Friday, September 11, 2009

Friday, September 11, 2009

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

D- Law 12
- Today we will continue our Introduction to Law unit by going through your ideas on laws that we should have stronger or lighter penalties about. We'll take down a few notes on the five functions of law and the divisions of Public (criminal, constitutional, and administrative) and Private law (tort, family, contract, property, and labour law). Lastly we'll take a look at the differences between Substantive and Procedural Law. If you don't get it finished in class you'll need to work on questions 2, 4, 5, and 6 from pages 24 and 25 of the All About Law textbook for homework this weekend

B- Geography 12 - Today we'll work on learning to observe as a geographer would. We'll head outside for some observational and analytical skill development. Be prepared to look beyond simple observations and try to see a larger picture with connections to the wider world. We'll practice an analysis of a photo in class and you'll start working on your first assignment for the course which is a geographic analysis of a photo from a Canadian Geographic magazine. You'll need to use the Observing as a Geographer Would questions to help with your analysis.

A - Social Studies 11 - Yesterday we spent the class trying to graphically represent our knowledge of Canada in the form of a map. Today we'll spend some time looking at the five themes of geography culminating with the concept of a region (there'll be some quick notes here). Next, we'll try to figure out what is regionalism and how it causes challenges to Canada as a country. I will be posing a critical challenge question to you based on our discussion of regionalism.

"In BC we have more in common with someone from Seattle or San Francisco than we do with someone from Saskatoon or St. John's. What is good for BC is not necessarily what is good for Saskatchewan or Newfoundland and Labrador. We are more concerned with hospital beds in Kelowna, stumpage fees for trees pulled out of Clayoquot, schools closing in Vancouver, ferry costs from the Island and wether the Canucks will make the playoffs. We're more concerned about BC than what's east of the Rockies. The same could be said for southern Ontarians, Quebecois, Albertans, Maritimers, Newfoundlanders, and people of other regional areas. Canada isn't a country, it's a patchwork of self concerned regions so much so that Canada doesn't make sense as a country. Now tell me I'm wrong and tell me why."

Pau Hana Ohana!

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