Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Thursday, May 5. 2016

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

D & B Blocks Social Studies 10 - Today we'll start your 'Ole Bill Coot Storyboard comic strip assignment on the Cariboo Gold Rush...

Nitro Comics Inc. has approached you because they heard about what an amazing talent you have at telling stories and graphically designing them. They want to start a weekly comic strip about the wild and wacky adventures of an old timey prospector in the Cariboo Gold Rush named ‘Ole Bill Coot. Their comic strip will be syndicated throughout the historical magazine community and will be focused in the BC Historical Society’s magazine The Begbie Report. Nitro Comics has given you free reign to create whatever stories you want but before you do they want a story board sample from you.

What is a story board? Basically a storyboard is a graphic organizer that shows a story idea. A storyboard is an outline, generally illustrated, that is used in the planning of a television show, movie, commercial, or play. You could think of a storyboard as an illustrated flow chart. The illustrations are somewhat similar to the art in comic books. A storyboard consists of many "frames," with each frame representing a particular scene in the production.

Nitro Comics wants you to tell the story of ‘Ole Bill Coot arriving in BC to make his golden fortune in Barkerville during the 1860’s. Your story must have 14 panels and needs to include the following events:

1. Bill arriving in Fort Victoria on Vancouver Island from San Francisco
2. Bill arriving in Fort Langley on the Fraser River
3. Bill traveling up the Cariboo Wagon Road past Yale on the Fraser River
4. Bill arriving in Barkerville
5. Bill staking a claim on Williams Creek
6. Bill panning for gold
7. Bill striking it rich in the gold fields
8. Bill losing his riches in Barkerville
9. Bill getting help from Judge Begbie to win back his riches

There needs to be swashbucklin', claim jumpin', horse wrastlin', saloon drinkin', bar fightin', gun slingin', ladies dancin', and rootin tootin old timey western action in your cartoon. You also need to show how Judge Matthew Baillie Begbie regained control over law & order in the goldfields. You’ll need to have a consistent image for Bill, thought bubbles, language, and a description of the action beneath each panel.

Check out  yesterday's blog entry for links to webpages that can provide help with research for this assignment

C Block Law 12 - So because yesterday you had an ICBC assembly to attend, today I need you to work on questions 2, 4 and 5 from page 270; 2 & 5 on page 273; 1, 3, & 5 on page 281; 4 & 5 page 283 from the All About Law book

A Block Criminology 12 -  Today we'll continue our look at victims of crime and victimology. Criminologists now consider victims and victimization a major focus of study. About 7.6 million Canadians are victims of crime each year, and the social and economic costs of crime are in the billions of dollars. Like crime, victimization has stable patterns and trends. Violent crime victims tend to be young, poor, single males living in large cities, although victims come in all ages, sizes, races, and genders. Many victimizations occur in the home, and many victims are the target of relatives and loved ones. Today, use Chapter 3 pages 51-4 in CRIM textbook to help answer the following:.

1. Explain the impacts of crime on victims (both short and long term)
2. Do you agree with the assessment that for young people, a school is one of the most dangerous locations in the community? Did/Do you find G.P. Vanier to be a dangerous environment? Why/Why not?
3. Do people bear some of the responsibility for their victimization if they maintain a lifestyle that contributes to the chances of becoming a crime victim? That is, should we “blame the victim”?

To help with question three consider Manitoba Judge Robert Dewar, who in 2011, spared a convicted rapist jail time (2 year conditional sentence) because the victim sent signals that "sex was in the air" through her suggestive attire and promiscuous conduct. In January of the same year the Slut Walk  protest movement was sparked after a Toronto police officer told a personal security class at York University that women could avoid being sexually assaulted simply by not dressing like “sluts.”

For more on victim blaming see Huff Post

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