Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Wednesday, May 25. 2016

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

B & D Blocks Social Studies 10 -  George Stanley wrote in The Canadians, "Bonds of steel as well as of sentiment were needed to hold the new Confederation together. Without railways there would be and could be no Canada."

 “The opening by us first of a Northern Pacific Railroad seals the destiny of the British possessions west of the ninety-first meridian. They will become so Americanized in interests and feelings that they will be in effect severed from the new Dominion, and the question of their annexation will be but a question of time” 1869 United States Senate Committee Report

 “The United States government are resolved to do all that they can, short of war, to get possession of the western territory, and we must take immediate and vigorous steps to counteract them. One of the first things to be done is to show unmistakably our resolve to build the Pacific Railway” Sir John A Macdonald (1875)

Today is a planning day for your next project. You are going to be making a children's story book about the building of the Canadian Pacific Railway from Toronto to Vancouver. Since the book is targeted for 5 to 9 year old children you'll need to choose your words carefully and have age appropriate language. 5 to 9 year old children are, however, not dumb and you are trying to tell a story of the challenges involved in building the railway along with the characters who did it. You will need to include:
  1. the building of the railway in three locations (northern Ontario, the prairies, and through the mountains in B.C.);
  2. you'll need to show what passenger cars and locomotives looked like;
  3. you'll need to show what trestles and tunnels looked like;
  4. you'll need to identify the main characters (Smith, Macdonald, Van Horne, Flemming and Onderdonk);
  5. you'll need to show what it was like for workers (different conditions for "whites" and coolies);
  6.  you'll need to show the last spike in Craigellachie and have a map of the railway.
Here are some websites that can help you understand the rail experience in Canadian history (HINT for your upcoming project):

Sir Sandford Fleming The Knight of Time
Railway Witnesses, Memory of a Nation
Revelstoke Railway Museum
The Canadian Encyclopedia - Building the Railway
The Kids site of Canadian Settlement - Chinese & the Railway
Vancouver Public Library - CPR History
BC Archives - CPR
Kamloops Art Gallery - Andrew Onderdonk & the CPR
Library & Archives Canada: Canada by Train
Library & Archives Canada: The Kid's site of Canadian Trains
Musee McCord Museum: CPR form sea to sea
Musee McCord Museum: Forging the National Dream
Canada Science and Technology Museum: Railways
Nitro | Historica Canada

Some online cartoon/story creation sites include:
Pixton Comics
My Storybook
or if you want to work on an iPad at home try My Story

A Block Criminology 12 -Today we'll continue our focus on violent crime looking at rape and sexual assault in Canada. We'll examine what a sexual assault is along with the three levels of sexual assault in Canadian Law. After I'd like you to focus on two questions: one on Groth's typology of rapist and the other on the causes for sexual assault.

1. Explain the three types of rapist according to Groth (anger, power, and sadistic)
2. Identify and explain the causes for sexual assault

Did you know that May is Sexual Assault Awareness Month?

You'll need to look at evolutionary and biological factors (remember Sigmund Freud's Thantos and Eros or instinctual drives that allowed species to be successful)? Look at modern male socialization (boys are taught to be aggressive, forceful, tough, and dominating...think about how boys play when they're young) and then at hypermasculinity (where some men have callous sexual attitudes and believe that violence is "manly"). Lastly consider both violent experiences (remember that those boys who were exposed to violence in the household are more likely to commit violent acts when they grow older) and sexual motivation (social, cultural, and psychological forces...think about the messages hidden in Axe body spray commercials). And if you're still struggling with consent...

For more info check out the following sites:

Love is Respect
Alberta Association of Sexual Assault Centres
Sexual Assault in Canada
Victoria Sexual Assault Centre
The Devastation of Sexual Assault (pdf)
Comox Valley Transition Society
Comox Valley Family Services
Consider the message that this commercial sends to people...

Now consider what the commercial indicates about sex in modern society. Who is the commercial targeted at and what are the sexual roles in the commercial.

C Block Law 12 - Today we will take the class to work on our civil law project. We'll look at enforcing judgements, other sources of compensation and we'll quickly look at Negligence (much more on it tomorrow). If you'd like to jump ahead in the text there are some important sections involving "liability" for businesses and social guests on pages 406-410 (Occupiers' Liability: general invitees; commercial and social host invitees; licensees; trespassers; and the Occupiers Liability Act). These topics are relevant to all cases except for Case 7. For more on the BC Liquor laws (pertaining to case 5) check out the Serving It Right information here or for information on liquor law basics here.

BC Liquor Control and Licensing Act [RSBC 1996] Chapter 267
43 (1) A person must not sell or give liquor to an intoxicated person or a person apparently under the influence of liquor.

(2) A licensee or the licensee's employee must not permit

(a) a person to become intoxicated, or

(b) an intoxicated person to remain in that part of a licensed establishment where liquor is sold, served or otherwise supplied.

Liability of officer of corporation
77 If an offence under this Act is committed by a corporation, the officer or agent of the corporation in charge of the establishment in which the offence is committed is deemed to be a party to the offence and is personally liable to the penalties prescribed for the offence as a principal offender but nothing in this section relieves the corporation or the person actually committing the offence from liability for it.

Liability of occupant of establishment
78 On proof that an offence under this Act has been committed by

(a) a person employed by the occupant of a house, shop, restaurant, room or other establishment in which the offence is committed, or

(b) a person permitted by the occupant to be or remain in or on that house, shop, restaurant, room or establishment, or to act in any way for the occupant, the occupant is deemed to be a party to the offence and is liable as a principal offender to the penalties prescribed for the offence, even though the offence was committed by a person who is not proved to have committed it under or by the direction of the occupant but nothing in this section relieves the person actually committing the offence from liability for it.

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