Thursday, November 17, 2011

Thursday, November 17. 2011

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

D Block Social Studies 11 - Today we'll start our look at the Stock Market crash of 1929 and see the long term impacts it had on the Canadian economy. We'll see how material consumption drives the North American economic market and determine what impact losses on the stock market had on consumer confidence (We will not examine Supply-Side economics or Keynesian macroeconomic theory - you should take Mr. Rebitt's classes if you are interested here). We'll try to understand stocks and shares, supply and demand, and the costs of using credit. We'll also look at protectionism and see how it impacts international markets. We'll watch a few Brain Pop videos and take a few notes today. You have only question 1 a & b from page 79 in Counterpoints to work on.
History Channel: the 1929 Stock Market Crash
Susanna McLeod Stock Market Crash 1929 Canada
CBC Archives Black Monday
You Tube Stock Market Crash video

C Block Law 9/10 - For the first part of today's class, you will continue drawing what you think the typical victim of an assault looks like. We will go over the demographic statistics about victims and the factors that add to the risks of being a victim (consider age, gender, social status, relationship status, race or ethnicity, prior victimization, behaviour, location, culture, etc...). With this information , you'll get a better idea of who can become a victim of crime and why.

B Block Geography 12 - Today we'll begin our look at stratospheric ozone. After looking at the ways that ozone protects us and understanding how it can be destroyed by CFCs (Tim and Moby will help us here) you'll need to complete questions 8 and 9 from page 90 in your Geosystems textbook. For more information on Ozone look at:
US Environmental Protection Agency Stratospheric Ozone page
European Commission on the Environment Ozone page

Environment Canada senior climatologist David Phillips indicated today that predicting the weather is becoming much more difficult. "It's almost as if you can't look at the past to tell us what the future is," David Phillips told CBC News. "There's a new norm: Expect the unexpected." Check out the article here.

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