Friday, April 3, 2009

Friday, April 3, 2009

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

B- Social Studies 10 - Today you have your Confederation unit final test, if you studied and came prepared I am certain you will find the test a breeze. You are allowed to use the rough draft of your essay and we will mark the matching, multiple choice, and picture identification sections together as a class. Good luck!

A - Social Studies 11 - Today we'll start our look at the Stock Market crash of 1929 and see the long term impacts it had on the Canadian economy. We'll see how material consumption drives the North American economic market and determine what impact losses on the stock market had on consumer confidence (We will not examine Supply-Side economics or Keynesian macroeconomic theory - you should take Mr. Rebitt's classes if you are interested here). We'll try to understand stocks and shares, supply and demand, and the costs of using credit. We'll also look at protectionism and see how it impacts international markets. We'll watch a few Brain Pop videos and take a few notes today. You have only question 1 a & b from page 79 in Counterpoints to work on.

C - Criminology 12 - Today we will continue the sex for profit work we have been discussing by finishing our look at prostitution. We will understand the different types of prostitutes (street walkers, circuit travelers, bar girls, brothels, call girls and escort services). We'll look at some high profile cases (former New York state governor Eliot Spitzer) and examine the reasons why people turn to prostitution. Next we'll examine the laws in Canada on obscenity - as related to pornography (Criminal Code section163 subsection 8 and the community standards of tolerance test) and ask the question "Does pornography cause violence?" On Monday we'll spend some time looking at substance abuse and then you have the rest of the week to work on your final project.

Pau Hana!

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