Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Wednesday, February 22. 2017

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

B Block Law 12 - Today we'll finish sections 7 - 14 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms (legal rights section). I'll have you work on the following questions: page 54 q 1-3; page 56 q 1, 2 and 4; and page 60 question 1. After this we'll work on our Human Rights poster (which is due tomorrow). I have poster paper for you and I'll give you the paper once I've seen your ideas (a rough sketch). Remember you need to create a visually appealing Human Rights Campaign Poster that addresses the human rights violation by incorporating key information (What is happening? Where is it taking place? What rights are being violated? Who is having their rights violated? Why are their rights being violated?) as well as pictures, symbols, and colours. Your poster should seek to draw the attention of the public through the balanced combination of text and visuals in a creative, yet educational manner!

A Block Introduction to Law 9/10 - This is it...the last day for research or compilation. We have the library booked in order to continue work on our serial killer research activity which is due next Monday in class. If you have completed the research for this assignment then you can print off your work and start to assemble your poster. Either way...this is it so use your time wisely

D 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

C Block Social Studies 11 - Today and tomorrow we'll be in the library trying to find information on political party platforms and making informed choices about which political party best fits your own set of beliefs through a Web Quest.

As a citizen of Canada you have the right and the responsibility to vote so, why should you vote? Leon Wieseltier wrote in his book "Insurrections of the Mind"...

"Here's why you have to think...an open democracy places an extraordinary intellectual responsibility on ordinary citizens because we are governed by what we think...we are governed by our opinions. So, the content of our opinions and the quality of our opinions basically determines the character of our society and that means a thoughtless citizen of a democracy is a delinquent citizen of democracy."

So an educated ordinary citizen means you should be aware of what political parties represent and stand for. Voting means making an educated critical decision in other words "thinking". You'll look at the major political parties in Canada: Liberal, Conservative, New Democratic, Green, and Bloc Quebecois. Well see what their platforms (goals and methods) were/are. When you look through the platforms and try to select a party that most represents your beliefs. You'll need to explain why you would choose that party if you were eligible to vote today. You will receive a Web Quest hand out to help organize your thoughts and research.

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