Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

It's Bike to Work Week! Ride your bike to school this week and register each day at the front entrance. Each day you ride & register you get an entry for a draw to win this Sweet Kona Fire Mountain bike. It will be in the office window all week long and you can drool over it there.

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

C - Criminology 12 - Today we start with a quiz on victimology and victims. Once we finish the quiz and mark the first two sections together and then we will continue our look at violent crime. We will focus on the roots of violent crime today. Where does violence come from (personal traits, ineffective families, evolutionary factors, exposure to violence, cultural values, substance abuse, and firearm availability)?

Can the roots of violence be traced back to youth? If so should we ban Warner Brothers cartoons? Is Bugs Bunny bad for kids? Comedy and violence are intermingled into a typical or formulaic narrative story.....Wile E. Coyote chases the Road Runner, Elmer Fudd chases Bugs Bunny, Sylvester chases Tweety Bird and they inflict carnage on each other. The end is always the same....someone wins, someone loses, the loser is humiliated and we laugh at them (good clean wholesome fun). So tomorrow we'll watch some Warner Brothers cartoons with all the glorious violence in them and we'll have a discussion about the acceptance of violence in our modern culture.

If there's time...we'll discuss murder and homicide. We'll discuss the divisions of murder in Canada (1st and 2nd degree and manslaughter), the extent of murder in Canada, and murderous relations (acquaintance and stranger homicide). Tomorrow after the Warner Brothers cartoons we'll discuss mass and serial murder (focusing on Fox & Levin's study "Multiple Homicide: Patterns of Serial and Mass Murder"), Thursday we'll review assault and sexual assault, and watch a documentary on Jeffrey Dahmer.

B- Social Studies 10 - Today with Mr. Lux you'll start with current events. The next part of the class you'll have an introduction to the CPR by readings from the text in conjunction with a few key questions which students will be asked to answer in class. Class will be finished with "Canada - A People's History" with respect to the CPR.

A - Social Studies 11 - Today with Mr. Lux you'll start with current events and then you'll finish looking at the purpose and role of the U.N. Next, you'll understand the meaning of other key terms and concepts such as The Warsaw Pact & NATO. In the last part of class we will begin the film "Why We Fight".

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