Thursday, January 23, 2014

Friday, January 24. 2014

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

B Block Social Studies 10 - Today we review for the final exam. On the very first day of classes I gave you a five paged course outline. The last two pages of the course outline were titled "What should I know for the Final Exam?" and you should still have a copy of it in your binder. Today I'll go through the review with you and we'll cross out some review questions that you will not be responsible for knowing. These are techniques that will help you review for tests:
  1. Create study checklists Identify all of the material that you will be tested on-- list notes, formulas, ideas, and text assignments you are accountable for. This checklist will enable you to break your studying into organized, manageable chunks, which should allow for a comprehensive review plan with minimal anxiety
  2. Create summary notes and "maps" Briefly map out the important ideas of the course and the relationships of these ideas. Summary notes should display lists and hierarchies of ideas. Creativity and a visual framework will help you recall these ideas.
  3. Record your notes and significant portions of text on audio tapes so you can review material with a walk-man. Having a tape of important informa-tion will enable you to study while walking or relaxing in a non-academic environment
  4. Create flashcards for definitions, formulas, or lists that you need to have memorized--put topics on one side of the card, answers on the other. Flashcards will enable you to test your ability to not only recognize important information, but also your ability to retrieve information from scratch.

A Block Criminology 12 - Today we will deal with the issue of prostitution in Canada. We will understand the different types of prostitutes (street walkers, circuit travelers, bar girls, brothels, call girls and escort services). We'll look at some high profile cases (former New York state governor Eliot Spitzer) and examine the reasons why people turn to prostitution. We'll watch a few sections of "The History of Prostitution: Sex in the City" and it's important to note:
The Supreme Court of Canada has struck down the country's anti-prostitution laws in a unanimous decision, and given Parliament one year to come up with new legislation — should it choose to do so. In striking down laws prohibiting brothels, living on the avails of prostitution and communicating in public with clients, the top court ruled Friday that the laws were over-broad and "grossly disproportionate."

So when we're done, I'll have you answer the question:

Should prostitution be legalized? Why? If you believe it should be legalized, should all the forms of prostitution described in your text be legalized, or only a select few? If prostitution were legalized should government be able to exercise some control over it?

For help understanding just how far sex has infiltrated our modern society take a look at the article on about teen girls trading sex for favours.

D Block Law 12 - OK so let's get ready. Not to sound pushy but you have no more time to work on your major civil law project in no more...really...I'm serious, you have no more time in class to get this done and it's a major project...and you've had all term to work on pressure. If you are done then I'd like you to begin your preparations for the final exam. The final exam for Law 12 is broken up into two parts. On Thursday we'll work through the written answer section (there are 13 law scenarios that have questions attached that you'll need to answer) while Wednesday you'll work through the selected response portion of the test. On this section you'll have 30 True/False questions, 65 Multiple choice responses and 65 Matching's almost done

C Block Crime, Media and Society 12 - Today we're back in the library working on the collaborize classroom site. Now for today I'd like you to continue posting in your individual project thread.

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