Friday, March 9, 2012

Friday, March 9. 2012

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

A Block Social Studies 11 - Today with Ms. Krahn...Remember that you have a WW1 unit test this Monday. Today you’ll have some time to reconnect with your groups from yesterday to finish up any details for your topics. Then you’ll move into the jigsaw activity, where you will teach your new group members about the information you have on your topic.
  • Hundred Days Offensive
  • Armistice Day
  • Paris Peace Conference
  • Treaty of Versailles
  • League of Nations

After this, we’ll look at some info about the Treaty of Versailles – reparations, new borders in Europe and the guilt clause, specifically – and then we’ll have a jeopardy style review.

I will go over the format of the quiz again, and we can talk about some effective study techniques. You will have the remainder of the class to work on the handout. Remember it’s due Monday!
Other stuff:

1. Here’s a link to a video about the Russian Revolution. It’s divided into 4 parts on youtube. Part 1

2. There’s been a lot of discussion about the Kony 2012 video that’s been circulating on social media lately. Here are some links to discussions on the video and the film makers Invisible Children. Globe and Mail

Foreign Policy

Justice in Conflict

B Block Law 12 - Today we'll watch a Law & Order episode from Season 8 "Shadow". The murder of a bail bondsman leads Detectives Briscoe and Curtis to discover a dirty lawyer who bribes his clients. District Attorneys McCoy and Ross teeter on the brink of good judgment when they set up a mock trial to nab the lawyer and uncover his connection within the District Attorney's office. We'll see who can be charged with what in this episode and you'll need to decide on guilt and penalties as if you were a judge.

C Block Geography 12 - Today your Orting - Mount Rainier case study is due. Please ensure that I receive your assignment by the end of the day. You also have a tectonics test this Monday (March 12th). I posted a review yesterday for you and in your course outline there is a section on studying for tests and answering questions...please take some time to look over it this weekend and review for your test.

Today we'll take the class to work on the Koko Head (Hawai'i Kai) topographic map assignment in your Canadian Landscape topographic map textbook.

1. Study topographic map 1 and describe the relief from west to east across the upper half of the map
a) what is the length and width (in kilometers) of the map? What is the total area (in kilometers squared)
b) Determine the road distance (in kilometers) from BM16 in Hawaii Kai to the park in the northeast. What do you think is the significance of the white area crossed by Lunalilo Home Road?
c) Determine the road distance (in kilometers) from Holy Trinity School near Kuliouou to Halona Point. Suggest some factors that posed difficulties for the construction of State Highway 72

2. On map 1 and Photo 3 locate and name three other craters in Koko Head Park. How are they indicated on the map? How do they compare in size relative to Koko crater? Does Hanauma Bay qualify as a caldera and if so, why?

3. Identify the features labelled A to E on stereo photo 3.
a) What indicates that Koko crater has been inactive for some time?
b) What is the area (in kilometers squared) of Hanauma Bay? What do you think makes it an interesting site for an underwater park?

7. From a study of both the map and the photos, suggest how the settlement pattern has been influenced by topography
a) How has this pattern influenced population density in localized areas?
b) How has the topography created problems for highway planning? Why might traffic congestion be a problem along the shoreline highway?

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