Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

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

B- Geography 12 - Today we'll finish our look at systems and spheres in geography. Next, we'll work on time zones, latitude and longitude, GPS, and the remote sensing technology of GIS. There are five questions on the week one day five handout to complete in class.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

A - Social Studies 11- Yesterday we continued our look at the government structure by focusing on our Federal system of governance and the division of powers between levels of governments. We'll start today by reviewing your "Division of Powers" activity from yesterday and then we'll finish our look at Federalism with challenges to it (think regionalism from yesterday). We'll take a diagram down about the structure of our government and then we'll look at the legislative branch of government. No homework tonight!

D- Law 12 - Today we will continue our Introduction to Law unit by focusing on Hammurabi, Mosaic law, Common law, Precedent and Case law. We'll 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). We'll discuss the "rule of law" and quickly review the Social Studies 11 topics of our constitution and how laws are made. Today I'm assigning you questions 1, 3, 5, 6, 7 & 8 on page 19 in the All About Law textbook for work and if you do not complete it in time then what is left over will be assigned for homework.
Reading a Legal Citation Queens University
Intro to reading and Briefing a Case University of British Columbia
Scroll down to Case Citation on this PowerPoint from New Learner

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