Friday, November 6, 2009

Friday, November 6, 2009

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

Hau'oli lā hānau to my son Noah who turns 14 today!

A - Social Studies 11
- Today with Mr. Jones you will be looking at the rise of dictators in Europe from the 1920's through the late 30's. You'll focus on Joseph Stalin in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, Adolph Hitler in Nazi Germany, and Benito Mussolini in Fascist Italy. You'll need to look at the economic and social conditions that allowed these leaders to rise to power along with the lack of a democratic tradition in these countries. Next you'll focus on how they came to power and how they kept it.

Your textbook is a good resource (see pages 92-96) and you could also look at the following on line resources:

Totalitarianism in Europe
Death of the Father: An anthropology of the ends of political authority
Italy's Fascist Dictator by Jim Osborn
How Stuff Works the rise of Dictators video
Dr. Hubert Lerch The Rise of European Dictators
Depression, European Dictators and the New Deal (check out page 2 of the pdf)

B - Geography 12 - Today in the library I'd like you to take an hour to play the game stop disasters. The scenario I would like you to work on is Eastern/Central European flooding and the screen capture above is from this game. There is a population of 700 people in your mountainous town, but only 470 are currently housed. You will need to develop some housing for the people in the town. You will need to build a hospital, two schools, and cover all of the wells in town. You have a budget of $40,000 to work with and don't forget to develop some defenses to protect people, buildings, and livelihoods. When you click on an object square you will likely get three choices: info, develop, & defences. Read through your options and try to uncover all 15 key facts (which will give you extra points). When you finish keep a track of your highest score (you might get through two or three games) and respond to this post with things you learned and what your scores were. Have fun playing and learn something.

D- Law 12
- Yesterday we began our look at criminal law defenses and watched a really interesting video on Kenneth Parks - the Ontario man who was found not criminally responsible for second degree murder due to non insane automatism (sleep walking). Today we'll continue working on criminal law defenses - you'll need to work through questions 1-3 on page 129 and 5, 6, and 7 on page 141. A good resource for information about Canadian law is the Criminal Review website and look at the following for criminal law defences:

Find Law (even though it's American law it's a great page!)
National Association of Criminal Defence Lawyers
Legal Services Society of BC
Toronto Criminal Defence Lawyer

Pau Hana Ohana!

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