Friday, October 2, 2009

Friday, October 2, 2009

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

D- Law 12
- Today you have the first few minutes of class to finish up questions from page 47 and from page 49. Next you need to come up with questions that you want answered about crimes, criminals, and criminal law. These questions will be placed in the Law Question Box and we'll look at them on Monday next week. For the rest of the class we will watch and episode of Law & Order from Season 6 called Hot Pursuit. From the All Movie Guide:

Memories of the Patty Hearst affair are invoked in this episode, in which detectives Briscoe and Curtis investigate a series of murders committed by a ski mask-wearing holdup team. After the criminals are captured in a deli, it turns out that one member of the team, Leslie Harlin, was allegedly kidnapped by the others. Did she willingly participate in the crime spree, or was she acting against her will? ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

When the episode is almost over I will stop the DVD and have you make the decision of guilt or innocence as if you were the judge. You will need to justify why you made the decision.

Don't forget for Monday you have to hand in your review the Keegstra case (R. v. Keegstra, 1990). In this activity, you'll be a newspaper reporter writing a respective story on the case after the Supreme Court of Canada made its final decision on the matter. You need about four paragraphs dealing with: a brief history - summary of the case (why he was charged and what the decisions in the lower courts were); an explanation of the charter rights violations and Keegstra's defence; an explanation of the decision made by the justices of the Supreme Court; and opinion from both sides (those for and against Keegstra's defence). Use the questions in the Law text as a guide. For help with the Keegstra case check out:
The Canadian Encyclopedia - The Keegstra Case
Canadian Human Rights Council - Testing the limits of freedom of expression
Stop Racism - James Keegstra (it's heavy on the legal speak)
Judgments of the Supreme Court of Canada R. v. Keegstra, [1990] 3 S.C.R. 697

A really interesting law story is the Elizabeth Smart case. An article explaining the kidnapping of the 14 year old from her home in Salt Lake City Utah can be found here. Look at the You Tube video of Elizabeth Smart telling here story here.

A - Social Studies 11
- Today we'll finish our government structure work. We have a test on Monday that wraps up our government unit. You have the block today to work on yesterday's assignment. To review:

Charter of Rights and Freedoms. You need to look through pages 275 to 276 in your Counterpoints text and summarize our legal rights outlined in sections 7-14 of the Charter (figure 11-7 on p. 276 would be a good place). Next, you need to identify what our fundamental freedoms and equality rights are (page 299) - Note: This should be in point form. Last, work on questions 1-3 on page 303 dealing with the Abrams v. Doug Collins & North Shore Free Press Ltd. (1996) B.C. human rights tribunal case. Don't ask, “Do we have to write a letter for question one?” and the answer is yes.

B- Geography 12 - Today we'll work on a plate tectonic boundary map of the world. You will need coloured pencils to copy the plate map from your Geosystems text or if you're not here check out:

Ensure that you use different colours for divergent, convergent, and transform boundaries. You'll need to name the plates and show the relative direction that they travel as well. HINT: Do NOT forget the Juan de Fuca plate! On Monday I'll take your plate map and tsunami questions from yesterday.

So the South Pacific has been spanked around a bit over the last week. More information on the Tsunami can be found here. More information on the earthquakes in Indonesia can be found here. More information on the Typhoons (Ketsana and Parma) striking the Philippines can be found here.

Pau Hana Ohana!

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