Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Wednesday, September 16. 2015

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

A Block Social Studies 10 (AKA from yesterday..."Things and Stuff") -  Today we'll continue with map basics, working in the Geographic Understandings book (they're the green geography books in the class). You'll need to complete the following questions on map grids, direction, distance and symbols:
  1. Page 3 and 4 questions 2, 3, 4, & 5a (yesterday)
  2. Page 7 questions 1, 2, 3 and 4 (yesterday)
  3. Pages 8-9 questions 1-4 (today)
  4. Page 17 question 4 and question 1 on page 18 (today)
  5. Page 20 questions 1, 2, and 3 (today)
  6. Page 21 questions 1 and 2 (today)

The Natural Resources Canada website Toporama is a great resource to understand topographic map basics. Check out their Tips and Hints site here. There is a good tutorial on building topographic profiles on the Idaho State University Department of Geosciences website here. There's also a great tutorial here as well. If there's time we'll go through what the Five Themes of Geography are (part of the map conventions handout that you got this week). For help with your map making on page 21 us the following link: Topographic Map Symbols

D Block Geography 12 - Today we'll do a brief introduction to topographic maps and I'll show you how to identify location, estimate area, calculate slope, and determine direction on them. We'll look at large versions of the 1:50000 scale topographic maps for the Comox Valley (92F10 and 92F11). For a large copy of the Forbidden Plateau 92F11 map click on the Online - En ligne (PDF or TIFF) at the GEOSCAN Fast-Link site. Using these maps we'll try to make sense of topographic maps in partners.

Here are a few webpages to help:
Natural Resources Canada Toporama
Reading Topographic Maps
Mount Union College Reading Topo Maps
United States Geological Survey Reading Topo Maps
Idaho State University Interpreting Topo Maps
National Wildfire Coordinating Group Reading Topographic maps pdf
Natural Resources & Water Queensland Australia Interpreting Topo Maps pdf
How Stuff Works Reading a Topographic Map
How to Read Topographical Maps

C Block Criminology 12 - Today we'll start by looking at the work from Monday - the difference between deviance and criminal behaviour (acts that are criminal but not deviant and deviant but not criminal). This will lead to our look at the three perspectives of how criminologists view crime:
Consensus = the belief that the majority of citizens in society share common values and agree on what behaviours should be defined as criminal.
Conflict = the belief that criminal behaviour is defined by those in a position of power to protect and advance their own self-interest.
Interactionist = the belief that those with social power are able to impose their values on society as a whole, and these values then define criminal behaviour.

Once this is done we'll turn our focus to the history of crime and law (looking at Hammurabi, the Mosaic Code and the development of Common Law in England). We'll learn what Actus Reus, Mens Rea, Mala in Se and Mala Prohibitum mean along with taking a look at the differences between Indictable, Summary Conviction and Absolute Liability Offences. We'll see what defences you can use and what the goals of criminal law are for society.

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