Sunday, October 30, 2016

Monday, October 31. 2016

Happy Halloween. Today's schedule is a spooky A-B-C-D

A Block Geography 12 -Today we'll look at Mass Wasting (falls, slides, and flows). We will figure out the causes of Mass Wasting by looking at both the driving and resisting forces on hillsides and slopes. We will try to figure out some slope stabilization practices and specifically we'll look at what has been done at Goose Spit to stop erosion of the Willemar Bluffs along Balmoral Beach. We'll also review the problems of the Sea to Sky highway (Hwy 99 from West Vancouver to Squamish) and we'll review the Oso Washington slide from March 2014. You will define rock fall, debris avalanche, landslide, mudflow, and soil creep and work on questions 27 & 32 from page 443 in your Geosystems text.

SWEET Landslide video from National Geographic

SWEET Japanese Landslide video

United States Geological Survey Landslides Hazard
Federal Emergency Management Association Landslide and Debris Flow
National Park Service Mass Wasting
Landslides in BC
University of Kentucky Earth Science Department Mass Wasting animation
OUC Foundations of Physical Geography Mass Wasting

You could also check out this sweet documentary on sinkholes

B & C Blocks Social Studies 11 - Today we're back in the library for the last day of research for your World War 1 Inquiry project. Don't forget the guided inquiry question you need to frame your research around is:

What effect did (Your selected topic) in the First World War have on Canadian society and its status as a nation?

You’ll need to find specific primary source data that will help explain or show the impact your selected topic had on Canada using:

1. Original Documents (excerpts or translations acceptable): Diaries, speeches, manuscripts, letters, interviews, news film footage, autobiographies, maps, official records -OR-
2. Creative Works: Poetry, drama, novels, music, art

Look at yesterday's blog for online resources and don't forget the library has these things called books...they're full of information and stuff that can help you. Don't forget a sources cited list using APA formatting (check out BibMe or Citation Machine or Concordia University's citation guide)

D Block Criminology 12 - Today we are off to the library for our last blog assignment and I'd like you to answer the following:

What characteristics must a good burglar have? What theory of criminal behaviour best predicts the development of a good burglar? If a good burglar is a professional thief then is their career path similar to other professionals like lawyers or doctors? 

Look at Neil Shover's explanation on page 234-237 in the CRIM textbook.... Neal Shover studied the careers of professional burglars and uncovered the existence of a particularly successful type--the good burglar. Shover also discovered that a person becomes a good burglar through learning the techniques of the trade from older, more experienced burglars. Also try to answer:

What can you do to reduce the chances of being victimized by a good burglar?

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