Thursday, February 6, 2014

Friday, February 7. 2014

The schedule for today is D-AG-C-B-A

D Block Social Studies 10 - So today we will work in the Geographic Understandings book (they're the green geography books in the class). You'll need to complete the following questions on latitude & longitude, map grids, direction, and distance:
  1. Page 3 and 4 questions 2, 3, 4, & 5a
  2. Page 7 questions 1, 2, 3 and 4
B Block Geography 12 - Today we'll move on to geographic spheres within the Earth system (the Lithosphere, the Atmosphere, the Biosphere and the Hydrosphere). After a few notes, you'll need to look at figure 1.8 (p.13) and figure 1.9 (p.14) in the Geosystems book and try to interpret the relationships amongst the four spheres as a result of humans burning fossil fuels. If you're having trouble with this consider the carbon cycle (pages 634-5 in text) or look at You could also look at Annenberg Media's "The Habitable Planet" Carbon Cycling website. For more help with positive and negative feedback loops take a look at Chapter 2 of Gerry Martin's on line Human Ecology textbook.
The Carbon Cycling Game

A Block Social Studies 11 - Today we'll continue with our look at the federal and provincial government stucture in Canada. Since we didn't get to it yesterday, we'll begin looking at the "Division of Powers". I have a chart for you to fill in for this and then I'll have you work on another activity connected to this...

You've been hired to be a member of Premier Christy Clark's British Columbia negotiating team and are going to Ottawa in order to meet with Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his cabinet. Your job is to convince the Federal government to transfer two areas of control to the Provincial government of British Columbia (and maybe the other provinces too). Don't forget the Federal Government looks after things like national defense, foreign policy, criminal law, aboriginal affairs, most natural resources and taxation (see the list HERE). So choose two that you think should be transferred to the provinces and then come up with an argument for each. You should have two to three main points for each and then write a speech outlining your request and the reasons why the Federal government should give those powers to the provinces (Dear Mr. Prime Minister...)
Our Country, Our Parliament The Division of Powers

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