Thursday, October 8, 2015

Friday, October 9. 2015

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

A Block Social Studies 10 - Today we're back in the library for our last day to work on our web quest dealing with voting and elections in Canada...don't forget, you'll need to find out what the parties like/want to do (goals and methods) and select a party that most represents your beliefs. You'll need to explain why you would choose that party if you were eligible to vote today. You will receive no more library/class time for this activity so try to use your time wisely today...I'll need this activity by next Tuesday. Use the following:

1) Pollenize – Looking for student-friendly party platform summaries? Pollenize is a mobile-friendly app that allows users to compare the platforms of several Canadian political parties on 12 themes.
2) I Can Party -  I CAN Party is a user-friendly guide to understanding the national political party platforms.  It provides short summaries of the parties’ stances on key electoral issues without analysis or party rhetoric.
3) Vote Compass – Where do you fall on the political spectrum? Vote Compass is a short online quiz that helps students to reflect on their own beliefs and values.
4) I Side With - is a short online quiz that helps students to reflect on their own beliefs and values. The site constantly finds and builds new ways to boost voter engagement and education using information, data, and breaking technologies.
C Block Criminology 12 - Today I'd like to start with a discussion about yesterday's Columbine video - focusing on Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold. After, I'll have you watch a Law & Order Criminal Intent episode "Jones" about a psychopathic killer. From Wapedia...

In this episode, Detective Goren and Eames are investigating the death of a pretty, petite woman found drowned in her bathtub.

The detectives go to work, turning down a more high-profile case because this one looks interesting. Suddenly, they find themselves awash when a second victim is another petite woman found naked and washed up on shore just days apart. Goren quickly deduces she, too, was drowned in a bathtub. But the case turns out even bigger as a third body is found, with similar body type and strangled but not drowned. Later, a fourth woman is killed.

The investigation leads Goren and Eames to an abusive, cocaine-addicted lawyer. The connection is that the women were his clients and he also was taking them for a significant amount of money to help feed his gambling addictions. The detectives dig into the case, knowing that he has one more unknown victim remaining on his list. Since Goren and Eames are unable to get help from his wife, they race in a desperate attempt to save the potential victim.

D Block Geography 12 - Aloha family, today we'll take the class to work on the Koko Head (Hawai'i Kai) topographic map assignment in your Canadian Landscape topographic map textbook.

The scale of the map is 1:24000 which means 1 cm = 240m (.24km)
The contour interval is 40' (12.12m)

1. Study topographic map 1 and describe the relief from west to east across the upper half of the map

a) what is the length and width (in kilometers) of the map? What is the total area (in kilometers squared)
b) Determine the road distance (in kilometers) from BM16 in Hawaii Kai to the park in the northeast. What do you think is the significance of the white area crossed by Lunalilo Home Road?
c) Determine the road distance (in kilometers) from Holy Trinity School near Kuliouou to Halona Point. Suggest some factors that posed difficulties for the construction of State Highway 72

2. On map 1 and Photo 3 locate and name three other craters in Koko Head Park. How are they indicated on the map? How do they compare in size relative to Koko crater? Does Hanauma Bay qualify as a caldera and if so, why?

3. Identify the features labelled A to E on stereo photo 3.

a) What indicates that Koko crater has been inactive for some time?
b) What is the area (in kilometers squared) of Hanauma Bay? What do you think makes it an interesting site for an underwater park?

5. a) Along line XY, measure the distance (in km) from the shoreline to the outer edge of the coral reef. What is the average width of the reefs in Maunalua Bay on map 1?
b) What is the greatest depth at which coral has formed a reef in Maunalua Bay on Map 1?
c) Find the wide break in the coral reef southwest of Kuapa Pond and suggest reasons for this gap
d) Refer to map 1 to identify the features labelled F to H on photo 5.

6. Is map 1 or photo 3 more recent? How can you tell?
a/b) Locate an area of land reclamation on the map and photo, explain why reclamation projects are needed in this area.

7. From a study of both the map and the photos, suggest how the settlement pattern has been influenced by topography
a) How has this pattern influenced population density in localized areas?
b) How has the topography created problems for highway planning? Why might traffic congestion be a problem along the shoreline highway?

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