Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Wednesday, April 18. 2016

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

B Block 9:00 – 10:00
AG 10:05 – 10:15
A Block 10:20 – 11:20
Lunch 11:20 – 12:00
D Block 12:05 – 1:05
C Block 1:10 – 2:10
Personalized Learning 2:10 – 3:15

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.

A Block Law 12 - Today we are back in the library for our last day to work on our Canadian Criminal Defense project. Don't forget that you need to find two recent (in the last two 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)

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...When people think of organized crime, images from popular fictions such as the Sopranos or the Godfather often come to mind. Many myths exist concerning organized crime. This lesson will be used to get you thinking about the myths and realities of organized crime in British Columbia.

I'll have you work with a partner and think about what you have seen concerning organized crime in movies, TV shows, music, the news, video games, and other media sources. Next I'll have you put the information you have discussed on to a mind map, drawing connections wherever you see them between two or more different things. Lastly I'll go over a slide show with you about the myths and realities of organized crime in British Columbia.

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