Friday, April 24, 2009

Friday, April 24, 2009

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

C - Criminology 12 - Today we will take some time to review the perceptions of crime versus the reality of crime statistics and trends in Canada. This weekend I'd like you to take some time to watch the way that crime news is portrayed in Canada and in the United States. Watch five to ten minutes of local news from Vancouver and then from a city in the United States (like KIRO in Seattle or WDIV in Detroit). Watch the type of crime news stories and see how they are presented to the public. Come on Monday prepared to discuss your findings on your blog site.

We'll spend some time looking at where we get our crime statistics from (UCR/PRVS/Self-Reports) in a quick Power Point presentation. Tuesday you'll have a quiz on Chapter 1 and the work from today. After the quiz we'll look at crime trends and patterns then we'll focus on victims and victimology. For the rest of the class we'll watch the second half of the Criminal Mionds episode "The Big Game". In this portion of the episode we learn more about the pathology and psychology of the unsub, so try to pay careful attention to the criminal psychology that we learn about.

B- Social Studies 10 - Today with Mr. Lux you'll start with current events and then shift into your U-Shaped debate activity. You will be discussing whether Louis Riel was a hero or traitor and must come prepared with at least three pieces of evidence to back your claim. After the debate we'll watch sections of Canada: A People's History on Riel, the Red River Rebellion, the creation of Manitoba and the Northwest Rebellion of 1885. To end the class we'll discuss the next activity which is a map of the major battles and events related to the Northwest Rebellion.

A - Social Studies 11 - Today with Mr. Lux you'll start with current events and then shift intoyour narrative assignment for World War Two. You have a good understanding of the two theaters of war (Europe and the Pacific) and now you'll be analyzing specific battles and campaigns in the two theaters. You'll get a worksheet describing the activity today and can begin work in the class this afternoon. Next week you'll have a library class to search for information that you could not find in the text. The assignment will be peer evaluated and you'll go over the rubric in class today.

Pau Hana!

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