Monday, November 7, 2016

Tuesday, November 8. 2016

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

C & B Blocks Social Studies 11 - Today we will spend the first part of the class discussing Communism. We'll review our politics notes about Communist ideology and Marxism. We'll briefly look at the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917 and assess its impact on countries throughout Europe and here in Canada. After this we'll discuss what a union is and the perception of unions in 1919. Lastly I'd like you to look at the section on the Winnipeg General Strike in your Counterpoints textbook and work on questions 1 & 2 from page 51.

D Block Criminology 12 - Today we start with our property crime and white collar crime quiz. After we will deal with the issue of prostitution in Canada. We will understand the different types of sex trade workers (street walkers, circuit travelers, bar girls, brothels, call girls and escort services). We'll look at some high profile cases (like all the way back in 2008 former New York state governor Eliot Spitzer or 1990's Hollywood "Madame" Heidi Fleiss who was quoted as saying, "I took the oldest profession on Earth and I did it better than anyone on Earth. Alexander the Great conquered the world at 32. I conquered it at 22.") and examine the reasons why people turn to prostitution. We'll watch a few sections of "The History of Prostitution: Sex in the City" and it's important to note:

The Supreme Court of Canada struck down the country's anti-prostitution laws in a unanimous decision, and gave Parliament one year to come up with new legislation — should it choose to do so. In striking down laws prohibiting brothels, living on the avails of prostitution and communicating in public with clients, the top court ruled that the laws were over-broad and "grossly disproportionate." The government replaced the law with Bill C-36 (2014) which received Royal Assent and became law on December 6, 2014.

So when we're done, I'll have you answer the question:

Should prostitution be legalized? Why? If you believe it should be legalized, should all the forms of prostitution described in your text be legalized, or only a select few? If prostitution were legalized should government be able to exercise some control over it?

For help understanding just how far sex has infiltrated our modern society take a look at the article on about teen girls trading sex for favours.

A Block Geography 12 -Today we're looking at glaciers and we'll make sense of how they erode the landscape and examine the landforms they create. We'll understand the differences amongst the various alpine and continental glaciers and we'll define: cirque, arete, pyramidical peak, hanging valley, truncated spur, esker, drumlin, kettle lake, and fjord; along with questions 3, 8, and 12 from page 587 in your Geosystems text.

For glacier websites check out:
Geoscape Nanaimo ice age legacy
Canadian Geographic Mountains of Canada: Glaciers
USGS Glaciers of Canada book
National Snow & Ice Data Center All About Glaciers
Tongass National Forest Icefields & Glacier facts
USGS Glacier terminology
Eastern Illinois University Department of Geography glacier notes
Encyclopedia of the Earth: Glaciers
Rocky Mountain National Park glacier basics

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