Sunday, January 21, 2018

Monday, January 22. 2018

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

B Block Physical Geography 12 - Today we'll watch Home, an incredible documentary by Yann Arthus-Bertrand who also helped to initiate a foundation called Good Planet. Please take some time to share this movie with as many family and friends as you can. You can watch it on line at the YouTube homeproject's channel or connect with it on the film's Facebook page or watch it below...

Think about the title. What is our collective home? Now think about the statement from the beginning of the film today...

Listen to me, please. You're like me, a homo sapiens. A wise human. Life; a miracle in the universe appeared around 4 billion years ago and we humans only 200,000 years ago, yet we have succeeded in disrupting the balance so essential to life. Listen carefully to this extraordinary story, which is yours, and decide what you want to do with it. 

I cannot stress this enough...this movie is amazing! It perfectly encapsulates Geography is both a cautionary tale of human impacts and a love letter to the planet.

C Block Human Geography 11 - Today we'll look at the Key Issue "Why Are Urban Areas Expanding"? We'll understand urban areas, census metropolitan areas, annexation, sub-urbanization, sprawl, smart growth and transportation into and out of city cores.

You have some questions to answer for me:

  1. What is required before an area can be annexed by a city?
  2. In the past, why did peripheral areas desire annexation?
  3. What has changed?
  4. What is meant by the statement: the “periphery of U.S. cities looks like Swiss cheese”?
  5. What has prevented the peripheries of European cities from looking like Swiss cheese?
  6. What is smart growth?
  7. List four ways demand for congested roads is being reduced
  8. List four ways in which public transportation is better than an automobile.

D Block Criminology 12 - You have the block today and tomorrow in the library to catch up on all of your work including your media monitoring project that is due this week. Don't forget Your task will be to watch, read, investigate and then report on 10 days, episodes, entries, or instances of media coverage of crime.

If you are reviewing a daily news source(s) you should include a full listing of the number of crimes covered by category (e.g. murder, robbery, rape, property crimes, white-collar crime, computer crime, government deviance, etc.), along with specific details on "high profile" stories. For fictional sources, you might want to choose a theme or crime type, and then pick examples of the media source that features it. For example, serial crime, white-collar crime, street crime, drug crime, crime inside prisons, police deviance, sex crimes, psychopathology, war-related crime, terrorism, computer crime, hacking, family violence, school crime, etc. would make good topics. If your media source is movies, then locate a set of films that all focus on that type of crime.

So what do you need to report on? You need to become an expert on one type of crime media. You`ll need to give an overview of what it is along with what it shows. Describe what crimes were shown or reported including as much criminological information (type of crime and why it was perpetrated) and sociological information (age, gender, race, ethnicity, class) about victims and perpetrators as you can find.

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