildup to WWII - Your Slide Work

This is for Mark's class (bald Kovich) - For your work on the shared Googly Presentation on the Buildup to WWII, please sign into the Halton Cloud with your network account and in your Drive there you'll find the shared presentation.

Enjoy the turkey.

If you're a turkey, run.


1.  HM: Phantom     Movie

2.  See day 23.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Day 26: Class assembly

1.  HM: Birth of KLM (world's oldest passenger airline)

2.  To the library for the GSA's guest speaker.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Day 25: emerging artists

1.  HM: Jazz Singer
In 1927 Jazz singer was released as the first "talkie".  How did this technology shape war correspondence in WWII?

See Day 23

Friday, October 3, 2014

Jour 24: The Main causes of War, 1914-2010

1.  HM: OJ Simpson        Germany Unification

1283 - Dafydd ap Gruffydd, prince of Gwynedd in Wales, becomes the first person executed by being hanged, drawn and quartered.
1906 - SOS adopted as warning signal by 1st conference on wireless telegraphy
1974 - Watergate trial begins
1990 - Reunification of East & West Germany. West German flag raised above Brandenburg Gate on the stroke of midnight
1995 - OJ Simpson found not guilty in murder of Nicole Simpson & Ron Goldman in Los Angeles, California

**** Go to Day 23 ****

2.  MAIN reasons for WWI
     Cornell note on video
Cornell note template

Why to War: Image note

3.  Flipped Classroom:

4.  Korean War:  Read and write 2 questions you have about this conflict, one on each of 2 cue cards.

5.  Hand out the questions.  HOMEWORK:  Find the answers to the questions you have been asked.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Day 23: Unit 2 Introduction

A: Finish TEST

1.  HM:  Eric Lindros (watch first 5:06 only)
     Why would a player choose to go back to the minors instead of play for the team that had chosen them in the draft?  What does this say about English-French relations, if anything?

2.  Title Page:  Unit 2: War, Revolution and Peace

2a:  Saving Private Ryan: The reality behind the movie

3.  Introduction

     During this discussion you will need to take notes on each key event and date.  Create a timeline for your notes.

5.  Pearson and Peace: Unit 2 is about more than just war. (Chromebooks booked for Friday)

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Day 21: HM and test Prep

1.  HM:  Nuremberg
     On September 30, 1946, the first verdicts were given out in the trials of several WWII Nazis.  Does a global tribunal and their powers have any affect on wartime governments and the decisions they make?  Explain your point of view.

2.  Test Prep:

  • Question 1: directly related to your invention that you researched and the reasons for inventions (need, want, money).
  • Question 2:  directly relates to the economic cycle and inventions
  • Question 3: article about tumultuous economics: Cornell Note

3.  Work on Cornell note from the Medicine presentation: due at the end of class

Friday, September 26, 2014

Day 19:

1.  HM
2.  Complete your significance for your Cornell note from the Medicine prezi.  Submit to TurnItIn.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Day 16-18: Work Periods

1.  HM
2.  Go to the library and library lab to start your research for the Inventions and Technology project.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Day 15: CERN

1.  HM CERN: Speed of light-
     How does science change the course of history?
2.  Chromebooks: answer question from Day 5 using googledocs.  Change the link to ANYONE WITH THE LINK can view.
3.  Submit your link to the class assignment on
4.  Complete the key words from your cornell note from the prezi on Day 14.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Day 13: Medicine

1.  HM: 1961: USSR Nuclear Bomb testing
     How did these tests change global relationships?
2.  TurnItIn: response to question from day 5
3.  Here are the questions (one paragraph each, Google Docs) - these are from the last item in DAY 5.
     a. What similarities and/or differences are being discussed in both the video and article in terms of economics?
     b. How has the space race AND the depression of the 1920's and 30's both led to new inventions?

4.  Canada and Medicine: Great ideas and great results

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Day 12: M.A.S.H. and Space

1.  HM:  Debut of M.A.S.H.
     How did television shows change the perception of war?
2.  Class Cornell note: Space Race
Madelle's Class Note
3.  Personal answer to the last question on Day 5
4.  TurnItIn

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Day 11: Space Race and Cornell

1.  HM: George Eyston
     How did the speed of transportation change the way everyday life was lived?
2.  Continue day 5.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Day 10

1.HM:  Debut of tanks in war, "Little Willies" at Battle of Flers-Courcelette (part of the Battle of the Somme) 1916
2.  Continue day 5

Friday, September 12, 2014

Day 9: Space Race

1.  HM:  STS-47
     List 3 inventions that could be improved by using the experiment results from this mission.

2.  Continue Day 5.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Day 7: Declaration of War and the Economics of it

1.  HM:  Declaration of War
     With the declaration of war, on September 10, 1939, how do the economics of Canada change?
     What are the parts of society that King is speaking about wanting to protect?

2.  Continue with Day 5.

Day 6: Inventions ... and the birth of Rock and Roll

1.  HM: Elvis
         How did the invention of rock and roll change the lives of Canadian teenagers?
2.  Continue Day 5.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Day 5: Unit 1: Science and Technology

1.  HM:  Italy WWII, surrender
          On this day in 1943 Italy surrendered to allied forces.  What is one invention that you believe came out of WWII?


2.  Title Page: Science and Technology
3.  Introduction: Inventions on a deserted island
4.  Discussion question: What are, in your opinion, the 3 main reasons inventions are created?
5.  Video: 10 Canadian Inventions
     While watching the video, take notes on key inventions, inventors and dates.
     In your opinion, which one is most significant to your personal history?  To Canadian history?  To global history?  Why?
6.  The Economics of Invention
7.  YoutubeFunnyIntro       Cornell Note: Introduction
8.  1920's-30's: Video from 0:00 - 17:27
     Cornell Note
9.  Introduction to Chris Hadfield
     Article: Chris Hadfield and the Space Race
     Cornell Note
10.  What similarities are being discussed in both the video and article in terms of economics?  How has the space race AND the depression of the 1920's and 30's both led to new inventions?

Friday, September 5, 2014

Day 4: Legacy ... Personal and Provincial

1.  HM:  Legacy of the 2004 Summer Olympics
          On Sept. 5, 1997, Athens was awarded the 2004 summer Olympic games.  After watching this video of the desolation of the venues 8 years after the games, explain the importance of events (such as the Olympics, TIFF, Women's Junior World Cup) to the countries that are granted permission to host them.

2.  With your partner from yesterday and copying the model provided, create a card for our class timeline that outlines the DATE, NAME and DOCUMENT of the document studied yesterday.

3.  With both classes, let's put this personal history together!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Day 3: Personal History

1. HM: Christchurch Sept. 4, 2010
     How can an event in New Zealand change the way Canadians spend their money?

2.  Presentation from yesterday:  finish the group discussions and presentations.

3.  Personal history:
     a) Think:  What is it?  With a partner write a definition for the term ''Personal History''.  Share your definition with another group.
     b)  Pair:  CHART  With your partner complete the chart using the object provided.  
     c)  Share: Show your object to another group.  Explain the importance of the object.  Add to your idea any further importance that your group thinks of.

4.     Share with the class.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Day 2: Being Canadian

1.  HM: Distracted Driving
     Question:  How has this technology (driving and/or the mobile phone) changed the course of history?
2.  Review form responses
3.  ABCs of history and discussion
4.  Presentation:  Importance

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Day 1: Welcome!

1.  Something from nothing.
2.  Discussion: links to history
3.  Why study history?
4.  The ABCs of history