Monday, September 14, 2009

Monday, September 14, 2009

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

A - Social Studies 11 - Today we'll spend some time finishing our look at the five themes of geography culminating with the concept of a region (there'll be some quick notes here). This relates to "regionalism" and how it causes challenges to Canada as a country (NOTE: This will be a common and recurring theme throughout the course and we'll first identify it in the "rep by pop" section in our government unit). Next we'll begin our look at the government structure we have here in Canada. We'll take a few notes on Democracy (direct and representative) and see what a Constitutional Monarchy is (these are the building blocks of understanding our government structure).

B- Geography 12 - Today you'll get your Week 2 package for the course and we'll work on the foundations of Geography starting with the Five Themes. In order to understand the increasingly complex and interconnected world we live in we need to find a way to make sense of information in a way that doesn't overwhelm us. The Five Themes (Location, Place, Human-Environment Interactions, Movement, and Regions) are a framework for making sense of geographic data. Today, we'll cover the first three themes and then tomorrow we'll finish our look at them and move on to systems and spheres.

D- Law 12 - Today we will continue our Introduction to Law unit. We'll finish our notes on the five functions of law and then look at the divisions of Public (criminal, constitutional, and administrative) and Private law (tort, family, contract, property, and labour law). Next we'll begin looking at the history of where our modern laws in Canada come from and last 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 yeah we didn't get to this part of the class today. You'll note that it is easy to get sidetracked in law and hopefully we'll get to it tomorrow.

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