Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Wednesday January 27. 2016

It's exam week! Tutorials take place today in 611. If you need help or need to get things done come to 611 this morning!

For everyone you have work due...

Take heed the wisdom of Yoda...
"No. Try not. Do... or do not. There is no try!"

D Block Geography 12 - Day two of your final exam sees you work on the written portion. You have all block to work on five questions and don't forget this is a chance you to shine and show me what you know. Remember Geography is all about the big picture - interactions, interconnections, interrelationships and implications.

Aaaaaaaaand ladies in case you're interested:

Girls on Ice, a free wilderness education program, is accepting applications now through Jan. 29. Each year, two teams of nine teenage girls and three instructors spend 12 days exploring and learning about mountain glaciers and alpine landscapes in Alaska or Washington through scientific field studies with professional glaciologists, artists and mountaineers. The program, operated by the University of Alaska Fairbanks College of Natural Science and Mathematics, will offer two expeditions this year:

  1. Girls on Ice Alaska is designed specifically for girls ages 16 to 18 who are from Alaska, the Pacific Northwest, British Columbia, Yukon or California. The Alaska expedition runs June 17–28, 2016, and girls sleep under the midnight sun while exploring an Alaska glacier. The
  2. Girls on Ice North Cascades expedition is geared toward girls from all countries ages 16 to 18 and explores Mount Baker, an ice-covered volcano in Washington. The North Cascades expedition runs July 10–21, 2016. To be eligible, girls must be at least 16 years old by June 17 and no older than 18 on July 21.

Apply at girlsonice.org

C Block Crime, Media and Society 12 -  Since Monday we worked on the Collaborize site...Remember I have asked you to answer a big question for me...Why do you think there is a trend in crime media involving the inadequecies of the police? Look at Elementary, Lie to Me, the Mentalist, Person of Interest Leverage, and the Dateline episodes to Catch a Predator or to Catch a Con Man. Each one of these shows involves a private consultant or specialist that helps the police solve their crimes that they apparently cannot solve on their own.

What subtle or overt messages about policing and authority do these shows portray? Why do you think this is a popular trend in crime media?

In order to help you answer that question, today we'll watch an episode of Person of Interest from Season 1 "Cura Te Ipsum" (The Machine gives up the number of Dr. Megan Tillman, a promising young physician, and Reese undertakes 24-hour surveillance of the doctor to determine the threat against her. Meanwhile, Fusco runs afoul of the Torero Cartel when they come looking for the drug money that his former partners stole from them). I fully expect that you'll include information from Lie to Me, the Mentalist and Person of Interest (as well as any other show you'd like to include). Please make sure I get that from you tomorrow.

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