Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

This morning there is a tutorial to start the day. From 8:55 - 9:25 you need to go to whatever class you need assistance in. The morning schedule is altered so that B Block goes from 9:30 - 10:30 and A Block goes from 10:35 - 11:35. The schedule for the remainder of the day is unaffected.

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

B - Social Studies 10 - Today we'll continue with our work on the economy of BC, with our focus being on agriculture. 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. Here are a few websites of note:

BC Ministry of Agriculture and Lands - About the BC Agriculture Industry - Agriculture in BC
BC Food Processors Association
BC Agriculture in the Classroom

A - Social Studies 11 - Today we will make a connection between the social problems (gender, health, children, etc.) in HIPC's with economic development. We will examine traditional economies which are based in primary industries and subsistence farming and compare those with developing and developed economies. We will look at monoculture in developing countries (Bananas, Coffee, Cotton and Cocoa) and the problems with relying upon one crop for economic development. You'll need to work on question 2 from page 409 and 5 from page 418 of your Counterpoints textbook today.

C - Criminology 12 - Today we will start the class with a quick look at substance abuse. You have two questions to hand in (should we legalize prostitution and does pornography lead to violence). For the rest of the class and for the rest of the week you will be working on your theory review chart project. 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. These are the theories you need to investigate:
  1. Rational Choice Theory (Chapter 4)
  2. Trait Theory - both biological and psychological (Chapter 5)
  3. Social Structure Theory - social disorganization, strain, and cultural deviance (Chapter 6)
  4. Social Process Theory - learning, control, and reaction (Chapter 7)
  5. Social Conflict Theory - radical marxist and radical feminist (Chapter 8)
  6. Integrated Theory - general theory(GTC), developmental (Chapter 9)
When you have completed this task you will need to take one crime that you've looked at and written about in your journal entries on your blog site and describe how each theory explains why the crime took place.

This is a great deal of information so it needs to be condensed and concise. Place your information on a poster with photos of the main people involved (eg: Travis Hirschi, Edwin Sutherland, Karl Marx). Poster paper (bristol board) can be purchased from the library at a premium discount so go see Ms. Whyte or Mrs. Diedrichs sometime this week. This assignment is due Tuesday (June 17, 2009) which is the last day for you in Criminology 12. You will have the entire week to work on this assignment and it is your major project for the term (20% of your final grade!) Good luck.

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