Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Wednesday, April 25. 2018

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'll look at "exclusions" as a cause for crime (we didn't get to it yesterday). The handout will be on Economic exclusion and Social exclusion where you'll read a fictional story about "Suzanne" and will need to identify the factors that led her to a life of crime. Read through the story and then list out all of the "social exclusions" that led to Suzanne's life of crime and all of the "economic exclusions" that led to Suzanne's life of crime. After, we'll review your handout on Crime Theories. This will help you with your crime theory that you are creating. I need you to create your own theory of why crime happens. Use the handout I gave you on crime theories and your brainstorming to help. I'll place more info on the blog tomorrow.

A Block Law 12 - 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). I'll have you explain the roles and responsibilities of the judge, the crown prosecutor, defense counsel, the court clerk, court recorder, and sheriff and then 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. For more on juries in BC check out Justice BC - What is Jury Duty?

D Block Human Geography 11 - Today with Mr. V...following up on yesterday's lesson on how ethnicities are distributed in Canada, we will learn how ethnicity has diffused from the hearths across the globe over time. We will have a presentation about the triangular slave trade and how this was responsible for the regional clustering of African Americans in the USA. We will also talk briefly about the history of slavery with a crash course video and how it is still a common issue today, though we may not like to think about it.
We will then move into intra-regional ethnic migration with a focus on the expansion of the ghettos, white flight, and how the two are related. We will finish up the lesson by learning about the apartheid system of South Africa. We will finish up the class with a ticket out the door question asking you where their grandparents were born and how you came to be in Canada. Did your ancestors immigrate to the Island or are they the first from their family. If so, why did they move to Courtenay?

C Block Criminology 12 - Today with Mr. V...Marijuana in Canada is worth an estimated $5,700,000,000 a year according to the most recent Stats Canada statistics. Currently, where do you think most of that money is going to? What are some of the consequences of organized crimes involvement in the drug trade? Following our discussion of this topic, we will watch a video showing the case of Los Zetas. The video describes many of the issues that arise from the war on drugs and trying to combat drugs in the current style.
Following the video, you will be asked to work in small groups to come up with an alternative solution that you find viable that could help reduce violence associated with the illicit drug trade. You will need to have a list of three actions you think should be undertaken that could help and reasons why you think these will work.

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