Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Tuesday, October 4. 2011

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

C Block Law 9/10 - Today we are going to the library so that you may continue your work on the crime scene investigation project (Clue Us In). You'll have some time as the week goes along to finish up this crime scene reconstruction activity and the assignment is due next Friday, October 14th, 2011. I posted the details of this assignment on this blogsite so check out yesterday's entry for help.

D Block Social Studies 11 - Today we'll start with the Charter. I'll go over your fundamental freedoms (section 2), your legal rights (sections 7-14) and your equality rights (section 15). After I'll have you work on questions 1-3 on page 303 dealing with the Abrams v. Doug Collins & North Shore Free Press Ltd. (1996) B.C. human rights tribunal case. Don't ask, “Do we have to write a letter for question one?” and the answer is yes. You have today and tomorrow to work on this and it will be due on Thursday (when you've got your test). I'll give you your review package today and we'll go through it tomorrow in preparation for Thursday's unit final.

A Block Criminology 12 - Today we'll try to make sense of mass and serial murder. First we'll finish the Law & Order Criminal Intent episode "Jones" that we started on Friday and chat about it afterwards. After that we'll we'll discuss murder and homicide. We'll discuss the divisions of murder in Canada (1st and 2nd degree and manslaughter), the extent of murder in Canada, and murderous relations (acquaintance and stranger homicide). Finally, I'd like you to explain the types of serial and mass murderer along with the reasons why they commit these crimes. You can find the answers to this in the work of Jack Levin and James Alan Fox "Multiple Homicide: Patterns of Serial and Mass Murder". The summary of their work is on pages 234 and 235 of the textbook in the Criminological Enterprise section. For more info look at the work of John Douglas (former FBI profiler) on mindhunter.com (look in the article section and there is a great read entitled "So, you want to become a profiler..."). You will need to use this work to help with yesterday's blog entry.

In order to understand mass murder and motives we will dedicate some time this week to the murders at Columbine High School in Littleton Colorado a decade ago. We'll examine the Department of Justice (FBI) Critical Incident Response Group report "The School Shooter: A Threat Assessment Perspective" and the Columbine Review Commission report of Governor Bill Owens. In essence we'll look at the background of Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold as well as the types of behavior, personality traits, and circumstances in the family, school, and community environment that should be regarded as warning signs of school shooters.

B Block - Geography 12 -Yesterday we took some notes about the five types of volcanoes and watched Bill Nye talk about them....Volcanoes!

Today I will show you some footage of the Kilauea eruption (both pahoehoe and aa flows) and the Soufriere Hills volcanic eruption on Montserrat. We'll then look at the differences between explosive and effusive volcanic eruptions (think silica and gas) and you'll have a big question to look at. Tomorrow we will focus on Mount Saint Helens, Thursday we'll look at our case study and focus on Mount Rainier and then both Friday and next Tuesday (after Thanksgiving) we're in the library working on our first project. For more on what makes an explosive as opposed to an effusive eruption look at:

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