Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

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

C - Criminology 12 - Today we start with a quiz on crime trends, patterns and victims. Once we finish the quiz and mark the first two sections together, you need to read through the next section in Chapter 3 on "Theories of Victimization" (dealing with Victim Precipitation, Lifestyle, and Routine Activities) - pages 61-64. Your work will be to explain and compare the three theories (as a paragraph) and answer questions 2 & 3 on page 72 in the Criminology: The Core text. We should finish this in class today and if there is time we'll begin looking at the typical victim of crime activity I'd like you to work on next (if not, we'll get to it tomorrow).

B- Social Studies 10 - Today we continue with our look at rebellion in Upper Canada. We'll start by checking and reviewing yesterday's homework (definitions of Family Compact, United Empire Loyalist, Clergy Reserves, Assembly, and Governor). We'll read through the story of the rebellion in the textbook (pages 1-4) as a precursor to the chapter. I'd like you to read through pages 5-9 in the book. Together as a class, we'll take notes down on the four causes of discontent in Upper Canada. At the end of class, you'll need to work on questions 2 & 6 from page 30 of the Challenge of the West textbook.

A - Social Studies 11 - Today some of you will need to complete the unit quiz that Mr. Lux gave last Friday. For the rest of us, we'll keep looking at the ways you can influence government (other than voting). Yesterday we looked at lobbyists and today we'll review that by watching the Family Guy episode "Mr. Griffin Goes to Washington" (where Peter becomes a tobacco industry lobbyist). We'll continue our look at influencing government by focusing on the media (remember freedom of the press) and civil disobedience.

Washington Post article on Lobbyists in Washington, D.C.
Great website on lobbyist industry in Washington (Center for Responsive Politics)
Canadian lobby website "Hillwatch"
Canadian Lobbying Act

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