Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Socials 11: Notes from Tuesday, 15 Feb

Today we reviewed two samples of student paragraph writing that I marked as being "exemplary."  We examined one to see what balance the writer chose between "facts" and "so-what" statements.  We also noted how the writer concluded with a synthesizing "big picture" statement to show what overall effect the topic had on the war.

Next, we had a short discussion to emphasize the "must knows" associated with the 1942 conscription plebescite and identified some ways that politicians can try to be "persuasive."

Finally, we watched the segment from the People's History series on the internment of Japanese Canadians after the attack on the USA at Pearl Harbor.  Students were given Ex # 13 to complete in class.

Please complete Ex # 9-10 for homework.  We will do Ex #12 in class on Thursday.

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