Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Thursday May 16 & Friday May 17. 2013

I am off to Mount Saint Helens with the grade 12 Geography & Geology classes and Mr. Janz will be with you. Thursday's schedule is D-AG-C-B-A and Friday's schedule is C-D-A-B-X

B Block Social Studies 11 - On Thursday you'll go over the military strategic movements in Europe and the Pacific at the beginning of World War Two. You'll look at the Fall of France, the Battle of Britain (Operation Sea Lion & the Blitz), along with Barbarossa in Europe; while in the Pacific you'll look at Pearl Harbor and Hong Kong. When you’re done work on questions 1, 2, and 3 on page 110 of the Counterpoints text.

On Friday I’d like you to begin a propaganda poster assignment. For this assignment, you will create your own propaganda poster for Canada in World War II. What you put on your poster has to be relevant to Canada (Encourage men to enlist; Pressure women to encourage their husbands, brothers and boyfriends to enlist; Encourage women to help out at home e.g. conserving food, buying victory bonds; Encourage children to help the war effort e.g. purchasing war stamps; Persecution / suspicion of enemy aliens; Encouraging pacifism; Glamorizing the Canadian war heroes; or just plain Demonizing Japan, Germany or Italy). You need to make sure that your poster is as authentic as possible (stay within the 1940’s decade) and that it could have been useful to the war effort.

Your poster will be graded on the following criteria:
  • the purpose of the poster is clearly defined
  • the poster demonstrates knowledge of World War Two content
  • the poster is persuasive
  • it’s visually appealing
  • creativity and originality 
The best propaganda posters use both words and pictures. They could use only words, but remember that the poster needs to be appealing to the eyes (and that sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words). In addition, the posters should be in color (and no, pencil-lead grey is not a color). Remember, the poster needs to be visually appealing; otherwise nobody is going to support the war effort!

C Block Social Studies 10 -The work for today and tomorrow leads you up to your project next week, where you’ll write a children’s storybook on the construction of the railway (Ribbon of Steel). On Thursday work on the chart activity about route options the builders of the CPR had to choose from. You can use “The Railway Survey” on pages 196-7 and “Planning the Railway” on page 199 from the Horizons text to help. After this, you'll read through “Window on Canada: A Mountain of Grief” and discuss the photo questions as a class.

On Friday I'll have you work through the following questions:
  1. page 202 questions 1, 2, and 3
  2. page 203 questions 5 & 6
  3. page 230 questions 2 & 4 
D Block Criminology 12 - So we just finished some Warner Brothers cartoons yesterday and saw that Pepe le Pew committed forceable confinement, criminal harassment, sexual assault, and aggravated assault on the poor little cat he fell in love with. We also saw that Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck could have been charged with copious amounts of attempted murder, aggravated assault and assault with weapons charges. These cartoons all demonstrated our fascination with violence when it comes to forms of entertainment. Mow remember I do not blame the media for everything that is wrong with the world...quite the contrary I find the media a great tool to learn about violence in our world. So today I'd like you to use Chapter 10 in your text and answer the following for me:
  1. Identify different proposed roots of violence and give examples of the ways in which each shows up in a violent act. 
  2. Describe what official crime statistics tell us about the nature and extent of murder offences in Canada. 
  3. Identify the differences between serial murder and mass murder, including the different potential motivations for each of these multiple murder types. 
You can find the answers to this in the work of Jack Levin and James Alan Fox "Multiple Homicide: Patterns of Serial and Mass Murder". The summary of their work is on pages 234 and 235 of the textbook in the Criminological Enterprise section. For more info look at the work of John Douglas (former FBI profiler) on (look in the article section and there is a great read entitled "So, you want to become a profiler...").

On Friday, we'll watch the Criminal Minds episode “Scared to Death” (episode 3 from season 3). In the episode, the BAU travels to Oregon to assist local authorities in investigating the disappearances of people who are new to the city and have no strong social ties in Portland. All the clues lead to a psychiatrist who may be using his patients' worst fears to murder them. We'll have a discussion afterwards about the profile of the killer so pay attention to what the BAU says to local police about the unsub. 

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