Mrs. Stepaniuk's EAL class traveled to the Law
Courts Building on November 1 where the students observed a trial as well as a
sentencing. An opportunity was available to speak to the judge, Crown attorney
and defense lawyer. The students had just wrapped up their study of the novel,
Monster, which is a third-person screenplay about a teenager who awaits his
trial for murder.
The afternoon was spent at Dalnavert House, home of lawyer and
politician, Sir Hugh John Macdonald, son of Canada's first Prime Minister, John
A. Macdonald. The house was set for mourning with a coffin in the
parlour, black fabric draped over the mirrors and all the clocks stopped at the
time of death of the family's 20-yr-old son, Jack who died in 1905. The students were transported back in time to the 19th
century, visiting each room of the small Victorian mansion.