Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Wednesday, May 28. 2014

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

B Block Geography 12 - Today is our LAST DAY in the library for our severe weather poster-project. Your project will need to be submitted to me in room 611 at school NO LATER than Monday, June 2nd. I will also remind you that you have a weather unit final next Wednesday (June 4th, 2014) and if you have any questions you should ask me as soon as possible. For the test the work goes back to April 28th, 2014 (use the Blog Archive feature on the right hand side of this site - above the "About Me" and the "Search This Blog" sections) The test topics include:

  1. the structure of the atmosphere (tropo & strato)
    ozone depletion (CFC's), the enhanced greenhouse effect (GHG's) & air pollution (acid rain)
  2. solar energy & insolation (heat, albedo, energy distribution, & seasons)
    atmospheric pressure & global wind patterns (coriolis force, wind pattern names, pressure zones)
  3. low & high pressure systems (how they happen, winds & weather associated with them, including air masses)
  4. precipitation (lifting mechanisims - orographic, frontal, radiative, convectional - fronts and storms)
  5. weather maps (station plots / models and low pressure cyclonic storms - cold and warm fronts)
  6. severe weather (specifically hurricanes - how they develop & how they cause damage)

A Block Social Studies 11 - Today you will be working on a "Cold War Flashpoints" activity where you'll analyze the following four conflicts through a W5H approach: Korean War, Vietnam War, Suez Crisis, and the Cuban Missile Crisis. You'll have the next two classes to work on this and you'll have a few handouts to help. NOTE: W5H = Who (countries & people) was involved; What happened during the conflict; When did the conflict take place; Where did the conflict break out and spread to; Why did the conflict occur; and How was Canada involved and affected by the conflict.

We'll examine the Canadian involvement in the Korean War (from Vetrans Affairs Canada...The year is 1950. The Second World War is over. The United Nations has been in place for just five years, and is working to promote global peace and security. Canada is brimming with optimism as Canadians look forward to a prosperous and peaceful second half of the 20th century. Suddenly, an international crisis is brewing in the Korean peninsula and people, the world over, are holding their collective breath. What happens next is history).

We'll then look at Lester B. Pearson the Suez Crisis and the creation of the UNEF (from the Dominion Institute Project...Although Canada had no direct economic, military or political stake in the crisis, Canadian Foreign Minister Lester Pearson became a front line player at the United Nations. Working intensely from the end of October into early November 1956, Pearson proposed the world’s first ever peacekeeping force at the UN General Assembly. Using his vast web of connections and decades of experience, he persuaded the world assembly to make the UN force a reality).

Next we'll look at the Cuban Missile Crisis (from the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum...

For thirteen days, the world waited, hoping for a peaceful resolution to the crisis. No one was sure how the Soviet leader would respond to the naval blockade and U.S. demands. Recognizing the devastating possibility of a nuclear war, Khrushchev turned his ships back. The Soviets agreed to dismantle the weapon sites and, in exchange, the United States agreed not to invade Cuba).

Last we'll look at the Vietnam War (from American Experience...
in 1964 president Lyndon B. Johnson has the Gulf of Tonkin resolution passed that allows the US to "take all necessary measures to repel any armed attack against forces of the United States and to prevent further aggression." The Resolution allows Johnson to wage all out war against North Vietnam without ever securing a formal Declaration of War from Congress). CBC has a good site dedicated to Canadian involvement in the war and you can find it HERE.

C Block Law 9/10 - Today we are back in the library for the last day this week to work on the Clue Us In crime scene investigation project. Please remember that the library has books on forensic investigation and I have books on crime scene investigation as well. 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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