Sunday, January 3, 2016

Monday, January 4. 2016

Welcome Back! There are only three weeks left in the semester so keep your head up and let's get at this thing. Today's schedule is A-AG-B-C-D

A Block Social Studies 10 - Today you'll have time at the beginning of the class to finish up December's work on the Canadian Pacific Railroad (questions 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6 from page 202 of the Horizons textbook). We begin the last history section in our course by looking at immigration to and settling of the Canadian west. We'll look at government propaganda- advertising that was used to entice Europeans to come to Canada and I'll have you do a comparison chart on the picture from page 242 and the poster from page 243 of the Horizons text. We'll focus on the power of advertising and Clifford Sifton's "Last Best West". We'll also look at the Township and Range division of Prairie land along with the Icelandic and Mennonite settlers on the Prairies and we'll watch "The Last Best West" from Canada: A People's History.
Alberta's Township System
Canadian Archives Immigration Printed Advertisements
CBC Canada: A People's History: "Canada Opens its Door"

Canada A People's History "The Last Best West" (@24 minutes in)...

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 the Casey Anthony thread question about the media's reporting of crime, celebrity and the value of social media.
  2. Begin work on the individual media monitoring assignment (more on the collaborize class site)
For the Casey Anthony/Jodi Arias trial question consider the following highly sensationalist HLN review...
as opposed to the CNN review...

D Block Geography 12 - Today in Geography we will begin looking at biomes and biogeographic realms. Biomes are the major regional groupings of plants and animals discernible at a global scale. The distribution of these biomes is connected to climate, soil, and the physical topography of the earth. Biogeography is the study of the distribution and patterns of plants and animals throughout the biosphere.

Using chapter 20 of your Geosystems textbook, I would like you to describe the adaptations and structure for flora and fauna (plant and animal) in each of the following terrestrial biomes (land based not aquatic): Equatorial & Tropical Rain forest (ETR); Tropical Seasonal Forest and Scrub (TrSF); Tropical Savanna (TrS); Mid latitude Broad leaf & Mixed Forest (MBME); Needle leaf & Montane Forest (NF/MF); Temperate Rain forest (TeR); Mediterranean Shrub land (MSh); Mid latitude Grasslands (MGr); Deserts (DBW & DBC); and Arctic & Alpine Tundra (AAT). At the end of this there are questions 8, 12, 13, & 15 from page 693 to complete as well.

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