Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Wednesday, March 18. 2015

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

8:58 am - 10:00 am B Block
10:05 am – 10:15 am A.G.
10:20 am – 11:20 am A Block
11:20 am - 12:25 pm Assembly
12:25 pm - 1:05 pm Lunch
1:10 pm - 2:10 pm D Block
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm C Block

B Block Social Studies 11 - Today with Ms. Tancon...It's Pink Day here at Vanier today. In Social Studies, we appreciate that individuals can make a real difference in the world. We also open our eyes to decades and centuries of violence, oppression, and hate. Life is too short to be full of hate, folks: let's end harassment and aggression, and support each other throughout these years together.

Because of our assembly for Pink Day, we've got a short class today. We'll go through the final months of WWI, the Paris Peace Conference, and the Treaty of Versailles that was signed by the major powers involved in the war (spoiler alert: Germany gets SCREWED). I wonder what this could possibly lead to...(Hint: rhymes with Bitler). Please see pages 42-46 in your textbooks for more information and/or if you are absent today.

After wrapping up our discussions, we'll spend the rest of class planning for our final Unit Project (your "zine"). You should be coming to school on Thursday (tomorrow) with a rough idea of what you are going to research in the library during our Thursday and Friday work sessions. Remember the projects are due Monday, March 23rd, at the beginning of class. Thursday (tomorrow) is our first of 2 days in the library to research and work on our projects. Please meet in our usual classroom for Block B, and we'll head to the library together.

Canadian War Museum
Veterans Affairs Canada The First World War
The Great War

D Block Criminology 12 - We'll watch the recreation of the 1961 Stanley Milgram experiment on "Obedience to Authority".  From ABC News "Basic Instinct: The Science of Evil"

In the experiment, conducted at Yale University over a period of months in 1961, an authority figure -- "the experimenter" -- dressed in a white lab coat and instructed participants to administer what they believed were increasingly painful electric shocks to another person. Although no one was actually receiving shocks, the participants heard a man screaming in pain and protest, eventually pleading to be released from the experiment. When the subjects questioned the experimenter about what was happening, they were told they must continue. And continue they did: Two-thirds of Milgram's participants delivered shocks as they heard cries of pain, signs of heart trouble, and then finally -- and most frightening -- nothing at all.
So if we are studying violence and we categorize violence as "evil" then shouldn't we understand what makes people do "evil" things? The ABC Primetime News team recreated Milgram's experiment and we'll watch it today.

C Block Geography 12 - Aloha family, today we'll take the class to work on the Koko Head (Hawai'i Kai) topographic map assignment in your Canadian Landscape topographic map textbook.

The scale of the map is 1:24000 which means 1 cm = 240m (.24km)
The contour interval is 40' (12.12m)

1. Study topographic map 1 and describe the relief from west to east across the upper half of the map

a) what is the length and width (in kilometers) of the map? What is the total area (in kilometers squared)
b) Determine the road distance (in kilometers) from BM16 in Hawaii Kai to the park in the northeast. What do you think is the significance of the white area crossed by Lunalilo Home Road?
c) Determine the road distance (in kilometers) from Holy Trinity School near Kuliouou to Halona Point. Suggest some factors that posed difficulties for the construction of State Highway 72

2. On map 1 and Photo 3 locate and name three other craters in Koko Head Park. How are they indicated on the map? How do they compare in size relative to Koko crater? Does Hanauma Bay qualify as a caldera and if so, why?

3. Identify the features labelled A to E on stereo photo 3.

a) What indicates that Koko crater has been inactive for some time?
b) What is the area (in kilometers squared) of Hanauma Bay? What do you think makes it an interesting site for an underwater park?

5. a) Along line XY, measure the distance (in km) from the shoreline to the outer edge of the coral reef. What is the average width of the reefs in Maunalua Bay on map 1?
b) What is the greatest depth at which coral has formed a reef in Maunalua Bay on Map 1?
c) Find the wide break in the coral reef southwest of Kuapa Pond and suggest reasons for this gap
d) Refer to map 1 to identify the features labelled F to H on photo 5.

6. Is map 1 or photo 3 more recent? How can you tell?
a/b) Locate an area of land reclamation on the map and photo, explain why reclamation projects are needed in this area.

7. From a study of both the map and the photos, suggest how the settlement pattern has been influenced by topography
a) How has this pattern influenced population density in localized areas?
b) How has the topography created problems for highway planning? Why might traffic congestion be a problem along the shoreline highway?

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