Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Thursday, October 1, 2009

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

Today is Terry Fox day so there is an assembly after B Block. The schedule of class is messed up so here is how the day works:

A 8:55 - 9:40
B 9:45 - 10:30
Assembly 10:40 - 11:10 followed by run
Lunch 11:10 - 1:10
C 1:15 - 2:10
D 2:15 - 3:10

A - Social Studies 11 - Today you have time to work on the questions from the end of yesterday's class. To review they are:
  1. What is a pressure group? What is a lobbyist? How do they influence government?
  2. What is the role of the media in the political process (think news, reporting, campaigns, and advertising)?
  3. What is civil disobedience? What are the three "guidelines" for practicing civil disobedience?
Next we'll be looking at the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. You need to look through pages 275 to 276 in your Counterpoints text and summarize our legal rights outlined in sections 7-14 of the Charter (figure 11-7 on p. 276 would be a good place). Next, you need to identify what our fundamental freedoms and equality rights are (page 299) - Note: This should be in point form. Last, work on questions 1-3 on page 303 dealing with the Abrams v. Doug Collins & North Shore Free Press Ltd. (1996) B.C. human rights tribunal case. Don't ask, “Do we have to write a letter for question one?” and the answer is yes. You have today and tomorrow to work on this and it will be due on Monday (when you've got your test).

B- Geography 12 - Today....Oh today we look at Tsunamis and the west coast of North America. We'll watch sections of the Discovery Channel documentary "America's Tsunami: Are we Next?" You will have two questions to work on tonight in your week four package How do Tsunami’s work? from p.11 & Why can tsunamis cause such damage and devastation? What are some characteristics of the wave that factor into how much damage it could cause? How do coastal or shoreline features factor into the extent of damage? What role could a warning system play? How effective would a warning system be for the west coast of Vancouver Island? Why?
You can find more information at:
PBS documentary "The Wave that Shook the World"
PEP Tsunami Preparedness website

D- Law 12 - Today is your unit final and if you prepared for it I am certain you will do well. If you finish before the class time is up you may hand in the test and finish the work I assigned yesterday Human Rights questions 1, 3, 4, & 5 from page 47 and 2, 3, & 5 from page 49 in your text. Good Luck!

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