Choose one cultural item that you know well and are interested in. This could be a dance, a style of music, a sport, a food item, a piece of clothing etc. The cultural item can come from any country, but it should probably be one that you are familiar with.
Choose one country you would want to promote the item to. It should be a country with a different culture, background, climate, etc.
Write a one-paragraph background. How did the the thing originate initially? How is it sold today? How is it practiced/worn/performed/etc in the country of origin?
Adapt the product for the new country. Consider ways that you have to adapt it for the new culture.
Create a one page ad/poster or 30 second commercial for the adapted product
IB Expectations: Explain how the geographic concepts of diffusion by relocation and by expansion apply to the spread of diseases. Examine the application of the concept of barriers in attempts to limit the spread of diseases. Describe the factors that have enabled reduction in incidence of a disease.
Activity: As a group, we will create a mini case study on the spread and control of Ebola:
What is Ebola? How is it transmitted? What are the symptoms? What are the causes?
Explain the geographic concepts of diffusion by relocation and expansion of the recent Ebola outbreak. Where did it start, where did it spread and how did it spread? Use the vocabulary learned last class.
Barriers: What are the geographic barriers to Ebola? What human barriers have been put in place thus far for the Ebola outbreak? Classify them?
Describe the factors that have enabled reduction in incidence of Ebola in a specific region
“In order to create a more sustainable community, we must be innovators.”
For this project, you will be working as one single group. All of you.
The goal is to find a way for YIS households to be more energy efficient. To do so, you will work as a group to research, organize, plan and pitch an alternative energy initiative in YIS homes.
You have absolute freedom as to the type of energy, the presentation and the methodology to reach your goal. The only requirement is that you actually reach-out to the greater community and initiate conversation and/or change.
You will be graded on a TSC that you will create later-on, based on the task requirements specific to your personal role in the project.
Examine the importance of loans, debt repayment, development aid, remittances, foreign direct investment and repatriation of profits in the transfer of capital between the developed core areas and the peripheries.
What are the risks and benefits of the world’s economies becomes increasingly integrated?
The role of TNCs: here — What is the role of government in regulating TNCs and FDI?
The power of debt How is debt important in transferring money between the core and the periphery?
We have discussed issues of sustainable development, focusing on the idea that we have unlimited wants and limited supply of goods. The next logical discussion is what alternate energy sources exist and how viable they are as a means of gathering energy.
First, here is the video I spoke to you about last class.
We have discussed the benefits and drawbacks of food aid. In the Core unit 2, Disparities in Wealth ad Development, we discussed the benefits and drawbacks of trade and market access.
How are food aid, free trade and increased market effective in reducing food shortages and food insecurity?
Fill in this table listing the benefits and drawbacks of each.
Period 2: Instead of food aid, many economists and NGOs have pointed to trade as the best way to alleviate poverty and hunger in LEDCs. The problem is that trade is not always regulated and does not always benefit all parties involved equally.
Each of you will read Codrington p425 to 432, as well as three of the following articles (one from each section) and evaluate their content: