Sunday, November 2, 2014

Monday, November 3. 2014

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

A & C Blocks Social Studies 10 - Today we are going to wrap up our work on the 1837-8 Rebellions in Canada by focusing on the report prepared by Lord Durham along with the Act of Union (1841) and responsible government in 1848. We'll also take some time to speculate on what it would be like if Durham's suggestions about anglicizing Lower Canada (Canada East / Quebec) were acted upon. I'll have you work on questions 1, 4 and 5 from page 80 of the Horizons textbook. For more check out:
Musee McCord Museum "The Aftermath of the Rebellions flash movie 

B Block Law 12 - Today in Law we'll finish up the violent crimes section of this unit. First we'll review assault and sexual assault. We'll discuss consent, age of consent and then look at the Tackling Violent Crime Act (2008).  Next we'll review robbery and I'll have you add questions 1 & 5 on page 231 to Friday's work along with a "Key Components of Criminal Code Offenses" worksheet that I'll hand out today (the worksheet is a partnered activity). Tomorrow we'll look at property crime in Canada

D Block Criminology 12 - Today we are going to the library to work on our next blog / journal entry. Below, you'll find a question on hypermasculinity, male socialization, and sexual assault. I will need you to answer that question and then find a news story about a sexual assault. You will need to try to explain the motivation and roots of the behaviour of the assaulter in the story.

Explain how sexual behaviour could be socialized in males. Do you think that males who commit sexual assault are "hypermasculine"? Why and where do men learn "hypermasculine" behaviour?

The factors that predispose men to commit sexual assault include evolutionary factors, male socialization, psychological abnormality, and social learning. Most criminologists believe that rape is not sexually motivated. The evolutionary and biological factors of males suggest that sexual assault may be instinctual and developed over the ages in an effort to perpetuate the species. This notion holds that men who are sexually aggressive will have a reproductive edge over their more passive peers. Conversely, the male socialization view argues that men are socialized to be the aggressors and expect to be sexually active with many women. Sexual insecurity, then, may then lead some men to commit sexual assault to bolster their self-image. Hypermasculine men typically have a callous sexual attitude and believe that violence is manly. Finally, another view is that men learn to commit sexual assaults as they learn any other behaviour.

Before you write your blog for the day PLEASE read this article: "The conversation you must have with your sons" AND this article "Why campuses are too often the scene of sex crimes".

Then, think about the media we are exposed to in youth...Check out the official Miss Representation website. Use information from the "Sext Up Kids" documentary question we watched on Friday to help you with your entry today.

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