D-DAY, ROCKETS AND WW2

In our first week back from March Break [March 23], we continued our student-driven presentations on the key features of WW2. This week we looked at the purpose and outcome of D-Day and discussed the development of rockets and the impact they would have on the Cold War and the space exploration.

INTRODUCTION TO SOUTHEAST ASIA

During the first week of class after the March Break [March 23], the class was introduced to South East Asia, the final focus of the course before we begin our summative. Like other units, we began with a brief examination of the region’s history starting with Europe’s desire for local spices in the 1500s and the gradual colonial take over of the region by these Western nations that followed. We also began a mapping assignment to familiarize the students with the region’s countries, capitals and major bodies of water.

RESOURCES UNIT INTRODUCTION

In our first week back after March Break [March 23] we began the Resources Unit, our final unit before the summative begins.  In addition to a brief examination of primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary industries, the class started to look at Canadian forestry regions and how these forests are harvested.

QUESTIONS URBAN PLANNING

ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS FROM THIS WORK SHEET

QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR CITY

CUBA AND THE COLD WAR

As part of our examination of Cuban tourism the Travel and Tourism class watched Thirteen Days: a film examining events over the course of the Cuban missile crisis. We also started to look at Canada’s largest tourism partners in terms of where Canadians go and who comes to Canada.

URBAN PLANNING ASSIGNMENT

During week of March 2 the class looked at how urban land usage is broken down into six main sectors: residential, transportation, industrial, commercial, recreation and institutional zones. This was followed by an urban planning assignment with both a mapping and written component. Assignment is due next week.

MAJOR EVENTS OF WW2 IN FILM AND FIRST PRESENTATIONS

Throughout the week of March 2 the class looked at how Hollywood portrayed Pearl Harbor attack and Stalingrad combined with the impact of these attacks on the direction of the war. The class also received copies of the student-written spy assignments and we began presentations in the class. Presentations will continue next week.