Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Thursday, April 26. 2018

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

D Block Human Geography 11 - Today with Mr. V we'll start with a video of The Sneetches by Dr. Seuss. As a class, we'll discuss the differences between the Star Bellied and Plain Bellied Sneetches and see if these differences were/are legitimate?

 After, you'll get into groups of 4 and “graffiti” on a piece of paper any other examples you can think of from movies or TV where there were 2 distinct groups with different values and cultures (Examples may include Harry Potter with wizards/witches and muggles) or the Hunger Games with the 13 districts and the Capitol). After a bit, you'll have the opportunity to walk around and see the ideas other groups came up with.

Next, split your group of 4 into two pairs. Each pair will join a pair from another group to form new groups of 4. Find one of the existing pieces of paper and flip it over. On the back, graffiti about the different causes of separation between people and groups. Think of the examples you just brainstormed for ideas. After a few minutes we'll discuss the different causes and the fictional examples of each one (i.e. in Harry Potter, the separation is caused by ability while in Hunger games, it is caused by location).

After a bit, you'll write a response to this question:

What is more important - proving that we’re “all the same” on the inside or learning to respect and embrace our differences? 

Once completed, you will create a poster with a message of tolerance and inclusion at the forefront. This poster should be illustrated (either with your own ideas or a pop culture reference)

C Block Criminology 12 - Today with Mr. V...Following up on what we learned in the previous lesson, we will be learning about another of organized crimes major earners, the sex trade. Prostitution is often thought of as a Public Order Crime with no victim. In this lesson, we will look at whether or not this is the case and how organized crime might profit off of the business.

We are going to watch a documentary about how people become involved in the trade. While watching, I’d like you to fill out a question sheet to be handed in at the end of the day.

After we'll discuss if you think the governmental or grass roots movements were more effective to help those in the sex trade and see what you think could be done by either the government or average people to help reduce dangers involved in the sex trade? To end the class we'll see if you have an impact on the slave trade through the online calculator Slavery Footprint.

B Block Introduction to Law 10 - Remember, you need to create your own theory of why crime happens. Use the handout I gave you on crime theories and for more help check out the Crime Theory Web Site found on this link.

After some time, we'll share your own theories of why crime happens (yes I'd like to have volunteers rather than voluntolds). We'll see if there are any similarities amongst the different theories we made and try to understand just what that may mean.

Lastly, I'll ask you to create an interview where you are a famous Canadian criminologist being interviewed by George Stroumboulopoulos on his CBC television show. What you'll need to do is come up with some crazy, creepy or absurdly normal crime that gained huge notoriety in Canada (murder, treason, assault, embezzlement, kidnapping, criminal harassment - AKA stalking, drug trafficking, gang related activities or some minor crime perpetrated by a major Canadian celebrity - oh just imagine Justin Bieber being charged with what). After you create a crime story idea, you'll need to have five questions that George will ask you (no "what's your name" doesn't count as one). Try to come up with questions that you can reasonably answer within three to four sentences..."So what do you think motivated (person X) to commit (action Y)"?

What should this look like? A brief paragraph that introduces the crime and gives a brief biography of you is the start. Next write out the five questions George will ask you about the crime, the perpetrator, the kind of person who commits that crime, the motives of that person, an explanation of your personal crime theory and then try to answer them using your theory.

Here's an example of what George does for the "bio" (this could be your intro paragraph, right?)

A Block Law 12 - Today you'll have time to work on 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. After a bit we'll go over how trials end (by reaching a verdict) and we'll also discuss the concept of a hung jury (and what happens if that is an outcome of a trial). Lastly I'll ask you to add Develop Your Thinking question 12 from page 215 of AAL.

As a defense counsel, outline what you would do in the following situations. Your client does the following:
a) brings you evidence that would obviously incriminate her
b) admits to committing the offence —an offence you abhor
c) tells you that he is going to have the main witness killed before the trial begins
d) tells you that she did not commit the crime, but knows who did
e) has no respect for the legal process and becomes disruptive during the trial
f) has secretly instructed his friend to burn evidence before police find it

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