Monday, April 16, 2018

Tuesday, April 17. 2017

Happy Birthday to SD#71 TTOC Ms. Vicki Petrie!

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

C Block Criminology 12 - Today is your White Collar and Property Crime Quiz. Remember, not all business is bad but we do need to understand the "corporate view" of white collar criminal activity. What is it that makes a successful business person and what kind of ethical behaviour is valued by corporate culture? Before we get back to the Corporation, however:

After the movie, you will need to work on the following questions:
  1. Is it fair to blame a single executive for the activities of a company that has thousands of employees?
  2. Can Corporations Commit Murder? If a corporation is considered as a person in law (as it is in the US) who can be held liable (responsible) if a corporation kills people?  
  3. The documentary raises important questions about ethics and personal responsibility. One of the fundamental messages in the film is that corporations are irresponsible because in an attempt to satisfy corporate goals, everyone else is put at risk. To what extent is a person responsible for what they do even when within a company? Is a person morally culpable for their actions when satisfying the goal of profit within a corporation? Why or why not?
For more on the movie go to the official site here

D Block Human Geography 11 - Today with Mr. V...Though we have covered a wide variety of topics and religions, we have not had time to go into specific details on any one religion. You will be given the opportunity over the remainder of the week to focus on one religion in greater detail. You may look into any of the religions we have discussed so far (Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, Shinto), as well as other major religions such as Sikhism, Confucianism, or Taoism. If you would like to research another religion you may do so long as you can provide three good sources that provide information about the religion by the end of research in the library today.

You need to research the religions hearth, founder, key beliefs, diffusion, important geographical locations, key people, religious buildings, 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.

The final project will be a gallery walk where you will come up with some way (what the way is can be up to you) to show the class what you have found about your chosen religion. During the gallery walk you must be able to answer questions about the religion they have researched to other students and to Mr. V.

A Block Law 12 - Today we are back in the library for our next day to work on our Canadian Criminal Defense project. Don't forget that you need to find two recent (in the last three years) criminal cases where a defense we discussed this past week was used. The defenses are: Alibi, Non-Insane Automatism, Intoxication, Insane Automatism, Battered Woman Syndrome, Self-defense, Necessity, Duress, Ignorance of the law, Mistake of fact, Entrapment, Double jeopardy, and Provocation. Places to find cases - CanLII is a non-profit organization managed by the Federation of Law Societies of Canada. CanLII's goal is to make Canadian law accessible for free on the Internet. Click through the databases on the side (provinces and territories) and search by year (2012-2011-2010)...anytime you see Supreme/Superior court or court of Queen's Bench you'll find serious criminal cases (remember look for R. v. in the case citation). You may also look at The Courts of British Columbia JudgmentsOntario Superior Court of Justice Judgments (you can find a link to all provinces' and territories' courts here)

B Block Introduction to Law 10 - Today we are back in the library for our last project of the year...your Fairy Tale Criminal Code Case Study. Remember, you are a court reporter at a criminal trial involving a fairy tale. Your job during the case is to accurately report the case to your readers. Your story will summarize the events leading to the trial (the story), what the person is being charged with, who testified and to what for the Crown, who testified and to what for the defense including what was the basis for their defense, and finally what the judge’s decision was and why. 

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