Monday, May 1, 2017

Monday, May 1. 2017

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

A Block Introduction to Law 9/10 - So on Friday we looked at what a victim of crime is and at the three "Theories of Victimization" (active & passive victimization; deviant place & high risk lifestyles; and routine activities). Today you have the class work on the following assignment: Every day we have specific routines we engage in. Many of these routines are tailored to preventing us from becoming victims of crime. We do things like lock our doors, watch where we walk at night, or avoid walking alone. We take these actions because at some level we are afraid of the possibility of being a victim of crime. Despite taking these actions people often fall prey to crime in Canada.

Is there a “typical” victim of crime? I would like you to explain and draw the typical victim of that crime now. I want you to think about STEREOTYPES...What would the stereotypical victim of an assault look like and behave like? An assault is any unwanted application of force so who would be the typical person in school that would be punched, shoved, or picked on? You will need to keep in mind the demographic statistics about victims and the factors that add to the risks of being a victim. This will be due on Friday. You will need to look at the following factors when determining who might be a target for violent crime in Canada:

• Gender
• Age
• Social Status (wealth and social cohorts)
• Relationship status
• Behaviour / Demeanour
• Location

So there are two things you need to accomplish:

A) Identify the characteristics listed above of the most likely victim of that crime (you may cheat and look in the course handout/booklet I'll give you tomorrow to see some characteristics)

B) Draw what you believe the typical victim of the violent crime, that you chose, to look like (11 x 17 paper will be provided for you).

B Block Law 12 - Today you have your criminal law unit test. If you studied and are prepared then I'm certain you will do fine. You have the block but if you finish early 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...Good Luck!

C Block Social Studies 11 - Today I'm going to review a few things from last week. Today we will spend the first part of the class discussing Communism. Why? Communist ideology and Marxism rand directly against the rampant consumerism and capitalist ideology that emerged after WW1 and dominated the 1920's in North America. This, of course sets up nicely for a look at economic cycles and on how material consumption drives the North American economic market (spoiler alert the end of 1929 is a huge slap in the face to that Roaring 20's thing)

D Block Introduction to Psychology 11 - Are you paying attention? It's time to talk about your senses. This week we'll look at sensation and perception which work together to allow us to experience the world through our five senses of seeing (eyes), hearing (ears), smelling (nose), touching (skin), tasting (tongue). However, we also have senses that give us sensations connected to balance (the vestibular sense), body position and movement (proprioception and kinesthesia), pain (nociception), and temperature (thermoception). Our focus today will bee on vision/seeing.
I'll have two questions to wrap your brain around today:

  1. Imagine for a moment what your life would be like if you couldn’t see. Do you think you would be able to compensate for your loss of sight by using other senses (why/why not)?
  2. Color is not a physical property of our environment. What function (if any) do you think color vision serves? What is your favourite colour? Why do you think it is your favourite? Do you associate colour with taste? Can colour affect your behaviour and mood (how)?
And don't forget you've got a quiz tomorrow. Hooray!

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