Thursday, January 12, 2012

Thursday, January 12. 2012

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

D Block Social Studies 11 - Today we will finish our look at the radical transformation of Canadian society in the later half of the 20th Century. I'll go over the work from the last three days and we'll try to make sense of the dizzying pace of change that altered our "identity". The overarching question we'll try to answer is:

To what extent have Local, National, and Global forces shaped Canadian identity?

Tomorrow sees us begin our look at the state of the world today - focusing on population, differing standards of living, economic development, environmental concerns and the conflict that arises from the combination of these factors.

C Block Law 9/10 - I'll quickly review the three types of Mens Rea (Criminal Intent, Recklessness, and Knowledge) and then we'll talk about ways to compel someone to show up in court. We'll discuss appearance notices, summons; and arrests (along with the rights of private security guards and citizens), we'll talk about your rights and obligations upon arrest, searches with and without warrants and pre-trial releases (bail, recognizance, and surety). For the end of today's class, I've got a few questions and an activity I'd like you to work on. The questions deal with getting an accused person to show up to court:
  1. Name the three ways in which the police can bring an accused person to court
  2. What two questions must a Justice of the Peace ask when deciding whether to issue an arrest warrant
  3. Explain when a police officer may make an arrest without an arrest warrant
  4. Explain the three situations when a citizen may make an arrest
  5. What are the limitations on the powers of private citizens or security guards when making an arrest
  6. Saul is stopped by the police and told he is being arrested for impaired driving. He says "Oh no" and runs off. Has Saul been arrested? Explain.
  7. Talia is accused by a store owner of shoplifting. The police ask her to go to the station house for questioning and she goes with them voluntarily. Has Talia been arrested? Explain.
After you finish these questions you can continue the small poster assignment you got at the end of class yesterday. Remember you need to show the rights and obligations of an arrested person. Illustrate your poster with drawings in order to help graphically describe your rights and obligations upon arrest.

B Block Geography 12 - Today we look at the ethics associated with resource use alond with the different forms of "capital" and understand the concept of "natural capital". We'll also look at renewable and non-renewable resources along with the four ethical views on resource use (economic/exploitation; preservationist; balanced-multiple use; and ecological or sustainable). We'll talk about over-consumption and unsustainable resource use practices using the example of water consumption and the Aral Sea and we'll end the class with a seemingly simple question...."How Much do You Consume?" Today I'll ask you to begin tracking your family's water consumption for the week and you can use the water footprint calculator at the H20 Conserve website. I'll then show you the National Geographic DVD Human Footprint. There is a great interactive flash site that is connected to the DVD which helps you calculate your Human Footprint.

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