Thursday, February 14, 2013

Friday, February 15. 2013

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

A Block Law 9/10 - Today we'll start by finishing up work on our "Typical Victim" of Assault. Don't forget to look through the crime statistics in your course booklet on page 4 for help. Who will most likely be assaulted and why? Now you are taking information and enhancing stereotypes for the people you are drawing. The stereotypes you're basing your drawings on are an example of profiling. Next week we'll take a deeper look at criminal profiling starting with a look at what psychopathy really is along with the differences between serial and mass murder. The poster is due today and on Tuesday you'll have a quiz then begin your first major assignment in the course.

B Block Social Studies 11 - Today we'll continue our look at the government structure we have here in Canada. On Wednesday I asked you to complete a cartoon of the legislative process (how a bill becomes a law) and today, if you need it, I'll give you time to continue this activity (it is due today). For the rest of today we'll finish our look at the legislative branch by examining the Senate. We'll understand the role of the Senate, figure out what patronage is and review the concept of senate reform. You'll need to work on questions 1 & 2 from page 233 and question 7 from page 247 in the Counterpoints textbook on the Senate. In order to help with question 7 we'll watch a short Brain Pop video on the "Branches of Government" in the U.S.A. in order to understand how their senate is different than ours. For a simple explanation you can look here or here or here.

C Block  Social Studies 10 - Today we'll begin the class with the last two themes of Geography (movement and regions) and a quick explanation of systems and spheres, then we're off to the Library for the first day of work on our Physiographic Regions of Canada project. The assignment sheet can be found in the K Drive on the computers at school (K:\Mr. A. Young\Social Studies 10) and it's titled "ss10 physio proj.pdf". Here is what the intro states:

It will be your job to research and present information on each one of the six physiographic regions of Canada but the format of your presentation is entirely up to you. You may choose from one of the following: A graphic informational poster; a trip diary/journal with photos; a web page or blog; a power point presentation in front of the class; a children’s book; or even an interpretive dance like the opening ceremony of the Olympics - but not that long and it absolutely must have jazzy hands in it. My point is you can choose whatever format you feel works best for you as long as you show the required information. So, what is that information?

  1. Location & Landscape (where is it, what does it look like, and how was it formed)
  2. Weather & Climate (what is the climate like, how does the climate affect the region, and what kind of cool weather stuff goes on there)
  3. Flora & Fauna (what ecosystems or ecozones are there in each region and identify the main plants and animals that live in each region…are any endangered? Why?)
  4. Natural Resources & Food (identify the renewable and non-renewable resources that are abundant and extracted in each region and identify the foods and farming done in each region)
  5. Urban Development & Cities (Where do people live in these areas? How much of Canada’s population lives there – population density?)
Take a read through the sheet - it's got web sites to use and we have three days in the lab to research information and begin to piece it together in some presentation format. Ask questions and good luck

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