Thursday, September 17, 2009

Thursday, September 17, 2009

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

D- Law 12 - Today we will briefly review yesterday's class on the history of Canadian Law and then we'll move on to try to understand how to read a case citation and work on some case studies in class (R. v. Davis, 1995, and Finnie v. Ropponen, 1987). - NOTE: Obviously as you can tell it is easy to get sidetracked in class. Today we did the two cases and tomorrow we'll wrap up the first chapter.

B- Geography 12 - Today we'll review yesterday's work on time zones, latitude and longitude, GPS, and the remote sensing technology of GIS. We'll watch a Brainpop video on GPS with Tim & Moby and then we'll move on to Topographic maps. Today we'll do a brief introduction to topographic maps and tomorrow I'll show you how to identify location, estimate area, calculate slope, and determine direction on them. Here are a few webpages to help:
Natural Resources Canada Toporama
Reading Topographic Maps
Mount Union College Reading Topo Maps
United States Geological Survey Reading Topo Maps
Idaho State University Interpreting Topo Maps
Montana State University Interpreting Topo Maps
Natural Resources & Water Queensland Australia Interpreting Topo Maps pdf

A - Social Studies 11- Today we'll look at the Legislative Branch of the Federal government in Canada starting with the House of Commons. You'll draw a simple form of the diagram below in your notebook and then I'll have three questions for you to answer:
  1. What is "Caucus" and what does it do?
  2. What is "Cabinet", what is "Cabinet Solidarity", what happens when you break "cabinet solidarity", how do you get to be a cabinet member, and identify three ministries covered in the federal cabinet?
  3. What is the "Official Opposition" and what do they do?

Here are some websites to help:
Current Canadian Ministry (Cabinet)
Privy Council Office: About Cabinet
Liberal Party of Canada Official Opposition Critics (Shadow Cabinet)

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