Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Tuesday, October 25. 2011

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

C Block Law 9/10 - Today we are in the library to begin work on the final project of the year...your forensic science webpage project. I posted this last Thursday but here again is the criteria 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.

Subjects / Topics to choose from (NOTE: Since there are many of you in the class I have limited the amount of people per topic to two - 2 - so if on the list below it says chosen already then two people have already selected that topic and you'll need to choose another topic):

Forensic Anthropology
Fingerprinting (chosen already)
Ballistics (chosen already)
Forensic Entomology
Hairs and Fibers
Questioned Documents
Toxicology (chosen already)
Forensic Serology (chosen already)
Forensic Pathology
Forensic Odontology (chosen already)
Computer Forensics (chosen already)
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.

D Block Social Studies 11 - Today we will spend the entire class looking at the efforts of the Canadian Expeditionary Force on the western front in World War One. We will discuss the second battle of Ypres in 1915 and the first use of chlorine gas in warfare. We'll see the horrors of "das blutbad" - the Somme (Allied casualties 623,907 + German casualties 465,000 = 1,088,907 men in 4 months!). The casualties associated with this battle were largely due to using antiquated battle techniques in modern "mechanized" warfare (Sir Douglas Haig). 85% of the Newfoundland Regiment was wiped out in this battle (58,000 British troops were lost in the first day of the battle). Lastly we'll look at Vimy Ridge (1917), the first time that all four Canadian Regiments faught together as one force. Vimy is widely seen as the birth of Canadian nationalism and we'll watch the Canada: A People's History documentary on it today to end the class. Your job for work/homework will be to briefly explain each battle, identify Canada's role in them, and explain the results (impact). Don't forget to use the resources from yesterday's post for Ypres, Somme, Vimy, and Passchendaele which I'll post here for you again:

A Block Criminology 12 - Today we're back in the library for another day to work on the term end project or to complete blog work that has yet to be finished. I posted this yesterday but in case you forgot...If you're finished all of your blog entries then you can begin to research your seminar topic. Instead of an essay or a survey of criminological theory worksheet I thought I'd give you the opportunity to spend some time looking at something that really interests you in Criminology. So basically I'd like to have a seminar on Wednesday and Thursday next week, where you have up to five minutes to present information on a criminology topic to the class. You can look at a specific crime, a specific criminal, a specific criminological theory, a criminal justice & enforcement technique that reduces crime, or any other criminological topic but it really should be of interest to you. So if you're really interested in gangs you can choose that (what they do, how they do it, where they operate). If you're really interested in a specific gang you can choose that (the Hells Angels or the Bandidos). If you're really interested in how police infiltrate gangs you can choose that. What should this look like? You'll have five minutes and you can use either your blog or powerpoint or some web based resource for graphic information. Tell the class what you found out about your topic and why it interests you.

B Block Geography 12 - Today we take the class to walk down to the Tsolum River to look at fluvial processes and riparian environments. We could not have a better day weather wise for this field trip and I hope that you brought some sturdy shoes with you for our exploration of the river.

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