Thursday, April 3, 2014

Thursday, April 3. 2014

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

D Block Social Studies 10 - Today we'll start with the Rebellions timeline activity from yesterday's class. You'll need to get that in to me this morning. After, we'll review the report prepared by Lord Durham along with the Act of Union (1841) and responsible government in 1848. We'll also take some time to speculate on what it would be like if Durham's suggestions about anglicizing Lower Canada (Canada East / Quebec) were acted upon. I'll have you work on questions 1, 4 and 5 from page 80 of the Horizons textbook. For more check out:
Musee McCord Museum "The Aftermath of the Rebellions flash movie

B Block Geography 12 - Today we'll look at Mass Wasting (falls, slides, and flows). We will figure out the causes of Mass Wasting by looking at both the driving and resisting forces on hillsides and slopes. We will try to figure out some slope stabilization practices and specifically we'll look at what has been done at Goose Spit to stop erosion of the Willemar Bluffs along Balmoral Beach. We'll also review the problems of the Sea to Sky highway (Hwy 99 from West Vancouver to Squamish) and we'll review the Oso Washington slide from two weeks ago. You will define rock fall, debris avalanche, landslide, mudflow, and soil creep and work on questions 27 & 32 from page 443 in your Geosystems text.
SWEET Landslide video from National Geographic

SWEET Japanese Landslide video

United States Geological Survey Landslides Hazard
Federal Emergency Management Association Landslide and Debris Flow
National Park Service Mass Wasting
Landslides in BC
University of Kentucky Earth Science Department Mass Wasting animation
National Atlas of the United States Landslides
OUC Foundations of Physical Geography Mass Wasting

A Block Social Studies 11 - Today we start by reviewing the work from yesterday's class where we started our look at the economic causes of the first world war. Today we'll focus on imperialism and militarism. We'll then look at the British naval escalation (HMS Dreadnought) and the massive arms development in Germany. After this we'll review the system of alliances (Triple Alliance / Triple Entente) and nationalism (Serbian "Black Hand" and Austria-Hungary control over the Balkans). Lastly we will look at Gavrillo Princip and the assassination of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sofia. At the end of class today, you will need to work on questions 1 & 2 from page 24 along with question 2 from page 47 in the Counterpoints textbook.

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