Thursday, May 3, 2012

Thursday, May 3. 2012

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

D Block Criminology 12 - Today we'll finish our look at the victims of crime. Remember the Holly Jones murder case in Toronto (2003) we talked about? What impact that would have on her family, her classmates at school, her neighbourhood, and really the entire greater Toronto metropolitan area.
CBC News InDepth: Holly Jones
Holly Jones Memorial Site
Today I'll review yesterday's work on the three theories of victimization and the two questions from the end of the chapter. To bridge the topics of violent crime and victimization I'll have you create a poster showing a typical victim of a violent crime. You will need to choose a type of violent crime (homicide, assault, sexual assault, criminal harassment - stalking, hate crimes, kidnapping) and identify the personal characteristics, behaviours, and traits of the most likely victim of that crime (consider age, gender, social status, relationship status, race or ethnicity, prior victimization, behaviour, location, culture, etc...). You'll need to explain & draw the victim and then describe the theory of victimization that explains why they would fall prey to that crime.

C Block Geography 12 - Today we'll start by reviewing the Coriolis force, along with global scale winds and pressure circulations. We'll talk about the Horse Latitudes, the Bermuda Triangle, and the Doldrums. Since we didn't have time to start them yesterday, you will need to complete question 1 from page 176 and questions 9 & 15 from page 177 of your Geosystems textbook. While you're doing this, we'll watch our BBC friend Mr. Donal McIntyre and his efforts to combat heat extremes on the planet.

B Block Law 12 - Today we'll start with our trial procedures and sentencing quiz for Law. After this, I'll go through civil trial procedures with you and give you some notes on summons or statements of claim and the options available when a lawsuit is claimed against you (statement of defence, counterclaims, third party claims, or default judgements). Next I'll explain the benefits of an out of court settlement and identify why negotiating an agreement is better than going to court.

A Block Social Studies 11 -  Today we'll look at the creation of the United Nations - focusing on the structure of the organization. You'll look at the General Assembly and Security Council along with other UN organizations like UNESCO, ICJ, UNICEF, UNHCR, and others. You'll watch a Brainpop video on the UN and will discuss the purpose and intent of the organization both in the Cold War world and the modern world as well. Then, we'll also watch the American Civil Defense video "Duck and Cover" along with a bit of the Atomic Cafe movie in class. The Atomic Cafe contains civil defense movies from the 1940's through the 1960's and will help you understand the culture of fear that developed throughout the Cold War. You'll need to work on questions 2 and 4 from page 146 in your Counterpoints textbook along with the following definitions for the Cold War:

No comments: