Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Thursday, June 22. 2017

This is it! The last day of classes for the school year.

Today's schedule is D-C-B-A

D Block Introduction to Psychology 11 - Term long Inquiry projects and Psychology Journal/Psyblogs are due today.

C Block Social Studies 11 - Today in the library you'll work to compile your info-graphic poster on the commodity / resource / mono culture crop that you researched this week. Don't forget that you're trying to tie this topic to a country that depends upon your commodity. Consider these three questions:

  1. What is the Story you are trying to tell (think of a title)
  2. What information do you need to show to effectively tell your story
  3. How will you graphically depict that information/story (remember it is an information graphic)

This assignment is due today, so please work hard to compile your information and make your info-graphic poster interesting and attractive. If you're doing a hard copy, I'll have scissors, glue, smelly felts and coloured pencils for you to work with.

B Block Law 12 - Today is your exam. You have assignments due today...please do not give me any "My dog ate my homework" or "My computer crashed with all my work on it" excuses. Turn in your work today please. All of your exam marks will be posted outside of room 611 by Monday.

A Block Introduction to Law 9/10 - Today is your last Law test. Once finished please ensure that you submit all of your final work to me as there are no more classes in the term

Wednesday, June 21. 2017

Happy Summer Solstice Day as well as National Aboriginal Day.

Today's schedule is B-A-D-C

B Block Law 12 -  Today I have the library booked for you to continue your work on the major civil law project that is due tomorrow... yes I said tomorrow. No pressure really.

A Block Introduction to Law 9/10 - Today we'll continue our final set of work for the class from the All About Law text:

page 124 q. 2, 3b and 5
page 133 q. 2
page 134 q. 6, 10 and 11 AND
page 141 q. 2, 4, 5a and 8

This work is preparation for your final quiz in the course Tomorrow (on arrests, your rights on arrest, the court levels in BC, the roles of people within the courts, juries, criminal law defenses and types of evidence). After a bit, we'll watch a Law & Order episode from season 10 called Loco Parentis. From tv.com...After sanitation workers find a teenage boy's body, the investigation leads to a school bully who displays an avid interest in martial-arts weapons, and whose father bought the murder weapon. The killer's father is found to have helped foster his son's violent behavior, so the DA's office charges him with murder on account of depraved indifference.

The legal definition of In Loco Parentis is: A person who, though not the natural parent, has acted as a parent to a child and may thus be liable to legal obligations as if he/she were a natural parent.

D Block Introduction to Psychology 11 - We'll be in the library today so that you have time to finish your work:

1.       Psychology  Inquiry project and or
2.       psyblog or psych journal

All of this is due tomorrow right?

C Block Social Studies 11 - Today in the library you'll work to compile your info-graphic poster on the commodity / resource / mono culture crop that you researched yesterday. Don't forget that you're trying to tie this topic to a country that depends upon your commodity. This assignment is due Thursday in class so please work hard to compile your information and make your info-graphic poster interesting and attractive. I'll have poster paper, smelly felts and coloured pencils for you to work with or you may use one of the following online sites to create digital Info-graphics:
Canva
Easel.ly
Venngage
Piktochart
Visme
Infogram
Snappa
Animaker
Biteable

Monday, June 19, 2017

Tuesday, June 20. 2017

Today's schedule is C-D-A-B

C Block Social Studies 11 - Today we are going to examine the impacts of developing countries relying upon one mono culture crop as a major source of export income. We'll be in the library today to gather data on an export crop and a developing country that relies heavily on it for economic development. 

You and a partner are going to create your own info-graphic on one of the following resources/topics: Bananas, Coffee, Cocoa, Cotton or Tobacco. The end product will be a hard copy poster (I'll give you poster paper tomorrow) that shows the devastating effects of a developing country relying on one mono culture agricultural crop for the majority of its income.

The goal of this assignment is to understand the connections between the social problems (gender, health, children, etc.) in HIPC's with economic development.


Take Ethiopia...coffee is its largest export crop and the staple of its export economy (some estimate that 60% of its economy is based on coffee exports). 15 million of its 75 million people in Ethiopia depend on the coffee industry for work. The problem is that on the UNDP Human Development Index Ethiopia ranked 170th out of 177 countries and the quality of life for those in the coffee industry is low. If the price of coffee goes down, then so does the amount of money that Ethiopia can generate.


This is one example so try to make a connection with your industry and a country that depends on it.


Once you've chosen your topic, look at point three below for an information sheet of data on your topic. It is your responsibility to search out more data on your topic (specifically population and the human development index rating for a country where that crop is relied upon). So today look for information about a developing country that relies heavily upon a "Legitimate" agricultural crop (no Colombia and Coca nor Afghanistan and Opiates). You can find information at:


CIA World Factbook
Show at World (click on planet and crop resources)
CIDA Developing World Map

Infographics are a great way to graphically depict statistical data so what are they? John Emerson wrote a great little document called Visualizing Information for Advocacy An Introduction to Information Design (http://backspace.com/infodesign.pdf) and his explanation of Infographics/Information Design is that… 



Information design uses pictures, symbols, colors, and words to communicate ideas, illustrate information or express relationships visually. Effective design is not just a matter of making text pretty or entertaining, but of shaping understanding and clarifying meaning. Information design adds seeing to reading to make complex data easier to understand and to use...Some familiar forms include charts, graphs, maps, diagrams or timelines. These can be big or small, simple or complex, published in print or electronic media. Information design can help you present your information in a clear and compelling way, persuasively convey facts or ideas or discover something new in your data.

So where can you find examples of Infographics?

  1. GOOD is the integrated media platform for people who want to live well and do good. GOOD is a company and community for the people, businesses, and NGOs moving the world forward. GOOD’s mission is to provide content, experiences, and utilities to serve this community.
  2. Information Is Beautiful is the media platform for David McCandless an independent data journalist and information designer. McCandless’ passion is visualizing information – facts, data, ideas, subjects, issues, statistics, questions – all with the minimum of words.
  3. New Internationalist magazine formed the basis of the data we used in today’s class. You can find the issues here: Coffee; Chocolate; Bananas; Tobacco; Cotton
Tools to help you create infographics can be found at:

Pie Color This delightfully easy tool simply asks how many slices you want the pie to have and then begins work. Once you select the number of pieces, the next screen asks for the values, provides options to set the colors of the pieces and the background, as well as the size of the pie graph.
Star Planet This site includes three options--Stat Planet, Graph Maker, and Map Maker. Star Planet has a wide range of already developed maps and graphs while Graph Maker and Map Maker have users create Flash-based maps and graphs with data sets provided from their own research or from various reputable sources available at the web site.
Creately is an easy-to-use drop and drag interface for creating a wide range of charts, graphics, and info pictures. The free version allows you to work on a single diagram at a time. Registration is required for saving diagrams as well as exporting as an image, PDF, Creatly file, or emailing

Other sites include Wordle and Tagxedo
Here are two examples to give you an idea of what this assignment may look like:



D Block Introduction to Psychology 11 - Quiz, test, thingy on weeks 7 & 8 first then library to work on your Inquiry project (due on Thursday).

A Block Introduction to Law 9/ 10 - Today we'll continue our final set of work for the class from the All About Law text:

page 124 q. 2, 3b and 5
page 133 q. 2
page 134 q. 6, 10 and 11 AND
page 141 q. 2, 4, 5a and 8

This work is preparation for your final quiz in the course (on arrests, your rights on arrest, the court levels in BC, the roles of people within the courts, juries, criminal law defenses and types of evidence)

B Block Law 12 -  Today you are once again in the library so that you can work on your major civil law litigation project. I don't want to heap on the pressure here but it's coming down to the wire right? Your major project is due this Thursday (the day of your final test)...so it's nose to the grindstone time; pound out the work and do the best that you can. Good Luck.


Sunday, June 18, 2017

Monday, June 19. 2017

Welcome to the last week of full classes for the 2016-2017 school year. Today's schedule is A-B-C-D

A Block Introduction to Law 9/10 - Today we'll continue our final set of work for the class from the All About Law text:

page 124 q. 2, 3b and 5
page 133 q. 2
page 134 q. 6, 10 and 11 AND
page 141 q. 2, 4, 5a and 8

This work is preparation for your final quiz in the course (on arrests, your rights on arrest, the court levels in BC, the roles of people within the courts, juries, criminal law defenses and types of evidence)

B Block Law 12 - Today you are once again in the library so that you can work on your major civil law litigation project. I don't want to heap on the pressure here but it's coming down to the wire right? Your major project is due this Thursday (the day of your final test)...so it's nose to the grindstone time; pound out the work and do the best that you can. Good Luck.

C Block Social Studies 11 - Today I'd like you to watch a brilliant commercial about access to fresh water from World Vision...

FYI: World Vision is a non-profit organization (however it is denominational - Christian) that works in three areas for the developing world: disaster management, development assistance and advocacy (human rights, economic justice and peace).

We'll continue looking at the connection between the social problems (gender, health, children, etc.) in HIPC's with economic development. We will examine traditional economies which are based in primary industries and subsistence farming and compare those with developing and developed economies. This will help us understand the challenges that exist to development around the world. After this, we'll take a look at the Human Development Index which focuses on health, poverty and hunger, education, and environmental issues in countries around the world. A good resource is the UNDP HDI Report. We'll try to understand what HIPC's (Highly Indebted Poor Countries) are along with the cycle of poverty looking at two power points about material wealth and food (based on photography from Peter Menzel). Later we will make a connection between the social problems (gender, health, children, etc.) in HIPC's with economic development. We will examine traditional economies which are based in primary industries and subsistence farming and compare those with developing and developed economies.

There is an excellent news story on the CNN Freedom Project called Chocolate's Child Slaves.

From the CNN site: It may be unthinkable that the chocolate we enjoy could come from the hands of children working as slaves. In the Ivory Coast and other cocoa-producing countries, there are an estimated 100,000 children working the fields, many against their will, to create the chocolate delicacies enjoyed around the world.

This story is a good example of the social problems associated with development and the reliance upon monoculture for economies in developing countries. which connects to our Infographic activity this week

D Block Introduction to Psychology 11 - Time to finish your work:


1.       Week 7 work package (personality and mask assignment)
2.       Week 8 work package (mental illnesses and the DSM-V)
3.       Week 9 work package ( treating psychological disorders)
4.       Psychology  Inquiry project
5.       psyblog or psych journal

Don't forget that the online textbooks are Introduction to Psychology and Psychology

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Friday, June 16. 2017

Today's schedule is A-G-AG-Flex

A Block Introduction to Law 9/10 - Today we'll start our final set of work for the class from the All About Law text:

  • page 124 q. 2, 3b and 5
  • page 133 q. 2
  • page 134 q. 6, 10 and 11 AND
  • page 141 q. 2, 4, 5a and 8

B Block Law 12 - Today you are once again in the library so that you can work on your major civil law litigation project. I don't want to heap on the pressure here but it's coming down to the wire right? Your major project is due next Thursday...so it's nose to the grindstone time; pound out the work and do the best that you can. Good Luck.

Flex - I'm in 611 to help with Crime Scene Reconstruction projects (due last Monday), Civil Litigation projects (due next Thursday), or Psychology Inquiry Projects (due Wednesday)