Thursday, November 12, 2009

Thursday, November 12, 2009

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

C - Introduction to Law 9/10 - Welcome to Introduction to Law, also known as Law & Order: Vanier and sometimes known as CSI: Vanier. This term class is a very short but exciting look at criminal law in Canada. The course is organized much like an episode of Law & Order. The first two weeks of the course deal with criminological studies (the study of crime - we will focus on why crime is committed). The next month of the class deals with criminal forensics and detective investigation. The last three weeks of the class deals with the "order" component of Law & Order where we'll follow the process of arrest, trial, and sentencing for crimes committed. Each week we spend Monday in the Library either doing some research on a specific topic or preparing our major project. We also spend each Friday watching an episode of of CSI, Law & Order, Cold Case Files, Millennium, Criminal Minds, or Forensic Files (but there's always a question about what you watch). There are only 41 classes in the term so attendance and keeping on top of your work are crucial elements of a successful grade in the class. Today I want you to brainstorm a list of all the reasons you can think why someone would commit a crime and we'll collect all of your ideas on the board tomorrow.

D - Law 12
- Today we will we'll continue our look at criminal law defenses; specifically we'll work on the cartoon activity on criminal law defences:

Create a comic strip that shows and explains five (5) separate criminal law defences (alibi, self-defence, legal duty, excusable conduct, mental disorder, intoxication, automatism, consent, entrapment, mistake of fact, and double jeopardy). You will need to show the person committing the crime (choose a crime out of the Criminal Codes that I have in the class) and then you need to show how that person could defend themselves in a court of law.

This assignment is due next Thursday (November 19th) which is the same day as your mid unit test for Criminal Law.

B - Geography 12 - Today we're going to the library to continue working our Mass Wasting project. You can find the assignment on yesterday's post or in the K:Drive on the school computers. Don't forget this is due on Friday so you have today and tomorrow to finish. Here are some websites to help...
Forest Service National Avalanche Center
United States Geological Survey Landslides Hazard
Federal Emergency Management Association Landslide & Debris Flow
National Park Service Mass Wasting
Geological Survey of Canada Landslides
Parks Canada Mountain Guide
University of Kentucky Earth Science Department Mass Wasting animation
Cal State Long Beach Mass Wasting site
National Atlas of the United States Landslides
OUC Foundations of Physical Geography Mass Wasting

A - Social Studies 11 - With Mr. Jones you will be watching a section of "The Fatal Attraction of Adolph Hitler" about the Hitler Youth and the sway that Adolph Hitler had over the youth of Germany. Next you'll be reviewing pages 87-9 in the Counterpoints text and will work on question 5 from page 98 (Canada's reaction to the plight of Jews prior to the Second World War). You'll also review your 20's and 30's unit final.

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