Month: August 2016

InS 10: Coastal Landforms poster – First summative assessment

Create a poster, booklet or online document explaining, with the aid of diagram or set of diagrams, the formation of:

You may use this textbook as a source. There are also links on my Diigo.

  • Cliffs
  • Wave Cut Platforms
  • Caves
  • Arches
  • Stacks
  • Stumps
  • Bays
  • Headlands.

Your resource should also include how erosion and/or deposition processes produced the landform. To do so, explain the 4 processes of erosion and produce fully annotated diagrams. The four processes are:

  • Attrition
  • Corrasion
  • Corrosion
  • Hydraulic action

Examples of each landform with at least one photograph and/or map of it’s location from anywhere in the world

  • Links to the sources of information of your images/maps/photographs should be cited

TSC, Criterion A

Due date: Monday September 5th


Lesson 2:

Now that we understand coastal erosion. What kind of consequences can it have on humans?

See videos

Mitigation presentations :  10A  —   10C


InS 9: Supply Chain Management

We have been looking at how corporations work and how they operate when faced with adversity. But what about every day exchanges? How does a multinational corporation, that by definition operate in many countries, go by organizing all their companies, factories and employes across the globe?

As you watch the video, create a PMI table on Supply chain management.

We will discuss it as a class.

Let’s try to figure out all the steps that come into play to produce products we all use.

 Supply Chain Map

You will use this tool to create a simple annotated map.



  • Why do companies want to display their supply chain?
  • Why would others choose not to?
  • What are the difficulties in trusting such data?


  • Using as a starter, and other sources for further development
  • Choose one product with a minimum number of components ( eg: a specific sneaker model, chocolate, a lipstick, chopsticks, etc.)
  • Using a blank world map, create an annotated map showing:
    • where the material used in the product is from
    • where the  parts were made
    • where it was assembled.
    • Annotations must be 5 to 10 words, explaining WHAT the part is and HOW it is produced.
    • Minimum of 10 annotations 
  • You have until the end of class. So pick a product for which you can find enough information
  • You will be asked to answer a few questions regarding your product next class.

IB 12: Coral Reefs and Mangroves

IB Outcomes:

Examine the development and the environmental and economic value of coral reefs and mangrove swamps.

 Causes and consequences: Examine the causes and consequences of the loss of coral reefs and mangrove swamps.

Coral Reef reproduction:

The Value of coral reefs:

1. Questions:

  1. Describe what coral is?
  2. Identify where coral forms and explain why it forms there?
  3. Explain 5 specific ways in which coral supports other species
  4. Describe what coral feeds on
  5. Explain what coral bleaching is and list causes of coral bleaching

2. Then, use these documents to answer the following questions: NOAA WWF

  1. Write a short description of the different threats to coral reefs worldwide.
  2. Describe the socio-economic consequences of coral reef degradation?

3. Case Study

Using my Diigo Library, or Michael Slezak’s The Great Barrier Reef: A Catastrophe Laid Bare, collect information about a specific reef that is currently being threatened.

  1. Name the specific reef and its location
  2. Describe the reef’s value (name at least 3)
  3. Describe the threat
  4. Describe the environmental and socio-economic consequence of reef degradation
  5. Describe one management strategy


Take detailed notes as you watch the video, focusing on mangrove formation and benefits.


4. Mangrove Case Study

Using my Diigo Library, Codrington or the video above, collect information about a specific mangrove swamp that is currently being threatened.

  1. Name the specific mangrove swamp and its location
  2. Describe the mangrove swamp’s value (name at least 3)
  3. Describe the threat
  4. Describe the environmental and socio-economic consequence of mangrove  swamp degradation
  5. Describe one management strategy

5. Period 2: Write an outline for one of these IB style questions:

Examine the effects of the loss of coral reefs and mangrove swamps. [10]

The loss of coral reefs is not just a local concern.” Discuss this statement. [10]



InS 10: Intro to Beaches and Waves

Welcome back InS 10 students.

Our next unit will be about coastal processes and erosional landforms, leading to another field trip to Kamakura, but this time we will be collecting primary data about the Enoshima Beach on September 13th.

First, a few guiding questions to get us started.


What are waves?

Why do they come in different shapes and sizes?

What generates waves?

Why are waves different?

The prefect wave?


What different types of beaches are there?

Can you explain why they look different?


In groups of 3 or 4, you will explain one of the following features:

  • Constructive wave
  • Destructive wave
  • Ocean swells
  • Erosion
  • Corrasion,
  • Hydraulic action
  • Corrosion
  • Longshore Drift

There’s a catch! Only one person in the group will be allowed to talk. The others will have to “act-out” your explanation without speaking.

We will present at the end of class.

InS 9: Intro to Corporate Social Responsibility

1. What is your opinion of these companies? If you had to describe each one as a person, what kind of person would it be?

2: In groups, discuss the following questions:

  • How powerful are companies?
  • Can companies influence governments?
  • What are the benefits and drawbacks of private companies being so powerful? Give examples.

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3. Each group will have a set of Good Practice Cards.

  • Discuss why companies might want to meet these targets.
  • Place them in three categories that you will label.
  • We will discuss your categories with the class.


  • Pick a company you know well and list a few positive and negative aspects of their CSR standards.
  • Classify them into the categories you chose in question 3
  • You will share your answers with the class.

Corporate social responsibility and the role of corporations

1.  Nike Sweatshops: Behind the Swoosh
  • As you watch the videos, list the infractions committed by Nike and its contractors, and group them your categories from question 3.

  • How can a company with such a CSR still use sweatshops?
  • Can a multinational company the size of Nike ensure fair treatment for all its employees?
  • What are the benefits of CSR for the company?
  • Are there conflicts between the role and functioning of a company and CSR?



Lesson 2: How can we make companies accountable?

Make a list of ways consumers can change corporate behavior

  • How effective are the following methods.
  • Which one is most effective?

Here are a few examples. How effective do you think these are?

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