Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Wednesday, April 26. 2017

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

B Block Law 12 - Today, since we got an extra block to finish our project work yesterday, we'll work on 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?

A Block Introduction to Law 9/10 - You asked for it...you got it...one more day. That's it though, just one last day for you to work on your crime theory and interview assignment. Check yesterday's blog entry for the deets on what you need to finish it. Be Larry the Cable Guy....Git-R-Done!

D Block Introduction to Psychology 11 - Yesterday we looked at the brain and today we're checking out how the brain is connected to the body. The nervous system can be divided into two major subdivisions: the central nervous system (CNS) and the peripheral nervous system (PNS). The CNS is comprised of the brain and spinal cord; the PNS connects the CNS to the rest of the body. We'll check out the autonomic nervous system (sympathetic and parasympathetic systems) along with a tour of the endocrine system (oh glands and hormones). And of course...what would a day in Intro Psych be without Hank Green and a Crash Course video; this one on the endocrine system and hormones.

C Block Social Studies 11 - Today with Ms. Johnson...Canadian efforts during World War One set Canada onto the world map as an autonomous country. With the world viewing Canada as more than just a British colony, national and independent efforts to build a cultural identity emerged and grew during the post war period.

Driven by artists, athletes, youthful exuberance, and growing economic gains, the emergence of a cultural identity led Canada into greater autonomy. From musicians such as Robert Nathaniel Dett to artists including The Group of Seven and Emily Carr from fashion and sports with Fanny “Bobby” Rosenfeld and Tom Longboat, Canadian artists and athletes became symbols within the new County’s identity.

What are symbols you associate with Canada? What developed these symbols? The Canadian Pacific Railway allowed photographers and painters like George Horne Russell to travel for free in an attempt to lure immigrants and travelers onto the train. These images highlighted the natural landscape and the vast, empty, wild north of Canada. In the early 20th century painters in Ontario developed their own style of painting the landscape. Their vivid colours and wild brushstrokes mimicked the Canadian wild and in 1920 they became The Group of Seven. Vast open landscapes that highlight settler ideas of an empty, wild north dominate these wild paintings, but these stunning images also forget the Iroquois Nation. Meanwhile Emily Carr painted coastal BC with similar abandon of light and colour as she focused on capturing the art and culture of Indigenous villages, including their architecture, design and totems. While Carr’s involvement and connection with indigenous communities gained her the title Klee Wyck meaning “laughing one” from the Ucuelet, Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ First Nations, concerns of indigenous cultural appropriation have been raised regarding her paintings and clay bobbles.

As artists developed Canadian landscape and artistic symbolism in Canada, the radio increased opportunities for new cultural ideas to spread across the nation. Baseball and hockey games were broadcasted over radio waves to bring national athletic heroes to households. The radio also transmitted cultural ideas into Canada where Louis Armstrong brought the Jazz age to Canadian listeners.

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