Sunday, January 8, 2012

Monday, January 9. 2012

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

B Block Geography 12 - Today we shift our focus to look at ecosystem components. We'll identify what an ecosystem is (along with its abiotic and biotic components) and understand what a community is. We'll see what Tim and Moby have to tell us about ecosystems and then you'll need to work on questions 1, 4, 6, and 8 from page 661 of your Geosystems textbook. For help on ecosystems check out:
"The Concept of the Ecosystem"
Ecosystem Fundamentals
Ecological Systems
Living Things: Habitats & Ecosystems

C Block Law 9/10 - Today we start in the class with our second to last quiz in the class. Once we've finished this then we off to the library to begin work on the final project of the year...your forensic science webpage project. 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.

Here are some previous examples of the Forensic science web page project for you to look at if you'd like:
Forensic Pathology
Forensic Serology or Forensic Serology
Computer Forensics

Forensic Physics
Forensic Toxicology
Forensic Voice Identification

D Block Social Studies 11 - Today we begin our look at the radical transformation of Canadian society in the later half of the 20th Century. We'll try to make sense of the dizzying pace of change that altered our "identity". We'll examine the dramatic changes to Canada's culture and identity as a result of the "baby boom" generation. We'll look at how the government tried to protect Canadian culture and the economy along with the development of both the environmental and woman's rights movements. The overarching question we'll try to answer is:

To what extent have Local, National, and Global forces shaped Canadian identity?

We'll watch a few episodes of Canada: A People's History and then you'll need to work on questions 2 & 3 from page 182 of the Counterpoints textbook.

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