Thursday, February 2, 2012

Friday, February 3. 2012

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

A Block Social Studies 11 - Today with Ms. Krahn you'll be looking at the executive branch of government in Canada. You'll look closely at the position of the Prime Minister, and what roles and responsilbilties come with that power. After this, you’ll discuss some of the characteristics of what makes a good leader, and examine some brief biographies of previous PMs to see if they possessed the qualities people want in a leader. Finally, Ms. Krahn will ask you to create a Job Posting for your ideal Prime Minister – think big! Who would your ideal candidate for the job be?Your posting should include the following:
•Job description (role and powers that the PM has)
•Job requirements (expectations and necessary capabilities)
•Preferred personal characteristics (choose five qualities of leadership that we discussed and explain what they mean for a PM)
Your job posting is due WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8.

Other stuff:Some of you were interested in knowing how much our government workers make. Here’s a link to the Parliament website that allows you to see salaries and how many days each position has worked in any given year.

B Block Law 12 - Today we will continue our Introduction to Law unit by quickly reviewing Hammurabi, Mosaic law, Common law, Precedent and Case law. We'll work on understanding case citations (R. v. Kerr, 2004, and Grant v. Dempsey, 2001). We'll discuss the "rule of law" and quickly review the Social Studies 11 topics of our constitution and how laws are made. Reading a Legal Citation Queens University
Intro to reading and Briefing a Case University of British Columbia
Scroll down to Case Citation on this PowerPoint from New Learner

C Block Geography 12 - Today we move on to systems and spheres. This is an important class as everything we look at in geography will be through the lens of systems science. We'll review yesterday's work on systems, feedback, equilibrium, and thresholds. After, we'll move on to geographic spheres within the Earth system (the Lithosphere, the Atmosphere, and the Hydrosphere). Your work will be to look at figure 1.8 (p.13) and figure 1.9 (p.14) in the Geosystems book and try to interpret the relationships amongst the four spheres as a result of humans burning fossil fuels. If you're having trouble with this consider the carbon cycle (pages 634-5 in text) or look at You could also look at Annenberg Media's "The Habitable Planet" Carbon Cycling website. For more help with positive and negative feedback loops take a look at Chapter 2 of Gerry Martin's on line Human Ecology textbook.

Pau Hana Ohana!

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