Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

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

A - Social Studies 11 - Today we will take the block to discuss the changes in the social fabric of Canadian society as a result of the Great Depression in the 1930's. To start the class you and a partner will work together on the Using Statistics in History questions 1 a, b, 3, and 4 from page 81 in the Counterpoints text. By doing this we will be able to see the impacts of the Great Depression on the Prairies in 1932 and 1933. We'll discuss your work and then we'll watch the Canada: A People's History episode Descent Into Chaos. To end the class we'll work on an a set of notes about the effects of the depression (including tomorrow's topic of the Social Credit and Cooperative Commonwealth Federation political parties).

B- Social Studies 10 - To start the class today you will get back into your partner groups and finish the Aboriginal Peoples comparison poster that you began yesterday. We will present these posters in the class today and will focus our attention to the adaptions section. How did the physical environment shape the type of society and culture that the Aboriginal Peoples created?

Here are some links to consider just for the Pacific Northwest:
U'mitsa Cultural Society
Nuu-chah-nulth Culture Information
Haida Spirits of the Sea
Kitsumkalum Culture
Songhees Nation Culture

When we're done the presentations we'll take a few notes down about pre-contact society in the Canadian west.

C - Criminology 12 - Today is day two of your poster project assignment. Don't forget 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 (see yesterday's post). If you need sources other than your text look at the following sites at home:
Criminology Theory Summaries pdf file
Crimetheory.com (including a sweet glossary)
Methodist College Department of Justice Studies Crime Theory links
Florida State University Criminal Justice Links
Dr. Cecil E. Greek FSU CCJ 5606 Criminological Theory Class (check out lecture notes)
Your Criminology: The Core text book has a student companion site here

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