Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Wednesday, April 24. 2013

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

B Block Social Studies 11 - Yesterday we worked on review of the 1920’s in Canada where you were to use chapter 3 in the Counterpoints textbook (pages 48-72) in order to identify the important events, changes in and challenges to Canada for the following four topics:

1. Arts, Culture, and Leisure
2. Government, International Autonomy, and Political Parties
3. Industry, Jobs, and Wealth
4. Society (race, gender, social class), Urbanization, and Values

You'll be in the library today where you'll continue your work on this activity. For the second part of this activity I’d like you to create five flash cards on Canadian personalities from the 1920’s. For this you'll need to choose a person from the list below and identify their accomplishments. The front half of the flash card should have a picture of them along with their name and the back half of the card should list out who they were, what they did and why they were important.

J.S. Woodsworth
Lionel Conacher
William Lyon Mackenzie King
Bobbie Rosenfeld
Agnes McPhail
Joe Capilano
Emily Murphy
Wilfred “Wop” May
Mary Pickford
Edward “Ted” Rogers
Emily Carr
Archie Belaney “Grey Owl”
Tom Thompson
A.Y. Jackson
Frederick Banting
Fay Wray
Armand Bombardier
Robert Nathaniel Dett
So just research today...I'll have a publisher template lined up for you to use tomorrow in the library.

D Block Criminology 12 - Yesterday I asked you 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. Today we'll start by going over your lists and then 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 some time for working on the criminal/deviant work we'll deal with the three perspectives of how criminologists view crime:

Consensus = the belief that the majority of citizens in society share common values and agree on what behaviours should be defined as criminal.
Conflict = the belief that criminal behaviour is defined by those in a position of power to protect and advance their own self-interest.
Interactionist = the belief that those with social power are able to impose their values on society as a whole, and these values then define criminal behaviour.

This is all connected to the difference between crime and deviance. Once this is done we'll turn our focus to the history of crime and law (looking at Hammurabi, the Mosaic Code and the development of Common Law in England). We'll learn what Actus Reus, Mens Rea, Mala in Se and Mala Prohibitum mean along with taking a look at the differences between Indictable, Summary Conviction and Absolute Liability Offences. We'll see what defenses you can use and what the goals of criminal law are for society. You'll need to work on question at the end of class and then tomorrow we'll discuss crime trends and how we tabulate crime statistics (UCR, PRVS, Self-Reports). The question at the end of the class is...

In order to stay safe from crime, would you want to live in a country that has harsh penalties that are swift, certain, and severe or would you be willing to risk crime being done to you and not have harsh penalties for criminals that are swift, certain, and severe? Why?

C Block Social Studies 10 - Next we'll take a look at the Metis, Bison and the Red River Valley. I'll have you start by completing questions 1 & 2 on page 142 of the Horizons text.

We'll continue our look at the settlement of Manitoba and the conflict that developed between the European worldview of the Red River settlers and the worldview of the Metis that lived in the area (who depended upon the Buffalo there). From the Manitoba Metis Federation website:

Blue and White are the colours of the National Metis Flag. It has a white infinity symbol with a blue background. This flag was flown on June 19, 1816 at the “Battle of Seven Oaks” under the leadership of Cuthbert Grant. He led a Metis brigade on the Assiniboine River and seized the Company post at Brandon House. They then set off to the Red River Fough, the skirmish of Seven Oaks, in which Governor Semple and twenty-one of his men were killed for the cost of one Metis life.

We'll discuss Seven Oaks and look at how the geography of the Red River valley led to conflict between settlers, fur companies, and settlers. If we get to it, you'll need to complete questions 1-4 on page 149 of the Horizons text.

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