Today we heard your "labour songs;" I thought some of them showed a good connection to the history we've studied.
We also reviewed the economic terms from Falks's Exercise #9. If you missed that, it would be a good idea to connect with someone who was here and copy the notes = 2 minutes of work.
We watched two episodes (farmers/Winnipeg General Stike) from the People's History series and then debriefed them.
Finally, I assigned a 150 word (one-page) paragraph on the following prompt: Identify the features of 1920s Canada." Basically, I am asking you to choose 3-5 items from the list at the beginning of Chapter Three of the workbook and then organize them into a "what/so-what" paragraph. Don't be flowery: write a topic sentence and then write the facts as you see them. Nate came up with a good opener. It went something like this:
When the soldiers returned from the First World War they hoped for success and promise but found then had more battles to fight.
A possible closer might be:
In spite of the difficulties there was hope, but it seemed to end when Black Tuesday signalled the beginning of the Great Depression.
We decided that four possible issues to cover would be (1) the Winnipeg General Stike - labour; (2) the Persons Case - women's rights; (3) technology: ex. cars, radios, telephones, washing machines; and, (4) inflation - the economy = primary vs. secondary industry - USA/branch plants.
PLEASE HAVE THE PARAGRAPH READY TO HAND IN AT THE START OF FRIDAY'S CLASS.