Thursday, March 5, 2009

Thursday, March 5, 2009

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

B- Social Studies 10 - Today we are going to begin work on a rebellions editorial. You are a newspaper editor for either the Toronto Telegraph or the Montreal Gazette. It is 1840, Mackenzie has been pardoned and is living in Toronto again while Papineau is exiled and living in France. You are going to write an editorial (opinion piece) on the rebellions of both Upper and Lower Canada. Using question 19 on page 33 of Challenge of the West as a guideline / framework for your thoughts and opinions, write a one paged editorial arguing that the rebels were either justified in their actions or were traitors to the King and England. Remember it is 1840, one year before the Act of Union, but Durham's recommendations would be public knowledge in the colonies by now (responsible government, union of the Canadas, more equality of the churches, and more local control in governance). Add in any ideas from yesterday's work (q 14 p. 32) and read question 18 from page 33 to help get more ideas if necessary. Today I will expect both a brainstorming web and a tentative first draft of your work.

Don't forget there are some websites that can help:

The Canadian Encyclopedia Rebellions of 1837
EduNet 1837 Rebellion
Canadian Library Archives 1837 Rebellion
Histor!CA Rebellions of 1837 page

A - Social Studies 11 - Today we'll look at the outbreak of war and our reaction to it in Canada. Please remember that being a soldier involved in war was still seen as honourable and noble. Remember the attitudes of Canadians at the time (for when we look at Aboriginal, African-Canadian, and Japanese-Canadian enlistment). I'll ask you to work on questions 2, 3, and 4 from page 28 of the Counterpoints text and we'll try to make sense of Sam Hughes (Minister of the Militia and War Profiteering) and the War Measures Act.

C - Criminology 12 - Today we'll discuss assault and sexual assault. We'll discuss the long and unfortunate history of sexual assault, we'll take a look at Groth's typology of rapists (anger, power, and sadistic), we'll discuss date rape, and lastly we'll look at the factors that predispose men to commit sexual assault. I'll have you work on a question related to this topic.

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