Thursday, April 14, 2016

Friday, April 15. 2016

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

A Block Introduction to Law 9/10 -  Today we will watch an episode of Law & Order from season 10 called "Killerz". From IMDb... "A child's body is found at a construction site. Evidence shows that two girls, ages 10 and 13, may have witnessed portions of the crime. However, as the investigation gets deeper, the possibility grows that these young kids may have actually been responsible for the murder themselves". After we finish we'll have a discussion and then you may continue working on our Fairy Tale Crime Court Report. Remember, you are a court reporter at a criminal trial involving a fairy tale. Your job during the case is to accurately report the case to your readers. Your story will summarize the events leading to the trial (the story), what the person is being charged with, who testified and to what for the Crown, who testified and to what for the defense including what was the basis for their defense, and finally what the judge’s decision was and why. Look at yesterday's blog entry for links and requirements. You have two days in the library next week for this activity and that's it. Work hard family.

B Block Social Studies 10 - Today with Mr. Elliott...after a fantastic session with Mr Lees on Thursday we will take some time to talk about the experience and answer questions about residential schools, or any other unanswered questions that have come up over the course or the unit. After this we will take some time to check up on outstanding assignments and work on the Numbered Treaties worksheet.

C Block Law 12 - Today with Mr. Elliott e will address identity theft. As well as the definitions from the textbook we will look at the basics of bill S-4 which is the basis of Canada's National Identity Crime Strategy. We will also look at a case study from the CBC and discuss the reasons identity theft can be so hard for law enforcement to track and prevent.

D Block Social Studies 10 - Today you will begin work on an editorial cartoon for one of the Atlantic colonies (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, or Newfoundland) about Confederation.

Look through the section in your textbook about the reaction in the colonies from the Quebec conference and the plan for Confederation. What did the colonies like or dislike the most about the plan? Who were the characters (Tilley, Tupper, Howe, and Pope in Atlantic Canada and Macdonald or Cartier for the Canadas)? Now read through what an editorial cartoon is on pages 98 & 99 of the text (Skill Builder: Bias in the News) and pages 366 & 367 of the text (Skill: Analyzing Images). Now use all that you've learned and create an editorial cartoon for one of the Atlantic colonies that is either pro (for) or anti (against) Confederation.
Check out Collections Canada political cartoon site on Confederation. Some help:

For your Pro/Anti Confederation cartoon consider

  1. context — the circumstances in which it was created (imagine it is 1865 or 1866 in the Atlantic colony you've selected)
  2. content — the details of what it shows (how will you convey your message of pro or anti confederation)
  3. target — who or what it is directed at (colonists or politicians)
  4. style — how it presents the content, through images, words and humour which taken together determine its
  5. message — the key point it is trying to make, or the idea it is putting forward. 
and remember:

  1. symbolism - using an object to stand for an idea
  2. captioning and labels - used for clarity and emphasis
  3. analogy - a comparison between two unlike things that share some characteristics
  4. irony - the difference between the way things are and the way things should be or the way things are expected to be
  5. exaggeration or characture - overstating or magnifying a problem or a physical feature or habit: big nose, bushy eyebrows, large ears, baldness

Once you have an idea I will bring out some previous examples for you to see.

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