Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Tuesday, April 17. 2012

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

C Block Geography 12 - Today we will look at deserts and desert environments. We'll see what Tim & Moby have to say about deserts and we'll analyze the different types of deserts. I'll show you the Namib desert and the Skeleton Coast and then you'll define alluvial fan, playa, yardang, and sand dune. You'll have a question on desertification and there are some good websites to help here:

United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification
USGS Desertification page
Green Facts Scientific page on Desertification
If there's time we'll watch the Planet Earth video on Deserts. Do not forget that you have a unit final test on Thursday.
Great Sand Dune National Park Colorado, U.S.A.

Do you know what used to be under the Saharan desert sands? Nope not candy. Check out the image and article on Visible Earth about ancient riverbeds below the Saharan sands and also Check out the article here about "lost" cities found underneath the Libyan desert.

D Block Criminology 12 - Today I want you to continue with your brainstormed list of all the reasons you can think why someone would commit a crime. Yesterday we collected all of your ideas on the board and tried to categorize them into crime theory clusters. Today you'll present your ideas and after we'll begin our look at the nature vs. nurture debate by focusing on the history of psychological and sociological criminology (Power Point). For Monday, you need to create your own theory of why crime happens. Remember you need to use the brainstormed list we did in class along with the notes you take today on the history of Criminology. Use the Crime Theory Web Site found on this link. To start next week, we'll look at the difference between deviance and criminal behaviour (acts that are criminal but not deviant and deviant but not criminal) and the three views on crime (interactionist, consensus, conflict).

A Block Social Studies 11 - Today with Ms. Krahn...we’ll be discussing the innovations made in military technology during WWII. We’ll define the following terms together and discuss their significance: submarines, radar, atomic bomb, V-2 rocket, coding machine, jet-propelled airplanes, synthetics, and medical technology. You’ll also look at page 112 in your Counterpoints textbook, and select one innovation you think is the most important, and defend your choice.

After this, we’ll move into a group/jigsaw activity to look at the military strategic movements in Europe and the Pacific at the beginning of World War Two. You’ll be looking at the following:
1. Evacuation of Dunkirk (Counterpoints, p. 106)
2. Battle of Britain (Counterpoints p. 106-107)
3. Operation Barbarossa (Counterpoints p. 107-108)
4. Pearl Harbour (Counterpoints p. 108)
5. Invasion of Hong Kong (Counterpoints p. 108)

B Block Law 12 - We'll start with a quick review of the Criminal Law defenses we've been looking at and then I'll get you ready for Thursday's mid-unit test. After this I'll give you the rest of the class to get yourself organized for the test this Thursday. Don't forget to ask questions and seek help if you need it.

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