Sunday, January 10, 2016

Monday, January 11. 2016

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

A Block Social Studies 10 - Today, we'll begin our work on the economy of Canada and specifically that of B.C. Today you'll need to begin an economic glossary for Social Studies 10. You need to define the following terms in your own words (and you can find most of them in Chapter 8 starting on page 282-3 of the Horizons text):

  1. business cycle
  2. capital (economic)
  3. Consumer Price Index (CPI)
  4. economic consumption
  5. economic demand
  6. economic market
  7. economic sector
  8. economic supply
  9. goods
  10. branch plants
  11. Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
  12. Gross National Product (GNP)
  13. heartland/hinterland
  14. non-renewable resource
  15. manufacturing based economy
  16. primary industry
  17. renewable resource
  18. resource based economy
  19. secondary industry
  20. services
  21. tertiary industry
  22. pre-Industrial (agricultural) society
  23. Industrial (mechanized) society
  24. post-Industrial (technological) society
Tomorrow we'll look at the economies of other regions in Canada and then turn our focus to B.C.

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. Work on last week's threads on the individual media monitoring project/assignment and on the Media vs. Anthony, Arias, & Zimmerman, then
  2. Work on the Russell  Williams Canadian-American News Coverage thread

D Block Geography 12 -  Today we look at the ethics associated with resource use along with the different forms of "capital" and understand the concept of "natural capital". We'll also look at renewable and non-renewable resources along with the four ethical views on resource use (economic/exploitation; preservationist; balanced-multiple use; and ecological or sustainable). We'll talk about over-consumption and unsustainable resource use practices using the example of water consumption and the Aral Sea and we'll end the class with a seemingly simple question...."How Much do You Consume?"

Don't forget that I need you to continue tracking your family's water consumption for the week and you can use the water footprint calculator at the H20 Conserve website.

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