Monday, April 13, 2009

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

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

C - Criminology 12 - Welcome to Criminology 12. Today we will go through the course outline package and get our Criminology: The Core textbook from the library. I have two questions that I'd like you to brainstorm:
  1. What is the purpose of laws and what is a crime
  2. Why do people commit crime

After a few minutes I'd like you to partner up and get your ideas on a large sheet of paper to share with the class. We'll try to make sense of your ideas and will continue this through tomorrow.

B- Social Studies 10 - Today we will continue our two week unit on Aboriginal peoples and the expansion west leading to early contact and trade. Today we will review the Star Trek: The Next Generation video from Friday and explore the misconceptions that may have arisen when first contact occurred. We'll spend time examining the relationship that developed between the Aboriginal Peoples and both the North West Company and Hudson's Bay Company on the Canadian Prairies. When we finish our notes you'll need to work on questions 2, 4, and 5 from page 99 of the text and this question: "Compare and Contrast the relationship between the Aboriginal Peoples of the Canadian prairies and the a) North West Company AND b) Hudson's Bay Company"

A - Social Studies 11 - Today we begin our Dictatorship for Dummies project in the library. It will be your job to create a "Dictatorship for Dummies" or "Complete Idiot's Guide to Dictatorship" book. These guides will need to use the experiences of Joseph Stalin in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, Adolph Hitler in Nazi Germany, and Benito Mussolini in Fascist Italy in order to describe the following:
  • What is a dictatorship?
  • What social and economic conditions allowed the development of dictatorships?
  • How did the dictators come to power? (did they create or join a political party? How did they get elected or did they? What factors allowed them to assume control of their country?)
  • How did the dictators hold on to power? What did they do once they got power to consolidate their control?
  • What did they do to convince the people of their country to abandon their rights?
  • How can the reader of the book become a dictator? (a step-by-step guide)
Use the notes that I will hand out to you, the photocopied information about Germany, Italy, and the U.S.S.R., the Internet, and your textbook in order to get the information you need to create your Idiot's Guide or Dummies book. You are, in essence, showing how to become a fascist dictator (getting and then holding on to power).

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