Thursday, October 28, 2010

Day 34 - Thursday October 28. 2010

D - Geography 12 - Today we'll start by completing yesterday's work: defining stalactite, stalagmite, flowstone, sinkhole/doline, and karst valley. You'll need to answer question 17, 20, 21, and 23 from page 443 in your Geosystems text and explain how tower karst (pagodas) forms and identify where it can be found. Next we'll look at Mass Wasting (falls, slides, and flows). We will figure out the causes of Mass Wasting by looking at both the driving and resisting forces on hillsides and slopes. We will try to figure out some slope stabilization practices and specifically we'll look at what has been done at Goose Spit to stop erosion of the Willemar Bluffs along Balmoral Beach. We'll also review the problems of the Sea to Sky highway (Hwy 99 from West Vancouver to Squamish). You will define rock fall, debris avalanche, landslide, mudflow, and soil creep and work on questions 27 & 32 from page 443 in your Geosystems text.
SWEET Landslide video from National Geographic

SWEET Japanese Landslide video

United States Geological Survey Landslides Hazard
Federal Emergency Management Association Landslide & Debris Flow

National Park Service Mass Wasting
Geological Survey of Canada Landslides
University of Kentucky Earth Science Department Mass Wasting animation

National Atlas of the United States Landslides
OUC Foundations of Physical Geography Mass Wasting

C - Law 12 - Today we'll visit the topic of abortion in Canada and the laws surrounding this topic (CC section 223 subsections 1 & 2). We'll understand the United States landmark case Roe v. Wade (1973) and the Canadian landmark case R. v. Morgentaler (1988). I'll need you to separate the legal issues from the moral and ethical issues as this is a very controversial topic amongst many. After this discussion you'll need to work on weapon offenses and the prostitution (sex trade) offences of procuring and soliciting. Questions 1 through 8 on page 199 of the law text will need to be finished in class today. Perhaps today but more likely tomorrow we will start a discussion on obscenity laws in Canada. We'll examine the bizrre "Sniffy the rat" case (artist Rick Gibson) and you'll work in partners on either the R. v. Butler (1992) or the R. v. Langer (1995) case.

A - Introduction to Law 9/10 - Today I've got a few questions and an activity I'd like you to work on. The questions deal with getting an accused person to show up to court:

  1. Name the three ways in which the police can bring an accused person to court
  2. What two questions must a Justice of the Peace ask when deciding whether to issue an arrest warrant
  3. Explain when a police officer may make an arrest without an arrest warrant
  4. Explain the three situations when a citizen may make an arrest
  5. What are the limitations on the powers of private citizens or security guards when making an arrest
  6. Saul is stopped by the police and told he is being arrested for impared driving. He says "Oh no" and runs off. Has Saul been arrested? Explain.
  7. Talia is accused by a store owner of shoplifting. The police ask her to go to the station house for questioning and she goes with them voluntarily. Has Talia been arrested? Explain.

Now I'd like you to make a small poster (on 11x17 paper) showing the rights and obligations of an arrested person. Illustrate your poster with drawings in order to help graphically describe your rights and obligations upon arrest.

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