Thursday, February 5, 2009

Friday, February 6, 2009

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

A - Social Stu
dies 11 - Yesterday we looked at the stereotypes we hold of other regions in Canada. We'll continue that today and see what geographic (think the themes of place and region) information we know of other regions. We'll come up with an explanation of "regionalism"and see how it is affected by our stereotypes. Lastly, we'll try to determine how regionalism causes challenges to Canada as a country. You have a critical challenge question to answer for Tuesday, based on our discussion of regionalism.

"In BC we have more in common with someone from Seattle or San Francisco than we do with someone from Saskatoon or St. John's. What is good for BC is not necessarily what is good for Saskatchewan or Newfoundland and Labrador. We are more concerned with hospital beds in Kelowna, stumpage fees for trees pulled out of Clayoquot, schools closing in Vancouver, ferry costs from the Island and wether the Canucks
will make the playoffs. We're more concerned about BC than what's east of the Rockies. The same could be said for southern Ontarians, Quebecois, Albertans, Maritimers, Newfoundlanders, and people of other regional areas. Canada isn't a country, it's a patchwork of self concerned regions so much so that Canada doesn't make sense as a country. Now tell me I'm wrong and tell me why."

To see reactions to Canadian stereotypes think back to the Molson Canadian advertising campaign "I am Canadian" For more on Canadian stereotypes look at the following websites:

Canadian Cliches
Reaction to Facebook group "Don't you hate it when Americans stereotype Canadians"
Rate It All Canadian Stereotypes List

B- Social Studies 10 - Today we'll finish our lab exercise on latitude, longitude, and time zones - focusing on daylight savings. After this we will work in the Geographic Understandings book (they're the green geography books in the class). You'll need to complete the following questions on latitude & longitude, map grids, direction, and distance:
  1. Page 3 and 4 questions 2, 3, 4, & 5a
  2. Page 7 questions 1, 2, and 3
  3. Page 9 questions 1, 2, 3, and 4
  4. Page 17 questions 1, 2, and 4
Take a look at the following websites for help with time zones:
Time for Time
Time and Date
National Research Council of Canada Daylight Savings Time
CBC: Time Change

C - Criminology 12
- Today we'll review your list of things that are deviant but not criminal and things that are criminal but not deviant. I'll have you share your ideas together as a class and then you can hand in your work on deviance and criminality. Next, we'll look at the three perspectives of how criminologists view crime:

Consensus = the belief that the majority of citizens in society share common values and agree on what behaviours should be defined as criminal.

Conflict = the belief that criminal behaviour is defined by those in a position of power to protect and advance their own self-interest.

Interactionist = the belief that those with social power are able to impose their values on society as a whole, and these values then define criminal behaviour.

I'll show you a Law & Order Criminal Intent episode today (The Third Horseman from season 1) and you can tell me what view of crime helps to explain the criminal's actions.

Don't forget for Tuesday you need to create your own theory of why crime happens. You need to use the brainstormed list we did in class along with the notes you take today on the history of Criminology. Use the Crime Theory Web Site found on this link.

Pau Hana!

1 comment:

DJK said...

Didn't realize you had a SS11 class. I wonder what you'd be like as a Socials teacher.