Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Thursday, June 12. 2014

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

A quick note...As you are aware tomorrow is another day of job action here in the Comox Valley and there will be no school for you. After that the situation becomes much less clear yet much more fluid. Things will change...quickly. So, this blogsite will have as much information as I am allowed to present to you. If we end up in a full scale walk out I will post an exam review for Social Studies 11 students - this will have links, videos, and hints to help with your provincial exam which will still happen. I will post information for the geography 12 students on ecological issues and general information connected to our current topic. I will have videos (please, please take some time to watch the movie Home that I will embed), links to organizations for action and information about our current state of the world. The law 9/10 class will be, in essence, over and I wish you well. You have assignments due today...please do not give me any "My dog ate my homework" or "My computer crashed with all my work on it" excuses. Turn in your work today please as my marks need to be submitted by 3 pm this afternoon.
On to today...

D Block Law 9/10 - I'll have the notebooks for you today so that you may finish up your CSI: Canine Caper activity.

B Block Geography 12 - We'll finish the Human Footprint DVD we started yesterday, which will take no more than 45 minutes of class time. When the DVD is over I'd like you to answer the following:

  1. Why do different cultures use and consume things at different rates? What do the numbers and facts in the video say about North American society?
  2. In some areas of the world people are already in conflict over a limited amount of natural resources. How will a growing population affect people’s access to food, potable (safe drinking) water, and fuel? What affect might the population increase have on pollution and encroachment on wildlife habitats?
If there's time we'll briefly look at climate change. We'll examine the possible future for BC and Vancouver Island and see the issues that will confront us with water, drought, landslides, species migration, forest transformation, air quality degredation, glacial retreat, energy disruptions and coastal flooding to name a few. NASA has a good website (Earth Observatroy Global Warming) that tries to explain the concept of climate change and global warming without a biased political viewpoint for or against the subject. Check it out. You could also look at the Hyper Physics website from the department of Physics and Astronomy at Georgia State University.

A Block Social Studies 11 - This may be your last school day to prepare for the final exam. Do not forget that the final is worth 20% of your grade and that it comes from the Ministry of Education in Victoria. We don't make it up but we do have a good idea of how many questions they'll be asking about what sections of the course and what topics they tend to ask questions on. Today you'll get two photocopied exam prep packages: “What Should I know for the Final Exam” and “Socials 11 Final Exam Prep: The Essay Question”. The first handout (What Should I Know...) will have a review for the topics in Social Studies 11 along with a Counterpoints chapter correlation. The second handout (The Essay Question...) is a review for the two long answer responses on the exam. If you are not in class then you can not get I hope to see you today.

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