Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Wednesday, September 21. 2016

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

B & C Blocks Social Studies 11 - Yesterday we looked at the Legislative Branch of Canada's government. Remember that even though we did not discuss the Senate in lots of detail, the Senate plays an important role in the leadership of this country - just not as pronounced as the executive headed by the Prime Minister. Today I'd like to begin a discussion on the qualities of leadership. In essence I want you to think about people who you would follow and describe what makes a good leader. Try to avoid confusing leadership with success and popularity. So with a partner brainstorm a list of people who you think make good leaders and identify the qualities or traits of leadership that you admire or think are important and when we're finished going over your ideas work on the questions from yesterday (1 & 2 from page 233 and question 7 from page 247 in the Counterpoints textbook) and your Bill into Law comic that is due today.

Fortune Magazine World's Greatest Leaders
Forbes Magazine Top 10 Qualities of Leadership
Foreign Policy Magazine 2015 Leading Global Thinkers

A Block Geography 12 - OK Lets get this out of the way right now....No the horribly bad 2003 movie "The Core" is not possible! No, not just bad but impossibly so.
We do not have the technology to burrow our way to the core of the earth and detonate a nuclear device in order to start the liquid outer core rotating. Today we start with tectonics and the internal structure/composition of the earth. We'll take some notes down in the week 3 package on core, mantle, and crust and then we'll watch the first 20 minutes of the Amazing Planet DVD from National Geographic. You may use the Earth Interior web page or the Dynamic Earth webpage to help with questions 7 & 8 from page 366 of your Geosystems text (answers can be found between pages 334 and 336 of the text).

Use this diagram for your notes in the week

 D Block Criminology 12-
Today, we'll start by working through yesterday's questions...

  1. Using pages 37 to 46 in the CRIM textbook outline and explain the crime patterns in relation to ecology, firearms, social class, age, gender and race.
  2. What is a chronic offender and what is the significance of Marvin Wolfgang's discovery (why is identifying the chronic offender important)?
  3. How would you explain the gender differences in the crime rate (why do you think males are more violent than females)? 

To help, we'll examine where we get our information about trends in crime (UCR, PRVS, Self-Reports) which connects us to yesterday's topic on perceptions of crime in Canada. To end I'll give you a review for next Tuesday's quiz.

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