Monday, April 6, 2009

Monday, April 6, 2009

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

C - Criminology 12 - Today we will start the class with a quick look at substance abuse. You have two questions to hand in (should we legalize prostitution and does pornography lead to violence). For the rest of the class and for the rest of the week you will be working on your theory review chart project. In this project you will need to create a poster that provides an overview of the different theories of crime causation. You will need to explain the basics of the theory (why do people commit crime according to...), identify the main/important people involved with the theory, and elaborate on how the theory explains crime prevention. These are the theories you need to investigate:
  1. Rational Choice Theory (Chapter 4)
  2. Trait Theory - both biological and psychological (Chapter 5)
  3. Social Structure Theory - social disorganization, strain, and cultural deviance (Chapter 6)
  4. Social Process Theory - learning, control, and reaction (Chapter 7)
  5. Social Conflict Theory - radical marxist and radical feminist (Chapter 8)
  6. Integrated Theory - general theory(GTC), developmental (Chapter 9)
This is a great deal of information so it needs to be condensed and concise. Place your information on a poster with photos of the main people involved (eg: Travis Hirschi, Edwin Sutherland, Karl Marx). Poster paper (bristol board) can be purchased from the library at a premium discount so go see Ms. Whyte or Mrs. Diedrichs sometime this week. This assignment is due Thursday (April 9, 2009) which is the last day for you in Criminology 12. You will have the entire week to work on this assignment and it is your major project for the term (20% of your final grade!) Good luck.

B- Social Studies 10 - Today we will begin a quick two week unit on Aboriginal peoples and the expansion west leading to early contact and trade. Today you will get into groups of four to work on a collaborative poster assignment. Each group member will be responsible for one First Nations group (Pacific Northwest, Plains, Plateau/Interior, and subarctic) and you will need to research:
  1. landscape & location
  2. Climate
  3. Food and Resources
  4. Adaptions to location
Once you've finished the work on each separate group you will place your information on a large poster sheet with a map of Canada in the middle showing where those groupings of First Nations peoples lived. You finished the unit on Confederation last Friday and your tests have been marked. I'll post a set of grades in class today.

A - Social Studies 11 - To start the class today we will examine the long term impacts of the 1929 stock market crash. We will examine the factors that led Canada (and the world) into an ever deepening depression and identify the attempts made to draw the country out of the financial turmoil that lasted throughout the 30's. There was a great documentary on CBC last night: Crash: The next great depression?

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