Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Wednesday, February 26. 2014

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

B Block Geography 12 - Today we'll begin the class by working on the Juan de Fuca and Geothermal energy questions that we ended the day off with yesterday. I'll show you some information on geothermal energy plants and you'll get some time to work on the assignment. After, we'll finish watching the National Geographic Amazing Planet DVD that we started yesterday. When the video is finished, you'll work on your Day 15 assignment (define anticline & syncline, and work on questions 4 - 5 from page 412 in your Geosystems text). You will also have the opportunity to work on your Juan de Fuca plate and Geothermal energy questions as well. For help with the geothermal energy check out:
USGS Other Energy Sources (Geothermal)
Canadian Geothermal Energy Association
US Energy Information Agency Energy Kids Geothermal

A Block Social Studies 11 - Today we'll be looking at elections in Canada (including the 2011 Federal election ) specifically focusing on political ideology and the parties that follow specific ideologies. A political ideology deals with goals (how society should work) and methods (how to reach the goals). We'll look at the major political parties in Canada: Liberal, Conservative, New Democratic, Green, and Bloc Quebecois. Well see what their platforms (goals and methods) were/are.

When you look through the platforms and try to select a party that most represents your beliefs. You'll need to explain why you would choose that party if you were eligible to vote today.

A GREAT website is Apathy is Boring. From the website...Youth in Canada are disengaged from politics and the numbers from the last federal elections show it. In order to facilitate the debate, we use the Facts section of the website to provide Canadian youth with a valuable source of information about Canadian politics and the vocabulary that goes along with it

You'll have time to work on yesterday's questions from class: 1, 2, 3, and 4 on page 253 along with 1, 2 and 4 on page 258 of your Counterpoints textbook today. For help on why you should vote see:
Elections Canada Young Voters Site
Elections Canada Electoral System explanation
Compulsory voting in Australia explanation
Electoral Reform in BC First Past the Post or STV
About.com First Past the Post vs Proportional Representation

Historical record of Canadian Voter turnout
2011 Election Results CBC

D Block Social Studies 10 - Today is Day two in the Library for work on our Physiographic Regions of Canada project. Check out yesterday's blog entry for more information. Please use your time wisely as you only have today and tomorrow in the library...after that if you need computer time it will have to be on your own.

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