Monday, April 24, 2017

Tuesday, April 25. 2017

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

C Block Social Studies 11 - Today with Ms. Johnson...yesterday we looked at trade unions trade union values from Eastern and Western Canada, and discussed the Russian Revolution, the Winnipeg General Strike and the Citizens Committee of One Thousand . We looked at how the One Big Union worked to speak for all workers regardless of their specialty. We also covered how Canadian workers retaliated in fear of not being able to provide for themselves and their families during the Winnipeg General Strike while the government reacted in fear of communist revolt with violent persecution of labour and trade workers.

Today we'll look at the Canadian economy, racism (Residential Schools) and movements towards feminism (Emily Murphy & the "Famous Five").

As the Government worked to settle the country into agricultural and economic booms following the Great War and these union wars, 185,000 settlers from central and eastern Europe began to immigrate into Canada. These immigrants were promised (Along with Eurocentric veterans) plots of land to farm and turn into useful, properly developed agricultural land. In an effort to obtain greater land and resource assets from the First Nations, the Ontario Government set about completing the Williams Treaty  an incomplete treaty wherein treaty outlines were not present upon a blank paper, yet settlers were claiming the unceded land.  The Williams Treaty effectively demolished all fishing and hunting rights of the central and southern First Nations of the region. Additional considerations are the Indian Act and Residential Schools.

As Indigenous Peoples of Canada faced discrimination, they worked to maintain dignity and rights through practicing ceremonies and the potlatch underground and through the development of the League of Indians of Canada

D Block Introduction to Psychology 11 - Yes it's all about the Brain!!!! The brain is a remarkably complex organ comprised of billions of interconnected neurons and glia. It is a bilateral, or two-sided, structure that can be separated into distinct lobes. So today we'll look at brain structure and understand what the following are and what they do: the Medulla; Pons; Thalamus and Hypothalamus; Cerebellum; Amygdala; Hipocampus; Lymbic System; along with the lobes (Frontal, Parietal, Occipital and Temporal) and cortexes (Motor, Prefrontal, Auditory, Visual and Cerebral). We'll also figure out what Neuroplasticity is. I'll have you colour and label a brain lobe diagram and answer a couple of questions for me as well.

This video talks about Dr. Paul Broca...think about


A Block Introduction to Law 9/10 - Today I have the library booked for you so that you may word process your crime theory interview. Remember, 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.

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. Check out what they say in the Bio of Stephen King in the video below...

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.

B Block Law 12 - Today we'll look at the advantages of trial by jury and understand the methods and challenges to jury selection. After we'll focus on the presentation of evidence (Crown first then Defence), the rules of evidence (including voire dire), and types of evidence (circumstantial, hearsay, privileged, and character). I'll have you explain the roles and responsibilities of the judge, the crown prosecutor, defense counsel, the court clerk, court recorder, and sheriff and then work on questions 1, 2 and 4 from page 200 as well as questions 1, 2 and 3 from page 207 of the All About Law text. For more on juries in BC check out Justice BC - What is Jury Duty?

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