Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Thursday, December 15. 2016

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

D Block Crime, Media and Society 12 - After a really good discussion yesterday we never got to finish the National Geographic "Inside the Bloods and Crips" show, so we'll do that today. You'll have time to work on the two questions from this week along with a new one...They are:

  1. Have you ever perceived anomie if so what and why? What causes anomie? Is there more than one cause of strain?
  2. Have you ever been given a negative label, and, if so, did it cause you social harm? How did you lose the label, or did it become a permanent marker that still troubles you today?
  3. Is conflict inevitable in all cultures? If not, what can be done to reduce the level of conflict in our own society?
Next, we'll look at the Law & Order Los Angeles episode "Hollywood". This episode combined three separate pop culture story stories/themes.
  1. First is the Bling Ring, the crew of Southern California teenyboppers who burgled celebrity homes by tracking their marks’ whereabouts via the Internet. The band of seven, which included E! reality star Alexis Neiers, burglarized the homes of Lindsay Lohan, Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green, Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr, Rachel Bilson, Audrina Patridge and Paris Hilton, who was reportedly robbed a total of five times by the group.
  2. Second is the Brody Jenner type reality TV star, an L.A. rich kid who dated his way into pseudo-stardom.
  3. Third, there is a version of the Lindsay-Dina Lohan mommy-daughter psychodrama, complete with lots of heavy talk about living through/off your children.
By the way...2013 saw the release of Sofia Coppola's movie version of this story called "Bling Ring"

C & B Blocks Social Studies 11 - Today in class I'll give you half an hour to work on questions 1 through 4 on page 105 of the Counterpoints text which deals with Canada's response to the outbreak of World War Two, the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan and the concept of Total War. After, we'll watch the last half hour of Hitler in Colour.

This video deals with the rise of Hitler in Germany from 1933 to the invasion of the Soviet Union (Operation Barbarossa) in 1942. Tomorrow we'll examine the military strategic movements in Europe and the Pacific at the beginning of World War Two.

A Block Geography 12 - Today we are going to take a look at climatology and climate types on the planet. We will make sense of the Köppen climate classification system and today you'll need to complete questions  1 & 4 from page 325 in your Geosystems text. For the rest of the block we'll finish our video we started yesterday on Hurricanes.

For help with Köppen - Geiger see:
Blue Planet Biomes - World Climates - Climate classification - Koppen chart 

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