Thursday, March 10, 2016

Friday, March 11. 2016

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

C Block Law 12 - Today we'll start with time to complete questions 1-5 on page 138. After, please read each scenario and determine what court would address the issue.
  1. A trial is taking place for a person who is charged with the summary conviction offence of pretending to practise witchcraft contrary to section 365 of the Criminal Code.
  2. An issue of national importance has been dealt with by the provincial supreme court and the provincial court of appeal. The party that lost at the court of appeal wants the issue reconsidered.
  3. A trial is being held about an intellectual property matter.
  4. The Crown thinks that a sentence given in the provincial supreme court for a person convicted of sexual assault is too lenient and is appealing the sentence.
  5. A person is charged with the indictable offence of aggravated assault and is having their preliminary hearing.
  6. A person is on trial for the indictable offence of impaired driving causing death.
  7. A person loses their copyright case and wants to have the decision reviewed by a higher court.
  8. A person was convicted of a summary conviction offence and is appealing the decision.
  9. The provincial court of appeal makes a decision. What courts are bound to follow that decision?
  10.  In a split decision, the court of appeal affirms the conviction of a person charged with murder. The convicted individual wants the case considered by a higher court.
To end the class we'll watch an episode of Law & Order from Season 10 called "Sundown". In the episode, a patient is found beaten to death in a hospital lounge -- and the resulting case involves infidelity, Alzheimer's disease and a ladies' man. An interesting question arises here...does Alzheimer's disease eliminate the Mens Rea for a crime? Hmmmmmmmm....

D Block Social Studies 10 - Yesterday we looked at William Lyon Mackenzie, Joseph Howe and Louis Joseph Papineau - and we'll finish the Canada A People's History episode "Three Angry Men" that we started yesterday. After, we'll start with reviewing the rebellion of Lower Canada in 1837-1838. We'll talk about the 92 Resolutions proposed by Louis Joseph Papineau and the British response. We are going to finish looking at the rebellion in Lower Canada talking about Ste. Denis, Ste. Charles, and Ste. Eustache. We will learn the story of Dr. Olivier Chernier and see how the British treatment of him resonated for over 140 years in Quebec (all the way up to the FLQ in 1970). Today we'll spend some time watching the Canada: A People's History episodes: "A Seething Anger"; "On the Eve of Rebellion"; "The Die is Cast"; "The Explosion"; and "The Last Stand" which deals with Ste. Eustache and the harsh treatment of the Patriotes by the British forces in Quebec (led by John Colborne, Baron Seaton, Commander-in-Chief of the British forces in North America, and acting Governor General of British North America).....HINT: Je me souviens.

A Block Introduction to Law 9/10 - Today we are back in the library for our last day to 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.

B Block Social Studies 10 - Today with Mr. Elliott we are starting our inquiry project into Victorian society. By the end of class everyone will have a strong inquiry question on which to base their research and be working on their rough drafts. For some good pointers on how to generate an inquiry question check out What is a Good Inquiry Question? some websites that may be helpful for inquiry ideas are Listverse 10 Creepy Aspects of Victorian Life and Primary Homework Help: The Victorians. For your research consider:
BBC History: The Victorians
Victorian Canada
Victorian Children
Victorian Art

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