Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Thursday, January 8, 2009

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

C - Introduction to Law 9/10 - Today we will continue our look at courtroom procedures. Yesterday we focused on judicial independence and the three court levels in BC (Provincial, Supreme, and Appeals). Today we look at the stages of an indictable trial and you'll need to work on the following questions:
  • Focus on Reading 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15
  • Applying Your Knowledge 25
  • Resolving Cases 29
D - Geography 12 - Today we will continue our work on biogeographic realms and biomes. You will need to have your explanations and questions completed by tomorrow so that you can get the work handed in.
For help with biomes look at:
NASA Earth Observatory - Mission Biomes
University of California Biomes web page
Enchanted Learning - Biomes
Blue Planet Biomes
Center for Educational Technologies Biome page
Radford University Introduction to Biomes web site
UBC Geography Department Biomes web page
World Wildlife Federation - Biomes / Habitats
Missouri Botanical Gardens Biomes Web site

B- Earth and Space Science 11 - Today we'll work on the Stars and Galaxies Worksheet # 1 that I gave to you in class yesterday along with "For Review" questions 1-7 on page 546 of your Earth Science and the Environment textbook. First we will discuss Aristotle, retrograde motion, and parallax and then we'll move on to Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo, and Newton.

A - Law 12 - Today we begin looking at Family Law and our focus is on marriage and divorce. We will understand the differences between the formal and essential requirements of marriage. Here's an example: In BC sections 28 & 29 of the Marriage Act [RSBC 1996] Chapter 282 indicates consent is required to marry someone under the age of 19 and forbids marriage to someone under the age of 16. Specifically the act states:

28 (1) Except as provided in subsections (2) to (4), a marriage of a person, not being a widower or widow, who is a minor must not be solemnized, and a licence must not be issued, unless consent in writing to the marriage is first given

(a) by both parents of that person if both are living and are joint guardians, or by the parent having sole guardianship if they are not joint guardians or by the surviving parent if one of them is dead,

(b) if both parents are dead, or if neither parent is a guardian, by a lawfully appointed guardian of that person, or

(c) if both parents are dead, and there is no lawfully appointed guardian, by the Public Guardian and Trustee or the Supreme Court.

29 (1) Except as provided in subsections (2) and (3), a marriage of any person under 16 years of age must not be solemnized, and a licence must not be issued.

(2) If, on application to the Supreme Court, a marriage is shown to be expedient and in the interests of the parties, the court may, in its discretion, make an order authorizing the solemnization of and the issuing of a licence for the marriage of any person under 16 years of age.

You will need to work on questions 1-4 and 6-7 on page 357 along with 1, 3, and 4 on page 362 of the All About Law textbook. If there is any time left over you may continue working on your civil law case study project.

BC Vital Statistics Agency - How to get married in BC
JP Boyd's BC Family Law Resource - Legal Requirements for a valid marriage
MacLean Family Law Group - How to get married in BC

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