Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Thursday, April 18. 2013

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

C Block Social Studies 10 - Today we will take a look at first contact between European and Aboriginal Peoples on the prairies in Canada. We'll review the concept of worldview and then spend time examining the relationship that developed between the Aboriginal Peoples and both the North West Company and Hudson's Bay Company on the Canadian Prairies.

The collective wisdom, beliefs, myths and stories of each society make up that society’s worldview. Worldviews are “the concepts and theories that explain how we construe a global image of the world and how we make sense of the meaning of our experiences”. Worldviews are more than just concepts and theories however; they are expressions of desire and explanations of place. Worldviews map a way of being, providing a way to navigate the world we inhabit. Suzuki (1997) states, “many of our rituals, songs, prayers, and ceremonies were reaffirmations of our dependence on nature and our commitment to behave properly. This is how it has been for most of human existence all over the world” (p.10). The stories we tell reveal underlying beliefs that we carry about the world and our place in it. These stories provide a frame of reference and they provide a symbolic system of representation that clarifies the place of humanity in the world and reveals insight into the most significant relationships humans have with nature.

B Block Social Studies 11 - So yesterday we got caught up in a talk about Capitalism and Socialism along with a few other big "isms" (Liberalism, Conservatism and Socialism). Today we'll get to yesterday's work that we didn't cover. So, we'll look at the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917 and assess its impact on countries throughout Europe and here in Canada. After this we'll discuss what a union is and the perception of unions in 1919. Lastly I'd like you to look at the section on the Winnipeg General Strike in your Counterpoints textbook and work on questions 1 & 2 from page 51.

A Block Law 9/10 - Today you'll get a chance to finish up the work I assigned on Tuesday. In case you forgot:
  1. Briefly explain the role of the following courtroom people: Judge; Crown Prosecutor; Defense Attorney; Court Clerk; Cork Recorder; and Sheriff
  2. Jury questions 1, 2, 3 and 5 on page 124
  3. Define the following: Arraignment; Direct Evidence; Circumstantial Evidence; Privileged Communication; and Hearsay Evidence
  4. Trial questions 1 and 2 on page 133 along with questions 7, 8, 12 and 14 on page 134
  5. Applying Legal Concepts questions 2 and 4 on page 147
 You'll need to use this for your final quiz in tomorrow's class and I'll give you a quick review this afternoon.

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