Sunday, April 7, 2013

Monday, April 8. 2013

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

A Block Law 9/10 - Today we have one of two things happening...I need to check in but I think I have the library booked for us to begin our final project for Law. If this is the case then we're off to the library to begin work on the final project of the year...your forensic science webpage project. Here is the criteria for this assignment:

LAW 9 / 10 Forensic Science Web Page Project:

It will be your responsibility to create one section of the G.P. Vanier Forensic Science/Criminology web page. You will need to find the following information about your chosen subject / topic:

1. A description of your subject which includes an explanation of what is (history, background information, people associated with it, important milestones and discoveries)
2. An explanation of how your topic is collected at the crime scene and the tools that are used to interpret the evidence at the crime lab.
3. An description showing how the subject is used to solve crimes (identifying suspects, showing the cause of death, tracing the source of evidence or identifying a possible alternate crime scene)
4. Graphics - photos, illustrations, and animations that show and explain your subject
5. Case Study - Provide one example of how your subject was used to solve a real crime.
6. Provide URL’s as links for further investigation of your subject.

Subjects / Topics to choose from (NOTE: Since there are many of you in the class I have limited the amount of people per topic to two - 2 - so if on the list below it says chosen already then two people have already selected that topic and you'll need to choose another topic):

Forensic Anthropology
Fingerprinting (chosen already)
Ballistics (chosen already)
Forensic Entomology
Hairs and Fibers
Questioned Documents
Toxicology (chosen already)
Forensic Serology (chosen already)
Forensic Pathology
Forensic Odontology (chosen already)
Computer Forensics (chosen already)
Forensic Chemistry
Ask for other topics

For the forensic science web page assignment, there are many on line web page creation sites (including this site which is kind of like a bloggers for dummies site). Try the following:
Of course the creation of your site is really the last step in the process. Once you've chosen your topic (through me) you will need to get started working on finding information about it. Don't forget there are some fabulous print resources in the library and you must have at least one print source for this assignment.

Here are some previous examples of the Forensic science web page project for you to look at if you'd like:
Forensic Pathology
Forensic Serology or Forensic Serology
Computer Forensics

Forensic Physics
Forensic Toxicology
Forensic Voice Identification
If I don't have the library booked for you then we move into criminal law procedures and will focus on arrests, arrest procedures, and your rights upon arrest. As a class, we'll work on the R. v. Macooh (1993) case, questions 1, 3, 4, and 5 on page 91 and then I'll have you work on questions 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5 on page 97 of your All About Law text.

B Block Social Studies 11 - Today we'll finish up the chart activity that I asked you to work on in yesterday's class. We'll spend time today looking at Vimy Ridge (1917), the first time that all four Canadian Regiments faught together as one force. Vimy is widely seen as the birth of Canadian nationalism and we'll watch the Canada: A People's History documentary on it today.Your chart on the four battles will be due at the end of class today. After looking at Vimy and Passchendaele (third battle of Ypres) we'll find out about the war in the air (along with Canada's ace Billy Bishop) and the role of the Canadian Navy (along with the effect of the munitions mishap in Halifax harbour between the Imo and the Mont Blanc). There will be a few questions from Counterpoints to end the class.

C Block Social Studies 10 - Today we'll start the class with a look at the Civil War in the United States. We'll watch two BrainPop! videos (causes of the Civil War and the Civil War) to understand this tragic event in American history. More importantly we will try to understand the impact of the Civil War on British North America. This gets us to the beginning of our unit on Canadian Confederation.

Today we will develop a mind map of the six factors that led Canada into Confederation. These are a complex set of problems that are interconnected and just imagine how difficult it would be for the founding fathers to solve them (U.S. expansionism, Transportation problems, Fenians, Political Deadlock, Changing British Attitudes, and Economic problems).

As I mentioned above, we'll take a look again at the US Civil War (1861-1865) and the postwar "Reconstruction" (including the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments to the US Constitution) and expansion westwards. The 13th Amendment to the Constitution declared that "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude...shall exist within the United States." Formally abolishing slavery in the United States, the 13th Amendment was passed by the Congress on January 31, 1865, and ratified by the states on December 6, 1865. We'll next look at the Fenian Raids led by John O'Mahony and Michael Murphy. We'll make sense of Canada losing preferential status through the abolition of the Corn Laws in 1846 and our Reciprocity Treaty of 1854 with the United States. We'll look at the development of the Grand Trunk Railway and the need for railways in Canada (think trade and defense).We'll take a look at changing attitudes in Britain (Little Englanders) and political deadlock in the 1860's (between 1849 - 1864 there were twelve governments formed).

Check out Confederation for Kids "How Canada was Formed" for more information on the topic!

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