Monday, March 30, 2009

Monday, March 30, 2009

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

B- Social Studies 10 - Today we will continue our look at the causes of Canadian confederation by focusing on and taking some notes about the reaction in the colonies to the decisions made in Quebec. We will see the problems Tilley faced in New Brunswick, Tupper faced in Nova Scotia, Cartier faced in Canada East and examine the reasons why P.E.I. and Newfoundland refused to join with the Canadas. You need to work on questions 6 and 7 from page 57 and 12 on page 58 of the textbook along with worksheet 2-5 (Discussing the Seventy-Two Resolutions). Don't forget that you need to hand in your editorial cartoon today. For help on the colonies reaction see:

Confederation for Kids
McCord Museum Creation of Canada

A - Social Studies 11 - So on Friday we talked....and talked. Today we'll do what we were going to do on Friday. You are going to work in partners on a poster that reviews the 1920's in Canada. Using chapter 3 in the Counterpoints textbook (pages 48-72) you need to identify the changes in and challenges to Canada for the following four topics:
  1. Arts, Culture, and Leisure
  2. Government, International Autonomy, and Political Parties
  3. Industry, Jobs, and Wealth
  4. Society (race, gender, social class), Urbanization, and Values
The poster needs to show the massive cultural and economic shift that occurred in the 1920's and needs to be completed by the end of the class today.

C - Criminology 12 - Today you have your last journal entry for Criminology. Your topic for this journal is white collar crime. You will need to find one story about white collar crime (specifically corporate crime) and write an entry that answers the following: Discuss the Corporate Culture theory of white-collar crime. Using your story as an example explain whether the corporate culture theory explains white-collar crime better than the self-control view. Why?
Hint: According to the corporate culture view, younger executives learn the values of maximizing profits from senior executives (learned behaviour explained by Edwin Sutherland's Differential Association Theory). Since profit is the goal of most businesses, white-collar crime should be prevalent. The self-control view holds that white-collar crimes are rare because business tends to hire educated people with higher levels of self-control.

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