Thursday, October 20, 2011

Thursday, October 20. 2011

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

D Block Social Studies 11 - So we'll get to what we didn't get to yesterday. Today 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 1 & 2 from page 24 as well as question 2 from page 47 along with questions 2, 3, and 4 from page 28 of the Counterpoints textbook. Lastly we'll talk about the technology of warfare in 1914 - 1915 and how the mechanization of war enabled a horrific toll to be exacted upon soldiers and the landscape.

C Block Law 9/10 - Today we'll start with the small poster assignment you got at the end of class yesterday. Remember you need to show the rights and obligations of an arrested person. Illustrate your poster with drawings in order to help graphically describe your rights and obligations upon arrest.

For your your final assignment of the year you are going to create a webpage on a particular area of study in forensic science and today you may choose your topic.

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.

Subjects / Topics to choose from:
Forensic Anthropology
Forensic Entomology
Hairs and Fibers
Questioned Documents
Forensic Serology
Forensic Pathology
Forensic Odontology
Computer Forensics
Forensic Chemistry
Ask for other topics

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.

A Block Criminology 12 - Today we begin with some time to continue your shoplifting poster and then we'll look at burglary & Break and Enter. I'll give you a few notes and then you'll need to answer the following: What characteristics must a good burglar have? (Look at Neil Shover's explanation on page 264) and What are the differences between male and female burglars? After that we'll watch an episode of Leverage (the Snow Job) from Season 1. Keep an eye on the skill set of the burglars and watch how they play their mark.

B Block Geography 12 - Today we continue our look at chemical weathering by focusing our attention on karst topography and caves. We'll look on Google Earth at Guangxi province in China, Ha Long Bay in Vietnam, and Arecibo in Puerto Rico. If you go to the Geoscape Nanaimo webpage you can find some really good graphic and information about Karst on Vancouver Island (on the left hand panel click on "Our Rock Foundations" and you'll find the subsection on caves and karst). For homework you'll need to define: stalactite, stalagmite, flowstone, sinkhole/doline, and karst valley. You'll need to answer question 17, 20, 21, and 23 from page 443 in your Geosystems text and explain how tower karst (pagodas) forms and identify where it can be found. We'll watch the Planet Earth Cave episode and you can see the opening sequence here. This will help you with the week 7 questions on Karst topography and solution cave formation. Check out the National Geographic article "Cave of the Crystal Giants" which is about Cueva de los Cristales, or Cave of Crystals, a limestone cavern with glittering selenite crystal beams discovered in 2000 nearly a thousand feet below ground in the Naica mine in northern Mexico.

For cool pictures of solution cave formations check out The Virtual Cave. Also if you wish to see these features "live" you could travel 40 kilometres south and go to the Horn Lake Caves.

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