Thursday, April 19, 2018

Thursday April 19. 2018

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

D Block Human Geography 11 - Today with Mr. V we'll be back in the library for our second day of research for the religion project you started yesterday. Because you will be presenting the information from this project as a gallery walk on Monday, there is a hard deadline on this. You won't be able to hand the project in late as it is a presentation. Use your time wisely. Remember for your chosen religion you need to find:

The religions hearth; founder; key beliefs; diffusion of; important geographical locations; key people; religious buildings (including famous examples of its religious buildings); hierarchy; pilgrimages; calendar; impact on the history of the areas it occupies; different branches if religion as a whole or different sects if a branch of a religion; burial rites; cosmogony; and any conflicts or tensions they religion has been involved in.

C Block Criminology 12 - Today with Mr. V...

After we will have a discussion of what we know about the mafia. We will then have a slideshow about the history of the mafia, its rise in Italy, and how it has spread into different parts of Canada. Students will then be asked to create an advertisement with a picture that would be used to try to recruit someone to a mafia family.

B Block Introduction to Law 10 - 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). Don't forget quiz tomorrow

A Block Law 12 - Today we will begin our look at criminal law defenses focusing on alibi (disputing the Actus Reus) and automatism (disputing the Mens Rea) and I'll give you a handout that has some really good notes to help you with defenses. We'll review the Kenneth Parks homicidal somnambulism case (sleepwalking murder R. v. Parks, 1992).

In the 2013 movie "Side Effects" Emily Taylor, despite being reunited with her husband from prison, becomes severely depressed with emotional episodes and suicide attempts. Her psychiatrist, Jonathan Banks, after conferring with her previous doctor, eventually prescribes an experimental new medication called Ablixa. The plot thickens when the side effects of the drug lead to Emily killing her husband in a "sleepwalking" state.
After we look at automatism as a defense, we'll also look at the "excusable conduct" defenses of self-defence, necessity, duress, ignorance of the law, entrapment, legal duty and provocation.

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