Monday, May 14, 2012

Police Tour

On Wednesday, May 16th in the afternoon, we will take a tour of the City of Regina Police Open House at the Brandt Center. We will leave at 12:40 and return at 3:15. Students do not have to pay anything or bring anything, unless they want to bring a water bottle.
A big thank you to Mr. McCulloch for organizing this as part of Career Ed.!

Resources, Industry and Economic Development

How can we measure development and wealth?
Reference - adapted from the following site:
Part 1: Understanding how development is measured 
Take a look at the CIDA map which looks economic conditions in almost all the countries of the world. If you want a close up, a map can be given to student groups. 
Examine the meaning of this data.  Look at the statistics on the map, and  classify each country as rich, poor, or somewhere between the two. Consider the following questions:
  • Which indicators did you consider most significant?
  • Which indicators did you not consider useful?
  • What other information might have been helpful for classifying the standard of living of a country?
Part 2: Understanding how the use and distribution of resources affects a country's standard of living 

Examine the CIDA World Development map and analyze the indicators from both high-income (industrialized) and low-income countries. Use the following questioning format to aid in your example:
  • If a country's life expectancy is ___ years, would you expect it to be high-, middle-, or low-income?
  • What resources available in that country promote or hinder long life?
  • In what ways might that country be dependent on another country for resources related to life expectancy?
  • What events might increase or decrease the availability of those resources?
Part 3: Understanding how resources can increase wealth with trade
Create a list of natural and human-made resources that seem to be associated with high levels of development, then  locate the geographic origins of those resources.What is  the role of trade in the distribution of resources among countries?
Examine the following photographs of a city or village and determine the general standard of living represented by explaining the economic indicators evidenced in the image and by listing the available resources apparent in the image.





Connections to the ELA Dystopian Unit Novel...

What countries of the world are similar to that of your novel? Give reasons to support your understanding. Why do you choose these countries? What  reasons connect to the setting in your novel? Add this information to Section 2 - The blog on Visualization....

Future Assignment:

View the CIDA economic development map of the world, and use other reference materials as needed (Internet databases on world development). In partners or small groups you will be assigned a region to analyze, and you must do the following:
  • Describe the spatial organization of the data (i.e., identify geographic patterns). What factors might explain the patterns or lack of patterns?
  • Describe the relationship between the economic status of the countries in the assigned region and the region's environment (e.g., climate or topography).
  • Describe the relationship between the economic status of the countries and their population (e.g., total population or population density).
  • What other world regions appear to have similar economic status? What factors might explain the similarities?

Bandies, Here's Monday's Math...

The following assignment is due Wednesday! You need graph paper.

9.1 Analysing Linear Relations p. 339-341

A: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9

B:1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 16

C: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 12, 16, 17, 18

Due: Wednesday, May 16th
If you need help, ask tomorrow. The TEST ON INTEGERS (UNIT 8) HAS BEEN MOVED TO TOMORROW.