Monday, October 31, 2016

Tuesday, November 1. 2016

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

C & B Blocks Social Studies 11 - To start C Block today, you have a presentation from Mr. Klassen about ACE-IT, Work experience and Dual Credit. we'll spend time looking at the effects of 1917 (Russian Revolution & US entry into the war). The last thing we'll do is take a look at Canada's Hundred Days and General Arthur Currie along the fall of the Central Powers in 1918 and armistice. We'll also take a look at the effects of the war on the "Home Front" and examine how the government conscripted wealth (paid) for the war (income tax & victory bonds). We'll examine government propaganda and then spend more time looking at the Suffragette movement (along with Nellie McClung and the Woman's Christian Temperance Union). We'll watch the Canada: A People's History documentary "Our Investment in Blood" (Volume 5 Chapter 3) and you'll need to complete yesterday's questions 1 & 4 from page 42 of the Counterpoints text.

Check out the Canadian War Museum First World War poster site here or the McGill War posters webpage here or the Canada at War enlistment posters here.
For more on propaganda techniques in war check out:
Global Issues
Media Awareness Network
Propaganda Critic

D Block Criminology 12 -Today we'll start our look at white collar crime. We will begin by learning how to identify a pyramid / ponzi scam (for more take a look at How Stuff Works). If there's time, we'll quickly look at individual exploitation of an institutional position, influence peddling & bribery, theft and employee fraud, client fraud and corporate crime. I'll introduce to Edwin H. Sutherland's Differential Association Theory (he introduced the concept "white collar crime") and we'll see what we can find on the Internet about white collar crime....spoil alert LOTS!
National Check Fraud Center
Robert O. Keel White Collar Crime
Canadian Encyclopedia White Collar Crime
Federal Bureau of Investigation White Collar Crime Division
Understanding White Collar Crime
News Stories of White Collar Crime

Lastly we'll finish watching the History Channel DVD "Scammed"...

A Block Geography 12 - Today we're looking at water. The USGS diagram to the left shows the distribution of water on the planet and explains the amount of water available for "human use". You'll note that there is precious little water available for 7 billion people. Then consider that the flora and fauna of the biosphere require water as well and you can see the importance of water to all forms of life on the planet. Today we'll look at the properties of water in its three phases and then you'll need to sketch a diagram of the hydrologic cycle (page 253 in Geosystems). Next you'll need to define: condensation, evaporation, transpiration, precipitation, sublimation, percolation, aquifer, zone of aeration, and zone of saturation. Lastly you'll need to complete questions 2 & 5 from page 210, 1 from page 278, and 14, 16, & 18 from page 280 all in your Geosystems text. To help look at the United States Geological Survey Water Cycle website and the University of Kentucky Geology Department flash animation site.

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