Sunday, May 26, 2013

Monday, May 27. 2013

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

B Block Social Studies 11  - Today we'll start with the second section of Schindler's List that I wanted to show you, when a group of women workers that Oskar Schindler tries to get to a factory in Czechoslovakia are instead taken to Auschwitz-Birkenau. We'll have some time to talk about the section afterwards and then we'll talk about the end of the war in Europe. After, we'll switch our focus to the Pacific looking at the Manhattan Project and the use of nuclear weapons in Japan (Hiroshima and Nagasaki). This takes us to V-J Day and the end of World War Two. I'll have you work on questions 1-4 on page 121 (Is the use of Weapons of Mass Destruction ever justified?) and questions 1 & 2 on page 122. You'll have a unit final quiz on Wednesday in class and we'll review our chapter tomorrow.

C Block Social Studies 10 - Today we will spend the class working on our children's book about the building of the CPR. I have the library booked for you to use, so don't forget there are some websites that can help you with images and potential plotlines:
Children's History of the CPR
Canadian Pacific Railway Photo Gallery
The Canadian Encyclopedia - Building the Railway
The Kids site of Canadian Settlement - Chinese & the Railway
Vancouver Public Library - CPR History
BC Archives - CPR
Kamloops Art Gallery - Andrew Onderdonk & the CPR
Library & Archives Canada: Canada by Train
Library & Archives Canada: The Kid's site of Canadian Trains
Musee McCord Museum: CPR form sea to sea
Musee McCord Museum: Forging the National Dream
Canada Science and Technology Museum: Railways

This assignment is due next Monday (June 3rd) so do not not blow this assignment off and don't leave it until the last minute. You will have a test on Manitoba, BC, the CPR and the Northwest Rebellion on Wednesday (May 29th) so get prepared please.

D Block Criminology 12 - Today we are going to the library to work on our next blog / journal entry. Below, you'll find a question on hypermasculinity, male socialization, and sexual assault. I will need you to answer that question and then find a news story about a sexual assault. You will need to try to explain the motivation and roots of the behaviour of the assaulter in the story.

Explain how sexual behaviour could be socialized in males. Do you think that males who commit sexual assault are "hypermasculine"? Why and where do men learn "hypermasculine" behaviour?

The factors that predispose men to commit sexual assault include evolutionary factors, male socialization, psychological abnormality, and social learning. Most criminologists believe that rape is not sexually motivated. The evolutionary and biological factors of males suggest that sexual assault may be instinctual and developed over the ages in an effort to perpetuate the species. This notion holds that men who are sexually aggressive will have a reproductive edge over their more passive peers. Conversely, the male socialization view argues that men are socialized to be the aggressors and expect to be sexually active with many women. Sexual insecurity, then, may then lead some men to commit sexual assault to bolster their self-image. Hypermasculine men typically have a callous sexual attitude and believe that violence is manly. Finally, another view is that men learn to commit sexual assaults as they learn any other behaviour.

Think about the media we are exposed to in youth...Check out the official Miss Representation website. Use information from the "Sext Up Kids" documentary question we watched on Friday to help you with your entry today.

AND...remember last week when we looked a mass murder? Remember we examined the journals of Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold (Columbine High School). CNN has a good article on an Oregon student, Grant Acord, who was arrested this past weekend for plotting an attack on his school. District Attorney John Haroldson said, "Acord's goal was to model the Columbine shootings with some adjustments that would make it a greater success."

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