Friday, October 23, 2015

Monday, October 26. 2015

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

A Block Social Studies 10 - Today we are going to wrap up our work on the 1837-8 Rebellions in Canada by focusing on the report prepared by Lord Durham along with the Act of Union (1841) and responsible government in 1848. We'll also take some time to speculate on what it would be like if Durham's suggestions about anglicizing Lower Canada (Canada East / Quebec) were acted upon. I'll have you work on questions 1, 4 and 5 from page 80 of the Horizons textbook along with a Rebellions Timeline handout.

For more check out: Musee McCord Museum "The Aftermath of the Rebellions" flash movie

C Block Criminology 12 -Today we are off to the library for our next blog assignment and I'd like you to tell me about auto theft. I'd like you to look up information on why people steal cars, where in Canada most cars are stolen from, what types of vehicles are most commonly stolen and I'd like you to tell me how much auto theft is actually happening in Canada (rates). Then I'd like you to tell me methods of protection (how to stop your car from being stolen).

Kanetix lists the top vehicles stolen in Canada and check out this article on the Macleans website for the article on the top cities for auto theft in Canada.
Global News "A Look at Car Thefts"
Crime Stoppers Bait Car website 
Insurance Bureau of Canada Auto Theft Auto theft in Canada
CBC News "International Auto Theft Ring in Canada"

D Block Geography 12 - Today we're looking at water. The USGS diagram to the left shows the distribution of water on the planet and explains the amount of water available for "human use". You'll note that there is precious little water available for 7 billion people. Then consider that the flora and fauna of the biosphere require water as well and you can see the importance of water to all forms of life on the planet. Today we'll look at the properties of water in its three phases and then you'll need to sketch a diagram of the hydrologic cycle (page 253 in Geosystems). Next you'll need to define: condensation, evaporation, transpiration, precipitation, sublimation, percolation, aquifer, zone of aeration, and zone of saturation. Lastly you'll need to complete questions 2 & 5 from page 210, 1 from page 278, and 14, 16, & 18 from page 280 all in your Geosystems text. To help look at the United States Geological Survey Water Cycle website and the University of Kentucky Geology Department flash animation site.

Just to link today's topic of water in the Hydrosphere-Lithosphere interface with last Thursday's topic of Mass September there was a significant landslide in Lillooet. Heavy rainfall on slopes destabilized by forest fires caused a damaging landslide that cost geographer Rob Elliot his home.

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