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InS 9 and 10 exam review

Here are the study guides for next week’s exams:

Grade 9: Monday May 8th, 9:10AM,  Exam on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Grade 10: Tuesday May 9th, 9:10AM, Exam on map skills and coastal processes


InS 9: Sports tourism


  • —Why do cities want to host the Olympics or the FIFA World Cup?
  • —What problems have occurred while preparing for Olympic games?
  • —What problems have occurred after having hosted Olympic games?

We have discussed the benefits and drawbacks of tourism, and looked at the history of the Olympic games.

Major sporting events have always had their shares of controversy.

South Korea 1986


Beijing 2008

Brazil 2014 World Cup


—In groups, you will create a short presentation describing a controversy surrounding an upcoming major sporting event.

—Create a 5 (max) minute PowerPoint presentation (10 slides max) describing:

  • The reason your city wanted to host the event
  • The main lines of the controversy
  • The benefits of hosting the event in your city/country
  • The drawbacks of hosting the event in your city/country
  • Answer these questions:
    • Should the event still take place?
    • Would you still patronize the event?
  • —The slides may not contain more than 5 words each. They should be used solely as visual aids and prompts, not essay pages.
  • You may not read from a piece of paper or laptop either. All information must be in your own words.
  • Be ready to answer questions from your peers.

Possible Topics – 2 teams can pick the same event, not the same controversy. Some sources will be available on my Diigo

  • —The Rio Olympics 2016
  • —The PyeongChang Winter Olympics 2018
  • —Russian World Cup 2018
  • —The Tokyo Olympics 2020
  • —Beijing Winter Olympics 2022
  • —The Qatar World Cup 2022
  • Any other with teacher consent

Things to consider:

  • —Tourism Growth
  • —  Income and multiplier effect
  • —  Natural environment
  • —  Infrastructure
  • —  Demand for labor
  • —  National pride
  • —  Foreign policy goals
  • —  Awareness of sports
  • —  Sense of community
  • —  Empowerment of low-income residents

List of case studies


InS 10: Disorder research question on stigma or 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.

  • 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:

  • 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


Write your research question and hyperlink your video here

InS 9: Kamakura Project

Now that we have all of our data, we will put it all together here:

Then, work on the project.

Here is what you need

Project 1:

  1. Title and Aim
  2. Hypothesis (x2 + Justification)
  3. Background information (200 words max)
  4. Methods and data collection sheet (with justification)
  5. Results in tables, graphs and maps (must be student hand-or-computer made, in color with numbers and titles)
  6. Pictures with annotations, numbers and titles
  7. Analysis (integrated with your graphs and tables and pictures)
  8. Conclusion, where you answer the question (100 words max)
  9. Evaluation (100 words max)

Part 2:

  • Title page
  • 2 hypotheses with justification
  • Student-made maps and graphs
  • Analysis (max 150 words per hypothesis)

Of course, keep a close eye on the TSC and specific project requirements

InS 10: Disorder poster

We have been discussing ways of defining abnormality, and symptoms of various disorders. We will now look at prevalence and how it varies between regions, cultures, age groups  and genders.

You will create 1-sheet comparative report or poster or pictogram on the prevalence of 1 disorder.

Max 400 words

  • Describe the symptoms
  • Explain the difference in prevalence over time between two countries or region in terms of :
    • Age
    • Socio economic level
    • Gender
    • Culture


  • Schizophrenia
  • Addiction (alcohol/substance)
  • Bulimia
  • ADHD
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder (a.k.a multiple personality disorder)
  • OCD
  • Other, with teacher approval



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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