Thursday, May 22, 2014

Friday, May 23. 2014

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

A Block Social Studies 11 - Today we'll switch our focus to the Pacific looking at the Manhattan Project and the use of nuclear weapons in Japan (Hiroshima and Nagasaki). This takes us to V-J Day and the end of World War Two. I'll have you work on questions 1-4 on page 121 (Is the use of Weapons of Mass Destruction ever justified?) and questions 1 & 2 on page 122 from the Counterpoints textbook and then watch the American Civil Defense video "Duck and Cover" along with a bit of the Atomic Cafe movie in class. The Atomic Cafe contains civil defense movies from the 1940's through the 1960's and will help you understand the culture of fear that developed throughout the Cold War. Today we'll watch the first few sections that deal with the Manhattan Project and the attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

B Block Geography 12 - Since there were four of you in class last we'll go to the library to play the Stop Disasters game. The scenario I would like you to work on is the Caribbean Island Hurricane simulation. There is a population of 330 people in your coastal town, but only 180 are currently housed. You will need to develop some housing for the people in the town. You will need to build a hospital, a school, and anchor all the boats in the port. You have a budget of $50,000 to work with and don't forget to develop some defenses to protect people, buildings, and livelihoods. When you click on an object square you will likely get three choices: info, develop, & amp; defences. Read through your options and try to uncover all 15 key facts (which will give you extra points). When you finish keep a track of your highest score (you might get through two games) and respond to this post with things you learned and what your scores were. Have fun playing and learn something.

C Block Law 9/10 - Today we will continue our look at crime scene investigation and you'll have time to work on your "Clue Us In" crime scene reconstruction project. We will also watch the CSI episode "Burden of Proof" (Season 2 Episode 215). Try to identify the evidence used to find out who committed the crime in the episode.


curtis said...

my high score was 58,380 3 dead and 20 injuries.i learned that with ought proper preparation hurricanes can and will be very destructive. taking necessary steps insuring everybody is informed about the disaster to come is vital step to ensure your peoples safety.

Anonymous said...

71,580 10 dead 23 injured
I learned that elevation doesn't always mean safe.

Anonymous said...

Montana Pistell

Hurricane, easy
Final Score:76,280

Hurricane, medium
Final Score:64,080

I learnt: The most valuable thing in during a hurricane is to be sheltered. I had the most success when I focused mostly on building and upgrading houses.

Zoe said...

20,520 0 dead 10 injured,I learned secure housing makes a big difference.

Jenny said...

67,330 1 dead, 5 injured
I learned that even with proper safety/evacuation measures hurricanes can be and are very destructive.

Kylee Widner said...

High score of 42,000 with 1 dead and 9 injured. I learned that shelter and defences are the most important thing.

Anonymous said...

Carly P-Cox got 66,910
I learned its important to upgrade existing structures and make sure everyone has shelter.

Anonymous said...

Cassidy Nairn

Final Score: 60,630

I learnt that even if you think a house is secure, it could still fall apart depending on the hurricane!!

Brad Hiebert said...

My score was 65,080, 1 person died and 11 people were injured and three buildings were destroyed. I learned that a disaster such as a hurricane is very destructive and precautions taken to protect the infrastructure can be very expensive but if preventative measures are not taken the cost of the resulting damage can be substantially larger. Upgrading housing and protecting the key industries such as crops, fisheries, agriculture and tourism is a good way to ensure that more people will survive and those who survive will have a lively hood to return to. Early warning systems and educative courses for the community are essential as they can help prepare people for an emergency situation. It seems as though the best offence against a hurricane is a very well prepared defense.

Anonymous said...

Paisley said... my high score was 25,390, 8 dead , 11 injured
i learned that having strong houses even if they're expensive is important in a hurricane, and that trees can actually be a pretty good protection.

Anonymous said...

Stop Disasters score: 65,770

-Kieran Jones

Anonymous said...

Score of 69,060 with 2 injured and no dead.
I learned that proper housing and an advanced evacuation notice can save many lives.

Anonymous said...

65 160, 1 death, 5 injured
i learned that mangrove trees are not only good protection from waves but also a shelter for birds and wildlife.

Anonymous said...

My high score was 74,300 with 93 people injured and 8 deaths. I learned that its important to upgrade that buildings at risk and to plant vegetation to decrease damage.
- Heather W

Tyler Wilkie said...

I got 73000 the first time, and I got 70000 thousand the second time. In the second time I was able to get 0$ damage, 0 Injured and 0 Deaths but still a low score. I learned that its hard to prepare for an hurricane and that all the boats need to be anchored down,Telephone wires also need to be anchored and it's good to prepare and send out signals to the town people so they can get sheltered before the hurricane hits. Also sand is bad to build on.

Anonymous said...

My high score was 83,270 with $500 damage and 1 death. I leaned of the importance of sheltering buildings from the brunt of the storm through the various means avalible (trees, break waters, etc.) keep housing elevated and sheltered inland away from water.

-Anthony Auchterlonie

Anonymous said...

Score: 65,770

I learned that with even a small population. Evacuation systems, plans and warnings systems, can be necessary for the survival of a hurricane.

Kieran Jones

trevor caton said...

my score was 63920 cost of damage was 8550 people injured 161 and 6 dead. i learned you have to be careful where you build a building, even if it is secure it can still be destroyed depending on where the building was built

Anonymous said...

Marika Lalic

Final Score:70, 420
5 dead and 81 injured

I learnt: That having early warning systems increase protection, and help prepare emergency shelters. These warnings also help families to gather/store basic supplies, because people may not receive help until a couple days after the hurricane hits.

Anonymous said...

Level hard: 39,190 0 dead 10 injured
I learnt that high ground does not necessarily mean safe, and that more measures should be taken to protect livelihood and shelter and evacuation routes and warnings help people find shelter faster.

Anonymous said...

Level high, score: 39,190 0 dead 10 injured

I learnt that high ground does not always mean safer, and that warning systems and evacuation routes are good at early warnings to help pepple find shelter faster.

Anonymous said...


Level Hard: 34,340
0 dead, 15 injured, failed saving the port

I learnt that warnings systems and protection around the coast are key to saving more lives than just housing.