Month: February 2019

InS 9: Sustainability Map Proposal

Energy proposals

  • You will be given an OS map to conduct a feasibility study and produce an environmental sustainability proposal for the map’s area.
  • You will need to research the area and understand the most pressing environmental issue(s)
  • State what changes would be best suited for the region, and the site where these could be employed.
  • Your product will be a hand drawn, annotated map on poster paper.


  • Your maps must include:
    • Title
    • Scale (cannot be the same as on your map)
    • Grid reference
    • Land use
    • Key
    • Elevation where relevant
    • Main physical features
    • Reference to map evidence
    • Information on the region
    • Population
    • Energy usage
    • Climate and meteorological trends
    • Economic activities
    • Main environmental issues (climate, soil, population, resource consumption etc)
  • Handwritten annotations of site for each new initiative with:
    • Brief explanation
    • Simple design
    • Statistics to support your choice
    • Short explanation of your decision
    • Graphs if necessary
    • Physical features that guided your decision
  • Any other relevant information that can support your decision


Things to consider: (You don’t need all of these. Pick the most relevant)

  • Renewable energy: Benefits, drawbacks, cost, climatic conditions
  • Economic activity: resources, needs, externalities
  • Demographics: Education, birth rates, life expectancy (PPT)
  • Environment: Biodiversity, cultural heritage, pollution
  • Politics: Government type and power, history

Due date: March 14th (12 periods, not including today)


Sustainability is achieved when any process that interacts with the environment replenishes what it uses so that the process is capable of continuing in perpetuity.  If resources are used faster than they can replenish, then it is unsustainable.


Image result for energy consumption

  • What is the trend of energy consumption?
  • Can you explain it?
  • Where do renewable energy fit in?
    • What is the current % of renewable energy produced worldwide

  • What is the trend of renewable energy production?
    • Can you explain the trend?
    • What factors affect the production of renewable energy?

In groups of 2, complete the handout. We will discuss your findings.


kW vs kWh


For a more in depth explanation:

Interesting watch on energy efficiency

InS 8 – Migration and Globalisation

Migration Presentation

InS Incorporated Globalisation project


Here is a template, but feel free to use a different method if you wish.

Here are the TSC’s for the Group

Here is the TSC for the individual final reflection

Due date: Thursday March 14th

Hyperlink all of your work here

InS 10: Disorder research question in Stigma and treatment

Now that you have a good understanding of a disorder, its prevalence and its symptoms, it is time to look at stigma and treatment.

Researching Psychology. A message from Ms Vance:

“YIS has JSTOR, which you can browse by subject, as well as basic and advanced searches of course. Here’s a link to the Psychology section of JSTOR, which you can search within exclusively.  You’ve got access at school by IP address, but to use it at home, you have to create a personal account while you’re at school first.
EbscoHost – Science Reference Center database also has psychology resources, although they are likely easier to access if you look at the subject terms SRC uses before you start searching. Working with databases, as you know, can be frustrating when encountering them for more or less the first time. I would be DELIGHTED to come into your classes and train kids how to use them. 🙂
Same goes for History, economics and geography. They’ve been exposed to these databases as part of their PP but subject specific training on how to use them on a DP level would be very helpful for them.

Summative assessment: In groups, you will create a short video on a disorder, answering a research question that you will create about either stigma, treatment or both

Your research question question must be:

  • informative to your audience
  • about a stigma or the possible treatment of your disorder, or both
  • focused about a subject that can be answered in the timeframe
  • relevant to your disorder
  • relevant to Japan (try to have at least one Japanese speaker per group)

Find more resources on my diigo account #research question

Possible ideas explaining:

  • causes
  • stigma (in Japan)
  • multiple treatment options
  • how you can help in Japan
  • where people can go for help

Your video must clearly put the question in context and go on to answer it fully through:

  • Named case studies and academic research
  • Developing an understanding of the various issues facing the disorder
  • Where relevant, information about Japanese organizations helping people with the disorder
  • 2.5 to 3.5 minutes long

TSC (B + C)

Write your research question and hyperlink your video here

Due Friday March 8th. (Including WJAA players)


Past (Not necessarily perfect) examples.

See also: Anorexia in Japan


Working with Video handouts  and examples


InS 8: Quoting and Paraphrasing

Quotations and paraphrasing

Note taking:


Each of you will read one of the following article and take detailed notes using Cornell or VEEC:

Then, you will write one paragraph, entirely in your own words, using the opinion of the article to explain your own opinion on the issue of globalization and culture.

Intro to Migration

InS10: Stigma towards Mental Disorders

Now that you have a good understanding of a disorder, its prevalence and its symptoms, it is time to look at stigma and treatment.

  • What has surprised you in your research or in the posters you have looked at
  • What are some misconceptions that people have about mental disorders?
  • Can mental disorders be treated? How?
  • What are some misconceptions that people have about treating mental disorders?

Source: New York Times, 2017/2/14







  • For what purpose did the “amateur diagnosticians” label Mr Trump a narcissist?
  • What is the purpose of the  letter to the editor?
  • What does it say about people’s perception of mental illness?
  • What does it say about stigma?

Stigma: a mark of disgrace associated with a particular circumstance, quality, or person.

  • What stigmas are you aware of?
  • How are they formed?
  • What are the consequences on people with mental illnesses?
  • What are the consequences on society?

  • How can we change society’s perception of mental illness?


For the disorder that you researched in your last assessment, find sources that clearly discuss stigma towards people with the disorder.

  • It can be a specific research or report. First hand accounts can be used as support, but not as primary evidence.
  • Describe how the stigma manifests itself in society
  • Describe the impact on the patient
  • Explain the source of the stigma (culture, history, misconception, media etc)
  • Evaluate one initiative that was done to reduce or eliminate the stigma

You will present your findings to the class

Quick review:

We will read Michael Friedman’s The Stigma of Mental Illness is Making us Sicker

If time:



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