Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Days 38-40 Wednesday November 3 - Friday November 5. 2010

Hello Family. I am being inducted as a member of the College of Fellows for the Royal Canadian Geographical Society so I'll be in Ottawa for the rest of the week. As a result we are lucky to have Ms. Stoyles here to work with you.

A - Introduction to Law 9/10 - On Wednesday you'll need to take out your note package on criminal law in Canada. Yesterday we went through the steps and procedures of an indictable offense trial here in Canada and you had some questions to work through. Today you'll go through the three court levels in BC (Provincial Court, Supreme Court and BC Court of Appeals). You'll need to complete questions 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 24, and 26 of the assigned question handout by Friday this week. Don't forget that on Monday you’ll have your final quiz. While you work on the questions, Ms. Stoyles will put on a video to help you with the answers .

On Thursday and Friday you'll be in the library so that you may continue working on your forensic science web page project. Do not forget that this assignment is due on Monday and you can check the Monday October 25th entry for details. I can't stress this enough...Get it Done!

C - Law 12 - On Wednesday and Thursday you'll continue your look at the Controlled Drug and Substances Act and drug related offences in Canada. First you'll read through the R. v. Zammit (1993) case and go through the questions aloud as a class. Then you'll need to work through questions 4, 5, and 7 on page 218 and 2 & 3 from page 220 in the All About Law text. Next find out what the Criminal Code says a "vehicle" is and what a public space is in relation to impaired driving, including the very important legal concept of "care or control". Partner up on Thursday and read through R. v. Hundal (1993), R. v. Bernshaw (1995), R. v. Colarusso (1994), and R. v. Dersch (1993). In partners, briefly summarize each the four cases and identify the important points of law that an individual in society (a reasonable person) should learn from them (think the moral of the story). Do this as a concept map on a large chart paper, showing connections (Similarities) between the four cases. Finally, you'll need to work on your own to complete questions 6, 7, and 8 from page 229 of the text. For more on the new drinking and driving laws in BC check out the Road Rules blog.

Now this is a lot of work so on Friday if you've worked hard Ms. Stoyles will show you an episode of Law & Order from season six―Saviour (in it a down-on-his-luck ad executive becomes the prime suspect when his wife and son are killed, and his daughter wounded on a night that he claims was spent drinking).

D- Geography 12 - Mt Merapi is at it again. Check out the Reuters video here or the articles at CBS news (with photos) here or from CBC and the Associated Press here.

Wednesday we look at stream profiles, deltas, and floodplains. We are focusing on the erosive action of rivers along with the landforms that they create. You will need to define nickpoint, undercut bank, point bar, and slip-off slope along with copying a meandering stream profile (figure 14.15 on p.460 in the Geosystems text) and a diagram on oxbow lake formation (figure 14.16 on p.461 in the Geosystems text). Your homework is questions 17, 20, 21 & 22 from page 482 in your Geosystems text.

Thursday day we will quickly review rivers and streams and after we will discuss floods and watch a video on the Red River flood of 1997 ("Flood of the Millennium") and then you'll need to work on the Red River flood study in your week 8 package.

Friday we're continuing our look at water by focusing on coastal processes and landforms. We will look at how water erodes, shapes, and creates coastal landscapes by focusing on long shore current & drift. We'll analyze the differences between an erosional and depositional coastline and try to make sense of the hazards of living along depositional coastlines (think Cape Hatteras, North Carolina). For additional information and help on questions 8, 11, 13, & 14 in your Geosystems text go to:

Coasts at University of Kentucky Geology Department flash animation site
Cerritos College Earth Science Coast Landforms
University of Regina Geomorphology Class notes
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Geomorphology from space site
USGS Coastal & Marine Geology program
NOAA: Pressures on Coastal Environments
There's a great article on the dangers of people moving to coastlines at EARTH magazine here.
There's a great web page on the Graveyard of the Atlantic: Sable Island Nova Scotia. Check out the topographic map here

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