Monday, April 28, 2014

Tuesday, April 29. 2014

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

C Block Law 9/10 - Today we'll finish up work on our "Typical Victim" of Assault. Don't forget to look through the crime statistics in the course booklet on page 4 that I'll hand out today for help. Who will most likely be assaulted and why? Now you are taking information and enhancing stereotypes for the people you are drawing. The stereotypes you're basing your drawings on are an example of profiling. Later this week we'll take a deeper look at criminal profiling starting with a look at what psychopathy really is along with the differences between serial and mass murder. The poster is due on Friday and next Monday you'll have a quiz then begin your first major assignment in the course.

The crime data indicate that rates have declined significantly in the past few years and are now far less than they were a decade ago. Suspected causes for the crime rate drop include an increasing prison population, more police on the street, the end of the crack epidemic and the age structure of society. The data sources show relatively stable patterns in the crime rate. Ecological patterns show that crime varies by season and by urban versus rural environment, however there is evidence of gender patterns in the crime rate: Men commit more crime than women. Age is one of the largest influences on crime; young people commit more crime than the elderly (and there are fewer young people in society). Crime data show that people commit less crime as they age, but the significance and cause of this pattern are still not completely understood.

A Block Social Studies 11 - We'll continue with yesterday's work on economic cycles on how material consumption drives the North American economic market and determine what impact losses on the stock market has on consumer confidence. We'll try to understand stocks and shares, supply and demand, and the costs of using credit. We'll also look at protectionism and see how it impacts international markets. After, we'll discuss the changes in the social fabric of Canadian society as a result of the Great Depression in the 1930's. You and a partner will work together on the Using Statistics in History questions 1 a, b, 3, and 4 from page 81 in the Counterpoints text. By doing this we will be able to see the impacts of the Great Depression on the Prairies in 1932 and 1933.

B Block Geography 12 - Today....Oh today we continue with weather, the best topic ever! I'll have you share your brainstormed a list of things you know (or think you know) about weather and then I'll try to answer 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. I'll go through weather extremes with you and try to understand why weather is so important as a topic of study. Yesterday there was a really bad tornado outbreak in the south central United States (Arkansas and Mississippi were hit the worst). The Weather Channel has a good website that shows photos and information at Tornado Central.

Everyone has considerable experience with, and a basic understanding of, the weather. To a large extent, weather dictates the clothes we wear, how we drive, and even our choices of recreational activities. Every day we get info about the weather, through the TV and more importantly through being outside. Our experiences help us to have a basic understanding of weather. Why study weather? Well over the last two decades weather related destruction has risen by more than 500% from an average of $2 Billion annually to $10 Billion annually.

Every day we are going to start by looking at the synoptic forecast along with weather maps.
Data Streme
Envrionment Canada: Weather Office Comox

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