Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Thursday, October 13. 2016

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

D Block Criminology 12 - Don't forget, I'd like you to Explain the types of serial and mass murderer along with the reasons why they commit these crime To better understand the people that commit heinous acts of murder, we'll take some more time to understand what a "psychopath" is...specifically a Charismatic Psychopath: charming, attractive liars; gifted at some talent, using it to their advantage in manipulating others; verbally facile fast-talkers who easily persuade others out of everything they own, even their lives.

NOTE: The DSM-V which is the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders doesn't have psychopath as a mental disorder...they have ASPD which is Anti-Social Personality Disorder which is diagnosed as:

A. There is a pervasive pattern of disregard for and violation of the rights of others occurring since age 15 years, as indicated by three (or more) of the following:
1. failure to conform to social norms with respect to lawful behaviors as indicated by repeatedly performing acts that are grounds for arrest
 2. deceitfulness, as indicated by repeated lying, use of aliases, or conning others for personal profit or pleasure
 3. impulsivity or failure to plan ahead
 4. irritability and aggressiveness, as indicated by repeated physical fights or assaults
 5. reckless disregard for safety of self or others
 6. consistent irresponsibility, as indicated by repeated failure to sustain consistent work behavior or honor financial obligations
 7. lack of remorse, as indicated by being indifferent to or rationalizing having hurt, mistreated, or stolen from another.

 B. The individual is at least age 18 years.
 C. There is evidence of conduct disorder with onset before age 15 years.
 D. The occurrence of antisocial behavior is not exclusively during the course of schizophrenia or a manic episode.

Leaders of religious sects or cults may be psychopaths if they lead their followers to their deaths. This sub type often comes to believe in the fictions they create (which are often apocalyptic in nature) and are often irresistible (Jim Jones and David Koresh).

Today we'll watch an episode of Criminal Minds from Season 4..."Minimal Loss". In the episode two members of the BAU, Reid and Prentiss, are sent in undercover to investigate an alleged child abuse at an isolated property which is the home of a religious cult led by the charismatic Benjamin Cyrus. The real aim is to not only ascertain whether or not this is true, but also to look into the cult as a whole. The rest of the BAU, along with a plethora of other law enforcement agencies, are planning a raid on the compound, but when Cyrus gets wind of this, he imposes a lock down and unleashes a cache of weapons which make it pretty clear that he has no intention of being taken alive ... and the same goes for his 'loyal' followers as well.

There are echoes to Waco Texas and David Koresh, the leader of the Branch Davidians.

C & B Blocks Social Studies 11 -  Today is your Government of Canada unit final test/quiz and if you prepared for it I am certain you will do well. You have 50 minutes to complete this test/quiz. Your first order of business is to relax, there are no trick questions on the test/quiz and the questions are fairly straightforward in nature. If you have any questions do not hesitate to ask me during the test/quiz. For the remainder of the class we'll take a look at the changes to the economy of Canada in the early 20th Century. We'll talk about advances in technology and the resource extraction economy. We'll talk about unions and the gap between wealth and poverty and you'll need to complete questions 1-3 on page 16.

A Block Geography 12 -I have the library reserved for the class so that you may finish work on your Orting College development project. I'll remind you that this assignment is due next Wednesday and it is crucial that you hand it in to me as we are almost at the end of our unit. We then have open time on Friday morning during Flex Block and Monday's class to work on a topographic map of Koko Head (Hawai'i Kai) Hawai'i. This map activity can be found on pages 145 through 148 of the Canadian Landscape topographic map book.

Please note that you have a unit final on tectonics next Thursday... please prepare yourself and in order to do so you should:


A note about your test. At the beginning of the term I handed you a review for the final exam (in your course outline) so look over the weeks one through five note/assignment packages and the review on the course outline to see what you should prepare for. You should expect questions on:
  1. Understand a simple cross-section of the Earth to show the parts of the lithosphere, and describe the nature of those layers within the Earth; Inner and Outer Core; Mantle (Mesosphere, Asthenosphere, and Mohorovicic discontinuity); and Lithosphere (Oceanic and Continental Crust). What is Convection Theory, in regards to the movement of the crust?
  2. Differentiate the rock types, igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary. Give examples of each type of rock, as well as environments where they may commonly be found. Describe and understand a sketch the rock cycle.
  3. Understand and label a cross-section of the plate boundaries with the following features: Subduction, Volcano, Plutonic features, Igneous rock (Granite & Diorite, Rhyolite & Andesite, Gabbro & Basalt), Metamorphic rock, Sedimentary deposits, Oceanic Trench, Mid-Ocean Ridge/Rift, Continental Crust, SIAL, Oceanic Crust, SIMA, Lithosphere, Asthenosphere, Convection cell
  4. Describe the impact (and give example locations) of a Convergent plate boundary in a continent-oceanic crust impact, continent-continent crust impact, oceanic-oceanic crust impact. Describe the effects (and give example locations) of a Divergent plate boundary in a oceanic-oceanic crust separation, continent-continent crust separation. Describe the effects (and give example locations) of a Transform plate boundary in a oceanic-oceanic crust event and a continent-continent crust event
  5. Describe the effects of Diastrophic movements on human activity.
  6. Describe several ways in which earthquakes may be generated. Understand sketch block diagrams to help define the following Fault types: Normal fault; Reverse fault; Strike/Slip fault. Define and give an example of a Transform fault. Understand a sketch of and define an Earthquake's Epicentre and Focus.
  7. Understand the following scales in terms of Intensity and Magnitude: Richter scale and Mercalli scale
  8. What is a Megathrust earthquake? What is the definition of a shallow, intermediate, and deep earthquake? Which is the most dangerous, generally speaking? What is the cause of a Tsunami? Why is the term Tidal wave not synonymous with Tsunami? What dangers does it pose?
  9. Describe mountain growth in terms of: Folding and Faulting (Horst and Graben). Define and understand a diagram of Anticlines and Synclines
  10. Distinguish between the different types of volcanoes (in terms of size, shape, location, examples of, etc.): Shield Volcano, Cinder Cone, and Composite Volcano (A.K.A. Stratovolcano) Compare the following eruption zones, and give examples of each: Rift (oceanic & continental), Hot Spot, Subduction Boundary (Island Arc & Mountain Chain)Describe by example the effects of a volcanic eruption, i.e., human impact, impact on climate, force of eruption etc. List and describe, a minimum of three dangers of volcanoes, including, Nuée ardente, and Lahar. List and describe three benefits of volcanoes.

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