Thursday, February 26, 2009

Thursday, February 26, 2009

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

C - Criminology 12 - Today we will start our look at violent crime. We will focus on the roots of violent crime today. Where does violence come from (personal traits, ineffective families, evolutionary factors, exposure to violence, cultural values, substance abuse, and firearm availability)?

Can the roots of violence be traced back to youth? If so should we ban Warner Brothers cartoons? Is Bugs Bunny bad for kids? Comedy and violence are intermingled into a typical or formulaic narrative story.....Wile E. Coyote chases the Road Runner, Elmer Fudd chases Bugs Bunny, Sylvester chases Tweety Bird andthey inflict carnage on each other. The end is always the same....someone wins, someone loses, the loser is humiliated and we laugh at them (good clean wholesome fun). So today we'll watch some Warner Brothers cartoons with all the glorious violence in them and we'll have a discussion about the acceptance of violence in our modern culture.

A - Social Studies 11 - Today we are going to finish the Laurier Era work we started yesterday. Don't forget to hand in the questions from page 13 in the text. We'll look at rich and poor in Canada and we'll look at industrial growth and natural resources. We'll understand the differences between primary and secondary sources in historical research and I'll have you practice that by working on questions 1-7 on page 18-19 in the Counterpoints textbook (Building Your Skills: Analyzing primary and secondary sources). See Ontario History Quest.

B- Social Studies 10 - Today you will be creating an campaign poster for the Upper Canada election of 1836. You will need to choose a party (Tories, Reformers, or Radical Reformers) and on the poster for that party identify: your party's views, opinions, and feelings towards Britain; who your party believes should run the government and why and; what changes, if any, should be made to government and how they should occur. You will need to have visuals for your poster (map of UC, picture of either Robert Baldwin, William Lyon Mackenzie, or Lieutenant Governor Sir Francis Bond Head - maybe even King William IV)

King William IV
William Lyon Mackenzie

Robert Baldwin
Sir Francis Bond Head

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