Monday, June 1, 2009

Monday, June 1, 2009

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

Just a reminder that there are 12 classes remaining before the end of the semester and exams for both Social Studies 10 and 11. If you need help or to catch up on your work, I would suggest you find the help you need.

C - Criminology 12 - Today we will have our penultimate (second to last) journal entry. Last week we looked at property crime and today I'd like you to work on two stories - one on arson and one on theft. For the arson journal, I'd like you to find a story about an arsonist and then explain why the arsonist committed the crime. You may use your notes and the text to help you with the motivations for arson for help. Next I'd like you to find a news story about I mean theft over $5000....I mean huge numbers (think white collar crime). When you find the story comment on it and answer me this "Why do we under-punish thieves?"

B- Social Studies 10 - Today we begin our look at the economy of Canada and British Columbia. I'll give you a photocopied addition to the textbook and we'll look at Canada's economic sectors and try to make sense of economic cycles. You'll work on questions 1, 2, & 3 in the "Apply Your Knowledge" section of the notes which is all about understanding graphic representations of economic data (tables, graphs, and charts).

A - Social Studies 11 - Today we'll begin our look at human-social geography. We will start with population issues and today you'll get a handout on the history of human population. We'll talk about fertility (crude birth rates) and mortality (crude death rates) and the RNI (rate of natural increase). We'll examine population pyramids and the demographic transition model. You'll get your population pyramid activity that we will work on for the next few days (due Friday in class)

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