GCD: Multilingualism

The hardest question for me to answer has (and I think always will be), where is home for you?  or where are you from?  The answer for me, is a little more complicated than just Jakarta. Or Singapore, or Japan. Home for me, has changed throughout middle school…

GCD: NYAA/Duke of Edinburgh – Silver Award (Singapore)

Before I moved to Japan in January of 2016, I attended the Australian International School in Singapore. Similar to the Duke of Edinburgh program they offer here at YIS, the NYAA (National Youth Achievement Award) is the Singaporean version of the DOE award. I completed…

World War 1 Portfolio

Part 3: To what extent did the role of new technology  determine the outcome of the Great War?  World War I saw both a number of technological advances in weaponry and machinery and innovative new strategic and tactical approaches to fighting on the front lines….

Media Fair – Reflection

On the 8th of June, Grade 10 had a media fair, showcasing the posters we created for our assignment. There was a range of topics chosen, from things such as body image and dieting (done by Monika) to the 2016 U.S. presidential elections (done by Joe) and Bisexuality (done by Aruna)….

Unethical Human Experimentation: The Guatemala Syphilis Experiment

What was the purpose of the experiment? The Guatemala syphilis experimentations were conducted over the course of two years from 1946 to 1948. Carried out by American physician John Charles Cutler, the aim of the experiment was to discover and test the efficiency of various antibiotics,…

Chapitre 8: Côte d’Ivoire (Mise en Train)

Activity 1: Tu as compris?  Where did Sandrine move from? Where does she live now? Sandrine is from a small village in the Ivory Coast. However now she lives in the big city of Abidjan. Where does Koffi live? Does he like it there? Koffi…