Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Tuesday, March 20. 2012

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

C Block Geography 12 - Today we'll quickly review the Mass Wasting work we did yesterday. After, we'll look at three types of snow avalanches (loose, wet, and slab). We'll understand where they occur, why they happen, and figure out the physics of snow mass movement. I'll show you a video on avalanches and then there is no homework tonight.

Canadian Avalanche Centre
Behind the Lines

Government of Alberta Tourism Parks and Rec
Crested Butte Avalanche Center
Utah Avalanche Center danger scales

A Block Social Studies 11
- Today with Ms. Krahn...we’ll be looking at the information you’re covering in the Decade on a Page project.

We’ll watch a couple chapters of Canada A People’s History, and then we’ll review the key points that I have asked you to include in the project (what it is and why is it important to Canada in the 1920′s). I’ll ask you to take notes, and these will be useful for you when you are studying for your unit quiz and final exam.

After this, I’m going to ask you to for some feedback on the process of peer reviewing.

On Thursday I’m going to give you some time to talk about your Decade project with someone else in the class (preferably someone you haven’t been working with) so you can receive some feedback before you turn it in on Friday.

I’m going to ask you to let me know about your previous experiences with this type of review process.

  • What was useful about it?
  • What wasn’t useful?
  • How can this process be useful to you for the Decade project?

B Block Law 12 - Today in Law we'll talk about: firearms (the Firearms Act along with non-restricted, restricted and prohibited weapons); street racing; prostitution (soliciting, procuring, and living off the avails of) and obscenity.
What is obscene? We'll look at the legal definition of "obscenity" (Criminal Code section163 subsection 8 and the community standards of tolerance test) so that we can understand the difference between the subjective and objective beliefs of obscenity. Immoral acts are distinguished from crimes on the basis of the social harm they cause. Acts that are believed to be extremely harmful to the general public are usually outlawed, whereas acts that only the harm the actor themselves are more likely to be tolerated. Acts that are illegal because they are viewed as a threat to morality are called public order crimes. If there's time, for a different case of obscenity we'll look at "Sniffy the Rat" and artist Rick Gibson. To either giggle or be horrified check out the CBC story here.
Lastly I'll have you work on questions 1-5 on page 240 of the All About Law text.

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