Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Thursday, February 12, 2009

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

C - Criminology 12 - Today we will continue with yesterday's Power Point presentation on the history of crime and law (Remember Hammurabi, the Mosaic Code and the development of Common Law in England?). We'll learn what Actus Reus, Mens Rea, Mala in Se and Mala Prohibitum mean along with taking a look at the differences between Indictable, Summary Conviction and Absolute Liability Offences. We'll see what defences you can use and what the goals of criminal law are for society. You'll need to work on yesterday's question (see yesterday's blog entry) and then we'll discuss crime trends and how we tabulate crime statistics (UCR, PRVS, Self-Reports). Don't forget to e-mail me your blogsite addresses for last Monday's blog entry assignment.

From Mr. Lux:

B- Social Studies 10 - Yesterday we spent the entire class examining a work sheet which focused on global populations compared to Canada, population densities, sparsely populated areas vs. densely settled areas, and some of the issues surrounding urban sprawl. Today we will continue working on the worksheets and I'll introduce the requirements for the group presentations that you'll make on the physiographic regions of Canada.

A - Social Studies 11 - Yesterday we were lucky enough to have a guest speaker (Ms. Shopland) from the staff of Vanier's Aboriginal Education department. She discussed "pre" and "post" contact forms of governance for aboriginal societies here in Canada. Today we will be looking at the following topics: Constitutional Monarchy, British North America Act, and the Canadian Parliamentary system (executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government).

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