Sunday, May 12, 2013

Monday, May 13. 2013

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

Note: Today is also Student Vote Day here at Vanier. Please take time to go to the polls in the main foyer and cast your ballot in the BC Student Vote Election today. Polls close at 3:30 after school.

B Block Social Studies 11 - Today, because you are working as election officials for the Student Vote before school or at lunch, you may take the period to eat your lunch or relax in the classroom. Please DO NOT forget to check in with me and also to study for tomorrow's 1920's-1930's quiz.

C Block Social Studies 10 - Today we'll discuss the numbered treaties on the Prairies and the Indian Act. I'll give you a few notes on the impact of the treaties and the Indian Act and then we'll look at the North West Mounted Police. It is important to note that in 1885 John A. Macdonald said of the Metis "If they are half-breed, they are [considered by the government to be] white". This meant that the Metis were not covered under the Indian Act and were not entitled to "Indian Status" and therefore did not have the same rights until the Supreme Court of Canada recognized the rights of the Metis in 2003. For more on the Numbered treaties and the Indian Act see:
Canada in the Making
U of C Numbered Treaties
Canadian Department of Indian and Northern Affairs
CBC Numbered Treaties Background
The Canadian Encyclopedia: The Indian Act
Henderson's Annotated Indian Act

Your work today is to complete questions 1 & 2 from page 173 along with questions 1, 2, and 3 from page 180 of the Horizons text.

D Block Criminology 12 -  Today we will be in the library working on our next journal / blog entry. I'd like you to develop your own theory as to why crime happens. Use the list of brainstormed items from our class discussions in the first week of class; the review we did last week of Choice, Trait, Social Structure, Social Process and Social Conflict Theories; and information from these sites:
Criminology for Dummies Cheat Sheet
Nelson Criminological Theory summaries
Criminology OnLine - An In depth Look at Various Crime Theories
You will need to write out your crime theory, and then find an article about a recent crime here in Canada. Make a link to the news article on your blogsite and then write how your theory explains the crime. An excellent crime news website is the CANOE CNews Crime the bottom of the Crime Headlines section there is an excellent archive of three months of crime stories for you to use. Don't forget that you have your first quiz in Criminology tomorrow. It is on the theories we looked at last week and after the quiz we'll finish the Law & Order: Criminal Intent episode "Jones" that we started on Friday (a nice bridge between trait theory and violent crime).

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