Friday, May 29, 2009

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Yesterday's schedule was D-C-Lunch-A-B

C - Criminology 12 - Today we will continue our look at property crime and theft. You work for the Retail Council of Canada and have been hired to create a poster campaign about shoplifting. The poster campaign has two purposes:

  1. To help employees identify people who are shoplifting and
  2. To explain how to reduce shoplifting in stores (target hardening and target removal strategies)

Look at figure 11.2 on page 257 in the Criminology text for help. Here are some further ideas and points.....

Spot the Shoplifter: Unfortunately, there is no typical profile of a shoplifter. Thieves come in all ages, races and from various backgrounds. However, there are some signs that should signal a red flag for retailers. While the following characteristics don't necessarily mean guilt, retailers should keep a close eye on shoppers who exhibit the following:

  1. Spends more time watching the cashier or sales clerk than actually shopping.
  2. Wears bulky, heavy clothing during warm weather or coats when unnecessary.
  3. Walks with short or unnatural steps, which may indicate that they are concealing lifted items.
  4. Takes several items into dressing room and only leaves with one item.
  5. Seems nervous and possibly picks up random items with no interest.
  6. Frequently enters store and never makes a purchase.
  7. Enters dressing room or rest rooms with merchandise and exits with none.
  8. Large group entering the store at one time, especially juveniles. A member of the group causes a disturbance to distract sales staff.

This will take the whole class to complete and will be handed in on Monday for marks.


A - Social Studies 11 - Today the will be continuing yesterday’s work on Quebec “nationalism” and the roots of the separatist movement (Chapter 8 pages 190-204 in the Counterpoints textbook). We'll go through pages 198 – 204 as a class and then work on the following questions?

Page 200 questions 1, 3, 4, 5, & 7

Page 204 question 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5

You will also watch Canada: A People’s History episodes “In an Uncertain World” chapters 5 “Solidarity”,6 “The Night of the Long Knives”, and 12 “With Honour and Enthusiasm”

B- Social Studies 10 - Today we will spend the class working on our children's book about the building of the CPR. Don't forget, here are some websites that can help you:
Canadian Pacific Railway Archives
The Canadian Encyclopedia - Building the Railway
The Kids site of Canadian Settlement - Chinese & the Railway
Vancouver Public Library - CPR History
BC Archives - CPR
Kamloops Art Gallery - Andrew Onderdonk & the CPR

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