This unit focuses on, simply, the stages of war, as we've seen in the time period we're covering, and the time we're in. There are questions to answer about war, that we can investigate, and look for common events and ideas that lead to war.
Assignment 1: Create a character
This is the beginning of creating a series of characters to be our lens to explore the history of 1500-1815.
Assignment 2: Historical Perspective
They are to create a series of characters, that stretch between 1500-1815, trying to keep it a family line, as much as possible. This is a key assignment, as we will use these characters in projects throughout the term, tying them into historical events and how they play a part in them.
Assignment 3: Character/Newspaper prop - Part 1
The purpose of this assignment is to have a character you make use a newspaper you've designed as a prop in a scene. The newspaper gets it's material from the stories and such that are in this handout, and you are creating the first page, only, of the newspaper. You and two other people, will sit at a table with you, all in your characters, and newspapers, to discuss the things found in the papers you've made. This gives you material to draw on for your character and helps you connect to things from that time.
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Assignment 4a: Asylum Seekers: Opinion piece
Asylum seekers cross our borders every day, illegally and legally. Canada takes one of the smallest amount of refugees per capita. How do you feel about this issue?
Assignment 4B: Asylum Seekers: New Info
Having taken notes from an article we read in class, this is meant to revisit the issue of Asylum Seekers after getting some needed facts. The article in question is included in this assignment.
Assignment 5: Newspaper Reporters
Students have been provided a set of stories, movies, and other material from 1919, they are using this material to create a prop for filming conversations as characters, set in 1919.
Assignment 6: How History is Written By the Winner
In this assignment, students watched a film clip of a set of WW2 German war veterans visiting the Panzer War Museum, where they get into a conversation about the German Army in the Netherlands.