Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

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

B- Earth and Space Science 11 - Today we will continue our work on the Star Map lab from yesterday. There are six questions to answer on the lab sheet and then you may continue with your constellation creation activity. You will need to finish up both of these activities by the end of class today. I will then hand out your Stars and Galaxies Worksheet # 1 which we will work on next along with "For Review" questions 1-7 on page 546 (don't complete it for homework - we'll work on it both at the end of class today and in class tomorrow).

A - Law 12 - Today we'll continue working on our civil law case study project. I will give you the whole class to work on the project (due two weeks from Friday!) and tomorrow we'll start family law.

D - Geography 12 - Today we will begin looking at biomes and biogeographic realms. Biomes are the major regional groupings of plants and animals discernible at a global scale. The distribution of these biomes is connected to climate, soil, and the physical topography of the earth. Biogeography is the study of the distribution and patterns of plants and animals throughout the biosphere.

Over the next two days, using chapter 20 of your Geosystems textbook, I would like you to describe the flora and fauna (plant and animal) characteristics of the following terrestrial biomes (land based not aquatic): Equatorial & Tropical Rain forest (ETR); Tropical Seasonal Forest and Scrub (TrSF); Tropical Savanna (TrS); Mid latitude Broad leaf & Mixed Forest (MBME); Needle leaf & Montane Forest (NF/MF); Temperate Rain forest (TeR); Mediterranean Shrub land (MSh); Mid latitude Grasslands (MGr); Deserts (DBW & DBC); and Arctic & Alpine Tundra (AAT). At the end of this there are questions 8, 12, 13, & 15 from page 693 to complete as well.

Don't forget that by Friday I will need your climate explanations, your climate graph work, and questions 9, 14, & 19 from page 326 (all Day 71 & 72 work in your week 15 package) along with your work on biomes and biogeographic realms.

C - Introduction to Law 9/10 - Today we will finish up our work activity from yesterday ("Focus on Reading" #'s 3, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, and 31 "Resolving Cases"#'s 12 & 28 and "Applying Your Knowledge" #27). We will then begin looking at judicial independence and court levels here in BC. We'll us the Courts of BC website to help us make sense of the court levels and figure out what types of cases are heard.

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