Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Wednesday, September 9. 2015

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

Advisory Class - Did you remember your student fees? Student fees are $25 and the cost for a lock is $8; so $33 in total if you don't have a lock for your locker. Three full lockers are gone grade 11-12's and it's first in so don't forget.

A Block Social Studies 10 (AKA from yesterday..."Things and Stuff") -  Today I'll have you draw mental maps of Canada (not from the maps on the wall!) and get you to work in partners on a large scale map. You need to include as much detail about the political geography (provinces/territories/borders/capitals), physical geography (lakes/oceans/mountains/rivers/islands), and cultural geography (language/art/music/sport/economy) as you can. When we finish, we'll share our maps and discuss why it is difficult to conceptualize and graphically represent our country. We'll finish these tomorrow and then we'll turn our focus to map reading skills.

D Block Geography 12 - Today we'll work on learning to observe as a geographer would where we'll look beyond simple observations and try to see a larger picture with connections to the wider world. We'll practice an analysis of a photo in class and you'll start working on your first assignment for the course which is a geographic analysis of a photo from a Canadian Geographic magazine. You'll need to use the Observing as a Geographer Would questions (in your week 1 package that you'll get today) to help with your analysis along with the acronym “OSAE”

O - Observe. What do you see? What's going on? Work from obvious to complex. Be precise! 
S - Speculate. Why is something there or not there? Write open ended Qs and make sense of your observations. 
A - Analyse. How come? What is the real reason why it's here or not here? Find answers to your questions.
E - Evaluate. In what ways could this landscape change? Consider social values here. Justify your opinions. 

C Block Criminology 12 - Today, I have two questions that I'd like you to brainstorm:

  1. What is the purpose of laws and what is a crime?
  2. Why do people commit crime?
After a few minutes I'd like you to partner up and get your ideas on a large sheet of paper. After you collect all of your ideas on large sheets of paper with smelly felts, try to categorize them into crime theory clusters (similar categories). After, you'll present your ideas and then we'll begin our look at the nature vs. nurture debate by focusing on the history of psychological and sociological criminology.

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