Sunday, December 7, 2014

Monday, December 8. 2014

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

A & C Blocks Social Studies 10 - Today I'll give you time to work on Friday's questions 2, 3, 4, and 5 on page 219 of the Horizons text which sets you up for your 'Ole Bill Coot Storyboard comic strip assignment on the Cariboo Gold Rush...

Nitro Comics Inc. has approached you because they heard about what an amazing talent you have at telling stories and graphically designing them. They want to start a weekly comic strip about the wild and wacky adventures of an old timey prospector in the Cariboo Gold Rush named ‘Ole Bill Coot. Their comic strip will be syndicated throughout the historical magazine community and will be focused in the BC Historical Society’s magazine The Begbie Report. Nitro Comics has given you free reign to create whatever stories you want but before you do they want a story board sample from you.

What is a story board? Basically a storyboard is a graphic organizer that shows a story idea. A storyboard is an outline, generally illustrated, that is used in the planning of a television show, movie, commercial, or play. You could think of a storyboard as an illustrated flow chart. The illustrations are somewhat similar to the art in comic books. A storyboard consists of many "frames," with each frame representing a particular scene in the production.

Nitro Comics wants you to tell the story of ‘Ole Bill Coot arriving in BC to make his golden fortune in Barkerville during the 1860’s. Your story must have 14 panels and needs to include the following events:

1. Bill arriving in Fort Victoria on Vancouver Island from San Francisco
2. Bill arriving in Fort Langley on the Fraser River
3. Bill traveling up the Cariboo Wagon Road past Yale on the Fraser River
4. Bill arriving in Barkerville
5. Bill staking a claim on Williams Creek
6. Bill panning for gold
7. Bill striking it rich in the gold fields
8. Bill losing his riches in Barkerville
9. Bill getting help from Judge Begbie to win back his riches

There needs to be swashbucklin', claim jumpin', horse wrastlin', saloon drinkin', bar fightin', gun slingin', ladies dancin', and rootin tootin old timey western action in your cartoon. You also need to show how Judge Matthew Baillie Begbie regained control over law & order in the goldfields. You’ll need to have a consistent image for Bill, thought bubbles, language, and a description of the action beneath each panel.

Check out Friday's blog entry for links to webpages that can provide help with research for this assignment.

B Block Law 12 - On Thursday we talked about juries and I asked you to complete questions 1 & 4 on page 194 of the All About Law text. Today, after we'll focus on the presentation of evidence (Crown first then Defence), the rules of evidence (including voire dire), and types of evidence (circumstantial, hearsay, privileged, and character). I'll have you work on questions 1, 2 and 4 from page 200 as well as questions 1, 2 and 3 from page 207 of the All About Law text For more on juries in BC check out Justice BC - What is Jury Duty?

D Block Law 9/10 - Today we have the library booked in order to continue work on our serial killer research activity which is due this Thursday in class. When you have completed the research for this assignment then you can print off your work and start to assemble your poster.

When looking for the typology of Serial Killers (for your assignment) consider the following excerpt from the book Serial Murder and the Psychology of Violent Crimes:

Serial Murder by Holmes, R. M., & DeBurger, J. E. (1988) identifies the following

1.Visionary Type—these murderers kill as a result of command hallucinations, delusions, or visions whose sources customarily include the forces of good or evil. These offenders are typically psychotic, leaving the crime scene in utter disarray. The homicides occur quickly with no extensive acts of torture. Frequently, the assailant relies on weapons of opportunity to commit his crimes and discards or locates the death instrument(s) in the victim’s body.

2. Mission-Oriented Type—the goal for these slayers is to kill certain types of people or to rid society of particular types of individuals. These serial murderers target victims based on their ethnicity, occupation (e.g., prostitutes), and/or age. Additionally, they determine whom to assail based on whether the person is deemed unworthy, undesirable, or somehow less than human. To illustrate, Jack the Ripper targeted prostitutes and viewed them as disposable. He dehumanized their bodies through mutilation in the process of killing them. In a letter written to the press by Jack the Ripper, he stated, “I am down on whores and shan’t quit ripping them.” Typically, the murders occur quickly and they are often planned. The mission-oriented offender does not engage in postmortem activities such as necrophilia or dismemberment and the weapon employed is not disposed of at the crime scene.

3. Hedonistic Type—these offenders murder as a result of sensation seeking or otherwise derive some sort of pleasure from their killings. Holmes and Holmes divided this type of assailant into two subcategories: the lust killer and the thrill killer. Both are summarily described below.

The lust killer murders principally for sexual gratification even if this does not entail traditional intercourse. However, sex or multiple sadistically erotic acts with a live victim are common. Sexually arousing behavior is the driving force for this offender, even after the person has killed the victim. Moreover, this attacker may also be sexually excited and/or satisfied from the murder itself. Ritualistic displays of sexual mutilation, facial disfigurement, cannibalism, body dismemberment, vampirism, and necrophilia are routinely featured in this type of homicidal act. The body is often concealed and the murder weapon taken. Close contact murder; specifically, beating or manual strangulation, are noted as most common.

The thrill killer murders for the visceral excitement the assailant experiences. However, once the victim is dead, the offender loses complete interest. As a result, the process of killing is prolonged as long as possible through extended acts of torture. The use of restraints and the presence of bite marks and burns on the victim’s body are characteristic behaviors for this type of slayer. Sadistic acts whose frequency is prolonged as long as possible prior to death, a concealed corpse, manual or ligature strangulation, and an animated victim during multiple sexual acts all characterize the patterns and motives of this type of assailant. manual or ligature strangulation, and an animated victim during multiple sexual acts all characterize the patterns and motives of this type of assailant.

4. Power/Control Oriented Type – these offenders harbor deep-seated feelings of inadequacy or attempt to compensate for a perceived lack of social or personal mastery over themselves by thoroughly dominating their victims. Holmes and DeBurger maintained that the primary motive for these offenders is not sexual in nature. Instead, these assailants desire complete and unfettered control over and subjugation of their powerless victims, including during the postmortem period. Consequently, torture, the use of restraints, strangulation, severed body parts, and decapitation are all routinely featured in these homicidal acts. A profound sense omnipotence – having the ultimate power of life or death over one’s victims as they cower and plead for their lives – fuels this type of serial killer. The act of murder is extended in order to increase the felt sense of gratification. The offender’s modus operandi is planned and organized, the body is concealed, and the weapon is absent.

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