Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Thursday & Friday, November 20-21, 2008

Hello. I am not in school today and most likely not tomorrow either. I have left you in the capable hands of Mr. Delbert Doll.

Thursday's schedule is C-D-Lunch-B-A
Friday's schedule is A-B-Lunch-C-D

C - Introduction to Law 9/10 - Thursday you will continue your look at criminal profiling and will finish the John Douglas analysis of the Wayne Williams case. After a discussion about the profile generated in this case, by the F.B.I., you'll continue the video and take a look at Robert Hansen (Alaska murders). I'd like you to read through the section in your class text (handout) on “geographic profiling” and then using the information about organized criminals on page 7 of your handout, try to build a profile of a person who commits criminal mischief (computer hacking) in the class. Complete this as a “dossier file” and imagine that it will be provided to the computer forensics department of the local R.C.M.P. detachment. On Friday you'll watch the Criminal Minds episode “What Fresh Hell?” Please try to recreate and build the profile of the suspected kidnapper/killer. This profile, along with yesterdays profile will be due Monday.

D - Geography 12 - Thursday you will be working on an activity called “Sunlight and the Seasons” (week 10 package Day 49 – solar energy and the reason for seasons). After you have finished this activity you need to complete questions 17, 19, and 20 from page 62 in your Geosystems textbook. On Friday you'll watch the BBC DVD “The Weather” episode on heat (Grrrr, Donal MacIntyre is doing my job!). The remainder of the class you will need to complete a handout on “Energy in the Troposphere”.

B- Earth and Space Science 11 - Thursday and Friday we are in the library to work on our glacier project. Come to class first (because there is a junior advisory class for the first 15 minutes of class) and do not forget that the assignment can be found in the K: drive on the computers at school. You will get no more research time for this project so please do not waste time.

A - Law 12
- Thursday you will watch the Law & Order episode “Fools for Love” (season 10, episode 15). This episode is based on the Leslie Mahaffy, Kristen French, and Tammy Homolka cases. All three were victims of Canada's own Ken and Barbie killers, Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka. Bernardo was sentenced to life imprisonment for his part in the murder of Tammy Homolka (Karla's sister) and the kidnappings/murders of French and Mahaffey, and Karla Homolka accepted a ten-year plea bargain for her roles that was later upgraded to a twelve-year plea bargain. Homolka was released on July 4, 2005, and has opted to live under the name Karla Teale (Bernardo and Homolka had originally planned to change their surname to Teale, in honor of fictional killer Martin Thiel). Mr. Doll will give you photocopy of a Maclean’s article “Karla Homolka: girl next door” which you'll need to read through. On Friday you will work through Extending Legal Concepts question 2 on page 115 (in partners –don’t do the groups of 4 and 6) and then have a class discussion about what you think of plea bargaining. In essence you'll need to discuss and write about the advantages and disadvantages of plea bargaining using the Karla Homolka case as an example. You will need to complete a three paragraph response based on the class discussions, the video, and the Maclean’s article. The paragraphs should be:
  1. Advantages to plea bargaining
  2. Disadvantages of plea bargaining
  3. Your personal opinion about plea bargaining based on the Homolka case
It's Geography Awareness Week! Thursday is all about Geo "hotspots" and Friday is all about Geography related careers. Find out more here. The Canadian Association of Geographers has designated Thursday as Transportation Day and Friday as Food and Health Day! Pau Hana!

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