Thursday, October 29, 2015

Friday, October 30. 2015

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

C Block Criminology 12 - Today we'll watch an episode of Leverage (the Boost Job) from Season 3. I'd like you to pay attention to is the skill set that each member of the leverage team has: Nathan "Nate" Ford "The Mastermind"; Sophie Devereaux "The Grifter"; Alec Hardison "The Hacker"; Eliot Spencer "The Hitter"; and Parker "The Thief". I'd also like you to think of the types of crime in the show and how each one was perpetrated (auto theft, embezzlement, fraud, and identity theft). In the episode Nate (the master mind of the group) briefs the team and explains that the owner of Penzer's Auto, Duke Penzer, is an ex-racer and he "clones" stolen cars by registering them in other states. Parker (the thief) knows all about how car theft works and explains how Penzer runs his scam...The episode deals with auto theft, fraud, and good burglars.

You have one question to respond to today: Why do we (the public) treat white collar criminals differently than violent blue collar criminals? Why do people who embezzle (millions of dollars) get less time in jail than someone who murders? Is that okay? Why or why not?

D Block Geography 12 - We're in the library to finish our small project on Mass Wasting. The assignment is in your week 8 package and in the Shared directory at school. Today is the last day that I can give you for research as the library is booked solid so you'll need to do some research on your own. Here are some websites to help...
Outside on line article on Avalanches
Crested Butte Avalanche Center
Utah Avalanche Center danger scales

Assignment is due next Tuesday

A Block Social Studies 10 -  Today we will begin looking at the six factors that led to Confederation in 1867. We'll start with the Civil War in the US, Manifest Destiny, and the Alaska Purchase of 1867. We'll watch two BrainPop! videos (causes of the Civil War and the Civil War) to understand this tragic event in American history. More importantly we will try to understand the impact of the Civil War on British North America. This gets us to the beginning of our unit on Canadian Confederation.

After we will develop a mind map of the six factors that led Canada into Confederation. These are a complex set of problems that are interconnected and just imagine how difficult it would be for the founding fathers to solve them (U.S. expansionism, Transportation problems, Fenians, Political Deadlock, Changing British Attitudes, and Economic problems).

As I mentioned above, we'll take a look again at the US Civil War (1861-1865) and the postwar "Reconstruction" (including the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments to the US Constitution) and expansion westwards. The 13th Amendment to the Constitution declared that "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude...shall exist within the United States." Formally abolishing slavery in the United States, the 13th Amendment was passed by the Congress on January 31, 1865, and ratified by the states on December 6, 1865. Check out Confederation for Kids "How Canada was Formed" for more information on the topic. Also, take a look at:
PBS Ken Burns' The Civil War
John L. O'Sullivan on Manifest Destiny in 1839
Manifest Destiny
US-Mexican War Manifest Destiny
Alaska Purchase

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