Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Wednesday, May 29. 2013

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

B Block Social Studies 11 - Today we'll examine the Cold War in detail. We'll learn about the economic and political ramifications on Canada of an ideological conflict between the two superpowers. I hope you got a sense of the fear associated with nuclear war and communists (Senator Joseph McCarthy's communist witch hunt - the House Un-American Activities Committee which became known as the ideology of "McCarthyism"). We also took a look at the Truman Doctrine (President Truman pledged assistance to "free peoples who are resisting attempted subjugation by armed minorities or by outside pressures") which helps you understand your "Cold War Flashpoints" activity that you'll get after your World War Two quiz/test tomorrow.

D Block Criminology 12 - Today we will take the first twenty-five minutes of class to write our violent crime quiz. After, we'll begin our look at property crimes, where we'll discuss the history of theft and make sense of the differences between occasional and professional thieves. You'll need to answer the following:

What are the differences between a professional and an occasional thief?
What is a "situational inducement"?
What is a "Booster", a "Heel", a "Snitch", a "Fence"?

C Block Social Studies 10 - Today we will spend the class working on our children's book about the building of the CPR. I have the library booked for you to use, so don't forget there are some websites that can help you with images and potential plotlines:
Children's History of the CPR
Canadian Pacific Railway Photo Gallery
The Canadian Encyclopedia - Building the Railway
The Kids site of Canadian Settlement - Chinese & the Railway
Vancouver Public Library - CPR History
BC Archives - CPR
Kamloops Art Gallery - Andrew Onderdonk & the CPR
Library & Archives Canada: Canada by Train
Library & Archives Canada: The Kid's site of Canadian Trains
Musee McCord Museum: CPR form sea to sea
Musee McCord Museum: Forging the National Dream
Canada Science and Technology Museum: Railways

This assignment is due next Monday (June 3rd) so do not procrastinate...do not blow this assignment off and don't leave it until the last minute. You will have a test on Manitoba, BC, the CPR and the Northwest Rebellion tomorrow (May 30th) so get prepared please.

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