Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Wednesday, October 5. 2011

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

B Block Geography 12 - Today I will review the upcoming project/assignment that you have (building a new school in Orting Washington). We'll start watching Mega Disasters: American Volcano to help; this is a sweet "what if" disaster video and it explains the dangers of the slumbering giant...Mount Rainier.

Now for fun (as if there isn't enough Volcano fun already in Geography 12)...

Remember how I was talking with you about walking on Lava in Hawaii? Below you'll find a YouTube video compilation of a series called "On the Volcanoes of the World" where French vulcanologist Guy de Saint Cyr takes people around the world to study Volcanoes....Sweet!

You could also watch the Hawaii episode here.

Or you could watch this...

Yeah that would probably be me.

A Block Criminology 12 - Today we will spend a few minutes reviewing our discussion of serial and mass murder from yesterday and then try to understand a little bit about psychopathology. To better understand the people that commit heinous acts of murder, we'll take the class to understand what a "psychopath" is. Too often people throw the term psycho around without really understanding what it means so we'll look at Dr. Robert Hare's PCL-R (Psychopathy Checklist Revised). The diagnosis "Psychopath" is closely related to Antisocial Personality Disorder in the DSM-IV (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 4th Edition). We'll end the class looking at the motivations of mass and serial murder and dispel the myths surrounding those who commit them. After we'll finish the Law & Order Criminal Intent episode "Jones" about a psychopathic killer. If there's time we'll finish our look at mass murder by focusing on Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold who killed 13 students at Columbine High School in Littleton Colorado (for more see school shooters) and the leader of the "People's Temple"- the Reverend James Warren "Jim" Jones and the mass suicide of over 900 people in Jonestown Guyana.

D Block Social Studies 11 - Today you've got the block to finish 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 tomorrow. You have your review package for the unit final test and we'll go through it in preparation for Friday's unit final.

C Block Law 9/10 - Today we are back in the library so that you may continue your work on the Clue Us In crime scene investigation project. Please remember that the library has books on forensic investigation and I have books on crime scene investigation as well. Use these resources to aid you in the development of your project. Remember you need to create a crime...replicate the crime scene...investigate the crime as if you were an R.C.M.P. officer...and prepare a dossier file to hand over to Crown Counsel so that they may prosecute the case. Good Luck.

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