Sunday, December 13, 2015

Monday, December 14. 2015

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

A Block Social Studies 10 -  Today we will spend the class working on our children's book about the building of the CPR. I have the library booked for you to use over the next three days, so don't forget there are some websites that can help you with images and potential plotlines:
Sir Sandford Fleming The Knight of Time
Railway Witnesses, Memory of a Nation
Revelstoke Railway Museum Photo Archive
The Canadian Encyclopedia - Building the Railway
The Kids site of Canadian Settlement - Chinese & the Railway
Vancouver Public Library - CPR History
BC Archives - CPR
Kamloops Art Gallery - Andrew Onderdonk & the CPR
Library & Archives Canada: Canada by Train
Library & Archives Canada: The Kid's site of Canadian Trains
Musee McCord Museum: CPR form sea to sea
Musee McCord Museum: Forging the National Dream
Canada Science and Technology Museum: Railways
Children's Book of the CPR
This assignment is due this Thursday (December 17th) so do not not blow this assignment off and don't leave it until the last minute. Some online cartoon/story creation sites include:
Pixton Comics
My Storybook
or if you want to work on an iPad at home try My Story

C Block Crime, Media and Society 12 - Today we're back in the library working on the collaborize classroom site. Now for today I'd like you to do two things:

  1. Finish your work on the Social Class and crime question connected to both the Law & Order Los Angeles episode we watched (called "Hollywood" about the Bling Ring) and the People like Us PBS documentary I posted last week.
  2. Work on the Colton Harris-Moore thread question about the media's reporting of crime and celebrity.

D Block Geography 12 - Today we will spend the entire class working on the Okanagan Valley topographic map out of the Canadian Landscape Air Photo & Topographic Map textbook. The map can be found on pages 27-31 of the text and you will need to work on questions 1 a-c, 2 i, ii & c, 3 a & b, 5 a, b, c, & d, 8, 9 a, b, c, and 11. For an on line version of the map check out You will have today and tomorrow to work on this assignment. If you need help with topographic interpretation check out the following websites:
Understanding Topographic Maps
Topo 101 - Natural Resources Canada
Introduction to Topographic Maps - Idaho State University
United States Geological Survey Topographic Map site
Reading Topographic Maps Chapter 2 in NWCG PMS 475 "Basic Land Navigation"

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