Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Thursday, February 9. 2012

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

C Block Geography 12 - Today we'll finish our introduction to topographic maps and then we'll work on the Prince Rupert topographic map from the Canadian Landscape (pages 20 - 23 & click on the map below). I'll need you to work on questions 1, 2, 3, 4 a & b, 5, 7 a,b,d & e, and 9 a & b. Use Google Earth or Google Maps to help you with this assignment and if you have a problem or question you should post a comment on this blog entry or e-mail me at my school address.

B Block Law 12 - Yesterday we looked at rights that we felt were important to us. We worked in groups to build lists and began to present our ideas to class. We'll finish this activity this afternoon and then we'll take a look at the different types of rights (civil, legal, & human) we have in Canada. To end the class we'll identify three sections of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms that limit your individual rights look at the R. v. Oakes (1986) case and I'll have you work on the summary questions from the last chaper (Apply Your Learning q's 5-6-7 pages 34 & 35 in the All About Law text)

A Block Social Studies 11 - Today with Ms. Krahn you’ll continue your group work on Canadian Federal political parties. You’ll have some time at the beginning of class to work on your presentations of the Federal Political parties. We’ll be seeing presentations on the Conservatives, Liberals, NDP, BQ, Green Party and the Libertarian Party of Canada.

After the presentations, we’ll take a look at our electoral system, and how our MPs work to get your vote. We’ll discuss what it means to have a majority and minority government, and we’ll also take a look at the movement for electoral reform and why citizens are keen to switch things up.

Here’s some info on the first-past-the-post system:

And here’s some info from an electoral reform group:

And remember, your questions about the Senate are due tomorrow (Friday).

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