Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Wednesday, May 21. 2014

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

B Block Geography 12 -So yesterday I got caught up in stories of Hurricanes in my life; thanks so much for your interest. We'll spend the class finishing our review of hurricanes. We’ll start with the Raging Planet Hurricane episode (Raging Planet: Hurricane (2009) - Part 1 by bigcenterprises.). I hope that through my stories and the actual footage of the catastrophe you can start to understand the human component to natural disasters. Through this maybe you'll get an inkling as to why I say that this is the most important class you'll ever take in your life. Consider the Political, Environmental, Economic, Physical, and Social effects of the hurricane on not just the Gulf Coast, but the entire United States as a result. While you are watching the video you can work on the questions in your Week 13 package

A Block Social Studies 11 - Today we'll take some time to talk about the Holocaust during the Second World War in Europe. We'll talk about the Wannsee Conference in January 1942, after which the Nazis began the systematic deportation of Jews from all over Europe to six extermination camps established in former Polish territory -- Chelmno, Belzec, Sobibor, Treblinka, Auschwitz-Birkenau, and Majdanek. The United States Holocaust Memorial/Museum has a very good website dedicated to teaching the public about the Holocaust and we'll use it to help us understand. I'll show you two sections of the movie Schindler's List. The first section we'll watch is the liquidation of the ghetto in Krakow by the Nazi Einsatzgruppen. The second section we'll watch is when a group of women are taken to Auschwitz-Birkenau. Hopefully we'll have some time to talk about the sections afterwards.

C Block Law 9/10 - Today we will continue our look at criminal forensics by looking at how investigators estimate time of death, how fingerprints are "lifted" at a crime scene (including what AFIS is), what the "Four T's" are for marks at a scene, how fibres are used, and what ballistics is. After this, you may continue your work on the crime scene investigation project (Clue Us In). You'll have three blocks of time in the library next week to finish up this crime scene reconstruction activity. For more on Forensic Science, check out SFU's "So you want to be a Forensic Scientist" webpage or check out the "All you ever wanted to know about Forensic Science in Canada but didn't know who to ask" booklet compiled by Dr. Gail Anderson and posted by the Canadian Society of Forensic Science.

Please remember that I have books on crime scene investigation here in the classroom. Use these resources to aid you in the development of your project. Remember you need to create a crime...replicate the crime scene...investigate the crime as if you were an R.C.M.P. officer...and prepare a dossier file to hand over to Crown Counsel so that they may prosecute the case. Good Luck.

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