Sunday, June 8, 2014

Monday, June 9. 2014

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

A Block Social Studies 11 - Today we'll watch the Canada: A People's History episode: “Taking Back the Past”(which deals with the Aboriginal Nations rights movement). I'll have you finish the Challenging the Status Quo grid (use pages 177 to 181 and pages 208 to 210 of the Counterpoints textbook) that I gave you on Friday and then 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 we are going to make sense of ecosystem evolution and community succession (thrown in will be the terms establishment and extinction). We'll try to understand how species co-evolve and adapt to create complex communities (self regulation and emergent properties) and then we'll look at Mount St. Helens to understand primary and secondary succession. We'll watch the last portion of the DVD "Fire Mountain: The Eruption and Rebirth of Mount St. Helens" in order to better grasp the rates of recovery for ecosystems around the volcano. The embedded video below from PBS is also a very good (specifically chapters 3 "The Blowdown Zone" and 5 "Bouncing Back") You'll need to complete questions 21 & 22 from page 662 of your Geosystems text along with a question on fire ecology and the effects of modern fire suppression. For more on ecosystem services and conservation see the National Geographic Earth Pulse website.

Watch Mt. St. Helens: Back From the Dead on PBS. See more from NOVA.

C Block Law 9/10 - Today we move into criminal law procedures and will focus on arrests, arrest procedures, and your rights upon arrest. As a class, we'll work on the R. v. Macooh (1993) case, questions 1, 3, 4, and 5 on page 91 and then I'll have you work on questions 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5 on page 97 of your All About Law text.

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