Month: September 2012 (page 1 of 2)

In class work and homework for Friday, September 27th to Tuesday October 2nd.

I will be in Hong Kong until Tuesday for a profesional Seminar.

Friday September 27

IGCSE Geography: Unit test

Grade 9D Individuals and Society: In groups, work on the Utopia project

Gr 12 HL Geography: Complete last week’s questions. Due Friday, October 5th.

Monday, October 1st

Grade 10 IGCSE: Complete this document on tropical deserts.  Due next class.

Gr 12 Geography: In groups of 2 or 3, answer these questions.

Grade 9B, Individuals and Societies: In groups, work on the Utopia project

Tuesday, October 2nd

Grade 9D, Individuals and Societies: Continue working on the Utopia Project. Due next class, Oct 3rd. If you finish early, work on your 30 second government advertisement

Grade 9B, Individuals and Societies:  Continue working on the Utopia Project. Due next class, Oct 4th.

Grade 10, Individuals and Societies: You will be given a copy of By Any Other Name, by by Santha Rama Rau. Read it and answer these questions. While you read, think of The Building of Global Empires text we read last class, by Jerry Bentley and Gerbert Ziegler.




Measuring Health, Monday, October 1st

In groups of 2 or 3, using online resources, Nagle and Cooke and/or Codrington,

1. Give a detailed explanation and evaluate* each of the following as as indicators of health:

  1. life expectancy
  2. infant mortality rate (IMR) and child mortality
  3. HALE (health-adjusted life expectancy)
  4. calorie intake
  5. access to safe water
  6. access to health services

2. If you finish early, read Cordington p. 412 to 421 and answer Question Bloc 10C on p. 421

Due Wednesday October 3rd, with the life expectancy graph.

*Evaluate: Make an appraisal by weighing up the strengths and limitations.

Food and Health, Variations in Health

The world has enough for everyone’s need but not enough for everyone’s greed”

-Mahatma Gandhi

IB Expectation: Describe the variations in health as reflected by changes in life expectancy at national and global scales since 1950. Explain the patterns and trends in terms of differences in income and lifestyle.

 Life Expectancy at Birth:


Daily Calorie Intake per capita


GDP Per Capita by Country of Year 2011


 Changes in income and life expectancy over time:

Exercise: On an A4 paper, using gapminder, chartsbin or a similar source, create an annotated graph depicting the changes in life expectancy from 1950 to 2012 in a variety of countries. (mix of MEDC, LEDC, NIC and OPEC countries)


Slate interview with the Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

A great source for those of you discussing Syria/Turkey relations, or those analyzing possible outcomes to the conflict. There is some stuff about refugees as well.

Classwork for Friday September 21, 2012

I will be in Osaka with the Baseball team today.

Here is the work for the day:

IB Geography:

Period 1: Unit Test

Period 2: Complete this google doc

Individuals and Societies 9D

Complete this google doc.  Only do questions labeled for period 1. Due next class. 

Individuals and Societies 9B

 Complete this google doc. When you finish the questions, begin the activity labeled Period 2. Due next class. 

Kofi Annan discusses the Syrian conflict

Former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan shares his views on the prospects for peace in Syria and the rest of the Middle East.

The role of ICT in civil society

How does the internet work?

The scale of the internet

Internet world statistics

Internet saves the world

Write a short answer for the following questions:

1. What is civil society? Hint: look in the IB syllabus.

2. What does the term “Global Civil Society” mean?

3. List 5 examples where ICT has helped civil society to organise more effectively?
4. How has social networking influenced recent world events? Give at least one specific example.

Coral Reefs: Rainforests of the sea

As we watch the video, Coral Reefs: Rainforests of the sea, answer the following questions:

1: What percentage of the oceans is covered by coral reefs?

2: Approximately how long ago did the first ancestors of coral reefs appear?

3: What is the skeleton of hard coral, such as brain coral, made out of?

4: In what way are soft coral different from hard coral?

5: What conditions are ideal for the growth of coral reefs?

6: Why are predators, such as sharks, dependent on coral reefs?

7: Why is tourism important to the communities living near coral reefs?

8:Describe one way to decrease the rate at which coral reefs are being destroyed by humans.

9: Why are coral reefs good indicators of the health of the environment?

Syrian Refugees reach 240 000

Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy


Youtube citations

MLA bibliographies and citations

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