Monday, December 15, 2014

Tuesday, December 16. 2014

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

C & A Blocks Social Studies 10 -Today  we'll discuss the numbered treaties on the Prairies and the Indian Act. I'll give you a few notes on the impact of the treaties and the Indian Act and then we'll look at the North West Mounted Police. It is important to note that in 1885 John A. Macdonald said of the Metis "If they are half-breed, they are [considered by the government to be] white". This meant that the Metis were not covered under the Indian Act and were not entitled to "Indian Status" and therefore did not have the same rights until the Supreme Court of Canada recognized the rights of the Metis in 2003. For more on the Numbered treaties and the Indian Act see:

Canada in the Making
Canadian Department of Indian and Northern Affairs
CBC Digital Archives - Why Treaty Rights are worth Fighting For
The Canadian Encyclopedia: The Indian Act
Henderson's Annotated Indian Act

Your work today is to complete questions 1, 2, and 3 from page 180 of the Horizons text.

D Block Law 9/10 - Today we'll continue on our Geographic Profiling Comox Valley Crime Map from the Comox Valley CrimeStoppers website. After, we'll finish the Law & Order Criminal Intent episode "Jones" and after we will begin our look at crime scene investigation. We will look at the basic stages of a search, documenting evidence, and we'll see examples of what is included in a crime scene investigator's toolkit. The following are some great web pages to help understand the procedures:
Learning for Life Crime Scene Search study guide
U.S. Department of Justice Crime Scene Investigation guide

Criminal Profiling Crime Scene searches (FBI guidelines)

B Block Law 12 - Today I would like you to read the Thomas v Hamilton Board of Education (1994) case and we'll talk about it together. If there's time then I'd like to look at the Thornton et al. v. Board of School Trustees of School District No. 57 (Prince George) et al. (1978) case together (kind of an important case for non-pecuniary loss in Canada). We'll discuss this case and then I'll go through civil trial procedures with you and give you some notes on summons or statements of claim and the options available when a lawsuit is claimed against you (statement of defence, counterclaims, third party claims, or default judgements). Next I'll explain the benefits of an out of court settlement and identify why negotiating an agreement is better than going to court. In case you missed it yesterday I gave out your project and reminded you that you have the option of completing a 30 second commercial for your law firm much like those at

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