Month: March 2017

InS 9 : Kamakura Fieldtrip

Next week, we will be going to Kamakura to perform a 2 part fieldwork research on the impacts of tourism as seen by tourists and the local population

Here is the project description and TSC

Here are the groups and their locations – Our class

And here is the plan!

Train Schedule


Work on  intro and maps

Next class:

We will conduct a dry-run in the park across the street

You have every class to complete the project in the required format.

Make sure to include:

Part 1:

  1. Title and Aim
  2. Hypothesis
  3. Background information
  4. Methods and data collection sheet
  5. Results in tables
  6. Results in graphs
  7. Results in maps
  8. Analysis
  9. Conclusion
  10. Evaluation

Part 2:

  • 2 hypotheses
  • Student-made maps and  graphs
  • Analysis

Work for Tuesday and Wednesday March 28 and 29

Hi all,

I will be absent on Tuesday and Wednesday to take the grade 11 Geo students to Shimoda to conduct their Internal Assessment on Coastal Erosion.

Here is the work for these 2 days

Grade 12: Do Exercises 1 (Tue) and 2 (Wed) of Political Outcomes. In the unlikely event of you guys finishing early, please complete the vocabulary list.

Grade 9: Please put your signed permission forms on the whiteboard

  • Tuesday:
    • 9C work on presentations, (if you are done you may present today)
    • 9A present your tourism projects, then begin Kamakura project (below)
  • Wednesday:
    • 9C present your tourism projects, then begin Kamakura project (below)
    • 9A continue Kamakura project (below)

Kamakura Project Part 1: Introduction: (Summative)

When you are done with presentations, get in these groups and begin the introduction to  your Kamakura field trip project. You need to gain an understanding of Kamakura tourism and history.

Each group needs:

  1. In 200 words or less:
    1.  Give some information on attractions, patterns and trends of tourism in Kamakura.
    2. Give some information on the history of Kamakura.
    3. Describe the location of Kamakura. You should include a written description which includes the distance from Tokyo, compass directions and physical features. (mountains, rivers, oceans etc
  2. Two hand-drawn, color maps with titles, number, north arrow, key and scale
    1. A map of Japan showing location of Kamakura (Example)
    2. A map of Kamakura, including our areas of research, main roads, physical features and important touristic features

Due next week

InS 10: Intro to abnormality


  • What are phobias?
  • What causes phobias?
  • How are they treated?
  • Are they more nature or nurture?
  • What is the difference between fear and phobia?

Exercise 1: Read the handout

In groups, explain the following ways of measuring abnormality:

  • Statistical infrequency
  • Deviation from social norms
  • Failure to function adequately
  • Deviation from ideal mental health

Exercise 2: Models of abnormality

Model: A set of assumptions or concepts that help psychologists and/or scientists explain and interpret observations

  • Spells out basic assumptions and sets guidelines for investigation and treatment
  • Some may conflict with each other or be better suited for certain conditions

In groups, explain the following models of abnormality, as well as their ethical and practical implications.

Do some research of an actual case study where your model has been used, and explain it to the class, using the model to structure your explanation.

  • Medical model
  • Psychoanalytic approach
  • Behavioral approach
  • Cognitive Approach
  • Humanistic approach

Friday afternoon movies: Crash Course Psychology

Work for Friday March 10th

Hi guys,

I will be in Iwate today, volunteering wth the Snow club for Chill Japan.

Here is the work:

Grade 12: Do Exercise 2 of Socio-cultural exchanges.  If you finish early you can start working on your holiday homework.

Grade 9A: Complete exercises 1 and 2 of the Tourism Introduction blogpost. You will present your destinations on Tuesday March 28th, the first class when we get back from break.

Have a great break, relax and have fun!!!!

InS 9: Intro to Tourism

We will be looking at trends, benefits and drawbacks in tourism today.

In your groups, answer the following questions;

  • Why do people travel? List at least 5 reasons.
  • What advantages does travel offer for tourists?
  • What advantages does tourism have for the host country or region?
  • What disadvantages does tourism have for the host country or region?

Exercise 1:

Download the UNWTO Tourism Highlights 2015 and answer the following questions:

  1. What were the top three countries in terms in international arrivals in 2014
  2. What were the top three countries in terms of international receipts in 2014?
  3. Explain the difference in patterns depicted by your answers of question 1 and 2.
  4. Describe the recent trends of tourism in Africa.
  5. Describe the changes in international tourist arrivals between 1950 and 2010. (p.14)
  6. In your opinion, why has tourism increased since the 1950s?

Hyperlink your answers here

Let’s discuss our answers as a group and try to understand the patterns we have found. 


Exercise 2 : Presentations

In groups of 3 you will research one specific tourist destination that you have all visited and explain the impacts of tourism on the area.

  1. Include specific examples, statistics, pictures etc. of:
  2. A description of the main physical and human attractions at the location
  3. The benefits of tourism on the location
  4. The negative impacts of tourism on the location
  5. One management strategies put in place by local people or government to limit the negative impacts of tourism

Possible topics:

  1. A National Park
  2. A coastal resort
  3. A ski resort
  4. A famous tourist destination in an LEDC (specific attraction, village, town etc)
  5. A famous tourist destination in an MEDC

You will present next class

Hyperlink your presentations here

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