Sunday, October 30, 2011

Monday, October 31. 2011

Happy Halloween family. Today's spooky schedule is A-B-C-D

Also...Happy 7 BILLION Day. Estimates are that today the population of the world will hit the 7 Billion mark. What does that mean for you?

Find out what your population number is at the BBC site here.

A Block Criminology 12 - OK so this is it. These are the last two days to get your seminar topic prepared and ready to go for Wednesday and Thursday this week. Now let's talk about stress. Some of you are not too fond of public speaking and find it an unpleasant experience. It doesn't have to be. You have five minutes (or more if you need it) to present information on a criminology topic to the class. The information is about something you are interested in and why you are interested in it. Some of you have indicated that you're panicking about speaking in front of the class which is both natural and actually kind of funny (given that you all have done this already just not in a structured format). So look through the following websites to help you plan for your talk:

CAASAA Public Speaking Skills
How to Conquer Public Speaking Fear
Toastmasters Tips & Techniques
Overcoming the Fear of Speaking to Groups
Overcoming the Fear of Public Speaking
The Art of Speechmaking

We start Wednesday with our last quiz in the class and then we move on to presentations for the remainder of the week.

B Block Geography 12 - Today we will quickly review rivers and streams (floodplains) and after we will discuss floods and watch portion of a video on the Red River flood of 1997 ("Flood of the Millennium") as well as the Raging Planet video on floods. Then, you'll need to work on the Red River flood study in your week 9 package.

Some web pages to help with the causes of floods and flood protection measure are:
Public Safety Canada: Floods
Environment Canada: Floods
City of Winnipeg: Floods
Atlas of Canada: Floods
How Stuff Works: Floods
USGS: Floods
Clips from the Raging Planet Flood video can be seen here

C Block Law 9/10 - Today we are back in the library for your next day to work on your final assignment of the year which I posted on the blog last week. You are going to create a webpage on a particular area of study in forensic science. For the forensic science web page assignment, there are many on line web page creation sites (including this site which is kind of like a bloggers for dummies site). Try the following:
Of course the creation of your site is really the last step in the process. Once you've chosen your topic (through me) you will need to get started working on finding information about it. Don't forget there are some fabulous print resources in the library and you must have at least one print source for this assignment.

LAW 9 / 10 Forensic Science Web Page Project:

It will be your responsibility to create one section of the G.P. Vanier Forensic Science/Criminology web page. You will need to find the following information about your chosen subject / topic:

1. A description of your subject which includes an explanation of what is (history, background information, people associated with it, important milestones and discoveries)
2. An explanation of how your topic is collected at the crime scene and the tools that are used to interpret the evidence at the crime lab.
3. An description showing how the subject is used to solve crimes (identifying suspects, showing the cause of death, tracing the source of evidence or identifying a possible alternate crime scene)
4. Graphics - photos, illustrations, and animations that show and explain your subject
5. Case Study - Provide one example of how your subject was used to solve a real crime.
6. Provide URL’s as links for further investigation of your subject.

D Block Social Studies 11 - Today we'll take a look at the effects of the war on the "Home Front" and examine how the government conscripted wealth (paid) for the war (income tax & victory bonds). We'll examine government propaganda and then spend more time looking at the Suffragette movement (along with Nellie McClung and the Woman's Christian Temperance Union). We'll watch the Canada: A People's History documentary "Our Investment in Blood" (Volume 5 Chapter 3) and you'll need to complete question 2 from page 39 of the Counterpoints text.
Check out the Canadian War Museum First World War poster site here or the McGill War posters webpage here or the Canada at War enlistment posters here.
For more on propaganda techniques in war check out:
Global Issues
Media Awareness Network
Propaganda Critic

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