Thursday, February 27, 2014

Friday, February 28. 2014

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

A Block Social Studies 11 - Today I have the library booked for you to continue working on your political party assignment. Remember you need to create a party, a platform, a logo, a slogan and a campaign that will convince people to vote for your party. Don't forget that the campaign begins on Wednesday, March 5th and lasts until the official day of voting which is Monday, March 10th. Do not break campaign rules and try to post links or put up posters until Wednesday and although you may know some of the people who are coming in to watch your speeches and vote, I do not want you to lobby them before the campaign begins - that would break election laws and you really don't want to pay fines - that would bankrupt your party before it even gets a chance to get going. You'll have Monday in the library as well. If you need a video camera for campaign ads then you should sign one out of the library today. If you need help, ask.

B Block Geography 12 - Yesterday we looked at earthquakes and the seismic gap concept (focusing on Izmit Turkey in 1999). Today....Oh today we look at Tsunamis and the west coast of North America. We'll watch sections of the Discovery Channel documentary "America's Tsunami: Are we Next?" You will have two questions to work on tonight in your week four package:

How do Tsunami’s work? from p.11 & Why can tsunamis cause such damage and devastation? What are some characteristics of the wave that factor into how much damage it could cause? How do coastal or shoreline features factor into the extent of damage? What role could a warning system play? How effective would a warning system be for the west coast of Vancouver Island? Why?
You can find more information at:
PBS documentary "The Wave that Shook the World"
PEP Tsunami Preparedness website

D Block Social Studies 10 - Today you'll present your physiogeographic regions of Canada assignment to the class. I look forward to seeing what you've discovered about the physical and cultural geography of our country. Remember you only have five to six minutes to present so be prompt and prepared. Deal with the facts and wow us with what you know. Best of luck.

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