Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

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

D- Law 12 - Today during the first half of the class we'll talk about how to resolve infringements on your charter rights and spend time on the Irwin Toy Limited v. Attorney General of Quebec (1989) case. I'll ask you to look at human rights in Canada and I'll need you to work on Human Rights questions 1, 3, 4, & 5 from page 47 and 2, 3, & 5 from page 49 in your text. This will help prepare you for tomorrow's unit final.

B- Geography 12 - Today we'll look at some video of the aftermath of the Izmit Turkey 1999 Mw7.4 earthquake along the North Anatolian fault. We'll also look at the Loma Prieta (San Fracisco) 1989 Mw6.9 earthquake along the San Andreas fault. We'll try to compare the two and then take some notes down about the three types of faults. After, you'll have a series of questions to complete from the Geosystems text (14, 15, 16, & 19 from p. 412). Yesterday I posted some links to the South Pacific Tsunami that struck Samoa and American Samoa. This morning CBC posted a news story on an earthquake (Mw 7.6) that struck near Padang Indonesia and has trapped thousands of people under rubble. See the story here. Check out information on the earthquake from the USGS site or see video coverage from MSNBC here.

A - Social Studies 11- Today we'll finish our look at elections and political parties here in Canada. After we'll take a look at other ways of influencing government such as civil disobedience, mass media, pressure groups and lobbyists (if you're good we may watch an episode of Family Guy - episode 303 "Mr. Griffin Goes to Washington). You'll have to answer the following questions:
  1. What is a pressure group? What is a lobbyist? How do they influence government?
  2. What is the role of the media in the political process (think news, reporting, campaigns, and advertising)?
  3. What is civil disobedience? What are the three "guidelines" for practicing civil disobedience?

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