Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Wednesday, Febuary 8. 2012

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

B Block Law 12 - Today we will have a discussion in class about your rights that you have guaranteed through various legal documents in Canada (including the Charter of Rights and Freedoms the Canadian Human Rights Act and the BC Human Rights Code). Expect to partner up and you and your partner will need to combine your lists of ten rights into one. After that your group of two will partner up with another group of two, combine your lists on a large sheet of paper, prioritize them and then we'll present these to the class.

A Block Social Studies 11 - Today with Ms Krahn you’ll briefly finish up some points about the senate (Triple-E senate reform). The questions from yesterday’s class will be due on Friday, February 1oth.

After this you’ll move on to look at your own political affiliations. You’ll use the Vote Compass survey to see where we might lie on the political spectrum, and to figure out where the parties stand on key issues.

Here’s a link to the Vote Compass website

After that, you’ll be doing some group work on the Federal political parties. Each group will have a party to research, and you’ll be responsible for gathering information for the following points:

Party Logo:


Number of seats in Parliament:

Year Established:

Policies/Philosophies/Priorities (Party Platform) – summarize key points

You’ll have time to work on this in class today, and each group will present on their Political Party tomorrow.

Here are the links to each party website:

Conservative Party of Canada
New Democratic Party of Canada
Liberal Party of Canada
Bloc Quebecois
Green Party of Canada

Depending on group sizes, we might also look at two other parties who are recognized by Elections Canada, but who don’t have any seats in Parliament.
Communist Party of Canada
Libertarian Party of Canada

C Block Geography 12 - Today we'll do a brief introduction to topographic maps and I'll show you how to identify location, estimate area, calculate slope, and determine direction on them. We'll look at large versions of the 1:50000 scale topographic maps for the Comox Valley (92F10 and 92F11). For a large copy of the Forbidden Plateau 92F11 map click on the Online - En ligne (PDF or TIFF) at the GEOSCAN Fast-Link site. Using these maps we'll try to make sense of topographic maps in partners.

Here are a few webpages to help:
Natural Resources Canada Toporama
Reading Topographic Maps
Mount Union College Reading Topo Maps
United States Geological Survey Reading Topo Maps
Idaho State University Interpreting Topo Maps
National Wildfire Coordinating Group Reading Topographic maps pdf
Natural Resources & Water Queensland Australia Interpreting Topo Maps pdf
How Stuff Works Reading a Topographic Map
How to Read Topographical Maps

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