CHY 4U: The Banality of Evil

The term Banality of Evil was first used by writer Hannah Arendt to describe a new kind of horror epitomized by the Holocaust: the actions of men who were part of a bureaucratic mechanism responsible for horrible atrocities. These desk murderers, or Schreibtischtäter, killed through paperwork; they signed documents that authorized the deaths of thousands…

CHY 4U: Podcasts from History Extra

Ladies and gents, I have assembled some interesting podcasts that connect to a few of the topics we will discuss in this course. If you wish to investigate a given issue in more detail (or if, due to your own prior knowledge of course content, something new to you might be required), you are invited to consult these podcasts.…

ENG 2D: Remember the Porter

First, I’d like you to form small groups (say, 3-4) and read the version of scenes i-ii that I have provided. When you are finished, I’d like you to decide (as a group) which of the following best explains Macbeth’s behaviour in these scenes: Macbeth’s guilt shows that he is responsible for his actions Macbeth certainly…

ENG 2D: Act I Scene iii

The last scene established that this world full of violence and treachery; this scene establishes that it is full of dark magic. Our goal for this scene is to understand how the witches’ half-truths and prophesy take hold of Macbeth. Before we begin, I want you to complete a very quick writing task (5 minutes).…

CHY 4U: 20th Century Assignment

Today, we will begin work on your next assignment: Life in the 20th Century. The basic guidelines are as follows: You will author a 5 minute presentation that examines the impact of an issue/event on life in a major European city in the 20th century You will revisit this event/issue when you begin your Culminating…

CHY 4U: A Tale of Two States

If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stomping on a human face – forever. George Orwell Congratulations! You and your group have just gained control over your very own state. Still, it is too early to throw a party for yourselves, because you need to deal with a troublesome group: the…