Monday, February 25, 2013

Tuesday, February 26. 2013

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

C Block Social Studies 10 - Today you can continue working on questions 1-4 from page 28 of the Horizons text. After this we'll try to look at a big picture five themes question: How do people affect the natural regions of Canada? I'll have you work on questions 1 & 4 on page 32 of the Horizons text. Our focus will be on the Alberta Oil Sands and here are some web pages to help:
Government of Alberta: Alberta's Oil Sands
Canadian Geographic Alberta's Oil Sands
Greenpeace Canada Alberta's Oil Sands
Pembina Institute: Oilsands 101
Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers: What are Oilsands?

Explain the positive and negative impacts of oil extraction/production in northern Alberta. Do you think we should increase exploration and extraction of the oil sands? Why or why not?

A Block Law 9/10 - Today we'll start with your profile of the typical computer hacker here at Vanier. After, we'll do a quick review for your first quiz (tomorrow) dealing with the topics we covered in Law 9/10 last week and the previous week (pages 1-4 in the course booklet along with mass & serial murder, profiling, criminal pathology). Lastly, we'll finish our look at profiling by examining Geographic profiling. I'll ask you to brainstorm a list of locations in the Comox Valley that you feel crime will be more prevalent in and you'll have to justify your reasoning. For more on Geographic profiling check out:

Mapping Crime by Keith Harris
Center for Geospatial Intelligence and Investigation
RCMP Geographic Profiling

Los Angeles Auto Theft hot spots 2003

Also check out the Toronto Crime Hot Spot map here.

Now tomorrow...we'll continue with psychopathy watching a Fifth Estste episode called the Unrepentant...more to come

B Block - Social Studies 11 - Today we'll be looking at elections in Canada (including the 2011 Federal election ) specifically focusing on political ideology and the parties that follow specific ideologies. A political ideology deals with goals (how society should work) and methods (how to reach the goals). We'll look at the major political parties in Canada: Liberal, Conservative, New Democratic, Green, and Bloc Quebecois. Well see what their platforms (goals and methods) were/are.

When you look through the platforms and try to select a party that most represents your beliefs. You'll need to explain why you would choose that party if you were eligible to vote today. After I'll have you work through questions 1, 2, and 4 on page 258 of the Counterpoints textbook.

A GREAT website is Apathy is Boring. From the website...Youth in Canada are disengaged from politics and the numbers from the last federal elections show it. In order to facilitate the debate, we use the Facts section of the website to provide Canadian youth with a valuable source of information about Canadian politics and the vocabulary that goes along with it.

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