Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

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

D- Law 12
- Today we will continue our Introduction to Law unit. We'll finish our notes on the divisions of Public (criminal, constitutional, and administrative) and Private law (tort, family, contract, property, and labour law). In class I'll have you work on questions 4, 5, and 6 from pages 24 and 25 of the All About Law textbook. Tomorrow we'll briefly look at where our laws come from and identify how to read a case citation.

A - Social Studies 11 - Today we'll continue our look at the government structure we have here in Canada. Yesterday we took down a few notes on Democracy (direct and representative) and Constitutional Monarchies and today we'll focus on the Queen's representative in Canada, our Constitution and the Federal system of governance (Federal, Provincial, and Municipal division of powers).
Governor General of Canada
The Federal Government
The Constitution Act 1982

B- Geography 12 - Today we'll finish our look at the Five Themes, looking at movement and regions, discuss the Geography ID assignment and then move on to systems and spheres. Today will be an important class as everything we look at in geography will be through the lens of systems science. We'll look at systems, feedback, equilibrium, and thresholds. A reminder: the "Geography ID" assignment will be due on Thursday (NOTE: you'll need access to the Internet and Google Earth - download Google Earth for free at http://earth.google.com/). After, if there's time, we'll move on to geographic spheres within the Earth system. Your homework will be to look at figure 1.8 (p.13) and figure 1.9 (p.14) in the Geosystems book and try to interpret the relationships amongst the four spheres as a result of humans burning fossil fuels. If you're having trouble with this consider the carbon cycle (pages 634-5 in text) or look at http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Library/CarbonCycle/.

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