Monday, January 12, 2015

Monday, January 12. 2015

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

A & C Blocks Social Studies 10 - Today I'll give you a review for Friday's unit final and then we will spend the class working on our children's book about the building of the CPR. Remember, the book is targeted for 5 to 9 year old children you'll need to choose your words carefully and have age appropriate language. Look at yesterday's blog entry for websites to use. Tomorrow through Thursday we are in the library digitally composing and compiling out children's book.

This week is Sir John A week here in Canada. This year is the bicentennial (200th anniversary) of the birth of Sir John A. Macdonald. It is important to note that we've been working on critical thinking in Social Studies along with looking at historiography. To that end a very good article on historical perspective was posted on the CBC. Take a read and see what you think.

B  Block Law 12 - Today we will begin Family Law. I want to remind you that after today there are only 15 classes left until the final exam and 8 classes left in the library to work on your major civil law term project. Today we'll look at the "Essential" requirements for marriage (age, not currently married, affinity/consanguinity, mental capacity, willingness) and the "Formal" requirements for marriage (age, license, ceremony). Here's an example: In BC sections 28 & 29 of the Marriage Act [RSBC 1996] Chapter 282 indicates consent is required to marry someone under the age of 19 and forbids marriage to someone under the age of 16. Specifically the act states:

28 (1) Except as provided in subsections (2) to (4), a marriage of a person, not being a widower or widow, who is a minor must not be solemnized, and a licence must not be issued, unless consent in writing to the marriage is first given

(a) by both parents of that person if both are living and are joint guardians, or by the parent having sole guardianship if they are not joint guardians or by the surviving parent if one of them is dead,

(b) if both parents are dead, or if neither parent is a guardian, by a lawfully appointed guardian of that person, or

(c) if both parents are dead, and there is no lawfully appointed guardian, by the Public Guardian and Trustee or the Supreme Court.

29 (1) Except as provided in subsections (2) and (3), a marriage of any person under 16 years of age must not be solemnized, and a licence must not be issued.

(2) If, on application to the Supreme Court, a marriage is shown to be expedient and in the interests of the parties, the court may, in its discretion, make an order authorizing the solemnization of and the issuing of a licence for the marriage of any person under 16 years of age.

BC Vital Statistics Agency - How to get married in BC
JP Boyd's BC Family Law Resource - Legal Requirements for a valid marriage
MacLean Family Law Group - How to get married in BC

D Block Law 9/10 - Today we are back in the library for our next day so that you may continue your work on the Clue Us In crime scene investigation project. Please remember that the library has books on forensic investigation and I have books on crime scene investigation as well. Use these resources to aid you in the development of your project. Remember you need to create a crime...replicate the crime scene...investigate the crime as if you were an R.C.M.P. officer...and prepare a dossier file to hand over to Crown Counsel so that they may prosecute the case. Good Luck.

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