Thursday, March 12, 2015

Friday, March 13. 2015

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

B Block Social Studies 11 - Today with Ms. Tancon we'll start off class by taking a better look at "zines" so you can have a better idea of what your World War One final project will look like. Remember: we'll be in the library next Thursday and Friday to work on it, and it is due Monday, March 23rd (unless you want to do a quiz as well). Feel free to google "zines": there are a lot of cool ones out there. Think of them as a paper "blog". Next we'll continue looking at the 4 major Canadian battles of WWI: the Second Battle of Ypres, the Battle of the Somme, the Battle of Vimy Ridge, and Passchendaele. We will specifically talk about the impact these wars had on Canada. After that, we'll get into the nitty-gritty of war technology and weaponry through the video "First World War Technology".
Alpha History WW1 Weapons

Complete list of handouts from this week that you need to hand in for a "complete" mark: - M.A.I.N. definitions (Monday) - M.A.I.N. matching sheet (Tuesday) - Page 21-24 in "Counterpoints" textbook - Canada's Entry into WWI (Wednesday) - Page 24-27 in "Counterpoints" - "Realities of War" & "Significant Canadian Battles of WWI" (Thursday) - Page 28-32 in "Counterpoints".

D Block Criminology 12 - To start the class, you'll have time to work on your questions that are due today:

  1. What is the attraction of violent films and video games?
  2. Is there more violent imagery in media now as opposed to the past (think graphic, realistic visceral)? Why / Why not?
  3. What kinds of people are drawn to violent imagery and what kind of violent images draw them to that form of entertainment?
  4. What is “morbid curiosity”?
  5. Are there any equally satisfying substitutions for violent entertainment?
  6. What draws our attention to violent media events (news) that are not intended to entertain?
After that we'll we'll discuss murder and homicide. We'll discuss the divisions of murder in Canada (1st and 2nd degree and manslaughter), the extent of murder in Canada, and murderous relations (acquaintance and stranger homicide). Remember we talked about Tori Stafford last week (when we talked about victims)? Today we'll watch a Global News 16x9 episode called "Road to Murder: How Terri-Lynne McClintic became a killer"

C Block Geography 12 - Today we'll finish watching Mega Disasters: American Volcano to help understand the explosive eruption of Mount Saint Helens; remember this is a sweet "what if" disaster video and it explains the dangers of the slumbering giant...Mount Rainier. This will take up about 40 minutes of class time and then you have one question to address from yesterday in your week 5 notes/package (basically the positives and negatives of volcanoes using Saint Helens as an example and look at the links on yesterday's blog entry). After, we'll look at the Orting College case study. Should the town of Orting, Washington, build a new college to attract people to their community or not? What will the impact of increased population be on the tiny town that sits in the shadows of Mt. Rainier? The assignment is in your week 5 package and was adapted from the following website: A note of caution...

What is the greatest danger to Orting? Of all that could potentially happen at Mount Rainier what poses the greatest threat? Now ask yourself what triggers that threat? What causes it to happen? Last think about the statistical likelihood of that event happening. How likely is the event to occur in the next 5, 10, 100, or 1000 years? Check out the risk analysis section of the COTF website for help here.

And because he's awesome...It's a Bill Nye the Science Guy video (brought to you by the Law Offices of Magma, Lava, Tefra, and Pumice making mountains out of vent holes for over four billion years). Warning: Geek Alert! (at the 1:55 minute mark of the video you'll see Bill @ Mount Saint Helens...not too far off from where the picture of he and I was I said Geek Alert!) If you missed it here's the YouTube link to the video we're watching in class

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