Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Wednesday November 19, 2008

Wednesday's schedule is B-A-Lunch-D-C.

B- Earth and Space Science 11 - Today we begin our look at Glaciers and the work that they do to change the landscape. We'll look at the difference between Alpine and Continental glaciers along with the ways that glaciers erode the landscape. Finally we will try to make sense of the causes of ice ages. This leads us into our next project and you're in the library for the next two days to work on it (glacier poster in the ESC 11 folder "K:" drive). You will need to define the following terms: firn, alpine glacier, continental glacier, glacial striation, cirque, horn, arete, fjord, till, terminal moraine, drumlin, and esker. You will also need to complete "For Review" question 12 on page 332.

For glacier websites check out:
Geoscape Nanaimo ice age legacy
Geoscape Fort Fraser landscapes left by continental glaciers
Northern Saskatchewan ice age explanation
Canadian Geographic Mountains of Canada: Glaciers
USGS Glaciers of Canada book
National Snow & Ice Data Center All About Glaciers
Tongass National Forest Icefields & Glacier facts
Atlas of Canada Glaciers in Canada
USGS Glacier terminology
Eastern Illinois University Department of Geography glacier notes
Encyclopedia of the Earth: Glaciers
Rocky Mountain National Park glacier basics

A - Law 12
- Today we begin our look at courts and trial procedures. We'll focus on courtroom organization and the selection of juries today. We'll discuss the roles and responsibilities of the judge, the crown prosecutor, defence counsel, the court clerk, court recorder, and sheriff. We'll look at the advantages of trial by jury and understand the methods and challenges to jury selection. You'll need to complete questions 2-6 on page 124 of your All About Law text.

D - Geography 12 - Today we will look at energy distribution, albedo, and the Greenhouse effect (and connect those topics to global warming). We'll take a look at two sections of the National Geographic video "Six Degrees Could Change the World" and the Futurama clip that Al Gore used in his movie "An Inconvenient Truth". You will need to work on questions 1, 3, & 6 from page 117 along with questions 9 & 11 on page 118 of your Geosystems textbook. We will pay more attention to global warming and climate change later on in the course.

C - Introduction to Law 9/10 - Today we will continue our look at criminal profiling and will finish the John Douglas analysis of the Wayne Williams case. We will try to see how profiling is done and using the information about organized criminals we will try to build a profile of a person who commits criminal mischief (computer hacking) in the class. This will be done as a dossier file and imagine that it will be provided to the computer forensics department of the local R.C.M.P. detatchment.

It's Geography Awareness Week Today is all about Geotechnologies and the Canadian Association of Geographers has designated today as Energy Day!

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