Sunday, November 29, 2015

Monday, November 30. 2015

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

A Block Social Studies 10 - Today we'll start your 'Ole Bill Coot Storyboard comic strip assignment on the Cariboo Gold Rush...

Nitro Comics Inc. has approached you because they heard about what an amazing talent you have at telling stories and graphically designing them. They want to start a weekly comic strip about the wild and wacky adventures of an old timey prospector in the Cariboo Gold Rush named ‘Ole Bill Coot. Their comic strip will be syndicated throughout the historical magazine community and will be focused in the BC Historical Society’s magazine The Begbie Report. Nitro Comics has given you free reign to create whatever stories you want but before you do they want a story board sample from you.

What is a story board? Basically a storyboard is a graphic organizer that shows a story idea. A storyboard is an outline, generally illustrated, that is used in the planning of a television show, movie, commercial, or play. You could think of a storyboard as an illustrated flow chart. The illustrations are somewhat similar to the art in comic books. A storyboard consists of many "frames," with each frame representing a particular scene in the production.

Nitro Comics wants you to tell the story of ‘Ole Bill Coot arriving in BC to make his golden fortune in Barkerville during the 1860’s. Your story must have 14 panels and needs to include the following events:

1. Bill arriving in Fort Victoria on Vancouver Island from San Francisco
2. Bill arriving in Fort Langley on the Fraser River
3. Bill traveling up the Cariboo Wagon Road past Yale on the Fraser River
4. Bill arriving in Barkerville
5. Bill staking a claim on Williams Creek
6. Bill panning for gold
7. Bill striking it rich in the gold fields
8. Bill losing his riches in Barkerville
9. Bill getting help from Judge Begbie to win back his riches

There needs to be swashbucklin', claim jumpin', horse wrastlin', saloon drinkin', bar fightin', gun slingin', ladies dancin', and rootin tootin old timey western action in your cartoon. You also need to show how Judge Matthew Baillie Begbie regained control over law & order in the goldfields. You’ll need to have a consistent image for Bill, thought bubbles, language, and a description of the action beneath each panel.

Check out Friday's blog entry for links to webpages that can provide help with research for this assignment

C Block Crime, Media and Society 12 - Today we're back in the library working on the collaborize classroom site. Just a reminder, when posting on the site it is important to identify yourself with something other than your "handle"...slim, smoidawg, imreadytogo66, jds55, bigmuzzy laundry. I really appreciate that you're willing to post in the on line class but remember "Use each other's names" and "Avoid slang and sarcasm". Now for today I'd like you to do two things:
  1. Work through the three questions from Friday on the Dateline "My Kid Would Never Do That: Stranger Danger" thread along with the "Big Ideas connecting the two shows" question.
  2. Begin work on the individual media monitoring assignment (more on the collaborize class site)

D Block Geography 12 - Today we will look at reading a weather map. You can practice by using the following web pages: Wisconsin station model exercise WW2010 University of Illinois weather page Weather We'll start by using the WeatherCycler to understand the three dimensional aspects of a low pressure system. We'll work together as a class on Activities 1 - 3 and then I'll have you work in partners on activities 4, 5 and 6. Your activity after this is to read through the section on weather station models, complete the model plots in the week 13 package and then be the weather forecaster for Detroit Michigan. Look in your week 13 package to see the synoptic chart (also below) and then figure out the probable weather for the next two days.

Take some time on the following sites to learn more and to practice your weather operational analysis capabilities:
WW2010 - University of Illinois Weather site
National Weather Service "Jet Stream" online weather school
American Meteorological Society "Data Streme"
USA Today Reading Weather Maps
Satellite Meteorology Course Weather Forecasting Module
Practise at: Weather Office (Environment Canada) Operational Analysis Charts or at the Data Streme site above

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