Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Thursday, May 9. 2013

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

D Block Criminology 12 - Today we'll start with our first quiz in the course. Your job is to relax and dazzle me with what you know. After the quiz I'll give you time to work on yesterday's question:
  1. Describe the four main elements of the social bond that a person maintains with society: attachment, commitment, involvement and belief.
After you've had time to work on the question I'll go over the last theory we'll look at this week:

Conflict Theory (Chapter 8 in the CRIM textbook)

Social conflict theorists view crime as a function of the conflict that exists in society. Conflict theorists suggest that crime in any society is caused by class conflict. Laws are created by those in power to protect their rights and interests. Marxist criminology views the competitive nature of the capitalist system as a major cause of crime. The poor commit crimes because of their frustration, anger, and need. The wealthy engage in illegal acts because they are used to competition and because they must do so to keep their positions in society.

C Block Social Studies 10 - Today we'll talk about some of the people who came to B.C. that weren't British. We'll look at the Kanakas (kānaka ʻōiwi or kānaka maoli) who were Hawaiian workers with the Hudson's Bay Company of whom many married First Nations women especially the Nlaka' pamux - Thompson River Salish - people. The name "Kanaka" did not have a negative connotation, however the Chinese labourers here in B.C. were called "Coolies" and that clearly was not used as a friendly term. The word Coolie comes from the Cantonese (Gu Lei) which refers to an Asian slave.  Many Chinese immigrants arrived after the California Gold Rush but the largest influx (about 15,000) came to build the Canadian Pacific Railway. From California, in 1858, arrived the steamship Commodore which carried a large population of African Americans at the behest of Governor Douglas. By the end of that summer over 800 African Americans resided in the Vancouver Island colony. We'll also look at the development of Vancouver (Gastown - named after the areas first saloon owner "Gassy" Jack Deighton and Moodyville - named after sawmill owner Sewell Prescott Moody). I have one question for you:

Which immigrant group was most influential In the development of British Columbia? Provide evidence from the textbook and consider the influence of each group on the economy, the culture and people's everyday lives.

After you have a chance to finish your work on 'Ole Bill Coot - cut, colour and glue because tomorrow it's due.

B Block Social Studies 11 - Today we'll watch the episodes from Canada: A People's History that we missed yesterday. In essence we'll review the fears of Communism and Socialism in Canada along with the CCF, the Union Nationale, and the Social Credit party. In insecure times fear and hope are two motivators of social change. We will try to examine how both hope and fear were used to achieve political gains in the 1930's. Next we'll talk about federal-provincial relations (equalization payments & the Rowell-Sirois commission) and you will work on questions 1 & 2 from page 89 and 2 & 3 on page 90 from the Counterpoints text. This will get us to the end of the 1930's - more or less - and that means quiz time. Next Monday, you'll have a 20's-30's quiz and we'll get into World War Two in earnest.

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