Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

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

A - Law 12 - Today we'll take some time to review the movie "The War of the Roses" that we finished yesterday afternoon. Remember I would like you to post your thoughts and ideas about divorce based on your reaction to the movie we watched (on Monday's blog entry under comments). Consider the advice from Oliver's lawyer, Gavin D'Amato, and the actions of the two main characters, Oliver and Barbara. Remember that not all divorces end up the way that the plot follows in the book/movie, but ask yourself why did the conflict escalate to the level that it did in the story. I look forward to your thoughts and ideas. The remainder of the class can be used to review for your final exam (Tomorrow and Friday).

B- Earth and Space Science 11 - Due to a cancellation by another class I've been able to get us back in to the library today. If you have finished your major project then you can begin working on the last set of handouts: Stars and Galaxies 2, 3, and 4. We will work on these activities on Thursday and Friday this week and will watch the IMAX "Cosmic Voyage" DVD and The Universe DVD episode "The Most Dangerous Place in the Universe". Today, you'll need to hand in the three worksheets: Kepler's Third Law of Planetary Motion, The Sun and Solar System #2, and The Sun and Solar System #3

C - Introduction to Law 9/10 - Today we will watch the remainder of the "Family Values" Law & Order episode from last Friday (remember it's based on the Amy Fisher attempted murder of Mary Jo Buttafuoco in the 1990's). After discussing the episode you will have the opportunity to place your "Everything I wanted to know or ask about the law but was afraid to ask" anonymous questions into the Law Question Box for me to answer.

D - Geography 12 - Today we will review yesterday's look at resource management ethics. After we will discuss Jared Diamond's book Collapse, trying to make sense of how civilizations in the past collapsed (Maya & Rapa Nui) and extrapolating his findings to our modern society today. We'll look at the twelve major modern environmental problems that Diamond identifies and examine his conclusions about our potential future. Remember to ask me about bunnies and Australia, specifically the 24 bunnies that the British brought with them in 1859 and how much the Australian government spends annually to control them.

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