Monday, December 4, 2017

Tuesday, December 5. 2017

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

C Block Human Geography 11 - Today we'll look at the key question Where Are States Distributed? “Old School” geography often required you to memorize countries and their capitals. Human geographers now emphasize a thematic approach. We are concerned with the location of activities in the world, the reasons for spatial distributions, and the significance of those arrangements. Despite this change in emphasis, you still need to know the locations of countries. Without such knowledge, you lack a basic frame of reference—knowing where things are. From the 90's (including countries that don't exist anymore):

We'll look at the United Nations, then three examples of places that test the definition of a state Korea (North and South), China (Taiwan/Chinese Taipei), and Western Sahara (Sahrawi Republic) and finally we'll examine Arctic sovereignty. You'll have some questions to answer for me

D Block Criminology 12 - Over the last two weeks we've looked at media and developed some media literacy skills. This week we'll look at Sociology - given that this section of the course ideals with "Crime, Media and Society" it makes sense to look at society and how it is structured. Today we'll spend some time looking at types of societies, norms, roles, institutions and culture. Then, I would like for you to consider how have you been shaped by society.

On a large sheet of paper you need to draw an image of you (or print off your favourite photo of yourself) and then you to create a visual map of you in society. What social forces have impacted your life? How has culture influenced you? How have social institutions affected who you are? What are the most important cultural elements of your own social group or subculture? This poster should be a visual representation of the social influences on your life...use symbols, images, words and ideas to graphically depict where you fit into society.

Tomorrow we'll look at groups and socialization and Thursday we'll examine Social Stratification, Inequality and Deviance. A really good on-line book that can help with all of these topics is Sociology: Understanding and Changing the Social World, Brief Edition, v. 1.0.1 by Steven E. Barkan.

B Block Physical Geography 12 - Today, we'll look at Thunderstorms. We will look at how thunderstorms develop and what damage they can do. I'll show you a few quick videos of hail and lightning to see how they form and then we'll watch the Lightning episode of Raging Planet. While this is on, you'll need to work on questions 13 and 14 from page 248 of your Geosystems textbook.
UCAR: How Thunderstorms Work
FEMA: Thunderstorms Thunderstorms
National Severe Storm Laboratory: Thunderstorms

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