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Matthew Berrigan - 2016-17 Year Plan

 

 

September

 

ORIGINS OF THE RENAISSANCE

What is Worldview?

Medieval Worldview

A Thousand Years w/o a bath

Middle Ages

The Curse of the Rat (Black Death)

Medieval Europe Vocabulary

Origins of the Renaissance Quiz

 

October

 

ITALIAN CITY-STATES

Setting the Stage

Italian Trade Cities

     - Florence, Genoa, Milan and Venice

Game of Crowns Renaissance Italy: City-States

City-state poster presentations - Group work!

International Trade quiz

 

HUMANISM

Investigazione Leonardo a Vinci

Da Vinci and Michelangelo

 

November

 

Mona Lisa Smile

The Agony and the Ecstasy

Painting the Sistine Chapel

Recognizing Renaissance Art

Creating art with Egg-Tempera

Creating art with linseed oil

 

IDEAS OF THE RENAISSANCE

Renaissance Humanists

Women in the Renaissance

Humanism Section Quiz

Bill, Meet Niccolo

Printing Press

 

December

 

Heliocentricity

Protestant Reformation

The Prince

Michel de Montaigne

Ideas of the Renaissance Quiz

 

THE AGE OF EXPLORATION

Over the edge of the earth

1991 – Gulf War

The Formation of Countries

Spanish come to New World

Worldview

 

January

 

Portugal

Spain

Columbus and Magellan

Expansionist Worldview

Reasons for Exploration

Deadliest Warrior - Cortes vs Viking

 

SPANISH WORLDVIEW

Spanish Worldview

Inquisition

Ferdinand and Isabella

Spain looks Westward

Reconquista

The Story of El Cid

 

 

February

 

AZTEC WORLDVIEW

Intro to Aztecs

Aztec Vocabulary

Aztec legend

Aztec timeline

Aztec life

Aztec Gods

Aztec Vocabulary II

Deadliest Warrior II - Jaguar Warrior

Human Sacrifice

Aztecs quiz

 

March

 

CONQUEST OF THE AZTECS

The Conquistadors

The Conquistador Formula

The Haciendas of the Mexica

CLASH OF WORLDVIEWS

The Haciendas of the Mexica

Clash of Worldviews – What can we learn?

 

April

 

INTRODUCTION TO JAPAN

KWL

What is Isolationism

The Coming of the Mongols

Kami-Kaze: Horrible Histories

Crash Course History

Intro to Japanese Culture

Vocabulary practice

Shinto I

Shinto II

Japanese Buddhism

Ainu

47 Ronin

 

May

 

FEUDAL JAPAN

Tokugawa Shogunate

Consolidation of Power

The Samurai

Deadliest Warrior III - The Samurai

 

EMERGING FROM ISOLATIONISM

Matthew Perry

Meiji Restoration

Crash Course Japan

FILM STUDY - Memoirs of a Geisha

 

June

 

MODERN JAPANESE CULTURE - The Importance of Legacy

Japanese Death Match – Environmental impacts on modern Japan

J-Pop

Anime: Spirited Away

Crash Course Japan

 

REVIEW

Cumulative Exam

 

September

 

FOCUS: DISCOVER AND EXPLORE - GO1

- Primary source shoebox

- The World We Created Project

- Reading with purpose

- Primary sources

- Create original text

- The Sniper, Liam O'Flaherty

 

FOCUS: PLANNING AND ORGANIZATION

- Oral History Project

- Using graphic organizers to plan non-fiction writing

 

October

 

FOCUS: RESPONDING TO TEXT

 

- Current Events Presentations

- Remembrance Day Essays

- Reading Comprehension

- The Second Mrs. Giaconda

 

FOCUS: ENHANCE COMMUNICATION

- Current events presentations

- Remembrance Day Essays

- Journaling

- Expressing through art

- Ozymandias

 

November

 

FOCUS: RESPONDING TO TEXT

- Reading comprehension, inferencing

- Genre study

 

FOCUS: ENHANCE COMMUNICATION

- Performance critique

- Reading fluency performance

- Rivers and Men

 

December

 

FOCUS: ENHANCE COMMUNICATION

FOCUS: WORK WITHIN A GROUP

- Relic Hunter

- Deadliest Thinker

- Epic Rap Battle

- Current Events Presentation II

 

January

FOCUS: ATTEND TO CONVENTIONS

- Basic writing mechanics

- Spelling, capitalization, punctuation

- Short stories

- Short stories - composition

- Modern Pangaea

- Groupwork – retell story from another point of view

 

Febraury

Focus: Present and Share

Focus: Work within a Group

- Current Events Presentation III

- Thinking w end in mind C&C

- Plan advertising campaigns

 

FOCUS: ENHANCE AND IMPROVE

- Current Events Presentation III

- Compare and contrast CE performances

 

March

 

Focus: Plan and Focus

Focus: Organize, record, evaluate

Focus: Select and Process

- Canadian history and culture: Alberta Heritage Fair

- Non-fiction research: sources and styles

 

Focus: Present and Share

- Canadian history and culture: Alberta Heritage Fair

- Effective presentation technique: TEDTalks

- Record and Share

 

April

 

Focus: Select and Process

Focus: Respond to text

- Current Events Presentation IV

- Shane Novel Study

- Character study: Wolf pack and Exiled

 

Focus: Use strategies and cues

- Current Events Presentation IV

- Shane Novel Study

 

 

May

 

Focus: Work Within a Group

- Isolationism versus Interventionism.

- The Great Debate

 

Focus: Understand forms

  • Poetry composition

  • My Heart Will Go On Assign

  • Dragonsong

 

June

 

Focus: Discover and Explore

Focus: Understand forms

- Current Events Presentation V

- Poetry Anthology

 

REVIEW

Cumulative Exam

 

 

DISCOVER MUSIC

 

Module Based.

 

- Use of Garageband to create original music

 

- Music Identification

 

- Create Radio Station

 

- Music Video Creation

 

- Respect and Appreciate

 

- Regional Music Influences,

 

- Make a Mash-up

 

- Genre understanding

 

CORPORATE CANADA

 

Management and Marketing 

 

- Bay Street Survivor 

    
- Domination is Sweet

    
- Mission statement and Website

    
- Performance Analysis

    
- Participation in Gazillionaire

    
- Review and reflection of business performance

 

- Propaganda and persuasion 

 

- 1920s Advertisements 

 

- Analyzing Commercials 

 

- Aquasteam Commercial 

 

- Food Product Sales Pitch

 

- Company Business Plan Analyses