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    GEOGRAPHY 12

    Opportunity for APPLIED CREDIT:

     

    http://www.sfu.ca/fenv/students/prospective-students/events/

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    OCTOBER 4 PERIOD 1.3:

    • work on Social Media Project
    • start personalizing and populating digital portfolio

    GEOGRAPHY 12

    September 17:

    • Montreal Protocol and the Ozone Layer – Results?
    • Climate Change and Student Activism
    • 5 Themes of Geography Project
    • Geo Field Studies Project

     

    SOCIAL STUDIES 10M

    Homework Due Sept 19:

    1. Read Chapter 9 (take notes)
    2. Complete House of Commons Seating Chart
    3. Complete Legislative & Executive Branch Vocab
    4. Infographic on the LEGISLATIVE PROCESS (see MOODLE for complete description and upload instructions)

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    SOCIAL MEDIA PROJECT
    Part 1 – Social Media & Personal Identity (individual)
    Part 2 – Social Media and Politics/Canadian Election (group)

    Project due week of October 14

     

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    Follow up on:

    • Essential vs Accidental Properties of Identity Assignment
    • Fungible vs non-fungible Assignment

    Identity Part 2

    • Memory Theory
    • Discussion/Assignment:  Who would you want to trade “brains” with?  Why? (see MOODLE)

     

    SOCIAL STUDIES 8M

     

    1. Intro to GEO Unit
      1. Five Themes of GEOGRAPHY
      2. Geography Basics – Powerpoint
    2. HOMEWORK Due next period:
      1. View NAT GEO video on maps
      2. GEO VOCAB

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    Introduction to Philosophy:

    • four BIG IDEAS
      • Philosophy is a discipline that examines the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality,
        and existence.
      • Philosophy provides tools for investigating meaning and fostering understanding of different
        ways of thinking.
      • Examining questions in philosophy allows people to question their assumptions and better understand their own beliefs.
      • While philosophical questions often examine issues with no definitive
        answers, logic and reasoned arguments can show which answers have more or less value.
    • ACTIVITY:
      • create a one-page representation of how you perceive YOUR Reality
        • what are your different roles
        • what are the activities/responsibilities that define those roles
        • what constraints or filters come with those roles
    • DUE DATES:
      • Definitions of 6 Major Areas of Philosophy – by Tuesday, Sept.10
      • Personal Reality Infographic – by Thursday, Sept.12
      • URL to Course Digital Portfolio – by Thursday, Sept.12
      • Identity (Essential vs Accidental) Assignment – Thursday, Sept.12
      • Identity Assignment – Non-Fungible Object – Thursday, Sept.12

    IDENTITY:

    • Crash Course Video – “Batman & Identity”
    • Essential vs Accidental Properties Assignment
    • Persistent Identity, Fungibility and Value
      • besides exchanging money, what else might you consider fungible?
      • is there an object that you might consider non-fungible?

     

    GEOGRAPHY 12

    1. COURSE OUTLINE + DIGITAL PORTFOLIO
    2. DISTRIBUTE TEXTBOOKS
    3. VSB MOODLE ACCOUNTS
    4. FIVE THEMES OF GEOGRAPHY

    Homework/Readings due Friday, September 13:

    • Read Chapter 1 PLANET EARTH
    • WORD CLOUD:  GEOGRAPHY

    DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
    1. What is meant by “geography?”

    2. What is the difference between physical and human geography?

    3. Why might it be important to study geography?

    4.  Which physical processes (e.g. volcanoes, glaciers, wind erosion) do you think have produced the landscapes around Vancouver?

    5.  Which are most important environmental issues for the world? for Canada? for Vancouver?

    6.  What place is important to you (other than your house)? Describe its location. What physical features help make it special?

    7.  What careers/professions utilize geography?  List as many as you can think of, including at least one “geography skill” that is needed for each.

    8.  List at least one local (Vancouver or BC) example of each of the 4 systems presented in Chapter 1 of PLANET EARTH.

    9.  How would you describe the concept of “geologic time”, and why is it important for us to study/understand this concept?

    10.  What is the Gaia Hypothesis?

    FIVE THEMES OF GEOGRAPHY PROJECT DUE WEEK OF OCTOBER 1

    SOCIAL STUDIES 10M

    Due Sept 9:

    1. Review course outline
    2. Complete Ideologies Assignment Sheet (Moodle)
    3. Complete 3 MOODLE QUESTIONS on Ideologies
    4. Start reading Chapter 9,10 COUNTERPOINTS