Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Tuesday, January 10. 2012

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

C Block Law 9/10 - Today we are back in the library for your next day to work on your final assignment of the year which I posted on the blog yesterday. You are going to create a webpage on a particular area of study in forensic science and you should have already chosen your topic. Please use yesterday's blog entry to make sense of the criteria for the assignment. Do not forget that you will need to have at least one print source and I have many books (as does the library). This assignment is due in two weeks on January 24th. Tomorrow we're back in the class to talk about the physical and mental elements of a crime, the three types of criminal intent, attempts, conspiracies and the four parties to an offense.

D Block Social Studies 11 - Today we'll continue to examine the transformation of Canadian society in the 1960's and the 1970's. I'll have you finish the work on the protest movements in Canada (youth and anti-war; women; environment; and first nations). and we'll also take a look at the CCF and social welfare in Canada. Yesterday you worked on questions 2 & 3 from page 183 of the Counterpoints textbook and today I'll have you add question 2 from page 176 as well. Tomorrow we'll examine the Quebec-Canada relationship and Thursday we'll look into the issue of multiculturalism in Canada.

B Block Geography 12 - Today is a crucial day in Geography 12; we will be discussing biogeochemical cycles - specifically the carbon and nitrogen cycles. We will also be discussing the flow of energy through an ecosystem (trophic layers and food webs). It is very important that you review systems and feedback from week 1 of the course. For a great on-line text resource check out the Human Ecology textbook by Gerry Marten. For more on cycles in ecosystems check out:
Biogeochemical Cyles at Windows to the Universe
Biogeochemical Cyles at Geography 4 Kids
Biogeochemical Cyles at Michael Ritter's on line "The Physical Environment" text
Trophic Pyramids and Food Webs at Physical Geography
Food Chains and Food Webs
Build a Food Web "Chain Reaction" game
Bill Nye video "(It's the) Food Web" by Food Webby Web on the Soundtrack of Science
McGraw Hill BC Grade 7 Science textbook animation on PCB's and Bioaccumulation

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