Monday, October 23, 2017

Monday, October 23. 2017

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

B Block Physical Geography 12 - Today we're going to start our new unit on gradation. We've looked at the process of building up the land through tectonics and energy from below. Now we'll focus on breaking down the surface of the Earth and today we cover "geomorphology". We'll look at some slopes on Google Earth and then you will need to work on questions 2, 5, and 6 from page 442 in your Geosystems text. The United States Geological Survey has a good web page on Landslides here and this flash animation website from the University of Kentucky Geology department will help as well. The Atlas of Canada has a good site on Landslides in Canada.

C Block Human Geography 11 - Today we look at the Key Question: Where Are Languages Distributed? Ethnologue estimates that the world has an estimated 7,102 languages...11 of which are spoken by at least 100 million people each (including English with the others being German, Portuguese, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Bengali, Hindi, Japanese, Lahnda, and Mandarin).

In Canada more than 200 languages were reported in the 2011 Canadian Census of Population as a home language or mother tongue. Quite obviously English and French are the most widely spoken languages however Cantonese, Mandarin, Hindi-Punjabi, Arabic, Spanish are also widely spoken. According to the 2011 Census, almost 213,500 people reported an Aboriginal mother tongue and nearly 213,400 people reported speaking an Aboriginal language most often or regularly at home (Language families include Algonquian, Inuit, Athapaskan, Salish, Tsimshian, Wakashan, Kutenai, Haida and Michif). You'll need to look at language families from pages 146-149 of the Cultural Landscape book in order to fill in a chart for me.

D Block Criminology 12 - Today we are off to the library for our next blog assignment and I'd like you to tell me about auto theft. I'd like you to look up information on why people steal cars, where in Canada most cars are stolen from, what types of vehicles are most commonly stolen and I'd like you to tell me how much auto theft is actually happening in Canada (rates). Then I'd like you to tell me methods of protection (how to stop your car from being stolen). The Kanetix website below lists the top vehicles stolen in Canada and check out this article on the Macleans website for the article on the top 100 cities for auto theft in Canada. CTV News Vancouver has a short video on the top 10 most wanted auto theft suspects here and the Vancouver Sun did a nice piece on Auto Theft in the Lower Mainland (including interactive maps) here.

Insurance Bureau of Canada top cars stolen 2016
Auto Trader Canada's Most Stolen Cars and Trucks of 2016
Canada's most stolen vehicles of 2016
Which Province Has the Most Auto Theft?
How high-tech car theft became a billion-dollar Canadian racket
Crime Stoppers Bait Car website Auto theft in Canada

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