Friday, December 16, 2011

Friday, December 16. 2011

Aaah today is the last day before Christmas Break here at Vanier. We have an altered schedule for the day that looks like this:

C Block 9:05-10:00
AG 10:05-10:15
D Block 10:20-11:15
Assembly 11:20-12:20
Lunch 12:20-1:00
A Block 1:05-2:05
B Block 2:10-3:15

C Block Law 9/10 - Today we will continue our look at crime scene investigation and you'll have time to work on your assignment in class; then we will watch the CSI episode "Burden of Proof" (Season 2 Episode 215). Don't forget that your Clue Us In crime scene assignment is due today.

D Block Social Studies 11 - Your "Cold War Flashpoints" activity where you will analyze the following four conflicts through a W5H approach: Korean War, Vietnam War, Suez Crisis, and the Cuban Missile Crisis is due today. Remember that W5H = Who (countries & people) was involved; What happened during the conflict; When did the conflict take place; Where did the conflict break out and spread to; Why did the conflict occur; and How was Canada involved and affected by the conflict. While you're completing this we'll continue with the Atomic Cafe movie that we've been watching in class.

B Block Geography 12 - Today we will begin watching Twister; one of the greatest yet dumbest disaster movies of the 1990's. Your job is to identify as many errors in meteorology as possible AND you'll need to figure out which character is MOST like Mr. Young.

Some errors are easy - NO! It is not possible to survive an EF5 tornado strike above ground tethered to drainage pipes. Some are more subtle - the Fujita scale was introduced in 1971 and in the 1969 flashback scene (at the beginning of the film) the weather reporter on the television (portrayed by Oklahoma City KWTV 9 meteorologist Gary England) said an F5 tornado was about to strike...two years before the scale was introduced by Dr. Ted Fujita!

Now as to I said above there are bits of Mr. Young in most of the characters in the movie your mission (should you choose to accept it) is to figure out who Mr. Young is most like. The mission is not impossible so is it Dr. Jo Harding? Bill Harding? Dustin 'Dusty' Davis? Robert 'Rabbit' Nurick? Jason 'Preacher' Rowe? No, Mr. Young is not like Dr. Melissa Reeves or Dr. Jonas Miller so let's get that over with now :) Let's have some fun with the movie

Alan Ruck is Robert Nurick "Rabbit" (and Ferris Bueller's friend Cameron too!)
Bill Paxton is Bill Harding "the Extreme"
Helen Hunt is Dr. Jo Harding
Philip Seymour Hoffman is Dustin Davis "Dusty"

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