Friday, September 16, 2011

Friday, September 16. 2011

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

A Block Criminology 12 - Today we'll start the class with a bit of time to work on the question I posed at the end of yesterday's class:
In order to stay safe from crime, would you want to live in a country that has harsh penalties that are swift, certain, and severe or would you be willing to risk crime being done to you and not have harsh penalties for criminals that are swift, certain, and severe? Why?
After this we'll watch our first Criminal Minds episode of the course. I'll have you watch "Empty Planet" from Season 2. In this episode The BAU travels to Seattle to identify and catch a serial bomber who has been terrorizing the city and targeting centers of automated technology. Working with the author of a science fiction novel that has become a guide for the bomber, the team attempts to determine why certain sites have been chosen as targets. I'll ask you to explain the profile that the team builds on the serial bomber after the episode is done.

B Block Geography 12 - Today we'll do a brief introduction to topographic maps and I'll show you how to identify location, estimate area, calculate slope, and determine direction on them. Here are a few webpages to help:
Natural Resources Canada Toporama
Reading Topographic Maps
Mount Union College Reading Topo Maps
United States Geological Survey Reading Topo Maps

Idaho State University Interpreting Topo Maps
Montana State University Interpreting Topo Maps

Natural Resources & Water Queensland Australia Interpreting Topo Maps pdf

Next we'll work on the Prince Rupert topographic map from the Canadian Landscape (pages 20 - 23 & click on the map above). I'll need you to work on questions 1, 2, 3, 4 a & b, 5, 7 a,b,d & e, and 9 a & b. Use Google Earth or Google Maps to help you with this assignment and if you have a problem or question you should post a comment on this blog entry or e-mail me at my school address.

C Block Introduction to Law 9/10 - Today we are going to watch an episode of "I Detective" called Terror Tactics. In this show the investigation of a crime is followed and at key points the narration stops and you'll be asked to make a decision as if you were a detective in the case. I will ask you to keep track of your choices and we'll see what kind of criminal investigator / detective you'd make!

D Block Social Studies 11 - Today we'll have the block to work on the bill into law comic / cartoon that we started yesterday. Don't forget to use the Make it Law sheet we used to form ideas yesterday and the legislative process steps I outlined with you in class. If you need help look in your Counterpoints textbook and this diagram from the Parliament of Canada should help:

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