Thursday, April 7, 2016

Friday, April 8. 2016

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

D Block Social Studies 10 -  Today we'll look at the six factors that led Canada into Confederation. These are a complex set of problems that are interconnected and just imagine how difficult it would be for the founding fathers to solve them (U.S. expansionism, Transportation problems, Fenians, Political Deadlock, Changing British Attitudes, and Economic problems). We'll take a look again at the US Civil War (1861-1865) and the postwar "Reconstruction" (including the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments to the US Constitution) and expansion westwards. The 13th Amendment to the Constitution declared that "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude...shall exist within the United States." Formally abolishing slavery in the United States, the 13th Amendment was passed by the Congress on January 31, 1865, and ratified by the states on December 6, 1865. After, we'll focus on the Fenian Raids led by John O'Mahony and Michael Murphy. We'll make sense of Canada losing preferential status through the abolition of the Corn Laws in 1846 and our Reciprocity Treaty of 1854 with the United States.

Check out Confederation for Kids "How Canada was Formed" for more information on the topic!

C Block Law 12 - Today with Mr. Elliott we will finish viewing the CBC documentary "The Trial of Jian Ghomeshi and then address questions about the trial itself and sexual assault in general. In the time remaining we will do a discussion exercise in small groups looking at some specific scenarios and determining what crime, if any, has been committed.

Monday is your mid unit criminal law test in Law. The unit test will cover chapters four and five of the All About Law text and will have: 14 True/False questions; 16 Multiple Choice questions; 15 Matching questions; and 3 Short Answer questions. You should know something about the following:
Criminal law and its purpose; definition of a crime; legal rights in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms; Summary offences, Indictable offences and Hybrid offences; Actus reus and Mens rea (including intention, willful blindness, recklessness, criminal negligence, and knowledge); motive; attempt; conspiracy; aiding and abetting; accessory after the fact; Canadian court structure; grounds for arrest; appearance notice; steps in a lawful arrest; Warrant for arrest; citizen’s arrest; rights on being searched; obtaining and using a search warrant; search laws and rules; exceptions to search laws; rights upon detention or arrest; judicial release procedures; preliminary hearings; and resolution discussions (plea bargains)

B Block Social Studies 10 - Today with Mr. Elliott we will debrief yesterday's adventure into the wilderness. Following that we will do a project in small groups looking at an individual species in the ecosystem and presenting its features and traditional uses to the class.

A Block Introduction to Law 9/10 - Today you'll have time to work on your parties to an offence activity that you began yesterday in class. After a bit we'll watch a Law & Order episode from season 10 called Loco Parentis. From sanitation workers find a teenage boy's body, the investigation leads to a school bully who displays an avid interest in martial-arts weapons, and whose father bought the murder weapon. The killer's father is found to have helped foster his son's violent behavior, so the DA's office charges him with murder on account of depraved indifference.

The legal definition of In Loco Parentis is: A person who, though not the natural parent, has acted as a parent to a child and may thus be liable to legal obligations as if he/she were a natural parent.

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