Monday, March 14, 2016

Tuesday, March 15. 2016

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

C Block Law 12 - Today I'll start by having you finish up yesterday's questions 3 & 5 on page 149 and questions 2 & 4 on page 154 of the All About Law text.  From the All About Law textbook:

Police officers often have to make quick decisions to save lives - their own as well as others. They have to act reasonably because they are held responsible for their conduct and behaviour when carrying out their duties. If they break the rules of police conduct, their evidence may be refused, which can result in an acquittal. In rare situations, the officers involved can be charged under criminal law or sued under civil law (Murphy, Elliott, Mete and Glass; 2009)

This is relevant due to the 2014 lack of indictment by a grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri in the shooting death of Michael Brown. Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, was killed by a white police officer, Darren Wilson, on August 9th, 2014. Lawyers for Brown's family say the teen was trying to surrender when he was shot, while Wilson's supporters say he feared for his life and opened fire in self-defense. Brown was shot at least six times. Brown was suspected of having stolen cigars from a nearby convenience store shortly before the incident. Brown and a friend had been walking down the middle of the street when Wilson approached them. The grand jury could have indicted Wilson on charges of manslaughter or murder, however they concluded there was not enough evidence to charge him.

We'll talk about the rights of police officers in connection to the Brown case and we'll work in partners on the R. v. Clayton (2007) case on page 156 and the R. v. Shankar (2007) case on page 159 in the All About Law text.

D Block Social Studies 10 - Today we are going to wrap up our work on the 1837-8 Rebellions in Canada by focusing on the report prepared by Lord Durham along with the Act of Union (1841) and responsible government in 1848. We'll also take some time to speculate on what it would be like if Durham's suggestions about anglicizing Lower Canada (Canada East / Quebec) were acted upon. I'll have you continue your work on questions 1, 4 and 5 from page 80 of the Horizons textbook. After, we'll look at the arrival of Lord Elgin (1847) and discover why the Rebellion Losses Bill was so controversial yet so important. We'll watch a Canada; A People's History video on Elgin "Vindication" and then work on questions 3, and 4 from page 104.
For more check out:
Musee McCord Museum "The Aftermath of the Rebellions flash movie 

A Block Introduction to Law 9/10 - Today you have a quiz in Law...relax I'm certain you'll do fine. After, I have the library booked so that you may work on the Clue Us In crime scene investigation 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. It's due Friday...Good Luck.
Check out the Crime Museum (Crime Library Forensic Science) website for sweet info

B Block Social Studies 10 - Today with Mr. Elliott Today we begin our exploration of confederation and the birth of Canada as a nation. We will be working through a simulation of the negotiations that took place between the colonies of British North America at the Quebec conference of 1864. We will examine the pressures for and against confederation for each colony and the way Canada East and especially Canada West used their population and financial power to get what they wanted.

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