Sunday, December 6, 2015

Monday, December 7. 2015

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

A Block Social Studies 10 - Today  we'll discuss the numbered treaties on the Prairies and the Indian Act. I'll give you a few notes on the impact of the treaties and the Indian Act and then we'll look at the North West Mounted Police. It is important to note that in 1885 John A. Macdonald said of the Metis "If they are half-breed, they are [considered by the government to be] white". This meant that the Metis were not covered under the Indian Act and were not entitled to "Indian Status" and therefore did not have the same rights until the Supreme Court of Canada recognized the rights of the Metis in 2003. For more on the Numbered treaties and the Indian Act see:

Canada in the Making
Canadian Department of Indian and Northern Affairs
CBC Digital Archives - Why Treaty Rights are worth Fighting For
The Canadian Encyclopedia: The Indian Act
Henderson's Annotated Indian Act

Your work today is to complete questions 1, 2, and 3 from page 180 of the Horizons text.

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 Dateline "My Kid Would Never Do That: Stranger Danger" thread specifically the "Big Ideas connecting the two shows" question.
  2. Work on the Social Class and crime question connected to both the Law & Order Los Angeles episode we watched last Friday and the People like Us PBS documentary below.

D Block Geography 12 - It has been a few months now since your geographic consulting company created a successful report for the town of Orting Washington on the dangers of Mt. Rainier and building a new school to accommodate growth. After some well deserved time off, you then completed a pamphlet for Parks Canada on the dangers of Mass Wasting in the Canadian Rockies which is still being distributed to back country enthusiasts. Nice work!

With the profits that your company made from the Parks Canada contract, you decided to take some time off and headed to the American Midwest for a 10 day Tornado Alley tour with Violent Skies Tours. True to form you made some contacts with people through the owners of the company and both Environment Canada (EC) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have approached your company to create a map/poster on severe weather for elementary schools. Check out some examples at Canadian Geographic or National Geographic

Both EC and NOAA have indicated that the topics that you can research are: Tornadoes, Hurricanes, Thunder Storms, Lightning, Hail, Blizzards, Ice Storms, Drought, Flash Floods or Fire Storms (Forest Fires).

So you’ll need to either choose a topic (above) and identify the location where it affects the most OR choose a location in North America and identify the type of severe weather that affects that region the most (In the USA: Pacific Northwest; SoCal; Mountain West; Southwest; Midwest; West South Central-Tx; Gulf Coast-East South Central; South Atlantic; Mid Atlantic; New England; and Central Great Lakes; Hawaii; and Alaska. In Canada: SWBC; Okanagan; Rocky Mountains; Prairies; Northern Ontario-Quebec; Great Lakes; Atlantic Canada; Northern territories).

You will need to research the following about your topic:

  1. What causes the Severe Weather Event to occur?
  2. What kinds of damage does the Severe Weather Event inflict?
  3. How is the Severe Weather Event detected and monitored?
  4. Why does your chosen Severe Weather Event occur most often in the region you’ve chosen?
  5. What safety precautions should one take in order to survive your chosen Severe Weather Event?
  6. Give examples of the most extreme occurrences of your chosen Severe Weather Event that has happened in the region you’ve chosen.
  7. A List of the websites that you used to assist in the compilation of this assignment.
There are some websites of note that can help:
National Severe Storm Laboratory (click on the education tab)
National Hurricane Centre
Storm Prediction Centre About Tornadoes
FEMA (look at Plan and Prepare)
Environment Canada Summer Weather Hazards webpage
How the Weather works
The weather world 2010 project
USA Today Weather and Climate Science page
Hurricane Preparation website
Winter Weather Awareness
Weather Channel Classroom
UK Official weather classroom
NOAA Weather classroom Jet Stream

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