Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Wednesday, June 5. 2013

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

B Block Social Studies 11 - Today we'll look at the rise of surburbia in post WW2 Canada along with  the dramatic changes to Canada's culture and identity as a result of the "baby boom" generation. We'll look at how society was altered by car culture, "suburbia", and television (think consumption). British Columbia's own Nat Bailey started White Spot in 1928 and the 1950's saw the proliferation of "car hops" due to the culture of the automobile. Today, you'll need to work on question 2, 3, 5 and 6 from page 167 and then we'll look at how the government tried to protect Canadian culture and the economy. We'll look at the CBC, the Massey Commission and the CRTC. We'll look at Medicare and social welfare programs. We'll look at the changes to immigration in Canada, the points system and multiculturalism. I’d like you to examine the transformation of Canadian society in the 1960's and the 1970's (challenging the status quo). You'll start with the beginning episode of Canada: A People’s History Volume 11 “Years of Hope and Anger” which sets the stage for the 1960’s. After watching it, I'd like to talk with you about your impressions of the section and your thoughts on the1960’s. Next, you'll get the “Challenging the Status Quo” worksheet and you'll need to fill it in using pages 177 to 181 and pages 208 to 210 of the Counterpoints textbook along with the Canada: A People's History episodes “Do Your Own Thing” (which deals with the “youthquake” and the environmental movement) “A Question of Equality” and “A Most Fundamental Choice” (which deal with the women's movement in Canada) and lastly “Taking Back the Past”(which deals with the Aboriginal Nations rights movement).

D Block Criminology 12 - Today we'll watch Chapters 1-8 in the movie "The Corporation" and you will need to work on the following questions:

  1. Should corporate executives be found guilty of murder if they fail to take reasonable measures to protect their staff and an employee subsequently dies?
  2. Is it fair to blame a single executive for the activities of a company that has thousands of employees?
  3. Can Corporations Commit Murder? If a corporation is considered as a person in law (as it is in the US) who can be held liable (responsible) if a corporation kills people? 
Please do not forget that the documentary is an opinion piece...it is trying to persuade you that a corporation acts like a psychopath. Not all business is bad but we do need to understand the "corporate view" of white collar criminal activity. The Official Site of The Corporation can be found here. For the first two questions use page 256 of the CRIM textbook for help.

C Block Social Studies 10 - Today we're in the library to find out key points and important information about the following British Columbian industries:

  1. Forestry
  2. Fisheries
  3. Agriculture
  4. Mining
  5. Tourism
  6. Other (human and health services or film & television production and technology)
For each industry you need to look for the following data:
  1. An overview of extraction/production methods (what is taken or produced and how it is done)
  2. An overview of the impact on the economy of the province (how much money is made, how many people are employed, where in the province it is done, where the product is sold)
  3. An explanation of the issues associated with the industry (social, environmental, economic concerns).
  4. A job futures explanation (sunrise/sunset, rising/falling, etc...)
You can do this in note form, as a venn diagram, as a silo chart, as an infographic, an advertisement, a poster or any other presentation format that does not involve digital technology (no Prezi's, webpages, glogs, podcasts, or videos for this one folks...that's for your family tree project next week).

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