Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Fashion in the 20s websearch

The roaring twenties saw the end of frilly, conservative Victorian fashion. Simple, practical dress was in -- clean lines and more "joy" to go with the jazz, illegal alcohol, and the good times (before the Stock Market crashed!).

Find one or two pictures which demonstrate fashion or life in the 1920s (preferably Canada). Save them to the desktop, rename them so the title makes sense, and drag the picture to the Classwork folder, then Thielmann, then Hand-in. Let the teacher know when you are done!

Also, what do you think of the 20s fashion? What do you think influenced it's design?

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Canada / WWI

Some Canadians felt they should not have to go to war to interfere with European politics? What do you think of mandatory conscription during war time?

Responsible government

For about 100 years up to the 1840s, Canada was ruled by British governors and their friends... the government was not elected. Why should we be able to elect governments? Why is democracy important?