During the week of February 1, the class examined the rise of the Macedonian Empire beginning with Philip, followed by his son, Alexander. In addition to looking at the techniques and technology used by Philip’s army to conquer Greece, we considered the impact of Alexander’s imperial conquests on the cultures of the Middle East and Asia. We also examined the tactics of Alexander at the battle of Guagamala, where his army defeated a Persian force five-times its size.
Please note that presentations started in Period H this week and will continue in both Period B and H next week.
During the week of February 1, the class completed our look at the rise and pre-WWII expansion of Nazi Germany. This was followed by a unit review and, later in the week, a test covering the interwar period in Europe and Asia as well as Canada’s role in it.
During the week of February 1, the class completed group presentations/seminars on various aspects of the Industrial Revolution. This was followed by a unit review and, later in the week, a test.
During the week of January 25, students were presenting and discussing their group work on various aspects of the industrial revolution. Each student should have a package containing all the groups’ work as well as their own notes from these discussions.
During the first half of the week of January 25, students wrote a test on early Ancient Greece up and including Thermopylae and Salamis. Later in the week students finished their group projects on Classic Greece. Their work will be packaged and distributed next week in preparation for presentations.
During the week of January 25, the class examined primary sources relating to Canada and Britain Prime Minister’s meetings with Hitler in the late 1930s focusing on how these Western leaders perceived the Nazi leader. Later in the week we looked at Antisemitic movements in Toronto and in particular the Beaches area of the city in the early 1933. This focus was supported by the documentary The Christie Pits Riot.
Students should be aware that there will be a test in Canadian History on February 2/3. The test covers the following material:
- Conditions of the Treaty of Versailles [BRAT] and their impact on Germany
- The Election of Hitler
- Who are the Nazis
- Who is Adolf Hitler
- What are the differences between Fascists and Communists
- The Rise of Fascism in Italy, Spain and Japan
- Acts of aggression in China, Ethiopia and the rearmament of the Fascist regimes
- Appeasement and the failure of the League of Nations
- 1930s Canada and Anti-Semitism
- The Swastika Club and the Christie Pits Riot
- The St Louis Incident