Monday, September 19, 2011

Monday, September 19. 2011

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

A Block Criminology 12 - Today we will be in the library working on our first journal / blog entry. Over the past week and a half, I've asked you to develop your own theory as to why crime happens. I asked you to use the list of brainstormed items from our class discussions, your notes on the history of criminology and from the Crime Theory website. Today you will need to set up a blog for the course. You may use Google's Blogspot, Wordpress, Live Journal, Bloguni, or any other blog creation site you choose. I would HIGHLY recommend staying with blogspot, wordpress, or live journal. You will need to develop a blog, write out your crime theory, and then find an article about a recent crime here in Canada. Make a link to the news article on your blogsite and then write how your theory explains the crime. An excellent crime news website is the CANOE CNews Crime the bottom of the Crime Headlines section thwere is an excellent archive of three months of crime stories for you to use.

B Block Geography 12 - Today we'll finish our work on the Prince Rupert topographic map from the Canadian Landscape (pages 20 - 23 & click on the map above). I'll check on questions 1, 2, and 3 that I asked you to work on this past weekend. You'll have time today to work on the rest of the assignment that will be due tomorrow (questions 4 a & b, 5, 7 a,b,d & e, and 9 a & b). Use Google Earth or Google Maps to help you with this assignment and don't forget here are a few webpages to help:
Natural Resources Canada Toporama
Reading Topographic Maps
United States Geological Survey Reading Topo Maps
Idaho State University Interpreting Topo Maps
Natural Resources & Water Queensland Australia Interpreting Topo Maps pdf

I will also be collecting your Week 2 packages in class to mark today.

C Block Law 9/10 - Today we are going to spend time discussing the differences between mass and serial murder. We will look at profiling and begin to understand what a psychopath is. Dr. Robert Hare of the University of British Columbia created a checklist called the PCL-R (Psychopathy Checklist Revised). Tomorrow you have your first quiz in Law (pages 1-4 in the course booklet) and then you'll look at profiling. On Wwednesday and Thursday we'll be in the library to begin the first project in the course.

D Block Social Studies 11 - Today we'll continue our look at the government structure we have here in Canada. On Friday I asked you to complete a cartoon of the legislative process (how a bill becomes a law) and today I'll give you time to continue this activity (due this Wednesday). For the rest of today we'll finish our look at the legislative branch by examining the Senate. We'll understand the role of the Senate, figure out what patronage is and review the concept of senate reform. You'll need to work on questions 1 & 2 from page 233 and question 7 from page 247 in the Counterpoints textbook on the Senate. In order to help with question 7 we'll watch a short Brain Pop video on the "Branches of Government" in the U.S.A. in order to understand how their senate is different than ours. For a simple explanation you can look here or here or here.

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