Sunday, May 31, 2015

Monday, June 1. 2015

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

B Block Social Studies 11 - Today we'll begin our look at human-social geography. We will start with population issues and today you'll get a handout on the history of human population. We'll talk about fertility (crude birth rates) and mortality (crude death rates) and the RNI (rate of natural increase). We'll examine population pyramids and the demographic transition model. Estimates are that in October 2011 the population of the world hit the 7 Billion mark. What does that mean for you?

Find out what your population number is at the BBC site here.

We'll look at the 2014 World Population Data Sheet (using both the PRB Interactive Map and the pdf data sheet) to see current trends and numbers in world population. Lastly We'll look at the Demographic Transition Model and examine the four stages of population change along with some population pyramids

C Block Geography 12 - Today, we are in the library for day two of research for our severe weather poster project. Remember that there are these things in the library called "books"; you may remember what they look like...there are paper pages with pictures and information on them bound together. Sarcasm aside please remember that you will need to have at least one print (book or magazine) source for your presentation. I have books in my room on severe weather that you might want to look at. The purpose of this project is to learn about severe weather and your topic in depth. Please do not plagiarize work and present it as if it were your own. Show me what you have learned. Tomorrow is our last day this week to work on this during class time so don't get lost on youtube watching videos of people getting struck by lightning or hit by hail (no matter how cool that is!) Having said that the Discovery Channel has a great series called Raging Planet (we've watched it in class) with some cool video footage that you could embed in your power point presentation here: Discovery Channel Raging Planet Friday's blog entry has all of the particular details on the project along with links for you to use. Use your time wisely and good luck.

D Block Crime, Media and Society 12 - Today we're back in the library working on the collaborize classroom site. Now for today I'd like you to do two things:
  1. Work on the Casey Anthony thread question about the media's reporting of crime, celebrity and the value of social media.
  2. Begin work on the individual media monitoring assignment (more on the collaborize class site)

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