REMINDER: TEST FEBRUARY 26

There will be a test in Travel & Tourism on February 26 covering the Antarctica and the Caribbean Units.

The test will cover:

  • Map of Antarctica
  • Wildlife of Antarctica
  • Exploration of Antarctica in the late 1800s/early 1900s
  • International agreements to Preserve Antarctica after 1950
  • Development of tourism in the 21st century
  • Map of the Caribbean
  • History of Caribbean colonialism and its peoples
  • Cruise ship lifestyle and tourism
  • Geography and Caribbean life – plate tectonics and hurricanes
  • Political impacts on Caribbean life – Cuba and the Cold War

THE CARIBBEAN, HURRICANES AND THE COLD WAR

During the 4-day week of February 17, the class examined the impact of climate on the Caribbean, in particular the regular battering that comes in the form of Hurricanes every autumn. In the second class of the week we were introduced to Cuba. With the help of maps and videos we considered the impact Castro’s revolution has had on the local economy, international security and on current and future tourism.

SPY ASSIGNMENT AND WW2 FILM ASSIGNMENT

Just in case students need an extra copy of WW2 assignments.

WORLD WAR TWO IN FILM 

WW2 Spy

CHURCHILL AND THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN

During the 4-day week of Feb 17, the class examined maps, powerpoints and video covering the first months of the war from the Sitzkrieg after the invasion of Poland to the Battle of Britain. During the course of discussions we examined the speeches of Winston Churchill and the impact of his leadership and civilian bombing on morale in Britain.

DEMOGRAPHICS TEST AND INTRO TO URBANIZATION

During the first class of the 4-day week beginning Feb 17, students wrote the demographics and immigration test. In the second class of week the concept of urbanization was introduced with an overview of the history of urbanization as it relates to the Agricultural and Industrial Revolutions  as well as settlement patterns in Canada and their relationship to the technological and geological limitations during Canada’s major immigration waves.

THE CARIBBEAN AND THE CRUISE SHIP INDUSTRY

During the week of February 2, the class examined the behind-the-scenes operations of a cruise ship as well as the latest technological achievements of  the cruise ship industry with a focus on the world’s largest holiday liner – the Oasis of the Sea. Later in the week students began a mapping assignment identifying the nations in and around the Caribbean Sea.

CANADIAN IMMIGRATION POLICIES

During the week of February 2 the class examined the historical waves of migration to this country as well as the current immigration policies. Highlighted in this week’s in-class assignment were the three main immigration categories: Refugees, Business Immigrants and those using the Point System.