Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Wednesday, April 30. 2014

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

B Block Geography 12 - Today we'll begin our look at stratospheric ozone. Ozone is a gas that occurs both in the Earth's upper atmosphere and at ground level. Ozone can be "good" or "bad" for your health and the environment, depending on its location in the atmosphere. After looking at the ways that ozone protects us and understanding how it can be destroyed by CFCs (Tim and Moby will help us here) you'll need to complete questions 8 and 9 from page 90 in your Geosystems textbook. For more information on Ozone look at:
Environment Canada Ozone site
US Environmental Protection Agency Stratospheric Ozone page
European Commission on the Environment Ozone page
Ozzy Ozone UNEP Kids Ozone Site
NOAA Ozone depletion page

Environment Canada senior climatologist David Phillips indicated in the fall of 2011 that predicting the weather is becoming much more difficult. "It's almost as if you can't look at the past to tell us what the future is," David Phillips told CBC News. "There's a new norm: Expect the unexpected." Check out the article here.

A Block Social Studies 11 -  Yesterday we worked on the causes of the Great Depression and questions 1 a & b on page 79 as well as the Using Statistics in History questions 1 a, b, 3, and 4 from page 81 in the Counterpoints text.

Today we'll watch episode 1 of "The Dark Years" a National Film Board cartoon about the Great Depression in Canada. From IMDb..."A wildly disparate group of Canadian newsmen sets out to cover the major events of the 1930s in ways that will guarantee their newspaper - The Toronto Daily Star - comes out on top. Viewers relive the stories of the toughest decade of the 20th century told through the excitement, romance and razzle dazzle coverage of a big city newspaper. Series uses original animation, archive and eye-witness accounts". I'll have you answer the following while watching:               
  1. Why did Prime Minister Mackenzie King tell Canadians that the Stock Market Crash would have little impact on Canada?
  2. What promise did Prime Minister R.B. Bennett and his Conservative Party make to get elected in 1930?
  3. Should prime ministers try to minimize citizens’ anxieties during a crisis?
  4. While the economic conditions in the 1930s prevented many people from spending money on consumer goods, the newspaper industry was surprisingly profitable. Why?
  5. What was the extreme response of some people to the financial crisis?
  6. What was the “jungle”? What happened to the people who lived here who could no longer cope with the Great Depression?
  7. How did unemployed men travel around the country, without paying? What was this called?
  8. What program did the government set up to deal with the unemployment crisis?
  9. Where were the convicted members of the Communist Party of Canada taken, and what were the conditions there?

C Block Law 9/10 - Today we'll start by finishing up work on our "Typical Victim" of Assault. Don't forget to look through the crime statistics in your course booklet on page 4 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. In the time that remains we'll finish the iDetective video that we began last Friday in class.

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