Monday, May 29, 2017

Tuesday, May 30. 2017

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

C Block Social Studies 11 - Today we'll start with the second section of Schindler's List when a group of women are taken to Auschwitz-Birkenau. We'll have some time to talk about the sections afterwards and answer your questions about the Holocaust. After, we'll talk about the end of the war in Europe (Ortona, D-Day and the liberation of the Netherlands)

D Block Introduction to Psychology 11 - Today we'll look at the Neo-Freudian theories of personality developed by Alfred Adler, Erik Erikson, Carl Jung, and Karen Horney. I'd like to spend a bit of time hanging around with Jung and the collective unconscious (archetypes)...consider the following:
Joseph Campbell and Bill Moyers (PBS) discuss "Star Wars" and the human need for heroes, spiritual adventure and mythology.

I'll have you answer the following:

  • Review the Big Five personality traits. On which areas would you expect you’d score high? In which areas does the low score more accurately describe you?
  • Consider your own personality and those of people you know. What traits do you enjoy in other people, and what traits do you dislike?

Check out the long version of the What Makes a Hero movie called The Timeless Tale of the Hero's Journey

A Block Introduction to Law 9/10 -We are in the library so that you may continue your work on the crime scene investigation project (Clue Us In). You'll have three blocks of time in the library next week to finish up this crime scene reconstruction activity. For more on Forensic Science, check out SFU's "So you want to be a Forensic Scientist" webpage or check out the "All you ever wanted to know about Forensic Science in Canada but didn't know who to ask" booklet compiled by Dr. Gail Anderson and posted by the Canadian Society of Forensic Science.

Please remember that I have books on crime scene investigation here in the classroom. Use these resources to aid you in the development of your project. Remember you need to create a crime...replicate the crime scene...investigate the crime as if you were an R.C.M.P. officer...and prepare a dossier file to hand over to Crown Counsel so that they may prosecute the case. Good Luck.

B Block Law 12 - Today we'll be in the class watching the documentary Hot Coffee. Seinfeld mocked it. Letterman ranked it in his top ten list. And more than fifteen years later, its infamy continues. Everyone knows the McDonald’s coffee case. It has been routinely cited as an example of how citizens have taken advantage of America’s legal system, but is that a fair rendition of the facts? Hot Coffee reveals what really happened to Stella Liebeck, the Albuquerque woman who spilled coffee on herself and sued McDonald’s, while exploring how and why the case garnered so much media attention, who funded the effort and to what end. After seeing this film, you will decide who really profited from spilling hot coffee. We'll watch the first 36 minutes of the movie and then you have the rest of the class to work on your Civil Law project.
Your textbook states: Many Canadians regard civil suits like Stella Liebeck’s as frivolous (silly or wasteful). What do you think? I'll ask you that question after we watch the documentary.

Consider this story...An Ohio man, Arnold Black, a 48-year-old black man from Maple Heights, sued East Cleveland after he was stopped by police in 2012 for suspected drug activity, handcuffed, left locked in a closet for four days without food, water or access to a bathroom and beaten so severely that he suffered memory loss and required brain surgery was awarded $22 million in court.

Or this story where a B.C. judge has awarded a disabled 16-year-old more than $5.2 million in damages after finding her cerebral palsy was the result of the failures of a nurse and doctor involved in her delivery.

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