Friday, April 20, 2012

Friday, April 20. 2012

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

A Block Social Studies 11 - Today with Ms. Krahn...we’ll be looking at the key information (who, what, when, where, why and significance) of the battles of Dieppe, Ortona, Netherlands liberation and D-Day (Operation Overloard). The D-Day operation of June 6, 1944 brought together the land, air and sea forces of the allied armies in what became known as the largest invasion force in human history. We’ll discuss the horrors of  modern warfare and the insanely difficult conditions that the allied soldiers had on Juno, Gold, Sword, Utah, and Omaha beaches, and watch a clip from Saving Private Ryan

After this we’ll take a look at some questions about the battles we’ve covered from previous provincial exams. We’ll end the class with episode 5 ‘Hiding the Horrors’ from Love, Hate and Propaganda. This episode opens with the D-Day invasions, and discusses how the Allied High Command hid the true human cost of taking Normandy, both for the allied soldiers and for the unfortunate citizens of Northern France, who suffer enormous casualties as the Germans retreat and the Allies advance. Those of you who have not finished your propaganda poster assignment will have a chance to do so during this time.

Extra: The docu-drama ‘Storming Juno’ offers a good look at the Canadian assault of Juno Beach on D-Day, as told via reenactment and through interviews with those who were there.

B Block Law 12 - Today we'll start by talking about searches and warrants. I'll go through a "Valid/Invalid" search activity with you and then we'll watch an episode of Law & Order from season 10 called "Mother's Milk". In the episode "bloodstains in an apartment that belonged to a young couple with a baby leads to the separated parents, each of whom claims that the other has the infant". Think about warrants and searches when the detectives are searching for the Beltran baby. Also I'd like you to pay attention to the examination that ADA Abby Carmichael has of witnesses on the stand during trial (as a preview for the trial unit next week). I'll stop the episode right before the decision and have you tell me what you'd decide if you were the presiding judge in the case.

C Block Geography 12 - Today you have your Gradation Unit Final test. This test will take the whole class to complete and if came prepared then I am certain you will do fine. Relax, breathe, and dazzle me with what you know.

D Block Criminology 12 - Today we'll finish our activity that we started at the end of class yesterday...using the text (which we'll grab from the library today) and your brains you need to come up with a list of things that are deviant but not criminal and a list of things that are criminal but not deviant. After you'll need to take one act from either list and explain why it should be criminalized or why it should be decriminalized. Work with the people around you to gather ideas and then write out a paragraph on WHY the act in question should be criminalized or decriminalized. After we'll watch an episode of Criminal Minds from Season 1 called "What Fresh Hell?" - When a young girl is abducted in broad daylight from a playground in a seemingly safe neighborhood, the BAU initially believes her father is responsible. When he is able to provide an alibi, the team is forced to look for clues near where the girl lives to determine who is really responsible.

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