Sunday, September 28, 2014

Monday, September 29. 2014

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

A & C Blocks Social Studies 10 - So today you'll have a bit of time at the beginning of class to finish up the Geographic Understandings work (Friday: Page 20 questions 1, 2, and 3; Page 21 questions 1 and 2). After, we'll continue to work on the foundations of Geography focusing on the Five Themes. In order to understand the increasingly complex and interconnected world we live in we need to find a way to make sense of information in a way that doesn't overwhelm us. The Five Themes (Location, Place, Human-Environment Interactions, Movement, and Regions) are a framework for making sense of geographic data. Lastly we'll deal with systems and spheres of geography and you should be caught up to grade 10 for geographic skills and content for Social Studies.

B Block Law 12 - Today we'll start with case citations and look at  R. v. Kerr, 2004, and Grant v. Dempsey, 2001. After, we'll discuss the "rule of law" and quickly review the Social Studies 11 topics of our constitution and how laws are made. we'll identify what our fundamental freedoms are (section 2 a-d of the Charter) and today we'll build on that. In partners I'll have you work on the R. v. Oakes (1986) case which established the "Oakes Test" in Canadian law which allows reasonable limitations on rights and freedoms through legislation if it can be demonstrably justified in a free and democratic society. Then, on your own, you'll need to complete questions 1-5 on page 40 of the All About Law text. After that I'll have you back in partners to work through the Multani v. Commission scolaire Marguerite-Bourgeoys (2006) case on pages 41-42 of the All About Law text. 

D Block Criminology 12 -Today you will need to set up a blog for the course. You may use Google's Blogspot, Wordpress, Live Journal, Bloguni, or any other blog creation site you choose. I would HIGHLY recommend staying with blogspot, wordpress, or live journal. You will need to develop a blog, and then as your first entry, you'll need to write your theory as to why people commit crime. Once you've done this, then find an article about a recent crime here in Canada, make a link to the news article on your blogsite and then write how your crime theory explains why the crime happened. An excellent crime news website is the CANOE CNews Crime site...or the Toronto Star Crime site...or  Global News Crime site...or the Huffington Post Canada Crime site...or the Vancouver Sun Crime Blog

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