Friday, February 21, 2014

Friday, February 21. 2014

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

A Block Social Studies 11 - Yesterday we began a discussion on leadership and today it will be your job to create a job wanted poster / advertisement for the office of Canadian Prime Minister. Included in this will be an explanation of roles and responsibilities (including powers), qualities and characteristics, and experience. You'll have the class and some time tomorrow to work on this "Job Wanted" advertisement for the Prime Minister of Canada. On your wanted ad you will need to include:
  1. Job description (role and powers that the PM has)
  2. Job requirements (expectations and necessary capabilities)
  3. Preferred personal characteristics (choose five qualities of leadership that we discussed and explain what they mean for a PM) and
  4. Symbols (of Canadian identity)
This assignment is due Monday (February 24) so use your time wisely this weekend. For help look at:
Prime Minister of Canada
Canada Online Role of Prime Minister
All Experts Prime Minister of Canada

B Block Geography 12 - Yesterday we looked at magma, igneous rocks, and plutonic (intrusive) igneous rock features (both concordant and discordant features). Today we will focus on sedimentary and metamorphic rocks. We'll take down a cross section diagram of the geology here in south western British Columbia. We'll collectively define compaction, cementation, recrystallization, clastic sedimentary rock, and non clastic sedimentary rock. We will define contact, regional, and dynamic metamorphosism and you'll have question 15 from page 366 in your Geosystems text for homework.

Check out the Dynamic Earth Interactive Rock Identification site here
Check out the Flash animation of Metamorphic Rock Creation here.

D Block Social Studies 10 - Today you can continue working on your five themes physiogeographic chart and then I'll have you work 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?

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