Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Wednesday, November 16. 2011

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

B Block Geography 12 - Today you do not have Geography class as it is post-secondary liaison day here at Vanier. There will be representatives from the University of Victoria, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver Island University, Thompson Rivers University, Royal Military College, North Island College and the British Columbia Institute of Technology here at the school (along with a few others). If you are interested UVIC, SFU, VIU, and TRU offer both a B.A. and a B. Sc. in Geography while BCIT offers a GIS training program and I'm sure they'll tell you more about what they have to offer you in terms of Geography. Don't forget that the American Association of Geographers has a good site about geography careers here. Enjoy and remember that Geography Rules. Back to weather tomorrow.

D Block Social Studies 11 - Yesterday we worked on review of the 1920’s in Canada where you were to use chapter 3 in the Counterpoints textbook (pages 48-72) in order to identify the important events, changes in and challenges to Canada for the following four topics:

1. Arts, Culture, and Leisure
2. Government, International Autonomy, and Political Parties
3. Industry, Jobs, and Wealth
4. Society (race, gender, social class), Urbanization, and Values

You'll be in the library today where you'll continue your work on this activity. For the second part of this activity I’d like you to create four flash cards on Canadian personalities from the 1920’s. For this you'll need to choose a person from the list below and identify their accomplishments. The front half of the flash card should have a picture of them along with their name and the back half of the card should list out who they were, what they did and why they were important.
J.S. Woodsworth
Lionel Conacher
William Lyon Mackenzie King
Bobbie Rosenfeld
Agnes McPhail
Joe Capilano
Emily Murphy
Wilfred “Wop” May
Mary Pickford
Edward “Ted” Rogers
Emily Carr
Archie Belaney “Grey Owl”
Tom Thompson
A.Y. Jackson
Frederick Banting
Fay Wray
Armand Bombardier
Robert Nathaniel Dett

C Block Law 9/10 - Today you have the class work on the following assignment:

Every day we have specific routines we engage in. Many of these routines are tailored to preventing us from becoming victims of crime. We do things like lock our doors, watch where we walk at night, or avoid walking alone. We take these actions because at some level we are afraid of the possibility of being a victim of crime. Despite taking these actions people often fall prey to crime in Canada.

Is there a “typical” victim of crime? I would like you to explain and draw the typical victim of that crime now. I want you to think about STEREOTYPES...What would the stereotypical victim of an assault look like and behave like? An assault is any unwanted application of force so who would be the typical person in school that would be punched, shoved, or picked on? You will need to keep in mind the demographic statistics about victims and the factors that add to the risks of being a victim. This will be due on Friday. You will need to look at the following factors when determining who might be a target for violent crime in Canada:

• Gender
• Age
• Social Status (wealth and social cohorts)
• Relationship status
• Behaviour / Demeanour
• Location

So there are two things you need to accomplish:

A) Identify the characteristics listed above of the most likely victim of that crime (you may cheat and look in the course handout/booklet I gave you to see some characteristics - look at page 4)

B) Draw what you believe the typical victim of the violent crime, that you chose, to look like (11 x 17 paper will be provided for you).

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