Thursday, September 29, 2011

Thursday, September 29. 2011

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

Because it is Terry Fox day here at Vanier the schedule for the day is altered. It looks like this:
D 9:05-9:55
C 10:00-10:50
Assembly/Run/Lunch 10:55-1:15
A 1:20-2:15
B 2:20-3:15

D Block Social Studies 11 - Yesterday we got caught up in a discussion about economics, politics and recent US & Canadian big deal as it was a good conversation. Today we'll get back on track by looking at the five major political parties and their platforms. I'll have you look through the platforms and try to select a party that most represents your beliefs. You'll need to explain why you would choose that party if you were eligible to vote today. After I'll have you work through questions 1, 2, and 4 on page 258 of the Counterpoints textbook.

C Block Law 9/10 - Today we will continue our look at crime scene investigation. We will look at examining a dead body and review the scientists in the forensic crime lab. Tomorrow, you'll get a photocopied handout of your "Clue Us In" crime scene reconstruction/investigation assignment that you'll have time to work on in the library next week.

Don't forget that this Friday your poster is due (Serial Killer profiling analysis). If you are interested in playing crime scene investigation on line go to: Rice University's CSI: The Experience Web Adventure
We'll work on Rookie Training together next week.

B Block Geography 12 - Yesterday we looked at earthquakes and the seismic gap concept (focusing on Izmit Turkey in 1999). Today....Oh today we look at Tsunamis and the west coast of North America. We'll watch sections of the Discovery Channel documentary "America's Tsunami: Are we Next?" You will have two questions to work on tonight in your week four package:

  1. How do Tsunami’s work? from p.11 &

  2. Why can tsunamis cause such damage and devastation? What are some characteristics of the wave that factor into how much damage it could cause? How do coastal or shoreline features factor into the extent of damage? What role could a warning system play? How effective would a warning system be for the west coast of Vancouver Island? Why?

You can find more information at:
PBS documentary "The Wave that Shook the World"
PEP Tsunami Preparedness website

A Block Criminology 12 - Today we'll finish watching the Warner Brothers cartoons that we started yesterday in class and we'll wrap up our discussion with a few notes on the question: Where does violence come from? We'll look at personal traits, ineffective families, evolutionary factors, exposure to violence, cultural values, substance abuse, and firearm availability. After that we'll we'll discuss murder and homicide. We'll discuss the divisions of murder in Canada (1st and 2nd degree and manslaughter), the extent of murder in Canada, and murderous relations (acquaintance and stranger homicide). If there's time I'd like to talk about multiple homicides (mass and serial murder) and motives for killing other human beings.

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