Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Thursday, February 13. 2014

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

D Block Social Studies 10 - OK so yesterday we started working on encoding data on to two maps (question 2 from page 21 of the Geographic Understandings textbook). Today I'll have coloured pencils in the class for you to continue and finish this assignment. After, you are going to begin work on the Summerland topographic map (82E/12). The questions you need to work on are 2 (a&b), 3 (c&d), 4, 5 (a-e), 6, 7, 8 (a-c, omit d, e-g) on pages 50-52 of the Geographic Understandings text.

Look to the left, it's the 4th edition map from 2008 and the one in your text is the 2nd edition...what differences are there? We'll look at Summerland on Google Maps because you can see a satellite (Google Earth) view and a terrain view which has the topographic contours on it. For questions 5 & 8 consider the following agribusinesses in Summerland:
Dirty Laundry Vineyards
Sumac Ridge Estate Winery
Sonoran Estate Winery

Here are a few webpages to help:
Natural Resources Canada Toporama
Reading Topographic Maps
Mount Union College Reading Topo Maps
United States Geological Survey Reading Topo Maps
Idaho State University Interpreting Topo Maps
National Wildfire Coordinating Group Reading Topographic maps pdf
Natural Resources & Water Queensland Australia Interpreting Topo Maps pdf
How Stuff Works Reading a Topographic Map
How to Read Topographical Maps

B Block Geography 12 - Today we'll finish our introduction to topographic maps that we started on Friday and then we'll work on the Prince Rupert topographic map from the Canadian Landscape (pages 20 - 23 & click on the map below). I'll need you to work on questions 1, 2, 3, 4 a & b, 5, 7 a,b,d & e, and 9 a & b. Use Google Earth or Google Maps to help you with this assignment and if you have a problem or question you should post a comment on this blog entry or e-mail me at my school address.

You'll have tomorrow's class to work through this assignment as well.

A Block Social Studies 11 - OK so yesterday we had fun taking a look at the legislative branch of the federal government system. Remember the job of the legislative branch is to legislate - to create or repeal/change laws in Canada. To demonstrate your fabulous new knowledge you will have to draft a simplified bill that you would like to see made law, where you'll write the idea in a simple sentence or two and then use the Make It Law handout to organize your ideas (you'll get it in class this morning). After this, you'll create a comic strip demonstrating the process of how a Bill becomes a Law in Canada using the legislative process steps I'll outline with you in class. If you need help look in your Counterpoints textbook and the Parliament of Canada "Follow That Bill" website. You'll have more time tomorrow to work on this assignment and it will be due on Tuesday when you return after your long weekend.