Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Happy first day of Autumn (at 2:10 p.m. today)
Today's schedule is B-A-Lunch-D-C

B- Geography 12 - Today we'll finish our look at the interior structure of the Earth. We'll watch a Brain Pop video on this along with the rest of the Amazing Planet DVD from National Geographic. You may use the Earth Interior web page to help with questions 7 & 8 from page 366 of your Geosystems text (answers can be found between pages 334 and 336 of the text). We'll then discuss the differences between Sial and Sima (continental and oceanic crust) along with figuring out what buoyancy and isostasy are. You'll need to complete question 9 from page 366 of the text (isostasy, isostatic rebound, and crustal equilibrium). If you need help look at the Geology for Kids web page, the flash animated movie on the Kids Know It network, or the enotes Isostasty: World of Earth Science page. If you missed it here's the DVD

A - Social Studies 11 - Today we'll finish our look at the legislative branch of government. You will need to work on the Senate reform questions that I assigned yesterday in class (1 & 2 from page 233 and 7 from page 247 in the Counterpoints textbook). We'll talk about this in class today and deal with Triple E Senate Reform. For the last part of the class I want you to consider the qualities of leadership. In essence I want you to think about people who you would follow and describe what makes a good leader. It is important to note that there is a difference between leadership, success, and popularity and we'll try to figure that out in the class.

D- Law 12 - Yesterday we looked at rights that we felt were important to us. We worked in groups to build lists and presented our ideas to class. We'll finish this activity this afternoon and then we'll take a look at the different types of rights (civil, legal, & human) we have in Canada. Today we'll identify three sections of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms that limit your individual rights and then work on the Ford v. Attorney General of Quebec (1988) case.

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