Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Thursday, April 24. 2014

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

C Block Law 9/10 - Today I want you to continue with our Crime Theories activity. Yesterday I gave you a handout on Economic exclusion and Social exclusion and we read a fictional story about "Suzanne". Then I asked you to identify the factors that led her to a life of crime. The second part to the handout was on Classical, Biological, Sociological and Interactionist crime theory. In this activity I asked you to evaluate them (what you like about them and what you disagree with them about).

Now, you'll have to complete part two of the assignment - this means you need to create your own theory of why crime happens. Remember you need to use the brainstormed list we did in class along with part one of the assignment (analysis of classical, biological, sociological, and interactionist theories). I'll place more info on the blog tomorrow but for more help check out the Crime Theory Web Site found on this link.After, we'll share your own theories of why crime happens (yes I'd like to have volunteers rather than voluntolds). We'll see if there are any similarities amongst the different theories we made and try to understand just what that may mean. Lastly (and in tomorrow's class as well) I'll ask you to create an interview where you are a famous Canadian criminologist being interviewed by George Stroumboulopoulos on his CBC television show. What you'll need to do is come up with some crazy, creepy or absurdly normal crime that gained huge notoriety in Canada (murder, treason, assault, embezzlement, kidnapping, criminal harassment - AKA stalking, drug trafficking, gang related activities or some minor crime perpetrated by a major Canadian celebrity - oh just imagine Justin Bieber being charged with what). After you create a crime story idea, you'll need to have five questions that George will ask you (no "what's your name" doesn't count as one). Try to come up with questions that you can reasonably answer within three to four sentences..."So what do you think motivated (person X) to commit (action Y)"?

What should this look like? A brief paragraph that introduces the crime and gives a brief biography of you is the start. Next write out the five questions George will ask you about the crime, the perpetrator, the kind of person who commits that crime, the motives of that person, an explanation of your personal crime theory and then try to answer them using your theory.

B Block Geography 12 - Today....Oh today we start weather, the best topic ever! Before we get to my favourite topic you need to finish up your topographic maps of Medicine Hat and after, you'll need to brainstorm a list of things you know (or think you know) about weather and questions you've always wanted answered about the topic. I'm so excited to be starting weather! Hail, lightning, tornadoes, and hurricanes are four on "the list" get ready, it's going to be a bumpy ride.
Every day we are going to start by looking at the synoptic forecast along with weather maps.
Data Streme
Envrionment Canada: Weather Office Comox

And test prep...
Denudation: Weathering & Mass Wasting (Geosystems Chapter 13)
  1. What are the processes of gradation? 
  2. What are the processes of erosion?
  3. What are the 3 main agents of weathering?
  4. Explain with examples mechanical weathering
  5. Explain with examples chemical weathering
  6. What factors affect rates of weathering, name three?
  7. Define: Mass Wasting.
  8. Terminology to define: mudflow/mudslides, talus/scree, rock fall, talus cone, soil creep, solifluction, solution

B. Humid Landscapes (Geosystems Chapter 14)
  1. What is the “work” of a river, list three?
  2. How is energy used in a stream, (i.e., how is it dissipated)?
  3. What is a Drainage Basin?
  4. Recognize the following drainage patterns: Dendritic, Trellis, Radial, Rectangular, Deranged
  5. Describe the Load of a river: in Solution, in Suspension, as Bed load
  6. Define Abrasion and Hydraulic pressure in terms of stream erosion.
  7. Identify the following features of rivers: Meanders, Flood Plain, and Levee (humaniform = dike), Pointbar, and Cut bank
  8. Discuss the formation of an oxbow lake.
  9. Define: Delta. What factors help shape or destroy a delta? Note delta shapes: Arcuate, Birdsfoot, Estuarine, and Braided 
  10. Describe and list the features associated with the “ages” of a river: Young, Mature, and Old

C. Karst Topography (Geosystems Chapter 13)
  1. What is Karst topography?
  2. Describe the process of chemical weathering by solution on limestone.
  3. Identify the following features of deposition: Stalactites, Stalagmites, Pillar, and Flowstone

D. Desert Features (Geosystems Chapter 15)
  1. Define the conditions that make a desert. On a map of the world locate the major zones of deserts and semi-arid regions.  
  2. Understand a sketch of and the formation of: Alluvial fan, Playa lake, Mesa, Butte, Pedestal.
  3. Discuss human factors that have caused the expansion of the world’s deserts.

E. Glacial Landforms (Geosystems Chapter 17)
  1. What effects may glaciation have on: sea-level, isostasy (isostatic rebound and eustasy), and lake formation.
  2. Describe glaciers in terms of: Continental and Alpine.
  3. Understand a sketch of and the formation of the following depositional features: terminal moraine, lateral moraine, medial moraine, erratic, Outwash plain, Kame, Esker, Drumlin
  4. Understand a sketch of and the formation of the following erosional features: U-shaped valley, hanging valley, Cirque, Tarn, ArĂȘte, Horn, Glacial striations / groves, Fjord (fiord)  

F. Coastal Landforms (Geosystems Chapter 16)
  1. What factors affect the characteristic landforms of the shoreline?
  2. Define the causes of, and nature of Longshore currents, and Beachdrift.
  3. Understand a sketch of and discuss the formation of: Barrier island / Offshore Bar, Baymouth bar, Beach, Estuary, Delta, Headland, Spit, Stack and arch, Tidal flat/Marsh, Tombolo, Wave-cut cliff /Notch

A Block Social Studies 11 - Yesterday we worked on review of the 1920’s in Canada where you were to use chapter 3 in the Counterpoints textbook (pages 48-72) in order to identify the important events, changes in and challenges to Canada for the following four topics:

1. Arts, Culture, and Leisure
2. Government, International Autonomy, and Political Parties
3. Industry, Jobs, and Wealth
4. Society (race, gender, social class), Urbanization, and Values

You'll be in the library today where you'll continue your work on this activity. For the second part of this activity I’d like you to create five flash cards on Canadian personalities from the 1920’s. For this you'll need to choose a person from the list below and identify their accomplishments. The front half of the flash card should have a picture of them along with their name and the back half of the card should list out who they were, what they did and why they were important.

J.S. Woodsworth
Lionel Conacher
William Lyon Mackenzie King
Bobbie Rosenfeld
Agnes McPhail
Joe Capilano
Emily Murphy
Wilfred “Wop” May
Mary Pickford
Edward “Ted” Rogers
Emily Carr
Archie Belaney “Grey Owl”
Tom Thompson
A.Y. Jackson
Frederick Banting
Fay Wray
Armand Bombardier
Robert Nathaniel Dett
I'll have a publisher template lined up for you to use in the library.

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