Sunday, January 6, 2013

Monday, January 7. 2013

Welcome Back. There are just three weeks remaining until the end of the semester so let's get going. Today's schedule is A-B-C-D

A Block Law 12 - Today I think I have the library booked for you to work on your project. If not, then we'll look at intentional torts focusing on trespass to property and trespass to person (assault and battery & false imprisonment) along with defences to these intentional torts (consent, self-defence, defence of a third party, defence of property, legal authority, and necessity). We'll also look at defamation of character and strict liability in civil law. This gets us to the end of the torts unit in Law 12 and then we'll begin our look at family law.
Duhaime Tort and Personal Law Dictionary
Saskatchewan Schools Law 30 Intentional Tort on line unit
Spark Notes on Intentional Torts
Personal Injury Intentional Tort website

B Block Geography 12 - Today and tomorrow we are going to take a look at climatology and climate types on the planet. We will make sense of the Koppen climate classification system and today you'll need to explain in your own words the follwing climates: Af, Am, Aw, Cfb, Csa, Csb, Dfb, Dwb, Dfc, Dwc, ET (don't say it!), Bw, and Bs (Many thanks to Michael Ritter for his on line Physical Environment textbook!). You'll also need to complete questions 9, 14, and 19 from page 326 in your Geosystems text.

For help with Koppen - Geiger see:
Blue Planet Biomes - World Climates - Climate classification - Koppen chart

C Block Crime, Media & Society 12 - Today we're back in the library working on the collaborize classroom site. Now for today I'd like you to do two things:

  1. Read through the thread on the individual media monitoring project/assignment and
  2.  Work on the age / gender / race-ethnicity and crime thread question.

D Block Social Studies 11 - Today we'll begin our look at human-social geography. We will start with population issues and today you'll get a handout on the history of human population. We'll talk about fertility (crude birth rates) and mortality (crude death rates) and the RNI (rate of natural increase). We'll examine population pyramids and the demographic transition model. Estimates are that in October 2011 the population of the world hit the 7 Billion mark. What does that mean for you?

Find out what your population number is at the BBC site here.

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