Sunday, September 21, 2014

Monday, September 22. 2014

Hello everyone and welcome back! It's time to sharpen those pencils and to get ready for the 2014-2015 school year. Please remember that today (September 22nd) classes at G.P. Vanier begin for all students and are 40 minutes long with an early dismissal. I look forward to working with you all in the first semester and I'll see you at school bright and early today. Today's schedule is AG-A-B-C-D

Advisory Group - Welcome back advisory family. Today in AG we'll get our timetables, figure out where we're going for today's classes, collect student fees if you've got them and then discuss a few things for today's start up.

A and C Blocks Socials 10 - Welcome to Social Studies 10. Today we will go through the course outline package and talk about the upcoming semester. Social Studies 10 first reorients you with basic mapping and geography skills from grades 8 and 9. Next, you’ll apply these skills in an investigation of Canada’s physiographic regions. With some insight into the different physical and environmental challenges of our varied landscape, you’ll examine the growth and expansion of Canada from a British colony to a nation approaching the twentieth century. Lastly the economies of BC and Canada will be studied with emphasis on the challenges facing our major industries. 

B Block Law 12 - Welcome to Law 12. Today we will go through the course outline package and then we'll talk about career paths that are available with Law. Law 12 is an intense one semester course that deals with the foundation, the structure, and the key principles and concepts of the Canadian legal system. We will try, as much as possible, to cut through the “Legal speak” so that you can simply become a legally literate person. In September we'll look at the foundations of the Canadian legal justice system along with civil and human rights. The rest of the first term sees us look at criminal law in Canada while in term two we'll focus on civil and family law in Canada.

D Block Criminology 12 -  Welcome to Criminology 12. Today we will go through the course outline package and see what crimes we have in store for the next two months. In this course we look at crime theories and crime typology. The first three weeks of the course sees us look at a general history of crime, big ideas about why people commit crime and thoughts on why people become victims of crime. The main portion of the class then focuses on crime typologies: violent crimes; property crimes; white collar/enterprise/business crimes; organized/gang crimes; and crimes of a social nature (gambling, drug use, sex trade). Each week we spend Monday in the library working on an on-line crime blog while each Friday we'll watch an episode of CSI, Law & Order, Cold Case Files, Millennium, Criminal Minds, or Forensic Files (but there's always a question about what you watch).

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