Thursday, March 26, 2009

Thursday, March 26, 2009

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

A - Social Studies 11 - Today we will spend the first part of the class discussing Communism. We'll take some notes down about Communist ideology and Marxism. We'll briefly look at the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917 and assess its impact on countries throughout Europe and here in Canada. After this we'll discuss what a union is and the perception of unions in 1919. Lastly I'd like you to look at the section on the Winnipeg General Strike in your Counterpoints textbook and work on questions 1 & 2 from page 51.

B- Social Studies 10 - To start the class we will develop a mind map of the six factors that led Canada into confederation. These are a complex set of problems that are interconnected and just imagine how difficult it would be for the founding fathers to solve them (U.S. expansionism, Transportation problems, Fenians, Political Deadlock, Changing British Attitudes, and Economic problems). After we will look at the Charlottetown and Quebec conferences of 1864. I'll have you work through worksheet 2-4 The Plan for Confederation and then you may read through the next section on the reaction in the colonies.

C - Criminology 12 - Did anybody watch the Law & Order episode "Anchors Away" last night? It was a take on the Bernie Madoff 50 Billion dollar Ponzi hedge fund scam. To learn how to identify a pyramid / ponzi scam look at How Stuff Works. Today we'll quickly look at individual exploitation of an institutional position, influence peddling & bribery, theft and employee fraud, client fraud and corporate crime. You will need to work on the "Can Corporations Commit Murder" questions 1 & 2 from page 285 as well as question 1 from page 291 in your Criminology the Core textbook. Tomorrow you'll be working on gangs.
For more on Corporations look at the website for the documentary The Corporation
Watch the documentary on You Tube here!

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