Thursday, June 5, 2014

Friday, June 6. 2014

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

C Block Law 9/10 - Today I have the library booked so that you may finish your Clue Us In case study major project that was due this past Monday. If you have handed in your project, you may work through the Rookie Training simulation on the Rice University's CSI: The Experience Web Adventure . Please do the training for Forensic Biology (DNA), Toxicology, Firearms and Toolmarks (Ballistics), Medical Examiner (Pathologist) and CSI Ethics. When you are done you may work through Case Two (Canine Caper) - I'll have a lab/work sheet for you to complete as you progress throught the case.

A Block Social Studies 11 - We'll look at the changes to immigration in Canada, the points system and multiculturalism. I’d like you to examine the transformation of Canadian society in the 1960's and the 1970's (challenging the status quo). You'll start with the beginning episode of Canada: A People’s History Volume 11 “Years of Hope and Anger” which sets the stage for the 1960’s. After watching it, I'd like to talk with you about your impressions of the section and your thoughts on the 1960’s. Next, you'll get the “Challenging the Status Quo” worksheet and you'll need to fill it in using pages 177 to 181 and pages 208 to 210 of the Counterpoints textbook along with the Canada: A People's History episodes “Do Your Own Thing” (which deals with the “youthquake” and the environmental movement) “A Question of Equality” and “A Most Fundamental Choice” (which deal with the women's movement in Canada) and lastly “Taking Back the Past”(which deals with the Aboriginal Nations rights movement). If there's time, we'll look at the CBC, the Massey Commission and the CRTC, Medicare, social welfare programs, changes to immigration in Canada, the points system and multiculturalism (basically the major shift in Canadian culture from the 1950's through to the 1980's).

B Block Geography 12 - Today is a crucial day in Geography 12; we will be discussing biogeochemical cycles - specifically the carbon and nitrogen cycles. We'll see what Tim and Moby have to tell us about the carbon and nitrogen cycles. We will also be discussing the flow of energy through an ecosystem (trophic layers and food webs).

It is very important that you review systems and feedback from week 1 of the course. For a great on-line text resource check out the Human Ecology textbook by Gerry Marten. For more on cycles in ecosystems check out:
Biogeochemical Cyles at Windows to the Universe
Biogeochemical Cyles at Geography 4 Kids
Biogeochemical Cyles at Michael Ritter's on line "The Physical Environment" text
Trophic Pyramids and Food Webs at Physical Geography
Food Chains and Food Webs
Build a Food Web "Chain Reaction" game
Bill Nye video "(It's the) Food Web" by Food Webby Web on the Soundtrack of Science
McGraw Hill BC Grade 7 Science textbook animation on PCB's and Bioaccumulation

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