Sunday, April 15, 2012

Monday, April 16. 2012

Welcome back family. I hope your break was restful and exciting all at the same time. There are only 46 classes remaining so let's get at it.

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

A Block Social Studies 11 - Today with Ms. Krahn...Today we’ll start off with a quick review of the lead up to WWII. I will hand out a map for you to complete that depicts Hitler’s aggression in Europe from 1936-1939, and you will also get a copy of this note-taking handout ( that covers the outbreak of the war, the key players involved, and Canada’s response to the events in Europe.
We’ll watch the episode ‘Canada Goes to War’ from the Canada: A People’s History series, and we’ll discuss the differences between Canada’s declaration of war in WWI and WWII. We’ll also discuss why Canadians signed up to go to war once again, PM King’s desire to avoid another conscription crisis, and the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan.

After this, you’ll work in pairs to make a chart of the effects of the war on the Canadian economy. You’ll use information from your Counterpoints textbook and the handout I will give you to complete your chart. You will list the effect, whether it was positive or negative on the economy, and the reason why the effect was +/-


Effect Positive/Negative Reason

B Block Law 12 - Today we are back in the library for our last day to work on our Canadian Criminal Defense project. Don't forget that you need to find three recent (in the last two years) criminal cases where a defense we discussed this past week was used. The defenses are: Alibi, Non-Insane Automatism, Intoxication, Insane Automatism, Battered Woman Syndrome, Self-defense, Necessity, Duress, Ignorance of the law, Mistake of fact, Entrapment, Double jeopardy, and Provocation. Places to find cases - CanLII is a non-profit organization managed by the Federation of Law Societies of Canada. CanLII's goal is to make Canadian law accessible for free on the Internet. Click through the databases on the side (provinces and territories) and search by year (2012-2011-2010)...anytime you see Supreme/Superior court or court of Queen's Bench you'll find serious criminal casesd (remember look for R. v. in the case citation). Canoe is is a leading Canadian internet portal offering news, sports and entertainment from Sun Media. Crime news stories can be found in the Crime portion of the News section.

C Block Geography 12 - Today we're looking at glaciers and we'll make sense of how they erode the landscape and examine the landforms they create. We'll understand the differences amongst the various alpine and continental glaciers and we'll define: cirque, arete, pyramidical peak, hanging valley, truncated spur, esker, drumlin, kettle lake, and fjord; along with questions 3, 8, and 12 from page 587 in your Geosystems text.
For glacier websites check out:
Geoscape Nanaimo ice age legacy
Geoscape Fort Fraser landscapes left by continental glaciers
Northern Saskatchewan ice age explanation
Canadian Geographic Mountains of Canada: Glaciers
USGS Glaciers of Canada book
National Snow & Ice Data Center All About Glaciers
Tongass National Forest Icefields & Glacier facts
Atlas of Canada Glaciers in Canada
USGS Glacier terminology
Eastern Illinois University Department of Geography glacier notes
Encyclopedia of the Earth: Glaciers
Rocky Mountain National Park glacier basics NOTE: Don't forget you have a test this Friday (Monday, April 20, 2012)

D Block Criminology 12 -  Welcome to Criminology 12. Today we will go through the course outline package and see what crimes we have in store for the next two months. After we finish looking at the outline, I have two questions that I'd like you to brainstorm:

What is the purpose of laws and what is a crime ?
Why do people commit crime?

After a few minutes I'd like you to partner up and get your ideas on a large sheet of paper to share with the class. We'll try to make sense of your ideas and will continue this through tomorrow. This will lead us into an exploration of criminological theory.

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