Read Pg 226-236:

  1. Sketch the results of your soil texture lab with the percentages of each particle size. Use the soil texture pyramid on pg 227 to find out what type of texture the soil is.
  2. Based on the soil texture from question 1, what types of plants would thrive in these soils? What would need to be done to make the soil appropriate for agriculture?
  3. Explain how climate (precipitation and temperature) affects soil types and how that affects plant adaptation.
  4. What type of soil would you expect to find here in BC? Explain the properties of the soil and soil profile you would expect. What other countries share the same soil type/profile?
  5. Name the types of soils natural to Canada and where they are. What needs to be done to each to make it suitable for agriculture?

What is a Cold War?

Attain and Apply Your Knowledge:

Create a simple comic strip depicting a conversation between Russia and America about the causes of the Cold War:

Show an understanding of:

  • The definition of a Cold War
  • Causes of the Cold War (Ideological differences, Differing aims, Historical animosity)
  • UN
  • Alliances

Focus on illustrations/symbols, not just words and people.

Beginnings of the Cold Warnotes

Biomes Intro & Vegetation

Read pp 218-225

  1. Identify which biome we live in and describe the vegetation of the biome
  2. Name the areas in your municipality that you think contain undisturbed natural vegetation. Using Google Maps, estimate (rough) how much of the municipality is undisturbed natural vegetation.  Explain whether or not you think preservation of these areas is necessary.
  3. Using Figure 11.6 (pg 219) as an example, sketch the vegetation profile of:
    • Canada-US border
    • Australia from the northern most point to the southern most point
    • Southern tip of Vietnam to the northern tip of Russia
    • Western most point in Peru to eastern most point of Brazil

*label E-W or N-S and names of biomes

Hiroshima – End of WWII

Apply Your Knowledge:


Ask a friend/family member/other teacher if they think that the American use of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki was a “Necessary Evil”.

  • Use your knowledge of Japan’s military status to help them understand

Sub Question: Could it be argued as a crime against humanity? Hate crime? War crime?

Record your conversation and post on your blog.


Us and Climate

Read pages 72-77, 80-84 in Understanding Our Environment

How we affect climate chart


Review pages 162-163, 324-335, 349-353 in Planet Earth

Task: Between Global Climate Change, Ozone Depletion, and Acid Precipitation, which issue should the world be focused on? Explain by assessing:

  1. How easy it would be for humans to change their habits to positively affect the issue
  2. What’s in place already that is helping the issue
  3. How dangerous to human life the issue is