Thursday, December 15, 2011

Thursday, December 15. 2011

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

D Block Social Studies 11 - Today we'll examine the Cold War in greater detail. We'll learn about the economic and political ramifications on Canada of an ideological conflict between the two superpowers. I hope you got a sense of the fear associated with nuclear war and communists (Senator Joseph McCarthy's communist witch hunt - the House Un-American Activities Committee which became known as the ideology of "McCarthyism"). We also took a look at the Truman Doctrine (President Truman pledged assistance to "free peoples who are resisting attempted subjugation by armed minorities or by outside pressures") which helps you understand 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. 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.

C Block Law 9/10 - Today we are back in the library to do one of two things...Either you may use the block to finish your Clue Us In crime scene reconstruction activity (which I'll be taking from you tomorrow) or you may work on the Rookie Training section of the Rice University CSI Web experience site. Don't forget that you should complete the training for Forensic Biology (DNA), Toxicology, Firearms and Toolmarks (Ballistics), Medical Examiner (Pathologist) and CSI Ethics FIRST. Eventually I'd like you to work through the intermediate case (Canine Caper). Rice University CSI Web Adventure site.

B Block Geography 12 - Today you have a unit final on weather...No problems! I am certain that you will do well on this test as you've shown me that you can read and interpret a weather map with greater ability than most news "weather forecasters". Tomorrow we watch the movie "Twister" and in the time remaining after the test you may work on your Okanagan Valley topographic map assignment that we began on Tuesday.

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