What is one possible explanation for the dominance of black athletes in sprint events? Why is this a dangerous and/or erroneous assumption to make?
Write a blogpost explaining your understanding of the Nature VS Nurture debate. Using examples, give your opinion on the theme. Is our behaviour dictated by our genes or our environment? Post your blogpost link here
Using the Nature vs. Nurture (handout), read the arguments and then fill out the chart on the back, and check with your family tonight on whether or not they agree with you, and please bring your sheet completed to class on Friday November 27th, ready to discuss your answers.
Then, in groups of 7 or 8, each person read one of the sources about the Paris, attacks of 2015 and debate the issues of freedom of speech brought up by a publication like Charlie Hebdo. Make sure that each person has a chance to express the perspective of their source.
Ideas to consider:
Is Charlie Hebdo Hate speech?
Did their cartoons go too far? Did they incite violence?
Should religion be protected against hate speech?
Should religious taboos be protected against hate speech?
What are the limits of free speech?
Write a short editorial in answer to one of the newspapers in the handout expressing your opinion on whether ‘Freedom of Expression’ should be limited based on what happened in Paris.
Post it on your blog and share the link with me here.
200 words or less
You do not need a bibliography but you may mention sources to strengthen your argument
Make sure you directly address a specific source
You do not need to explain the events, or have an introduction and conclusion. Dive right into it!
Due Monday May 29th. You will have one more period to work on this if need be.
Editorial: An editorial is one of the writing styles used to express an opinion or reaction to timely news, an event, or an issue of concern. Most editorials are used to influence readers to think or act the same way the writer does. Your argument should be strong and be backed up with accurate details that show that the opposing argument(s) contain weaknesses. You must take a side, do not waffle or be wishy-washy, stick to your argument or opinion, and be clear and forceful. Most important is organization. An editorial has little room in which to deliver its message. The structure must be well worked out and follow a logical sequence.
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?
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 your same groups, you will create a short video on your 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
Possible ideas explaining:
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