Thursday, January 8, 2009

Friday, January 9, 2009

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

A - Law 12 - Today we will start watching the John Travolta movie "A Civil Action" based on a book by Jonathan Harr. From Yahoo Movies:

Jan Schlichtmann, a lawyer with a desire to achieve financial and material success without losing his belief in the justice system, agrees to take on two powerful corporations (Beatrice Foods and W.R. Grace) when members of eight families in the Boston industrial suburb of Woburn are stricken with leukemia due to toxic poisoning in their tap water...For a much better review of the book see a review from 1995 here.

The real life case at the heart of the book and film is Anne Anderson, et al., v. Cryovac, Inc., et al.. (see Florida State University College of Law and Carleton University Law, and The Boston Phoenix). This movie is a very realistic view of a civil case and will help you better understand this section of law - think case study project. Speaking of the case study project, you should be aware that there are 8 classes remaining until our final exam days and 10 classes remaining until our major project is pressure.

B- Earth and Space Science 11 - Today we'll be back in the library to continue working on our major project which is due two weeks from today. Don't forget that on Monday, I'll take the Stars and Galaxies Worksheet #1 and "For Review" questions 1-7 (page 546). On Monday and Tuesday we'll take a look at the Moon (with a sweet video) and Wednesday and Thursday we'll look at the sun and the rest of our solar system.

C - Introduction to Law 9/10
- Today we will start the class by finishing up the courts of BC work from the last two days and then we'll also work on the following Chapter 9 questions:
  • Focus on Reading 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15
  • Applying Your Knowledge 25
  • Resolving Cases 29
With 45 minutes left we'll watch a Law & Order episode in class, focusing on the courtroom procedures.

D - Geography 12 - Today we are going to look at soil: specifically structure, properties, and formation (on Monday we'll focus on classification and seeing how soil classes are related to biomes and climates). We'll understand what a soil profile looks like and discover how colour, texture, and acidity differentiate soils. You'll need to complete questions 1 & 4 from page 620 and 8 & 11 from page 621 in your Geosystems textbook.

US Department of Agriculture - NRCS: What is Soil?
The Physical Environment: an introduction to physical geography - Soil Systems
Canadian Soil Information System
Discovery Education The Dirt on Soil
US Bureau of Land Management Soil Biological Communities for Kids
Soil Net

Pau Hana!

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