Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Tuesday, January 17. 2012

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

C Block Law 9/10 - Today is our last day in the lab to work on the forensic science web page project that is due next week. When you finish your site please provide me your URL and I will check it out an post a link on this site. Do not forget that you need a links page that is in essence your bibliography and you need at least one print source for the project. Next Tuesday will be your last quiz in the class and tomorrow, when we're back in the class, I'll hand back your work and we'll look at court room procedures. Thursday w'll look at sentencing and the court levels here in BC.

D Block Social Studies 11 - Today I'll give you some time to continue yesterday's work from "The Human Population: History and Concepts" handout (finishing up mortality factors, discussing rate of natural increase and looking at both population pyramids and the demographic transition model). We'll then move into dependency ratio and China's One Child policy. We'll work through questions 1-4 on the Reading a Graph activity on page 327 and questions 2 & 3 on page 331 in the Counterpoints textbook together as a class. This work (along with the information on page 328) will help you with your Population activity. Tomorrow we'll look at population density, carrying capacity, and begin our look at living standards.
BBC News - Has China's One Child Policy Worked?
BBC News - China 'Steps Up' One Child Policy
China's One Child Family Policy
China's One Child Polict Enters New Phase

B Block Geography 12 - To start the class, we will discuss Jared Diamond's book Collapse, trying to make sense of how civilizations in the past collapsed (Maya & Rapa Nui) and extrapolating his findings to our modern society today. We'll look at the twelve major modern environmental problems that Diamond identifies and examine his conclusions about our potential future. Remember to ask me about bunnies and Australia, specifically the 24 bunnies that the British brought with them in 1859 and how much the Australian government spends annually to control them. See Diamond talk at TED here.

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