Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Wednesday, March 12. 2014

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

B Block Geography 12 - The due date for the Orting project is tomorrow's class at the latest...if you have it done please hand it in to me. Today we are watching one of the worst disaster movies of all time...Dante's Peak (oh Bond...James Bond I mean Dalton...Harry Dalton of the USGS Cascade Volcano Observatory you dedicated vulcanologist yet tortured soul).

You will have a series of questions to answer about the volcanology in the movie. Believe it or not there are actually some good things about the movie. I'm a big fan of the lahars and the pyroclastic flow is a fairly decent recreation. What I really want is a truck that can drive over top and through a lava flow like the US Forest Service truck in the movie...That would be sweet! Seriously though there are too many errors in science to count but you'll need to try to identify a few. We'll finish the movie Friday...and you have a test tomorrow.

A Block Social Studies 11 - Today we'll start with the Charter. I'll go over your fundamental freedoms (section 2), your legal rights (sections 7-14) and your equality rights (section 15). Then you should review...yep that means you've got a test this week...Thursday to be exact. You have all that you need to succeed but I'll review the unit with you today.

D Block Social Studies 10 - Yesterday to I asked you to define the following: Family Compact, United Empire Loyalist, Clergy Reserves, Assembly, and Governor and then to work on the two questions on the "Get to the Source: The Family Compact" section on page 53 of Horizons. You'll have a bit of time to finish that work up and then we are going to work on the four causes of discontent in Upper Canada that led to the Rebellion of 1837. We'll look at the colonial government structure (Governor appointed members of the Executive and Legislative Councils that routinely ignored the wishes of the elected Assembly) and the ruling colonial elite (Anglican Church, the wealthy United Empire Loyalists and the business people, bankers, lawyers and military leaders that formed the Family Compact). We'll also look at the problem of land distribution (only 10% of all land in the colony was being farmed while the remaining land was being held on the possibility of accruing wealth for the Family Compact and the Anglican Church) and Transport (canals like the Welland Canal and not roads).  

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