Sunday, February 28, 2016

Monday, February 29. 2016

Welcome back! I hope you enjoyed your extra long weekend. Today's schedule is A-AG-B-C-D

A Block Introduction to Law 9/10 - Tomorrow you'll have your second quiz in the course (on profiling, psychopathy, serial and mass murder along with geographic profiling). Today we'll look at crime scene investigation. You'll start with the basic stages of a search, documenting evidence, and examples of what is included in a crime scene investigator's toolkit. Finally, I'll have you work on your detective skills through a crime scenario (the Backpack mystery). Read the story; research the clues; evaluate the evidence; consider means, motive and opportunity; and explain who you think committed the criminal offense. To convince a jury of guilt in a criminal trial (in a US Court of law), three things need to be established: means, motive and opportunity. Means – did the person have the ability and the tools to commit the crime? Motive – did the person have a reason to commit the crime? Opportunity – were circumstance such that the person would have had a chance to commit the crime?

Take down this chart and record your answers (if a piece of evidence fits a suspect’s behavior then place a check in that column…i.e. if Coach Brown has a match for fingerprints left at the scene then place a check mark in in Coach Brown’s row in the fingerprint column).

Coach Brown




I think the guilty party is ________________ because…

B Block Social Studies 10 - Today with Mr. Elliott...

C Block Law 12 - Since we didn't get to it last Tuesday...we'll examine the collective rights of Canada's Aboriginal/First Nations people. We'll talk about the significance of the Calder v. Attorney-General of British Columbia, 1973 decision. From the Agreements, Treaties and Negotiated Settlements Project:

The decision in Calder v Attorney-General of British Columbia was handed down by the Supreme Court of Canada on 31 January 1973. It is often credited with having provided the impetus for the overhauling of the land claims negotiation process in Canada. The case was initiated in 1968 by the Nisga'a Tribal Council against the Government of British Columbia. It failed both at trial and in the Court of Appeal. The Supreme Court overturned the Court of Appeal's finding in recognising the possible existence of Aboriginal rights to land and resources, but was equally divided on the issue of whether the Nisga'a retained title. The decision prompted the federal government to develop new policy to address Aboriginal land claims. In 1976 Canada commenced negotiations with the Nisga'a Tribal Council. British Columbia did not join the negotiations until 1990. The Nisga'a Final Agreement was concluded in 1999 and implemented by legislation in 2000.

To finish, I'll have you work on: Questions 1, 2 & 5 on page 83 of AAL

D Block Social Studies 10 - On Wednesday you'll have a geography quiz...please collect all of your marked work out of the hand back bin in 611. To start today we'll finish our overview/look at the cultural landscape of Canada along with the First Nations peoples that existed on the land before the European settlers arrived. After this, we are going to review about 400 years of "human history" in 25 minutes...strap on your seat belts family! We are doing this to get us up to speed on the early 19th Century in Canada.

From grade 9 I hope you remember the "Seven Years War" (also known as the "French and Indian War" in the U.S.A. and "La Guerre de la ConquĂȘte" in Quebec). I hope you remember the impact of the Treaty of Paris in 1763 on "British North America", the effects of the Quebec Act of 1774, and the American War of Independence. I hope you remember the United Empire Loyalists and the creation of Upper Canada in 1791. Lastly I hope you remember Tecumseh, Brock, Secord and the War of 1812.

In case you forgot, here are some websites to help refresh your memory:
Seven Years War website
War of 1812 website
PBS War of 1812
Canadian Atlas OnLine War of 1812
War of 1812 (Can Geo/Historica/Parks Canada)
United Empire Loyalists Association of Canada

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