Thursday, September 8, 2011

Thursday, September 8. 2011

9:05 - 9:35 Advisory Group
9:40 - 10:40 D Block (Social Studies 11)
10:45 - 11:45 C Block (Law 9/10)
11:45 - 12:35 Lunch
12:40 - 1: 55 B Block (Geography 12)
2:00 - 3:15 A Block (Criminology 12)

D - Social Studies 11 - Today we'll spend some time looking at the five themes of geography culminating with the concept of a region (there'll be some quick notes here). This relates to "regionalism" and how it causes challenges to Canada as a country.

C - Introduction to Law 9/10 - Today we'll start by reviewing yesterday's work (I'll get it back up on the board); next you'll get a handout on Crime Theories and you will need to evaluate them (what you like about them and what you disagree with them about)...don't worry we'll go through them together in class today. This weekend you'll have to complete part two of today's assignment - this means you need to create your own theory of why crime happens. Remember you need to use the brainstormed list we did in class along with part one of the assignment (analysis of classical, biological, sociological, and interactionist theories).
Use the Crime Theory Web Site found on this link.

B - Geography 12 - Today we'll work on learning to observe as a geographer would where we'll look beyond simple observations and try to see a larger picture with connections to the wider world. We'll practice an analysis of a photo in class and you'll start working on your first assignment for the course which is a geographic analysis of a photo from a Canadian Geographic magazine. You'll need to use the Observing as a Geographer Would questions (in your week 1 package that you'll get today) to help with your analysis.

A - Criminology 12 - Today we will go through the course outline package. I have two questions that I'd like you to brainstorm:

What is the purpose of laws and what is a crime ?
Why do people commit crime?

After a few minutes I'd like you to partner up and get your ideas on a large sheet of paper to share with the class. We'll try to make sense of your reasons, collect all of your ideas on the board and then we'll try to categorize them into crime theory clusters. This will lead us into an exploration of criminological theory.

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