In groups, explain the following ways of measuring abnormality:
Deviation from social norms
Failure to function adequately
Deviation from ideal mental health
Exercise 2: Models of abnormality
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.
You will be given an OS map to conduct a feasibility study and produce an energy proposal for the map’s area. State what types of renewable energy would be suitable for the region, or what mix of these could be used, and the site where these could be employed.
Your product will be a hand drawn, annotated map on poster paper.
Your maps must include:
Scale (cannot be the same as on your map)
Elevation where relevant
Main physical features
Reference to map evidence
Information on the region
Climate and meteorological trends
Handwritten annotations of site for each type of renewable energy usage with:
Type of energy
Expected energy production
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 answer.
Once you find your person or group, take a screenshot of their profile and save their page, and do some further research on the country or region they come from:
find information about their level of development and standard of living ( HDI- Fertility rate, GNP, disease etc )
Issues in their area or country ( government stability, economy, debt, war etc ) which might affect their level of development.
Main economic activities and growth rate
Climate, resources and physical nature of the country
Any other information that will help you with your decision
You will create a 1 page document and/or 3 minute presentation recommending strategies that will help improve the standard of living and break the cycle of poverty of the community represented by an individual
You need to suggest the strategies we have discussed in class: AID, FDI, Fair Trade, Debt Relief, Market and Trade Access, Government policy, Remittances, as well as micro-financing through Kiva. If you find any other strategy make sure to ask your teacher first.
You also need to clearly explain how your ideas will break the cycle of poverty of your recipient’s community
All of your decisions must be supported with statistical and anecdotal evidence.
I Hope you ahd a nice break. I will be absent today. Here is the work to be done:
Grade 9 C:
-Each group will put their podcast on the speakers, have the whole class listen and answer questions afterwards
-When done, you have the choice, as a class, to work individually on another class’ homework or watch the movie below
-Those of you who were supposed to present today will do so next class.
-Those of you who have already presented, please complete the self reflection box on your TSC
-When done, you have the choice to work individually on another class’ homework or watch the movie below
Now that we have an understanding of disparity and of the podcast format, let’s try to make our own.
We have been discussing ways to reduce disparity, and you next project will ask you to make suggestions to a government on the best ways to reduce disparity in its country.
Let’s look at one more case study before our final assessment.
In groups of 3 or 4, you will create a 5 minute podcast about the following factors and the ways the help reduce disparity. You should see those as consequences, or means, of the methods we studied in the last project. (You can use the data from the factsheets.)
For each topic, explain how it helps reduce disparity and give at least one specific example from an LEDC and an MEDC.
You podcast must include:
All members’ voices
Segments with audio transitions
The themes are:
Reduction of one disease (eg: Malaria, AIDS, Dengue, etc)
Improved hard infrastructure (eg: roads, bridges, ports, airports etc.)
Improved Information and Communication Technology (eg: internet, cell phone access, etc.)
Population policies (eg: One Child Policy, Japan’s pro-natalist policies etc.)
Any other subject you find interesting, with teacher approval.
What methods do they use to communicate their ideas?
What tricks to they use to create emphasis, transition, discussion, conclusion etc.
What does the podcast say about disparity? What is the thesis?
What were the strengths of the podcast?
What were the limitations?
Would you use this as a source in an I&S assignment? Explain
Now, in groups of 2-4, you have 5 minutes to find a podcast about disparity, development, poverty or any topic related to this unit’s statement of inquiry: Disparities exist within and between countries but strategies can be used to improve standard of living
It needs to be less than 30 minutes long and simple enough for you to understand it
First, find out how to source podcasts and write up a complete MLA source for the podcast you have chose.
Then, write a one paragraph synopsis of the main idea of the podcast
Then in your group, discuss the effectiveness of the podcast in getting its point accross
What are the strengths of the podcast
What are its limitations
Would you use this podcast as research for an assignment? Explain your answer.