Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Thursday, May 7. 2015

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

D Block Crime, Media and Society 12 - Today we'll finish the 48 Hours Mystery documentary we started yesterday on the Highway of Tears. We'll try to understand how media reports crime and try to take a theoretical perspective on the show and why it was made the way that it was presented to the audience. I have three questions to work on (and I'll give you time to work on them today):

  1. What main story do you think Investigative Reporters Bob Friel and Peter Van Zant wanted to tell?
  2. Why did the show focus on Madison Scott first, Loren Leslie next and then the victims along the Highway of Tears afterwards?
  3. Why do you think the producers and editors framed the story the way that they did?
Consider the following post on the CBS News 48 Hours website about the showing of the Highway of Tears:

by RememberStolenSisters November 18, 2012 7:37 PM EST

I am stunned that there wasn't even a mention of the fact that the majority of victims along the Highway of Tears have been young Native women, and saddened that the was no connection made to the over 580 missing and murdered Native women in Canada, referred to here as the Stolen Sisters. I understand that wasn't the focus of this program, but to not even mention it feels incredibly wrong. You have not given the American public an accurate picture of what's going on up here, where young Aboriginal women are 5 times more likely to die a violent death than other women of the same age and more than twice as likely to be killed by a stranger than women of other races. There's a story you should cover.
C Block Geography 12 - Today we'll complete the Atmosphere in the Vertical activity and then we'll begin our look at stratospheric ozone. Ozone is a gas that occurs both in the Earth's upper atmosphere and at ground level. Ozone can be "good" or "bad" for your health and the environment, depending on its location in the atmosphere. After looking at the ways that ozone protects us and understanding how it can be destroyed by CFCs (Tim and Moby will help us here) you'll need to complete questions 8 and 9 from page 90 in your Geosystems textbook. For more information on Ozone look at:
Environment Canada Ozone site
US Environmental Protection Agency Stratospheric Ozone page
European Commission on the Environment Ozone page
Ozzy Ozone UNEP Kids Ozone Site
NOAA Ozone depletion page

Environment Canada senior climatologist David Phillips indicated in the fall of 2011 that predicting the weather is becoming much more difficult. "It's almost as if you can't look at the past to tell us what the future is," David Phillips told CBC News. "There's a new norm: Expect the unexpected." Check out the article here.

B Block Social Studies 11 - Today we'll talk about the end of the war in Europe (Ortona, D-Day and the liberation of the Netherlands) and switch our focus to the Pacific where we'll look at the Manhattan Project and the use of nuclear weapons in Japan (Hiroshima and Nagasaki). This takes us to V-J Day and the end of World War Two. You'll need to add Ortona, Operation Overlord (D-Day) and the Liberation of the Netherlands to your battle - events timeline and get that in to me.

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