Thursday, June 13, 2013

Friday, June 14. 2013

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

B Block Social Studies 11 - Today we'll continue looking at two power points about material wealth and food (based on photography from Peter Menzel). After, we will make a connection between the social problems (gender, health, children, etc.) in HIPC's with economic development. We will examine traditional economies which are based in primary industries and subsistence farming and compare those with developing and developed economies. I'll have two videos for you to watch and some questions afterwards.

The questions are as follows:

GDP per capita (341)
infrastructure (343)
HIPCs (343)
SAPs (347)
MNCs (347)
U5MR (354)
CIDA (361
NGOs (361)
Answer the following questions:

Explain what the UN Human Development Index is.
Identify and explain SIX major factors that determine standards of living around the globe (p. 343-360).
What is the cycle of poverty (p.347)
Draw /diagram / list the major determinants of health in developing countries (p. 360)

C Block Social Studies 10 - Today we review for the final exam. On the very first day of classes (Monday February 4th) I gave you a five paged course outline. The last two pages of the course outline were titled "What should I know for the Final Exam?" and you should still have a copy of it in your binder. Today I'll go through the review with you and we'll cross out some review questions that you will not be responsible for knowing.
These are techniques that will help you review for tests:

  1. Create study checklists Identify all of the material that you will be tested on-- list notes, formulas, ideas, and text assignments you are accountable for. This checklist will enable you to break your studying into organized, manageable chunks, which should allow for a comprehensive review plan with minimal anxiety
  2. Create summary notes and "maps" Briefly map out the important ideas of the course and the relationships of these ideas. Summary notes should display lists and hierarchies of ideas. Creativity and a visual framework will help you recall these ideas.
  3. Record your notes and significant portions of text on audio tapes so you can review material with a walk-man. Having a tape of important informa-tion will enable you to study while walking or relaxing in a non-academic environment
  4. Create flashcards for definitions, formulas, or lists that you need to have memorized--put topics on one side of the card, answers on the other. Flashcards will enable you to test your ability to not only recognize important information, but also your ability to retrieve information from scratch. 
D Block Criminology 12 - Yesterday we got caught up in the talk about public order crimes. Immoral acts are distinguished from crimes on the basis of the social harm they cause. Acts that are believed to be extremely harmful to the general public are usually outlawed, whereas acts that only the harm the actor themselves are more likely to be tolerated. Acts that are illegal because they are viewed as a threat to morality are called public order crimes. Today I'll have you work on three questions:
  1. Should drugs be legalized? Why? If you believe drugs should be legalized, think about whether all drugs should be legalized or just a select few. Why should certain drugs be legalized and others not?
  2. Should prostitution be legalized? Why? If you believe it should be legalized, should all the forms of prostitution described in your text be legalized, or only a select few? If prostitution were legalized should government be able to exercise some control over it?
  3. Does pornography lead to violence? Why? Is it harmful? Why Consider all forms of pornography (what is currently legal and illegal) when you answer this question.
I gave you question #2 to work on yesterday so you can have some time today to polish it up. You'll need to use the textbook to help you here so feel free to use the ones I have set aside in the class for you.

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