Monday, November 1, 2010

Day 37 - Tuesday November 2. 2010

Happy Birthday Cookie Monster!

You can learn a great deal from Cookie Monster; he is the four year old in us all who is the epitome of instant gratification. But Cookie Monster can teach us about questions and in the video below

A - Introduction to Law 9/10 - Today we'll quickly take a look at searches and then we'll focus our attention on the procedures associated with a criminal trial here in BC. We'll look at who is in the courtroom, what kind of evidence can be introduced and used and the stages of a trial. You'll get a few questions to look at today:

  1. What is "Burden of Proof" ina criminal trial and who has it?
  2. In your own words explain what "proof beyond a reasonable doubt" means
  3. List the steps in selecting juries for trials and explain the role of a jury in a criminal trial
  4. Which side (Crown or Defence) presents first in a criminal trial and why?
  5. What is a "leading question"?
  6. What is cross examination?
  7. What is the difference between direct and circumstantial evidence?
  8. Criminal Offences activity (in your package there is a page titled Criminal Offences and it asks you to match the categories of offences with the pictures on the page)
  9. Criminal Defences activity (in your package there is a page titled Defences and it asks you to try to define the defences associated with the pictures on the page)

C - Law 12 - Today we'll begin our look at the Controlled Drug and Substances Act in Canada. Before we get to that I'll give you a bit of time to work through yesterday's work. After, we'll examine the legal definition of a "drug" (with the LeDain Commission explanation) and discuss what depressants, stimulants, and hallucinogens are. We'll examine schedules I - VIII in the act that prohibit and restrict substances (Opium Poppy, Coca, Cannabis, Amphetamines, Barbiturates, Anabolic Steroids, and a host of others that I can not spell or pronounce). You'll have three questions to complete:

  1. What is the legal definition of a drug
  2. What are the elements of a charge for possession
  3. What is "Intent to Possess"
Now today in California they have a state ballot initiative (Proposition 19) to legalize various marijuana-related activities. We'lll take a look at what they're doing and what the impact on drug laws may be as a result. Check out the CNN Midterm elections site for more info (scroll down to California)

D - Geography 12 - Today we're looking at streams and drainage basins. You'll need to work on a few definitions, a diagram, and questions 1, 3, 10, 11, and 12 from page 481 in your Geosystems textbook. A map of Canada's drainage basins can be found here and the Canadian Atlas online has a great section on drainage basins too. Notes on these topics can be found here. Scroll down to notes on fluvial transport "Water-Borne sediment over land surfaces".

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