Monday, February 23, 2009

Monday, February 23, 2009

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

B- Social Studies 10 - Today we are going to review 4000 years of "human history" in 25 minutes...strap on your seat belts family! We are doing this to get us up to speed on the early 19th Century in Canada.

From grade 9 I hope you remember the "Seven Years War" (also known as the "French and Indian War" in the U.S.A. and "La Guerre de la ConquĂȘte" in Quebec). I hope you remember the impact of the Treaty of Paris in 1763 on "British North America", the effects of the Quebec Act of 1774, and the American War of Independence. I hope you remember the United Empire Loyalists and the creation of Upper Canada in 1791. Lastly I hope you remember Tecumseh, Brock, Secord and the War of 1812.

Today I will ask you to brainstorm two questions...What is a rebellion and Why do rebellions happen? For homework I'd like you to define the following: Family Compact, United Empire Loyalist, Clergy Reserves, Assembly, and Governor. Tomorrow I'll be checking to make sure you accomplished this task for homework.

In case you forgot, here are some websites to help refresh your memory:
Seven Years War website
War of 1812 website

A - Social Studies 11 - Today I'll take the block to review all of the work you've completed over the last two weeks on government in Canada. Do you remember your rights outlined in the Charter? Do you remember "residual powers"? Do you remember the first past the post system? Do you remember the steps necessary for a bill to become a law? Do you remember what cabinet solidarity means? What's a "whip"? How do you vote? Who can vote? Do you remember where the five main parties lie on the political-ideological spectrum? After this we'll look at ways to influence government starting with lobby groups and the media. NOTE: If you missed the test from Friday (from Mr. Lux) you will be writing it in class tomorrow. Be prepared!

C - Criminology 12 - Today we'll finish the Law & Order Special Victim's Unit DVD from Friday (Season 1 - Closure). Your journal / blog entry is to write out your immediate impressions on the short and long term effects on the main character (Harper). You should use the notes we took down on victimology (Chapter 3 pages 54-7 in Criminology: The Core). Next, I'd like you to find an article (news story) about a victim of crime and for that you should outline the impacts of the crime on them. Finally, using the two stories (one fictional and one real) explain what we should do to mitigate (soften the impact) the impacts of crime on victims (be realistic). Don't forget to post your letter to the editor of the Vancouver Sun outlining the current trends in crime and crime patterns.

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