Monday, May 30, 2016

Tuesday, May 31. 2016

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

C Block Law 12 - Today we'll look at intentional torts focusing on trespass to property and trespass to person (assault and battery & false imprisonment) along with defences to these intentional torts (consent, self-defence, defence of a third party, defence of property, legal authority, and necessity). We'll also look at defamation of character and strict liability in civil law. This gets us to the end of the torts unit in Law 12 and then next week we'll begin our look at family law. 

Duhaime Tort and Personal Law Dictionary
Duhaime Law Intentional Torts
Spark Notes on Intentional Torts
After, I'll give you the rest of the class to work on your case study project

D & B Blocks Social Studies 10 - Today we'll start taking a look at your family history assignment. Your task is to research your family history, which includes learning how to conduct academic research, making critical evaluations regarding sources, and managing information. After, we begin the last history section in our course by looking at immigration to and settling of the Canadian west. We'll look at government propaganda- advertising that was used to entice Europeans to come to Canada and I'll have you do a comparison chart on the picture from page 242 and the poster from page 243 of the Horizons text. We'll focus on the power of advertising and Clifford Sifton's "Last Best West". We'll also look at the Township and Range division of Prairie land along with the Icelandic and Mennonite settlers on the Prairies and we'll watch "The Last Best West" from Canada: A People's History.
Alberta's Township System
Canadian Archives Immigration Printed Advertisements
CBC Canada: A People's History: "Canada Opens its Door"
The Last Best West (Advertising for Immigrants to Western Canada)

A Block Criminology 12 -  Today we'll start with our violent crime quiz and then when we're done we'll begin our look at property crimes, where we'll discuss the history of theft and make sense of the differences between occasional and professional thieves. You'll need to answer the following:

What are the differences between a professional and an occasional thief?
What is a "situational inducement"?
What is a "Booster", a "Heel", and a "Fence"?

When you're finished you'll have time to finish last week's work:

  1. Despite cultural awareness and various initiatives in schools and in the media, hate crimes continue to happen in significant numbers in Canada. Discuss the types of hate crimes most prevalent in Canada and the current responses to them. 
  2. Governments have tried numerous responses to terrorism. Discuss some of these responses. 
  3. It is unlikely that the threat of punishment can deter robbery; most robbers refuse to think about apprehension and punishment. Wright and Decker suggest that eliminating cash and relying on debit and credit cards may be the most productive method to reduce the incidence of robbery. Although this seems far-fetched, society is becoming progressively more cashless; it is now possible to buy both gas and groceries with credit cards. Would a cashless society end the threat of robbery, or would innovative robbers find new targets?
  4. Based on what you know about how robbers target victims, how can you better protect yourself from robbery? 

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