Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

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

A - Social Studies 11 - Today we'll quickly review the four causes of the first world war (Hint: we've talked about them, taken notes about them, done a question about them, and reviewed them so you might want to remember them for both your near and distant future). Next we'll go through the initial stages of conflict from Gavrillo Princip's assassination of the Austro-Hungarian Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife through the ultimatums and mobilizations that brought the wider European continent into conflict by September 1914. We'll watch the first two chapters of the Canada: A People's History documentary (Volume 5 Ordeal By Fire). I'll have you take a few notes down about the Canadian Expeditionary Force annd then you'll need to work on questions 2, 3, and 4 from page 28 of the Counterpoints textbook.

B- Geography 12 - Today we are watching one of the worst disaster movies of all time...Dante's Peak (oh Bond...James Bond I mean Dalton...Harry Dalton of the USGS Cascade Volcano Observatory you dedicated vulcanologist yet tortured soul).

You will have a series of questions to answer about the volcanology in the movie. Believe it or not there is actually some good things about the movie. I'm a big fan of the lahars and the pyroclastic flow is a fairly decent recreation. What I really want is a truck that can drive over top and through a lava flow like the US Forest Service truck in the movie...That would be sweet! Seriously though there are too many errors in science to count but you'll need to try to identify a few. We'll finish the movie tomorrow. By the way check out the video of some really risky and idiotic behaviour near a volcano....yeah I'd probably do it too.

D- Law 12 - Today you're in the library again for your controversial legal issues project. You only have two more days to work on this assignment so you had best use your time wisely....that means no Facebook or other social networking and get you research done! Don't forget to look at yesterday's post for links and the assignment explanation. Good Luck.

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