Once you find your person or group, take a screenshot of their profile and save their page, and do some further research on the country or region they come from:
find information about their level of development and standard of living ( HDI- Fertility rate, GNP, disease etc )
Issues in their area or country ( government stability, economy, debt, war etc ) which might affect their level of development.
Main economic activities and growth rate
Climate, resources and physical nature of the country
Any other information that will help you with your decision
You will create a 1 page document and 3 minute presentation recommending strategies that will help improve the standard of living and break the cycle of poverty of the community represented by an individual
You need to suggest the strategies we have discussed in class: AID, FDI, Fair Trade, Debt Relief, Market and Trade Access, Government policy, Remittances, circular economy, SDGs as well as micro-financing through Kiva. If you find any other strategy make sure to ask your teacher first. BE CREATIVE
You also need to clearly explain how your ideas will break the cycle of poverty of your recipient’s community
All of your decisions must be supported with statistical and anecdotal evidence.
Debate: You will create a team of 3 or 4 and debate some one the following statements. You will each be experts in your field and help your group with arguments and supporting examples to debate the following statements. You should therefore create teams with a wide range of expertise.
In groups of 2, find a recent news article about a change in government policy aimed at reducing disparity in terms of:
Economic disparity (income)
Free trade zones
How have your ideas changed about reducing disparities?
What difficulties are there when trying to reduce poverty?
What do you think are the misconceptions about poverty and LICs?
How can individuals help people in their communities and abroad in gaining a better quality of life?
What might be the environmental impacts of LICs becoming more developed? Are there solutions?
Is a more equal world possible?
First assessment: Strategies to Reduce Disparity
We have been discussing ways to measure varying degrees of disparity.
TASK: Your job is to teach the class about one strategy to reduce disparities. You will use the same information for both an oral presentation and the factsheet.
This task will ask you to create two things:
An oral presentation (2-3 minutes) that will:
Explain the strategy
Give the positives – and a specific community case study that exemplifies this
Give the negatives – and a specific community case study that exemplifies this
Answer the following question: Using at least 2 specific examples, evaluate (make an appraisal by weighing up the strengths and limitations) your strategy’s effectiveness in reducing disparity between countries and/or regions
Communication is also important: do not read a script
A ‘fact sheet’ of one page to handout to your peers with the key details and links (see example) (This acts as ‘notes’ from your presentation)
Should take an entire page, not more.
Should have visuals
Hyperlinks to further research (these can be part of your source citations)
MLA Citations (these can be for BOTH the presentation and the fact sheet)
What real world situations affect the equity of trade between countries?
How could we achieve fair trade?
How would you define poverty in terms of the game?
Review from gr. 8 I&S:
What is meant by development?
How do we measure development?
What trends have been observed in countries during different levels of development?
What is meant by disparity?
How would you define poverty in terms of development?
Let’s look at a new way of defining poverty?
In your groups, discuss Mr Rosling’s views on defining poverty.
Write down the dimensions of development. Identify which ones you think are means, and which are goals? Rank them according to how important you think they are.
How do your ideas differ from Mr Rosling?
Do you agree with him that culture is and should be the ultimate goal of any society?
Do you believe all societies in the world, including your own, can achieve their goals? What may be some obstacles they face? Explain.
How can we encourage different societies to achieve their goals?
How can we reduce disparity between countries?
In groups of 2 or 3
Considering everything we have discussed, the videos we watched and the game we played, discuss ways of encouraging development. Consider development in broader terms than just economic: How can countries develop to have a more equal, fair and sustainable society?
You can pick a specific country/city/village/region to base your answer, or answer in general terms, but you must describe specific methods that could be undertaken by governments, NGOs, civil society or individuals to help regional or national development.
We have been discussing the Edo period for some time now and you are expected to have a topic in mind that you would like to research further.
We will be visiting the Edo Museum on Tuesday. While you are expected to look at the entire display and gain a better understanding of that section of Japanese history, you will need to find one source that you will use in your research project on order to complete an OPPVL.Make sure to take pictures of the source you choose and collect as much details about its author/creator as possible.
Your first summative assessment will be to complete and OPPVL
First you need a good research question in order to focus your analysis
You have been tasked in creating a time capsule that won’t be opened until the year 3018. You are only allowed to include 8 items. The items must give a reflection to future historians as to what life was like for people in 2018.
ATL:Thinking Skills Working Individually (and silently-some like individual think time):
Make a list of the items below and then answer the following questions.
Based only on the items found in your time capsule, what would the historians be able to tell about life in 2018?
ATL Skills: Critical Thinking and Collaboration
Look at your partner’s time capsule. What conclusions can you draw about life in 2018 and what wonderings do you still have? What information is missing or confusing?
Are there any misleading conclusions that they might draw?
ATL Skills:Empathy and Listening skills
Look at both of your time capsules and discuss your answers to the questions above. Now create one new capsule in light of your new thinking using the top 8 items from your combined lists. Do you need to add anything else?
What problems does this exercise show might face historians in their study of (any) past?
What information do you think the historian finding your time capsule would like you to have recorded on a plaque to help them draw the most useful conclusions from the evidence you have included? What would they like to know about you to stop them drawing too many false conclusions?
A Time Capsule for Aliens
In September 1977, NASA launched the spaceship Voyager into space with a mission to study the outer solar system. Loaded onto this spaceship was a golden record that contained sounds and images from earth was meant to be played by any alien species that found the spaceship. video. Full list of what was on the Golden Record
For the next project, you will study a specific historical event that took place when a living member of your family was alive. You will research the event and try to get a good understanding of it, and then interview a family member that has experienced it.
First, if possible, find a member of your class that shares a similar national and/or cultural heritage. If you have more than one, you may choose one that you wish to study for this project.
Together brainstorm a list of historical events that took place in your country or region since WWII. You may use your computer to research events and themes you find interesting.
Think of the time capsule exercise – What kind of information, artifacts, sources could you research?
What type of information could your family member provide that would give you a new perspective on the event?
What might be difficult about studying this event?