Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Wednesday, March 16. 2016

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

B Block Social Studies 10 - Today with Mr. Elliott you will be doing something...perhaps you'll find out when you come to class.

A Block Introduction to Law 9/10 - Today I have the library booked so that you may work through the Rookie Training simulation on the Rice University's CSI: The Experience Web Adventure . Please do the training for Forensic Biology (DNA), Toxicology, Firearms and Toolmarks (Ballistics), Medical Examiner (Pathologist) and CSI Ethics. When you are done you may work through Case Two (Canine Caper) - I'll have a lab/work sheet for you to complete as you progress through the case.

D Block Social Studies 10 - Today we're off to the library to begin work on a Rebellions Editorial activity. After we've taken attendance and logged on to the computers in the library read through the following description of your activity:

You are a newspaper editor for either the Toronto Telegraph or the Montreal Gazette. It is 1842; Mackenzie has been pardoned and is living in Toronto again while Papineau is exiled and living in France. You are going to write an editorial (opinion piece) on the rebellions (or grand resistance) of either Upper or Lower Canada. Write a one paged editorial arguing that the rebels were either justified in their actions or were traitors to the King and England. Remember it is 1842, one year after the Act of Union, Durham's recommendations would be public knowledge in the colonies by now (responsible government, union of the Canadas, more equality of the churches, and more local control in governance). 

You'll have today and tomorrow in the library to work on this activity. In terms of structure start with a brief review of the rebellion/resistance. Explain the conditions within the colony in the 1830's and the characters involved. After discuss why it is you think the: rebels were traitors or the resisters were heroic. Finish by discussing what happened to those who rebelled/resisted and how Durham's report attempted to address any complaints (or created more). Don't forget your opinion...justified or not and why. This is a project mark so it would be wise not to waste your time or blow this assignment off (especially considering the end of the term looms nigh!). Look here for more:

Don't forget there are some websites that can help:
Canadian Encyclopedia 1837/8 Rebellions
Collections Canada Rebellions 1837/8
Historica Rebellions 1837/8
Upper Canada History William Lyon Mackenzie
Thousand Island Life Causes & Consequences of the 1837/8 War
Thousand Island Life Reference Material from the 1837/8 War
McCord Museum Aftermath of the Rebellions
Canadian History Project Rebellions in Upper and Lower Canada
CBC Canada A People's History 1837 Rebellion

C Block Law 12 - Today we'll finish the Law & Order episode 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.

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. Lastly, we'll review your rights upon arrest from Section 10 of the Charter which states that on arrest or detention, everyone has the right to the following:

  1. to be informed of the reasons
  2. to retain and instruct counsel (and to be informed of that right)
  3. to have the validity of the detention determined by way of habeas corpus(Latin for “produce the body”) and to be released if the detention is not lawful (illegal)
To end the class I'll have you work on questions 4 & 5 from page 164 of the text.

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