Sunday, January 17, 2016

Monday, January 18. 2016

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

A Block Social Studies 10 - Today we are in the library for our next day of research/work on your family history assignment. Remember, your task is to research your family history, which includes learning how to conduct academic research, making critical evaluations regarding sources, and managing information. Please remember that I want you to focus on the context of history- did your ancestor fight in the war of 1812? What was life like for farmers during early settlement of the west? Why do you have American relatives? Use the primary documents and stories you find to uncover what daily life might have been like for your relatives.

Links to help with research...
Government of Canada Geneaology Site
American National Archives
Pier 21 Immigration Museum Research Canada
Ellis Island - U.S. Immigration
Climbing Your Family Tree
Family Search
BC Department of Vital Statistics
Family Echo
Roots Magic (download program for home use - check with parents)
My Heritage

Find My Past (check out the quick tips to get started page)
US Gen Web (if you have American relatives)
Board for Certification of Genealogists (check out the skillbuilding articles for tips and links)
Automated Genealogy (1851, 1901, 1906, 1911 Censuses)
Genealogy Roadshow (check out the Discover your Genealogy Tab)
Finding Your Roots

C Block Crime, Media and Society 12 -  OK so this is and tomorrow are the last two days in the library working on the collaborize classroom site. Now for today I'd like you to do two things:

  1. Continue posting in your individual project thread and 
  2. Post and comment on the age / gender / race-ethnicity and crime thread question.

D Block Geography 12 - Today we'll be in the library to work on your BC renewable energy activity. In this activity you will need to examine four of the six most common renewable energy sources (hydroelectric, geothermal, wind, biomass, tidal, and solar)…you will need to:

1.       Give a definition and an explanation of how it is produced

2.       Provide three examples of how the source is used (globally)

3.       Detail three advantages and three disadvantages of using the source

4.       Assess the potential for developing that source of energy here in BC

5.       Choose the best option out of the ones they listed to develop here in BC (think cost to make and transmit and return on investment)

You will have tomorrow in the library to finish this. Remember you must look at four of the six renewables (not all six) and provide sound reasoning as to why you believe their top choice should be chosen as an energy project here in BC. Here are some links for you to use:
BC Sustainable Energy Association
Energy Alternatives
Clean Energy BC
Government of BC Electricity and Alternative Energy
Pembina Institute: Renewable and Energy Alternatives BC
Energy BC
Sierra Club BC Alternative Energy
Tyee Mapping BC's Clean Energy
Canadian Wind Energy Association BC
BC Geothermal Estimates
DFO Offshore Renewable Energy
BC Hydro Green Energy Study
Canadian Geographic Energy Matters
Canadian Geographic Energy Smarts
Canadian Geographic Energy

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