Sunday, November 8, 2015

Monday, November 9. 2015

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

A Block Social Studies 10 - Today we'll finish our look at confederation (July 1st 1867). We'll quickly discuss the London Conferences and then look at the division of powers established in the British North America Act. Don't forget that the USA had just recently been going through a nasty civil war and the states themselves had much greater powers than we assigned to the provinces of Canada. There's a reason, therefore, we had a much stronger central government as we did not want to see a similar unfortunate event take place in Canada. After this, you'll get a copy of the “Confederation Timeline” and a picture sheet of events. Cut & paste the events in proper order on your timeline and add a caption for each event explaining what the event is and how it is related to Confederation along with when it happened. Then there are pictures of people; place those people around the edges of your timeline (yes, each person needs a caption of who they are and what colony/province they are from). Use colour to make your timeline stand out.

C Block Criminology 12 - Today we'll be in the library where I'd like you to do two things: 1. finish any missing blog entries that you have yet to complete for assessment...a Reminder that the blog topics are:
Blog #7 Auto Theft
Blog # 6 Sexual Assault & Hypermasculinity
Blog # 5 Serial and Mass Murder (Olson and Lepine)
Blog # 4 Short & Long term Impacts of Crime Victims
Blog # 3 Is School a Dangerous place for young people
Blog # 2 Drug Crime Trends and Rates for BC
Blog # 1 Personal Theory of Crime

if you're done then 2. watch the first eight sections of the movie "The Corporation". You will need to work on the following questions:

  1. Should corporate executives be found guilty of murder if they fail to take reasonable measures to protect their staff and an employee subsequently dies?
  2. Is it fair to blame a single executive for the activities of a company that has thousands of employees?
  3. Can Corporations Commit Murder? If a corporation is considered as a person in law (as it is in the US) who can be held liable (responsible) if a corporation kills people?  
  4. Recall 10 or more brands, their logos, their jingles, slogans, and any memory of the product (think Nike = swoosh = "just do it"). Do you know who owns the brand? What is your perception of this "brand"?
  5. According to individuals interviewed in The Corporation, the problem is with the corporations themselves, not necessarily with the people who run them. What evidence does the film use to make this point? Do you agree or disagree? Explain using examples from the film.
  6. The documentary raises important questions about ethics and personal responsibility. One of the fundamental messages in the film is that corporations are irresponsible because in an attempt to satisfy corporate goals, everyone else is put at risk. To what extent is a person responsible for what they do even when within a company? Is a person morally culpable for their actions when satisfying the goal of profit within a corporation? Why or why not?

For more on the movie go to the official site here

D Block Geography 12 - Today you have the block to finish your work on the Medicine Hat Topographic map. You need your Canadian Landscape topographic map book and the Medicine Hat map can be found on pages 40-42. You will need to work on questions 1 a, b and d, 2 a & b, 3 a-e, and 7 a-d. This work is due and you should get it finished by the end of class today. You can find topographic maps of Medicine Hat on Google Maps (Type in Medicine Hat Alberta on a Google search and click on maps at the top and then choose "Terrain" as an option). For other maps and information on Medicine Hat that will help you with some of the topographic map assignment questions check out Tourism Medicine Hat

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