Monday, February 27, 2012

Monday, February 27. 2012

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

A Block Social Studies 11 - Today with Ms Krahn...Just a reminder, the questions from last week are due. Hand them in today if you have not done so already.

1.Describe the steps taken in BC to restrict Asian immigration (Counterpoints p. 10-11)
2.Describe the policies of the federal government that were designed to assimilate Canada’s Aboriginal people (Counterpoints p. 12)
3.Can we right the wrongs of past generations? Is a formal apology appropriate, or not enough?

Questions 1-7 on pages 18-19 in your Counterpoints textbook on primary and secondary sources.

1. What powers did the War Measures Act give to the Canadian Government?
2. Do you think the War Measures Act was necessary? Why or why not?

Today we’ll be covering advances in military technology, and how these changes affected perceptions of war. We’ll watch a short clip on the types of technology, and briefly discuss the types of weaponry that changed the face of war (Photo Essay )

Then I will ask you to brainstorm some ideas to answer the following question:


Then, we’ll take a closer look at trench warfare, and how this system became a symbol of the stalemate of WWI.

Using this interactive map, we’ll look at the details of the Schlieffen Plan and then we'll discuss the conditions soldiers had to face while living in the trenches.

We will also watch two video clips about trench warfare.

The first is about soldiers going ‘over the top’ from the film Gallipoli
The second is from the NFB documentary Frontlines – life in the trenches:

B Block Law 12 - Today is your introductory unit final test in Law. Since you had the weekend to prepare I am certain that you will do extra well on this test. When you're done you have two things to accomplish:

  1. Come up with three "Criminal Law" questions you want answered for the "Free Question Day" (remember to write your questions about crimes, criminals, and punishment on a piece of paper and place them in the question box).

  2. Brainstorm a list of all the crimes you can think of in the following categories: Violent Crime; Property Crime; High Impact Social Order Crime
We'll deal with these at the end of the class today and in class tomorrow afternoon as well

C Block Geography 12 - On Friday we took some notes about the five types of volcanoes and watched the Discovery Channel Raging Planet episode on Volcanoes.

Today I will finish the types of volcanoes with you (focusing on cinder, caldera and fissure) and then we'll watch the remainder of the Raging Planet episode. Later I'll show you some footage of the Kilauea eruption (both pahoehoe and aa flows) and the Soufriere Hills volcanic eruption on Montserrat. We'll then look at the differences between explosive and effusive volcanic eruptions (think silica and gas) and you'll have a big question to look at. Tomorrow we will focus on Mount Saint Helens, Wednesday we'll look at our case study and focus on Mount Rainier and then Thursday and Friday we're in the library working on our first project.

Now for fun (as if there isn't enough Volcano fun already in Geography 12)...

Remember how I was talking with you about walking on Lava in Hawaii? Below you'll find a YouTube video compilation of a series called "On the Volcanoes of the World" where French vulcanologist Guy de Saint Cyr takes people around the world to study Volcanoes....Sweet!

You could also watch the Hawaii episode here.

Or you could watch this...

Yeah that would probably be me.

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