Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Wednesday, October 12. 2016

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

B & C Blocks Social Studies 11 - Today we are going to finish the Laurier Era work we started yesterday on attitudes and commonly held beliefs for Canadians in the Laurier Era (population of 5,301,000 British 58%, French 31% and Other 11% -Italian, Irish, Eastern European, First Nations, Japanese & Chinese). Simply put we were a predominantly White, British, Anglican, Rural, Labourer, Uneducated society. In addition we were a Dominion (in essence a colony) of the British Empire and as such were insular (inward looking – isolationist) and proud of it so there were challenges to the First Nations, African Canadian and Asian Canadian populations (not to mention the different ethnicities from Europe that weren't British too). For the remainder of the class we'll take a look at the changes to the economy of Canada in the early 20th Century. We'll talk about advances in technology and the resource extraction economy. We'll talk about unions and the gap between wealth and poverty and you'll need to get ready for tomorrow's test.

A Block Geography 12 - I have the library reserved for the class so that you may continue working on your Orting college development project. Ask yourself, what is the greatest danger to Orting? Of all that could potentially happen at Mount Rainier what poses the greatest threat? Now ask yourself what triggers that threat? What causes it to happen? Last think about the statistical likelihood of that event happening. How likely is the event to occur in the next 5, 10, 100, or 1000 years? Check out the risk analysis section of the COTF website for help here. I'll remind you that this assignment is due next Tuesday and it is crucial that you hand it in to me as we will be at the end of our unit.

D Block Criminology 12 - Today we'll discuss murder and homicide. We'll discuss the divisions of murder in Canada (1st and 2nd degree and manslaughter), the extent of murder in Canada, and murderous relations (acquaintance and stranger homicide). After, we'll try to make sense of mass and serial murder and I'd like you to:

Explain the types of serial and mass murderer along with the reasons why they commit these crimes.

You can find the answers to this in the work of Jack Levin and James Alan Fox "Multiple Homicide: Patterns of Serial and Mass Murder". The summary of their work is on pages 209 and 210 of the textbook in the Criminological Enterprise section. For more info look at the work of John Douglas (former FBI profiler) on mindhunter.com (look in the article section and there is a great read entitled "So, you want to become a profiler..."). To better understand the people that commit heinous acts of murder, we'll also review what a "psychopath" is. Too often people throw the term psycho around without really understanding what it means so we'll look at Dr. Robert Hare's PCL-R (Psychopathy Checklist Revised). The diagnosis "Psychopath" is closely related to Antisocial Personality Disorder in the DSM-IV (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 4th Edition).

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