Monday, January 18, 2016

Tuesday, January 19. 2016

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

C Block Crime, Media and Society 12 - This is the very last day in the library for working on the collaborize classroom site. Today you have two threads to finish up

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

If the Collaborize Classroom site is down then here's the age/gender/race-ethnicity thread...

Today I'd like you to respond to one of three topics...not all three. Try to answer the question and search for any form of Crime Media that supports your ideas. Either link or embed the story, podcast, image, video, article, or commercial that supports your idea.

  1. How does Media in Canada present crimes perpetrated by differing races and ethnicities? Is there a difference in how the Media reports on crimes committed by Caucasians as opposed to Aboriginal, Asian, African, Arabic or other races and or ethnicities? 
  2. How does Media in Canada present crimes perpetrated by differing genders? Is there a difference in how the Media reports on crimes committed by women as opposed to men? What about crimes committed by or to the LGBT community? 
  3. How does Media in Canada present crimes perpetrated by differing age cohorts? Is there a difference in how the Media reports on crimes committed by youth as opposed to adults or seniors? 

D Block Geography 12 -  Did you know that the City of Vancouver aims to become fully reliant on renewable energy by 2050, coupled with an 80 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions? Check out the Renewable City Strategy here (check out the City of Courtenay's Climate Action Plan here. We even have a renewable energy company here "Terratek").  Today we'll be back in the library to work on your BC renewable energy activity. Remember you need to examine four of the six most common renewable energy sources (hydroelectric, geothermal, wind, biomass, tidal, and solar) specifically identifying:

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 today 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, Look at yesterday's blog post for links. And if you are interested in community activism and plan on going to post-secondary school in Vancouver check out this opportunity:

A Block Social Studies 10 - Today we'll continue with the key points and important information about the following British Columbian industries:

  1. Forestry
  2. Fisheries
  3. Agriculture
  4. Mining
  5. Tourism
  6. Other (human and health services or film & television production and technology)
For each industry we'll look for the following data:

  1. An overview of extraction/production methods (what is taken or produced and how it is done)
  2. An overview of the impact on the economy of the province (how much money is made, how many people are employed, where in the province it is done, where the product is sold)
  3. An explanation of the issues associated with the industry (social, environmental, economic concerns).
  4. A job futures explanation (sunrise/sunset, rising/falling, etc...)
An example to help from the Coast Forest Products Association website:

British Columbia is a province with an increasingly urban-based population whose economic success has historically been tied to the efficient extraction, processing and exporting of commodities.  In 2011, approximately four-fifths of B.C.’s international merchandise exports consisted of goods produced by the forestry, energy, mining and agri-food industries taken as a group.  This proportion is little changed from ten years ago, and it is substantially higher than the share of resource-based goods in overall Canadian merchandise exports.

BC Stats Business and Industry (incl. business stats and employment by industry)
Mining Association of BC (see resources for facts on the industry)

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