Thursday, April 2, 2009

Thursday, April 2, 2009

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

C - Criminology 12
- Today is a ten minute class. For 10:45am Grade 11 students will be going to the gym for an assembly and grade 12 students will be going to their advisory classes for Graduation Transition Interviews. Yesterday we talked about morality and the law. Consider the following:

Sir Patrick Devlin stated…Without shared ideas on politics, morals, and ethics no society can exist…. If men and women try to create a society in which there is no fundamental agreement about good and evil, they will fail; if having based it on common agreement, the argument goes, the society will disintegrate. For society is not something that is kept together physically; it is held by the invisible bonds of common thought. If the bonds were too far relaxed, the members would drift apart. A common morality is part of the bondage. The bondage is part of the price of society; and mankind, which needs society, must pay its price.

So yesterday I gave you a question that should have been hard to answer, a question about shared morals and the law. Should we legalize prostitution? Think about the two opposing views:

  • Sexual Equality View The prostitute is a victim of male dominance. In patriarchal societies, male power is predicated on female subjugation, and prostitution is a clear example of this gender exploitation
  • Free Choice View Prostitution, if freely chosen, expresses women’s equality and is not a symptom of subjugation.

We'll talk about this tomorrow and discover the typology of prostitutes and "johns" as well as examine the reasons for becoming a prostitute.

A - Social Studies 11 - Today is a work day on the 1920's. Yesterday I gave you questions 1 a & b and 3 from page 56 to work on. Today you need to continue with that and look at the following questions:

  • page 61 questions 2 a & b and 3
  • page 65 question 1
  • page 72 questions 1, 2, and 3

At the end of the block we'll take a look at the stock market crash of 1929 and see how it impacted the Canadian economy (spoiler alert....a lot!)

B- Social Studies 10 - Today you are working on your long answer question for tomorrow's unit final. Remember the question you will need to answer is "Explain the six factors that led to Canadian confederation." You have today to write the answer and then on Friday I'll allow you to bring your draft in to the test to use in answering the question. Use your time wisely!

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