Following a test review and examination of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki earlier in the week of April 10, the class wrote a test on Canada and its role in WW2. We also considered the fate of Germany following its unconditional surrender: a four way division of the nation and its capital, Berlin.
During the week of April 6, the class was given a brief historical overview of Singapore from its colonial routes to the death of modern Singapore’s founder Lee Kuan Yew in March 2015. We also examined the architectural and social evolution of Singapore over the last 50 years.
During the week of April 6 we examined the purpose of the Territorial Limit, the decline of the fishing industry on both the west and east coasts. We also defined the term invasive species and the impact they are having on fresh water lakes of Canada.
We continued our focus on South East Asia with a look at Vietnam. during the week of March 30. Starting with a brief history of the country from its colonial links with France, to the Vietnam War to a modern socialist powerhouse, we considered how war has become as important to its tourist trade as it has been to its social development.
As part of our ongoing look at Canadian resources the class mapped out the forest regions of Canada and calculated the amount of forest dedicated to logging in each province during week of March 30. We also looked at the pros and cons of various logging techniques. Later in the week we began the agriculture sub-unit with an examination of how industrial techniques have been applied to food production. This focus included viewings of portions of the documentary Food Inc.
There will be a test on April 9 covering WW2. There will be a review in class on April 7 and extra help April 8 at noon in room 301.
As part of our look at the experience of air crews in WW2 the class watched The Memphis Belle during the week of March 30. We also examined the differing strategies used by the allies during the air campaign against Nazi Germany.