Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Thursday, April 19. 2017

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

D Block Introduction to Psychology 11 - Today we'll start with Behaviourism (Ivan Pavlov, John B. Watson and B.F. Skinner) then look at what we missed yesterday, Abraham Maslow and Carl Rogers (Humanism); and Cognitive Psychology. I'll give you time to work on handout for week one of the course.

 Don't forget I need you to fill in the chart on the week 1 package

C Block Social Studies 11 - You have your unit final test on World War One today. If you studied and came prepared, I'm sure that you will do well. With the remaining time left in class (as the test will only take about forty minutes to complete) you'll be able to work on on the following:

What effect did Canada’s participation in the First World War have on Canadian society and its status as a nation?
Remember...July 24th, 1914 through November 11th, 1918 accounts for four years, three months and eighteen days. Though these 1571 days, the First World War influenced many events throughout the 20th Century; it has often been referred to as “Canada’s Baptism of Fire” and helped to create a Canadian identity.

Before the war, Canada was a part of the British Empire and many Canadians identified with Britain as much as they did with Canada. World War One changed that. Men from across the country trained and fought together far from home. Canadian troops proved themselves at Ypres, Vimy, Passchendaele, Amiens and Cambrai. The efforts of the Canadian Expeditionary Force won Canada a place at the Paris Peace Conferences.

The war also exposed deep social divides inside the country. The division between French and English Canadians dramatically came to a head during the conscription crisis of 1917. The internment of “enemy aliens” throughout the war exposed racist attitudes mostly towards Ukrainians but to many Germans as well. The country was deeply in debt and many wealthy people profited, often at the hands of the working poor.

The cost in lives was great; 619,636 Canadians enlisted with the Canadian Expeditionary Force and approximately 424,000 served overseas. Of these men and women, 59,544 members of the CEF died during the war and more than 138,000 suffered battle casualties. Having said that, the First World War helped transform Canada into a modern industrial nation with international standing.

B Block Law 12 -Today we are back in the library for our last day to work on our Canadian Criminal Defense project. Don't forget that you need to find two recent (in the last two years) criminal cases where a defense we discussed this past week was used. The defenses are: Alibi, Non-Insane Automatism, Intoxication, Insane Automatism, Battered Woman Syndrome, Self-defense, Necessity, Duress, Ignorance of the law, Mistake of fact, Entrapment, Double jeopardy, and Provocation. Places to find cases - CanLII is a non-profit organization managed by the Federation of Law Societies of Canada. CanLII's goal is to make Canadian law accessible for free on the Internet. Click through the databases on the side (provinces and territories) and search by year (2012-2011-2010)...anytime you see Supreme/Superior court or court of Queen's Bench you'll find serious criminal cases (remember look for R. v. in the case citation). You may also look at The Courts of British Columbia JudgmentsOntario Superior Court of Justice Judgments (you can find a link to all provinces' and territories' courts here)

A Block Introduction to Law 9/10 - Today, we'll review your handout on Crime Theories. This will help you with your crime theory that you are creating. I need you 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.

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