Monday, October 26, 2015

Tuesday, October 27. 2015

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

C Block Criminology 12 -  Today we'll delve deeper into theft by looking at Burglary & Break and Enter. I'll need to answer the following: What characteristics must a good burglar have? (Look at Neil Shover's explanation on page 234-237 in the CRIM textbook.... Neal Shover studied the careers of professional burglars and uncovered the existence of a particularly successful type--the good burglar. Shover also discovered that a person becomes a good burglar through learning the techniques of the trade from older, more experienced burglars). After that we'll look at arson and the motives for setting fires intentionally then we'll examine the five types of motor vehicle theft and identify how you can protect your vehicle from being stolen (target hardening strategies). In the time left you may finish working on your shoplifting poster assignment.

D Block Geography 12 - Today we're looking at streams and drainage basins. You'll need to work on a few definitions, a diagram, and questions 1, 3, 10, 11, and 12 from page 481 in your Geosystems textbook. A map of Canada's drainage basins can be found here and the Canadian Atlas online has a great section on drainage basins too. Notes on these topics can be found here. In order to understand streams we'll watch a Bill Nye the Science Guy episode on the topic - Rivers & Streams (#209). Splash down a rapid river with Bill Nye the Science Guy and explore how ecosystems work and why they are important to our environment. From waterfalls and dams, to the depths of the Grand Canyon, this is one wet and wild ride. This week's music video showcases the Talking Headwaters singing "Take Me to the River

A Block Social Studies 10 - Today I'll give you time to finish up yesterday's work: questions 1, 4 and 5 from page 80 of the Horizons textbook along with a Rebellions Timeline handout. After we'll look at Victorian attitudes and values connected to the wider British Empire. Rudyard Kipling (the Jungle Book guy) wrote a lovely little poem called "White Man's Burden" that kind of exemplifies the ethnocentric superiority (cultural imperialism) inherent in Victorian Era values...

Take up the White Man's burden--
Send forth the best ye breed--
Go, bind your sons to exile
To serve your captives' need;
To wait, in heavy harness,
On fluttered folk and wild--
Your new-caught sullen peoples,
Half devil and half child.

This leads us to a discussion about the "Half devil and half child" in Canada...the First Nations peoples. We'll look at Aboriginal Reserves, the Gradual Civilization Act (which led to the Indian Act of 1876) and Residential Schools. We'll finish with a couple of questions related to Sir John Colborne and assimilation (p. 97 of Horizons).

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