Monday, September 21, 2009

Monday, September 21, 2009

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

D- Law 12
- Today we will continue our Introduction to Law unit. We've finished the first chapter in Law and today you'll need to hand in the work that I assigned you on Friday (chapter 1 review questions). Today we will have a discussion in class about your rights that you have guaranteed through various legal documents in Canada (including the Charter of Rights and Freedoms). Expect to partner up and be prepared to present some ideas to the rest of the class.

A - Social Studies 11 - Today we'll continue our look at the government structure we have here in Canada. On Friday I asked you to complete a cartoon of the legislative process (how a bill becomes a law). Today we'll finish our look at the legislative branch by examining the Senate. We'll understand the role of the Senate, figure out what patronage is and review the concept of senate reform. You'll need to work on questions 1 & 2 from page 233 and question 7 from page 247 in the Counterpoints textbook on the Senate. In order to help with question 7 we'll watch a short Brain Pop video on the "Branches of Government" in the U.S.A. in order to understand how their senate is different than ours. For a simple explanation you can look here or here or here.

B- Geography 12 - OK Lets get this out of the way right now....No the movie the Core is not possible. We do not have the technology to burrow our way to the core of the earth and detonate a nuclear device in order to start the liquid outer core rotating. Today we start with tectonics and the internal structure/composition of the earth. We'll take some notes down in the week 3 package on core, mantle, and crust and then you'll have to take a diagram down and work on two questions for homework (7 & 8 from page 366 in your Geosystems textbook).

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