Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Thursday, April 14. 2016

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

D Block Social Studies 10 - Today we will begin with a little time to finish up yesterday's work on your timelines. Next we start to wrap up our look at Canadian confederation by focusing on and taking some notes about the reaction in the colonies to the decisions made in Quebec. We will see the problems Tilley faced in New Brunswick, Tupper faced in Nova Scotia, Cartier faced in Canada East and examine the reasons why P.E.I. and Newfoundland refused to join with the Canadas.

C Block Law 12 - Today with Mr. Elliott...Today we finish violent crime with a quick look at abduction. We will briefly review the case of R.v. Dyck on p.228 consider the problem of how we value personal rights against the good of society. Moving on to property crime we will cover arson, theft and identity theft. We will take a look at the case of R.v. Foidart and answer questions 1-4 p.233 If we have time we will move on to identity theft. Since identity theft is on the rise we will look at the new additions to the criminal code relatedto identity theft as introduced through bill S-4. We will then take a quick look at a case study presented in this CBC story and discuss the reasons why identity criem is so hard for law enforcement to keep up with.

B Block Social Studies 10 - Today with Mr. Elliott...we continue our discussion of residential schools and their impacts. we will watch a video by Salish rapper Yellow Wolf and break down some of the key elements of the intent and methods of the residential schools project. If we have time we will take a few minutes at the end of class to finish up the Numbered Treaties worksheet and textbook questions.

A Block Introduction to Law 9/10 - Today you have time to complete your Chapter 4 crossword and then you may start working on our last project of the year...your Fairy Tale Criminal Code Case Study. Many thanks to Mr. Scott McKillop of Winston Knoll Collegiate in Saskatchewan and Ms. Sarah Curry (currently in Toronto, Ontario) for the idea and the "bones" of this assignment.

Fairy tales are among the most violent and chilling tales in storytelling. While modern tales often have a happy ending, historically, older tales were full of elves, goblins, witches and magic, often resulting in violent endings. The Grimm brothers Jacob and Wilhelm are possibly the most famous publishers of fairy tales. In 1802, Jacob went to university to study law at the University of Marburg. As always, his little brother followed him, and entered law school in 1803. So the Grimm fairy tales come from two German lawyers so this makes them perfect for a criminal law analysis!

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.

Required items:

  1. Summary of the facts – Summarize the fairy tale that you are using.
  2. Crown’s case – Lawyer’s opening statement which includes what the defendant is being charged with (Use the criminal code and/or your textbook to find the offence and record the Section and the number), what penalty they are asking for, and who testified (Minimum of three (3) witnesses including the victim assuming they are alive) along with testimony of each witness.
  3. Defense’s case – Lawyer’s opening statement including what is his/her client’s defense will be and who will be testifying (Minimum of three (3) witnesses including the defendant) along with the testimony of each witness
  4. The judge's decision - Is the defendant guilty as charged? guilty of a lesser offense? or not guilty at all? What sentence will be given if necessary (the Criminal Code outlines minimum and maximum sentences)? Give the reasons for the decision made, why did the judge make the decision that they did?
For a really good example, Check out: Appleman Law Hansel & Gretel, Appleman Law Little Red Riding Hood, Appleman Law Goldilocks and the Three Bears  or Hansel and Gretel a Lawyer's Fairy Tale by the Legal Geeks.

Grimm Fairy Tales
Anderson Fairy Tales
Classic Fairy Tales
Another page of Grimm tales
Another page of Anderson tales

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