Monday, April 23, 2012

Monday, April 23. 2012

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

A Block Social Studies 11 - Hello Socials family. I want to thank you for working so well with Ms. Krahn over the last two months. You've given her a wonderful practice teaching experience and I know that she really enjoyed her time with you. We have a mere 41 classes remaining together to cover the end of the Second World War and give the post war-cold war-post cold war era some justice along with our look at social geography and the contemporary world. So...

Today in class we'll continue our look at World War Two by focusing on the internment of Japanese Canadian citizens here in British Columbia. This sad event in Canadian history was the culmination of years of racism and xenophobia on the west coast. Japanese Canadian citizens were excluded from a 160 kilometer range from the coast, were sent to detention camps and were deprived of their civil liberties. Japanese Canadians lost all their possessions (houses, farms, fishing boats, companies and personal goods) which the government sold off to keep them from returning to British Columbia. It wasn't until 1949 that they regained all of their rights and that all restrictions were lifted. You'll have to work on questions 1 a and b from page 127 out of the Counterpoints textbook.Tomorrow we'll examine the Holocaust and then look at the end of the war both in Europe and in the Pacific.

B Block Law 12 - We lose most of today's class to Valedictorian speeches in the Cafeteria. If there's time left in the block when you come back we'll talk about searches and bail.

C Block Geography 12 - Today....Oh today we start weather, the best topic ever! Before we get to my favourite topic you need to hand in to me your topographic maps of Medicine Hat and after, you'll need to brainstorm a list of things you know (or think you know) about weather and questions you've always wanted answered about the topic. After, we will look at extremes of weather to get an idea of how cool (or hot) weather really is. I'm so excited to be starting weather! Hail, lightning, tornadoes, and hurricanes are four on "the list" get ready, it's going to be a bumpy ride.

Every day we are going to start by looking at the synoptic forecast along with weather maps.
Data Streme
Envrionment Canada: Weather Office Comox

D Block Criminology 12 - Today we will be in the library working on our first journal / blog entry. Over the past week I've asked you to develop your own theory as to why crime happens. I asked you to use the list of brainstormed items from our class discussions, your notes on the history of criminology and from the Crime Theory website. Today you will need to set up a blog for the course. You may use Google's Blogspot, Wordpress, Live Journal, Bloguni, or any other blog creation site you choose. I would HIGHLY recommend staying with blogspot, wordpress, or live journal. You will need to develop a blog, write out your crime theory, and then find an article about a recent crime here in Canada. Make a link to the news article on your blogsite and then write how your theory explains the crime. An excellent crime news website is the CANOE CNews Crime the bottom of the Crime Headlines section there is an excellent archive of three months of crime stories for you to use.

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