Thursday, November 5, 2009

Thursday, November 5, 2009

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

D - Law 12 -With the power outage yesterday and the long discussion that ensued we just briefly covered the introduction to criminal law defenses. So today we will we'll continue our look at criminal law defenses focusing on alibi, self-defense, legal duty, and excusable conduct. You will need to complete questions 1-4 on page 141 of the All About Law text. Next we look at mental disorder, intoxication, and automatism. If there's time, we'll watch a video on the Kenneth Parks homicidal somnambulism case (sleepwalking murder R. v. Parks, 1992). There is a great read on TruTV (used to be called Court TV) about the case. It is interesting to note that the same defense was attempted in Arizona in failed. You can read about the case involving Scott Falater who stabbed his wife 44 times and claimed he was sleepwalking here. We'll watch the Exhibit A episode on the R. v. Parks (1992) case and then I'll ask you to complete questions 1-3 on page 129 and 5, 6, and 7 on page 141.

B - Geography 12 - Today is our last day in class to work on the Medicine Hat Topographic map. You need your Canadian Landscape topographic map book and the Medicine Hat map can be found on pages 40-42. You will need to work on questions 1 a-d, 2 a & b, 3 a-e, and 7 a-d. This work is due tomorrow. Now for question 3 you need to trace the course of the river and then trace the 2250' contour interval ON BOTH SIDES of the river. This contour interval represents the flood plain of the South Saskatchewan River. You'll need to find the width of the floodplain in meters - remember that the scale is 1:50,000 which converts to 1cm = 500 meters. You'll also need to connect the outside edge of each meander with a solid line to identify the meander belt (in order to see if the river is in its youth, mature, or old phase/stage).

A - Social Studies 11 - With Mr. Jones you will be continuing your look at the 1930's in Canada, focusing on the political parties that emerged in reaction to the harsh economic and political climate of the time. You'll look at the Union Nationale (Maurice Duplessis), the Social Credit Party (William "Bible Bill" Aberhart) and the Co-Operative Commonwealth Federation (J.S. Woodsworth). You might even talk about the Canadian Nationalist Party (Joseph Farr) and the National Social Christian Party (Adrien Arcand) which were both unabashedly fascist (Arcand eventually became the leader of the National Unity Party. For work today you'll need to complete questions 1 & 2 from page 89 and 2 & 3 from page 90 in the Counterpoints textbook.

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