The embedded link below is the Flipboard magazine for this class. You will find a series of thumbnails for a variety of articles related to topics we are studying in class, some of which are assigned readings. Articles will be added to this magazine on an ongoing basis. You do NOT need to have a Flipboard account to use the site or to use the links to the articles.
Although provinces can pass their own legislation, legislation that relates to the Criminal Code of Canada, high profile cases that have national consequences and legislation that touches on Constitution all need to go through Parliament.
Lights, Camera, Action! - Videos & Links to Videos
In this section you will find links to video clips we've watched in class. NOTE: the majority of these may not work if you are behind the firewall at the school. These links are, for the most part, here for you to be able to access the material from home, if you wish or need to. Students do not have access to firewall overrides while in school labs. My apologies for any inconvenience this causes, but I do not have the authorization to blanket override student accounts to websites like YouTube.
In this TED talk, Jonathan Haidt discusses the roots of our morals and values, particularly the Five Pillars, and how this impacts our general ways of thinking about our world.
In this talk, Dr. Phil Zimbardo of Standford University, discusses what he terms "the Lucifer Effect", how and why the "7 Socials Processes of Evil", socially immoral constructs and situations, can set the tone and the stage for otherwise good people to do horrific things to other human beings, as was seen during the holocaust in Nazi ruled Germany, as was seen during the Rwandan genocide, during the Armenian genocide, during the incarcerations and torture of prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison, and in other situations where an unhealthy imbalance of power among other dynamics lead to abuses and twisted dynamics of human interaction.
NOTE: this video contains potentially disturbing graphic footage of the abuses perpetrated at Abu Ghraib prison. Zimbardo gives warning immediately before the images start to play as a slideshow. During the slideshow there is silence, and the slideshow ends with a sound like a meditation gong. As in class, if you feel that the images will be too difficult to view, skip this portion of the video. Viewer discretion is advised.
In this TED talk, Dr. Dan Ariely explores the social influences on our moral standards and behaviours, including how our participation in and belonging to social groups influence our values and judgements about not only our own moral behaviour but the moral behaviour of those around us.