Monday, April 24, 2017

Monday, April 24. 2017

Happy birthday to my mother Sally!

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

A Block Introduction to Law 9/10 - Remember, you need to create your own theory of why crime happens. Use the handout I gave you on crime theories and for more help check out the Crime Theory Web Site found on this link.

After some time, we'll share your own theories of why crime happens (yes I'd like to have volunteers rather than voluntolds). We'll see if there are any similarities amongst the different theories we made and try to understand just what that may mean.

Lastly, I'll ask you to create an interview where you are a famous Canadian criminologist being interviewed by George Stroumboulopoulos on his CBC television show. What you'll need to do is come up with some crazy, creepy or absurdly normal crime that gained huge notoriety in Canada (murder, treason, assault, embezzlement, kidnapping, criminal harassment - AKA stalking, drug trafficking, gang related activities or some minor crime perpetrated by a major Canadian celebrity - oh just imagine Justin Bieber being charged with what). After you create a crime story idea, you'll need to have five questions that George will ask you (no "what's your name" doesn't count as one). Try to come up with questions that you can reasonably answer within three to four sentences..."So what do you think motivated (person X) to commit (action Y)"?

What should this look like? A brief paragraph that introduces the crime and gives a brief biography of you is the start. Next write out the five questions George will ask you about the crime, the perpetrator, the kind of person who commits that crime, the motives of that person, an explanation of your personal crime theory and then try to answer them using your theory.

At 10 or so, we'll continue the really cool video that we started on Friday on the roots of violence from NOVA called Inside the Mind of a Rampage Killer...

What makes a person walk into a theater or a church or a classroom full of students and open fire? What combination of circumstances compels a human being to commit the most inhuman of crimes? Can science in any way help us understand these horrific events and provide any clues as to how to prevent them in the future? As the nation tries to understand the tragic events at Newtown, NOVA correspondent Miles O’Brien separates fact from fiction, investigating new theories that the most destructive rampage killers are driven most of all, not by the urge to kill, but the wish to die. Could suicide–and the desire to go out in a media-fueled blaze of glory–be the main motivation? How much can science tell us about the violent brain?  Most importantly, can we recognize dangerous minds in time—and stop the next Newtown?

B Block Law 12 - Today in Law we'll review our criminal law defences and then we'll examine the court room and we'll look at the three court levels in BC (Provincial, Supreme, and Appellate). After, we'll focus on courtroom organization and then we'll discuss the roles and responsibilities of the judge, the crown prosecutor, defense counsel, the court clerk, court recorder, and sheriff.

C Block Social Studies 11 - Today with Ms. Johnson, who will be working with you all week, you will spend the first part of the class discussing Communism and Trade Unions. You'll briefly look at the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917 and assess its impact on countries throughout Europe and here in Canada. After this you'll discuss what a union is and the perception of unions in 1919. Don't forget the Russian Revolution, which not only took Russia and the Eastern Front out of the war (and put a lot more pressure on Canada and its allies on the Western Front), but helped define world politics throughout the 20th century. You'll have a handout to work on today

D Block Introduction to Psychology 11 -  Okay so we’ve all taken Science and I know that in grade 10 you learned about the structure and function of DNA, about genes and chromosomes, about chemical reactions and energy transfer so we’ll skip that. Remember back in grade 9 when you learned about cells and reproduction? Well, use that prefrontal cortex to search for that deep seated knowledge because you may remember that our behaviours, as well as our thoughts and feelings, are produced by the actions of our brains, nerves, muscles, and glands. A full understanding of the biology underlying psychological processes is an important cornerstone to understand psychology so today we'll look at neurons, neurotransmitters and the chemical mind. I'll give you a week two package and I'll have you watch (below), draw, colour, and fill in the charts today.

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