Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Thursday, February 16. 2012

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

C Block Geography 12 - Yesterday we looked at magma, igneous rocks, and plutonic (intrusive) igneous rock features (both concordant and discordant features). Today we will focus on sedimentary and metamorphic rocks. We'll take down a cross section diagram of the geology here in south western British Columbia. We'll collectively define compaction, cementation, recrystallization, clastic sedimentary rock, and non clastic sedimentary rock. We will define contact, regional, and dynamic metamorphosism and you'll have question 15 from page 366 in your Geosystems text for homework.

Check out the Dynamic Earth Interactive Rock Identification site here
Check out the Flash animation of Metamorphic Rock Creation here.

B Block Law 12 - Today we will continue our look at the legal rights we have here in Canada. We'll go through sections 7 - 14 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms (legal rights section).

We'll look at two cases: Rodriguez v British Columbia (Attorney General), 1993 - which deals with Section 7 of the Charter (life, liberty and security of the person) and R. v. Tessling, 2004 - which deals with Section 8 of the Charter (search and seizure). I'll have you work on the following questions: page 54 q 1-3; page 56 q 1, 2 and 4; and page 60 question 1.

For more information on the fight in Canada for the right to die on one's own terms look at the CBC In Depth site on the Sue Rodriguez case. In 2011, Gloria Taylor from Kelowna filed a case in B.C. Supreme Court to grant her the right to a doctor-assisted suicide. More info on this case can be found here.

A Block Social Studies 11 - Today with Ms. Krahn you'll be writing your government unit final quiz. Today you will be writing your test on the Government unit. The test consists of 15 multiple choice, 15 short answer and 15 matching questions. The test includes material we covered in class, and material that you looked closely at for the unit assignments. There is also a bit of overlap with the information you have covered in the review. Best of luck.

Reminder: The Review portion of the test is due TODAY. All other assignments are due FRIDAY.

After the test, we’ll take a step back from government and I’ll ask you to think about Canadian identity – what does it mean to be Canadian? The overarching theme for our history unit will be how Canadian identity has been shaped throughout the events of the 20th century. We’ll watch a (student made!) video on the subject, and talk about some of these ideas.

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