Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Thursday, October 19. 2017

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

D Block Criminology 12 - We'll continue with our last topic in the violent crime unit...terrorism. Some stuff to help with your questions:
What Motivates Terrorists?
Public Safety Canada Counter Terrorism
Terrorism threatens Canada
It’s time to talk about terror in Canada

Today you'll have time to wrap up questions from the violence unit and then we'll watch a Criminal Minds episode from season 4 "Amplification" where the BAU responds quickly after a someone releases a new strain of a deadly anthrax virus in Annapolis that threatens the public and puts a member of the team at risk.

C Block Human Geography 11 - Today we'll try to answer the key question, "Why Do Folk and Popular Culture Face Sustainability Challenges?" The international diffusion of popular culture has led to two issues, both of which can be understood from geographic perspectives.
  • First, the diffusion of popular culture may threaten the survival of traditional folk culture in many countries. 
  • Second, popular culture may be less responsive to the diversity of local environments and consequently may generate adverse environmental impacts.
So we'll examine these two things today. We'll start with the potential loss of folk culture through assimilation which is a process of giving up cultural traditions and adopting social customs of the dominant culture of a place, acculturation which is a process of adjustment to the dominant culture of a place all while retaining features of a folk culture, and syncretism which is the creation of a new cultural feature through combining elements of two groups. To help think of:

Or the story of Chanie Wenjack set to the music of Gord Downie (the Tragically Hip singer who died of brain cancer yesterday)

After we'll look at the creation of uniform landscapes, landscape pollution and resource depletion. We end with a big thinking question:

Placelessness and uniform landscapes …… With the spread of pop culture throughout Canada (specifically restaurants, gas stations, coffee shops, national chains), are cities throughout our country losing their local diversity?  Are we becoming a nation that looks the same no matter what city you are in?  Explain.

B Block Physical Geography 12 - Today is your Tectonics Unit Final Test. I hope you come prepared and if you did study (you did have all week) then I'm sure you'll do fine. You'll need the entire block for the test. Your first order of business is to relax; I'm certain you'll do fine. Dazzle me with what you know. Good Luck!

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