Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Thursday, May 18. 2017

Happy Mount Saint Helens-a-versary. 37 years ago, on May 18th 1980, Mount Saint Helens erupted and today I'll be gone from Vanier as our intrepid grade 12's head down to visit for our 12th consecutive year. I leave you in the capable hands of Mr. Allen.

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

D Block Introduction to Psychology 11 - We'll head to the library to work on:

  1. Week 4 or Week 5 package
  2. Psychology  Inquiry project
  3. psyblog or psych journal

Don't forget that the online textbooks are Introduction to Psychology and Psychology

C Block Social Studies 11 - Today is it...we're in the library for the last day for you to work on your "Complete Idiot's Guide to Fascist Dictatorship" project (due May 29). I really don't want you to get caught up in the minutia of details. The important thing here is to see the big picture and understand how the dictators in the 30's came to power and then held on to power. Look at Monday's blog entry for help or see me too. Good luck.

B Block Law 12 - I have the library booked today for you to continue working on your civil law major term project. From the Canada Safety Council dealing with Social Host Liability:

It is important for every social host to consider the consequences involved with the service of alcohol because there will continue to be lawsuits. The social host could be found to have a duty of care to guests and all those who are at risk due to the intoxication of the guests for events that could be foreseeable. Further, the host has a duty to monitor and supervise the service and consumption of alcohol during a party or event. The best course is to take risk management measures. The social host should check his or her insurance to determine if there is coverage for any incident that may occur on the property or as a result of actions from the property. When hosting a party, plan appropriately. This includes:

  1. Either don't drink or limit your own consumption of alcohol in order to track that of your guests. 
  2. Know your guests - it is much easier to track the changes in behaviour of those you know. 
  3. Try to serve all drinks yourself and avoid self-serve bars to track and monitor your guests' consumption. Consider hiring a bartender trained in alcohol service. 
  4. Have plenty of non-alcoholic choices. 
  5. Serve lots of food that has protein and fat - salt encourages more drinking and sugar does not mix well with alcohol. 
  6. Meet, Greet and Repeat - meet and greet all your guests as they arrive in order to determine if they have had anything alcoholic to drink before arriving. If the party is an open house or cocktail format, repeat the process as guests leave. 
  7. If a guest is intoxicated, encourage him or her to give you their car keys if relevant. Buddy up with a friend to assist in persuading the intoxicated person to take a cab. 
  8. Keep the phone numbers of cab companies handy and tell the guest that a cab has been ordered - don't give them the option to refuse. 
  9. If the guest is quite intoxicated, keep that person with you until they have sobered or can be left with a sober responsible person. 
  10. Only time will sober the person, not additional fluids or food. Offering a spare bed is a good recourse. 
  11. If the person refuses to give the car keys or spend the night at your house, call the police. It may seem drastic, but it could be a choice between that of an upset friend or far more tragic consequences. 
Having a plan will allow you to prevent problems from happening or a least, handle the problems in the least unpleasant way and perhaps, allow you to enjoy your own party.

A Block Introduction to Law 9/10 - Today we'll watch an episode of Criminal Minds from Season 4 (Episode 24) called Amplification...The BAU responds quickly after a homegrown terrorist releases a new strain of a deadly bacteria (Anthrax) in Annapolis that threatens the public and puts a member of the team at risk.When finished I'll have you use the Criminology the Core textbooks and look through pages 246-248 (Terrorism) to determine what (if any) form of terrorism the perpetrator in the episode has committed and why they committed it.

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