Monday, December 2, 2013

Tuesday, December 3. 2013

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

C Block Crime, Media and Society 12 - Over the last two weeks we've looked at media and developed some media literacy skills. This week we'll look at Sociology - given that the course is called "crime, media and society" it makes sense to look at society and how it is structured. Today we'll spend some time looking at types of societies, norms, roles, institutions and culture. Then, I would like for you to consider how have you been shaped by society.

On a large sheet of paper you need to draw an image of you (or print off your favourite photo of yourself) and then you to create a visual map of you in society. What social forces have impacted your life? How has culture influenced you? How have social institutions affected who you are? What are the most important cultural elements of your own social group or subculture? This poster should be a visual representation of the social influences on your life...use symbols, images, words and ideas to graphically depict where you fit into society.

Tomorrow we'll look at groups and socialization and Thursday we'll examine Social Stratification, Inequality and Deviance. A really good on-line book that can help with all of these topics is Sociology: Understanding and Changing the Social World, Brief Edition, v. 1.0.1 by Steven E. Barkan

D Block Law 12 - Today in Law I would like you to read the Thomas v Hamilton Board of Education (1994) case and we'll talk about it together. If there's time then I'd like to look at the Thornton et al. v. Board of School Trustees of School District No. 57 (Prince George) et al. (1978) case together (kind of an important case for non-pecuniary loss in Canada). We'll discuss this case and then I'll go through civil trial procedures with you and give you some notes on summons or statements of claim and the options available when a lawsuit is claimed against you (statement of defence, counterclaims, third party claims, or default judgements). Next I'll explain the benefits of an out of court settlement and identify why negotiating an agreement is better than going to court. For the remainder of the class you'll have an opportunity to work together on your major case study project

A Block Criminology 12 - Today we'll try to understand what a victim of crime is. For the first part of the class we'll discuss victims of crime and victimology. We'll look at the Holly Jones murder case in Toronto (2003) and try to find out what impact that would have on her family, her classmates at school, her neighbourhood, and really the entire greater Toronto metropolitan area.
CBC News InDepth: Holly Jones
Holly Jones Memorial Site
After, I'’d like you to read through the "Nature of Victimization" on pages 53-5 and 57-58 and "Theories of Victimization" dealing with Victim Precipitation, Lifestyle, and Routine Activities on pages 59-62 in the CRIM text. After discussing these sections your job will be to complete the following:

1. Briefly outline and explain the patterns we've identified in victimization (social ecology, household, personal characteristics and repeat victimization)
2. Explain and compare the three theories of crime victimization (as a comparison chart or Venn diagram) and
3. Do you agree with the premise that school is one of the most dangerous places for young people? Why or Why not.

B Block Social Studies 10 - Yesterday we discussed the Oregon Territory and the boundary dispute that led to the 49th Parallel declared as the international border between Canada and the United States of America in 1846 (oh poor Point Roberts). Then we looked at Fort Victoria (1843) as well as the establishment of Vancouver Island as a colony (1849). I had you work on the Douglas Treaties "Get to the Source" activity questions along with question 2 from the bottom of page 212 in the Horizons text. Today, we'll look at the evolution of the two colonies (Vancouver Island and the mainland colony of British Columbia) up until they combined into one in 1866. After, we'll talk about the California Gold Rush (American River 1848-1849) and the discovery of gold on the Fraser River in 1858 (along with the Nlaka' pamux - Thompson River Salish - people and the "Fraser Canyon War" and "Ned McGowan's War" both challenges to Governor Douglas' control of the British Columbia mainland colony). After we'll look at Barkerville and the Cariboo Gold Rush. I'll have you work on questions 2, 3, 4, and 5 on page 219 of the Horizons text and this sets you up for your Ole' Bill Coot Storyboard comic project that we'll start tomorrow in class.
Eyewitness to History California Gold Rush
The Gold Rush (California)
The Sacramento Bee On line Gold Rush site
BC Archives Time Machine
Fort Langley: Fraser River Gold Rush
BC Heritage Yale & the Fraser River gold rush
Cariboo Gold Rush
Historic Barkerville

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