Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Wednesday, February 11. 2015

Today is a PLC day so the schedule is shortened for the day. Today's schedule is B-A-D-C and the Bell Schedule for PLC Day on Wednesday looks like this:

B Block 8:58 9:57
A Block 10:02 10:59
Lunch 10:59 11:42
D Block 11:47 12:44
C Block 12:49 1:45
PLC 1:45 3:15

B Block Social Studies 11 - Ah symbols; they help identify things like countries. Today I want you to continue with your new flag for Canada activity. A national flag is a patriotic symbol that represents a country in a simple graphic format. February 15th (this Saturday) will be the 50th anniversary of the "new" Canadian flag. So what symbol/flag represents Canada - this gets to the heart off the question "What does it mean to be Canadian"? Imagine it's 1964; Groovy, now submit a flag proposal to John Diefenbaker's Special Flag Committee of the House of Commons. Consider the following from (of all places) the British Broadcasting Corporation:

Canada is anything but a homogenous Commonwealth state; nearly one million indigenous people rub shoulders with immigrants from around the world, including many from Asia. What does it mean to be Canadian now? What are the traits which help make up modern-day Canada?

This is a question that we'll come back to over and over again in the course and I'll ask you to revisit your answer in June, but for now draw me a flag that describes what it means to be Canadian (the traits that make up modern day Canada) and I'll take it from you tomorrow .
Canada's Flag Debate
11 Rejected Canadian Flag Designs (Mental Floss)
Flags of the World

D Block Criminology 12 - Today I want you to continue with your brainstormed list of all the reasons you can think why someone would commit a crime. We will collect all of your ideas on the overhead-computer-board and then try to categorize them into crime theory clusters (similar categories). We'll see where your clusters fit in terms of Choice, Trait, Social Structure, Social Learning, and Conflict theories. After this, we'll begin our look at the nature vs. nurture debate by focusing on the history of psychological and sociological criminology.

C Block Geography 12 - Today we'll work on learning to observe as a geographer would where we'll look beyond simple observations and try to see a larger picture with connections to the wider world. We'll practice an analysis of a photo in class and you'll start working on your first assignment for the course which is a geographic analysis of a photo from a Canadian Geographic magazine. You'll need to use the Observing as a Geographer Would questions (in your week 1 package that you'll get today) to help with your analysis.

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