Test on content of WW2 and Cold War will be on April 18. Extra help will be available at lunch on April 17.
Content will include:
- Technology of WW2
- Canada’s role in the War
- An overview of the in the Pacific and Europe.
- The development, use and legacy of the Atomic Bomb
- Canada’s geographic and political role in the cold war.
- An overview of the major ideological clashes during the 50s and 60s.
We completed our presentations on the Roman Empire. Among areas of discussion were life in Rome, architectural feats of Rome and Rome’s military uniforms and organization. We will wrap up Rome next week with a look at the suspected causes of the empire’s collapse.
The week of April 9 was dedicated to Canada’s energy sector. In addition to looking at the Oil Sands and the complications of pipeline delivery, we defined Conventional Energy. This coverage’s included a basic overview on how conventional energy is created and the pros and cons of thermal, nuclear and hydro-electric plants.
This week we completed student-directed Current Affairs presentations. We also completed our look at the key political and appointed officials in the Canadian government. Students will begin presentations on their assigned government officials During week of April 16.
This week the class continued its look at the Cold War era focusing on the space race and aerospace. The events discussed included the Avro Arrow, Sputnik and Cuban Missile Crisis. Test on content of WW2 and Cold War will be April 18.
As part of our examination of life of fisherman working on the east coast, the class watched the Perfect Storm – the fictional account based on the non-fiction book of the same name. Aside from highlighting the dangers of fishing on the Grand Banks, the movie was intended to provide a glimpse of life and work of long line fishing crews plying waters on the Eastern seaboard.
During this four-day week the class looked at two key events that took place during the Roman Empire. First was the rise of Christianity from its cult-like status at the beginning of the millennium to it becoming the main religion of the empire by the third century. Later in the week we looked at the destruction of Pompeii. Through images and video we were given a glimpse at the life and death of the Roman town that sat in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius.