Thursday, December 11, 2014

Friday, December 12. 2014

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

D Block Law 9/10 - Today we'll work on a Geographic Profiling Comox Valley Crime Map from the Comox Valley CrimeStoppers website. After I'll have you watch a Law & Order Criminal Intent episode "Jones" about a psychopathic killer. From Wapedia...

In this episode, Detective Goren and Eames are investigating the death of a pretty, petite woman found drowned in her bathtub.

The detectives go to work, turning down a more high-profile case because this one looks interesting. Suddenly, they find themselves awash when a second victim is another petite woman found naked and washed up on shore just days apart. Goren quickly deduces she, too, was drowned in a bathtub. But the case turns out even bigger as a third body is found, with similar body type and strangled but not drowned. Later, a fourth woman is killed.

The investigation leads Goren and Eames to an abusive, cocaine-addicted lawyer. The connection is that the women were his clients and he also was taking them for a significant amount of money to help feed his gambling addictions. The detectives dig into the case, knowing that he has one more unknown victim remaining on his list. Since Goren and Eames are unable to get help from his wife, they race in a desperate attempt to save the potential victim.

C & A Blocks Social Studies 10 - Today we'll talk about some of the people who came to B.C. that weren't British. We'll look at the Kanakas (kānaka ʻōiwi or kānaka maoli) who were Hawaiian workers with the Hudson's Bay Company of whom many married First Nations women especially the Nlaka' pamux - Thompson River Salish - people. The name "Kanaka" did not have a negative connotation, however the Chinese labourers here in B.C. were called "Coolies" and that clearly was not used as a friendly term. The word Coolie comes from the Cantonese (Gu Lei) which refers to an Asian slave.  Many Chinese immigrants arrived after the California Gold Rush but the largest influx (about 15,000) came to build the Canadian Pacific Railway. From California, in 1858, arrived the steamship Commodore which carried a large population of African Americans at the behest of Governor Douglas. By the end of that summer over 800 African Americans resided in the Vancouver Island colony. We'll also look at the development of Vancouver (Gastown - named after the areas first saloon owner "Gassy" Jack Deighton and Moodyville - named after sawmill owner Sewell Prescott Moody). I have one question for you:

Which immigrant group was most influential In the development of British Columbia? Provide evidence from the textbook and consider the influence of each group on the economy, the culture and people's everyday lives.

After you have a chance to finish your work on 'Ole Bill Coot - cut, colour and glue because tomorrow it's due.

B Block Law 12 - Today is your criminal law unit final test. If you studied and are prepared then I'm certain you will do fine. After this, we'll take a look at the main differences between civil and criminal law . On Monday you'll get your final project for the year. You can find more on the differences between criminal and civil law at: Diffen or OttoGraph

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