Friday, October 16, 2009

Friday, October 16, 2009

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

B - Geography 12 - Today we're going to start our new unit on gradation. We've looked at the process of building up the land through tectonics and energy from below. Now we'll focus on breaking down the surface of the Earth and today we cover "geomorphology". I'll take you outside to look at some slopes and then you will need to work on questions 2, 5, and 6 from page 442 in your Geosystems text. The United States Geological Survey has a good web page on Landslides here. You'll need to work on the physical weathering questions in your week 6 package (definition of frost action, exfoliation, and pressure release jointing along with questions 10, 12, 13, and 15 from page 442 of your Geosystems textbook). You can find the answers between pages 420-423 in the text and this flash animation website from the University of Kentucky Geology department will help as well.

A - Social Studies 11 - Today we will spend the entire class looking at the efforts of the Canadian Expeditionary Force on the western front in World War One. We will discuss the second battle of Ypres in 1915 and the first use of chlorine gas in warfare. We'll see the horrors of "das blutbad" - the Somme (Allied casualties 623,907 + German casualties 465,000 = 1,088,907 men in 4 months!). The casualties associated with this battle were largely due to using antiquated battle techniques in modern "mechanized" warfare (Sir Douglas Haig). 85% of the Newfoundland Regiment was wiped out in this battle (58,000 British troops were lost in the first day of the battle). Lastly we'll look at Vimy Ridge (1917), the first time that all four Canadian Regiments faught together as one force. Vimy is widely seen as the birth of Canadian nationalism and we'll watch the Canada: A People's History documentary on it today to end the class. Your job for work/homework will be to briefly explain each battle, identify Canada's role in them, and explain the results (impact). Don't forget to use the resources from yesterday's post for Ypres, Somme, Vimy, and Passchendaele.

D- Law 12 - Today we'll skip ahead in the text to look at violent crime (Chapter 7) and specifically Criminal Code section 229 (homicide). You'll have to work on questions 1-6 on page 190 dealing with culpable and non-culpable homicide in Canada.

Pau Hana Ohana!

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