Monday, June 8, 2009

Monday, June 8, 2009

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

A - Social Studies 11 - Today in class we'll review Friday's work on population issues and their relation to standards of living. We'll be looking at the CIDA on-line map "A Developing World" and focusing on health, poverty and hunger, education, and environmental issues in countries around the world. Don't forget a good resource is the UNDP HDI Report. You'll need to work on qurestions 1, 2, and 3 from page 351 of the Counterpoints textbook - dealing with HIPC's (Highly Indebted Poor Countries) and the cycle of poverty.

B - Social Studies 10 - Today we'll continue with our work on the economy of BC, with our focus being the fisheries. I'll go through some facts and show you some web sites that can help and then you need to continue working on your Economy of BC poster activity.

BC Ministry of Agriculture and Lands - Fisheries and Aquaculture - Fisheries in BC
Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada
BC Seafood Alliance

C- Criminology 12
- Today you have the first bit of class to continue working on your organized crime/gang poster activity. You'll need to work on identifying connections between the gangs that you looked at on Friday and if you'd like you can look at the drugs & prostitution section of the last chapter in the book to help. When you're finished the poster, we'll move on to social order crimes, starting with what "obscenity" means. We will take some notes down about the differences between law and morality (criminal vs. immoral) and talk about moral crusaders. Think about Mother's Against Drunk Driving (MADD). From Craig Reinarman's article Social Construction of an Alcohol Problem:

The credibility of MADD, especially at its outset, was impeccable. The parents of children who have been killed in drunk-driving accidents are exceptionally strong symbols. There are few groups of victims who can inspire as much sympathy and adherence as the grieving mother. And this is one of the central foundations of MADD's success. The organisation was started in August of 1980 in Sacramento, California by a woman named Candy Lightner whose daughter had been killed by a hit-and-run drunk driver with multiple DUI (driving under the influence) convictions some 4 months prior. During the criminal proceedings Lightner was appalled by the apparent leniency and lack of concern demonstrated by the justice system towards drunk drivers and the rights of the victim. The campaign began with her tireless lobbying in the initial months and a strong push to make drunk driving a political issue where it had previously not been.

After we discuss moral entrepreneurs (crusaders) we will deal with the issue of prostitution in Canada. You will need to work on question 5 from page 320 (in essence should we legalize prostitution? Why or why not). For help understanding just how far sex has infiltrated our modern society take a look at the article on about teen girls trading sex for favours.

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