Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Thursday, April 7. 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 Residential Schools. After, we'll start our look at the six factors that led to Confederation in 1867. We'll start with  Manifest Destiny, the Civil War in the US, and the Alaska Purchase of 1867. We'll watch two Crash Course videos (below) to understand this need for the United States to push westward on the North American continent and the tragic events of the Civil War in American history. More importantly we will try to understand the impact of the Civil War on British North America...that would be us in case you were wondering. This gets us to the beginning of our unit on Canadian Confederation.

 After we will develop a mind map of 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).

As I mentioned above, 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. Check out Confederation for Kids "How Canada was Formed" for more information on the topic. Also, take a look at:
PBS Ken Burns' The Civil War
John L. O'Sullivan on Manifest Destiny in 1839
Manifest Destiny
US-Mexican War Manifest Destiny
Alaska Purchase

C Block Law 12 - Today with Mr. Elliot we discuss the criminal code offence of sexual assault. Sexual assualt constitutes any kind of unwanted sexual activity (consent not given) Like assault there are three levels, the distinctions follow those of assault. We will discuss what constitutes consent, the age of consent and the rape shield law. We will then begin to examine the Jian Ghomeshi case and look at some real life examples of what constitutes consent.

B Block Social Studies 10 - Today with Mr. Elliott we conclude our discussion of First Nations connection to the land and the importance of certain species to traditional culture. We will watch a video on currents effort to keep food culture alive on Vancouver Island and then look at ad talk about some of the species which the local First Nations used.

A Block Introduction to Law 9/10 -  Today we will have the block to work on our parties to an offense activity. one criminal offense (check out the Criminal Code Justice Laws website  the Calegis Criminal Code website or the Criminal Code at Your Laws); and then you'll need to draw/identify the four parties to that offense (primary actor or perpetrator, aider or abettor, counselor and accessory after the fact). The effect of being a party is that you are guilty of committing an offence – you can be a robber in any of the ways set out. It is not a separate offence. You criminal record will reflect that you were guilty of robbery, not abetting robbery.

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