Monday, December 11, 2017

Tuesday, December 12. 2017

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

C Block Human Geography 11 - Today we'll look at the key question "Why Do People Consume Different Foods"? The modern Canadian farm is mechanized and highly productive, especially compared to subsistence farms found in much of the rest of the world. This difference represents one of the most basic contrasts between the more developed and less developed countries of the world. Consumption of food also varies around the world, both in total amount and source of nutrients. These differences result from a combination of level of development, physical conditions, and cultural preferences. So today we'll try to examine these differences.

 You'll need to work on the following:
  1. Which of the three main cereal grains is most prevalent in your diet and why do you think that is so?
  2. Compare world distributions of wheat, rice, and maize production. To what extent do differences derive from environmental conditions and to what extent from food preferences and other social customs?
  3. How many kilocalories are in a Big Mac? You can use Google to find the answer. How does one Big Mac compare to the daily caloric intake of the average African?
  4. Define undernourishment:
  5. How much of the world suffers from undernourishment? Where are those places?
D Block Criminology 12 - Today we'll examine the role that socioeconomic structures within a society affect criminality. Specifically, we'll examine the Social Structure view of criminology that examines the impact of poverty on an individual’s chance of committing crimes. There are three major branches of social structure theories that include social disorganization theory, strain theory, and cultural deviance theory and we'll look at the connection between social disorganization, strain and deviance. A great TV show to look at that would help in order to understand this is the Wire that ran on HBO from 2002-2008. In the show institutional dysfunction and the decay of social structures cause urban Baltimore to become "gritty" and crime is one result.
From IMDb...

Set in Baltimore, this show centers around the city's inner-city drug scene. It starts as mid-level drug dealer, D'Angelo Barksdale beats a murder rap. After a conversation with a judge, Det. James McNulty has been assigned to lead a joint homicide and narcotics team, in order to bring down drug kingpin Avon Barksdale. Avon Barksdale, accompanied by his right-hand man Stringer Bell, enforcer Wee-Bey and many lieutenants (including his own nephew, D'Angelo Barksdale), has to deal with law enforcement, informants in his own camp, and competition with a local rival, Omar, who's been robbing Barksdale's dealers and reselling the drugs. The supervisor of the investigation, Lt. Cedric Daniels, has to deal with his own problems, such as a corrupt bureaucracy, some of his detectives beating suspects, hard-headed but determined Det. McNulty, and a blackmailing deputy. The show depicts the lives of every part of the drug "food chain", from junkies to dealers, and from cops to politicians

Alas district rules preclude me from showing you this (you really should watch it) so we'll instead focus on the Bloods and Crips in South Central LA.

Scott Kody joined the Crips in South Central Los Angeles in 1975 when he was in grade 6. He was released from Folsom Prison on parole in 1988, at the age of 24. Kody was one of the most ruthless gang leaders in Los Angeles and the California prison system but in 1985 he decided to reform. He adopted the name of Sanyika Shakur, became a black nationalist, and began a crusade against gangs. In Kody’s heyday, about 30,000 gang members roamed Los Angeles County. Today there are more than 150,000. It is estimated that in 2002 there were 21,500 youth gangs in the United States with 731,500 members. So social disorganization and strain can combine to develop a culturally deviant subculture that can grow exponentially in size.

At the end of the video I have a big question for you...and the question I'll have you work on for me is:

Have you ever perceived anomie if so what and why? What causes anomie? Is there more than one cause of strain?

B Block Physical Geography 12 - It has been a few months now since your geographic consulting company created a successful report for the town of Orting Washington on the dangers of Mt. Rainier and building a new school to accommodate growth. With the profits that your company made from the Parks Canada contract, you decided to take some time off and headed to the American Midwest for a 10 day Tornado Alley tour with Violent Skies Tours. True to form you made some contacts with people through the owners of the company and both Environment Canada (EC) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have approached your company to create a map/poster on severe weather for elementary schools. Check out some examples at Canadian Geographic or National Geographic

Both EC and NOAA have indicated that the topics that you can research are: Tornadoes, Hurricanes, Thunder Storms, Lightning, Hail, Blizzards, Ice Storms, Drought, Flash Floods or Fire Storms (Forest Fires).

So you’ll need to either choose a topic (above) and identify the location where it affects the most OR choose a location in North America and identify the type of severe weather that affects that region the most (In the USA: Pacific Northwest; SoCal; Mountain West; Southwest; Midwest; West South Central-Tx; Gulf Coast-East South Central; South Atlantic; Mid Atlantic; New England; and Central Great Lakes; Hawaii; and Alaska. In Canada: SWBC; Okanagan; Rocky Mountains; Prairies; Northern Ontario-Quebec; Great Lakes; Atlantic Canada; Northern territories).

You will need to research the following about your topic:
  1. What causes the Severe Weather Event to occur?
  2. What kinds of damage does the Severe Weather Event inflict?
  3. How is the Severe Weather Event detected and monitored?
  4. Why does your chosen Severe Weather Event occur most often in the region you’ve chosen?
  5. What safety precautions should one take in order to survive your chosen Severe Weather Event?
  6. Give examples of the most extreme occurrences of your chosen Severe Weather Event that has happened in the region you’ve chosen.
  7. A List of the websites that you used to assist in the compilation of this assignment.
There are some websites of note that can help:
National Severe Storm Laboratory (click on the education tab)
National Hurricane Centre
Storm Prediction Centre About Tornadoes
Environment Canada Summer Weather Hazards webpage
How the Weather works
The weather world 2010 project
USA Today Weather and Climate Science page
Hurricane Preparation website
Winter Weather Awareness
Weather Channel Classroom
UK Official weather classroom
NOAA Weather classroom Jet Stream

WAIT...Of course, you may complete an alternate project as well. You and two others may become a weather forecaster and weather news interest broadcaster. So…

Congratulations you have received a job as a meteorologist with Environment Canada (or whichever meteorological organization you choose). You are to prepare a weather report for a newscast using the required information.  You will be working in groups of three and each person is required to contribute to the creation of the weather forecast and the presentation.

What to Do:

1.  Watch the news or the weather channel to see how they relay the weather.
2.  Choose a job and complete the requirements for each job.
3.  Work as a team to create a “live weather report” (forecast and a weather news on scene report) as a movie, using the green screen in room 003.
4.  Create a script for your weather report (to be handed in)
5.  Use a weather map from Windy tv as your forecast with a minimum of five days forecast.
6.  Dress for success.  Make sure you look the part of your character on the show.
7.  The report should be 5-10 minutes long

For your green screen backgrounds consider using any of the following (you’ll need to edit backgrounds on your own) (clouds/fog) (has icons on them but still lots of good stuff)

There are good background graphics here
You could use Google Earth screen captures or screen captures from CTV news (the storm tracker and weather radar loops are good animated gifs) AND the best one is Windy TV

There are green screen backgrounds for a news set here

Two video weather report intros that you can use can be found at:

There are some good animated weather icons you could use here:

How to Create Your Own Green Screen Effects

If you have Apple products, then consider:
Veescope Live Green Screen App

This assignment will be due next Wednesday (Day 70). Good Luck!

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