I will be in Kamakura today, conducting fieldwork with the grade 10 InS class. Here is your work:
10 minutes to prepare your presentations
Once the presentations are done sit around the table at the centre of the room.
You will now have a 15 minute (or longer if the conversation is good) socratic seminar ( open discussion where each comment must be supported by a fact you have researched) answering the following IB-style questions:
“The causes of global climatic change are essentially human.” Discuss this statement.
“Global climate change will increase disparities in development.” Discuss this statement, referring to examples.
We have been discussing the role of cities today, as well as their many benefits and drawbacks. We read about Osaka and how they are trying to address some of the problems they are facing while trying to make the lives of their citizens better. 8B8C
Today we will be looking at initiatives (technological, political, infrastructure, education etc) worldwide being done to either improve urban life or address an urban problem.
What are the main problems of cities? MEDC and LEDC?
What are the main problems in Yokohama and/or Tokyo?
Do you know of any initiatives being done in Yokohama or Tokyo?
Research one initiative being done addressing one of the following problems.
You will present the project as well as evaluate its effectiveness in addressing the problem.
Traffic in LEDC
Traffic in MEDC
Pollution in MEDC
Pollution in LEDC
Inequality (gender, ethnic, etc)
Any other issue (with teacher consent)
Part 2: Find a Solution
In groups, you will design a solution to an urban problem facing a specific city.
Your design can be technological, legal, infrastructure, education, anything that you can think of. Money is not an issue.
You will need to:
Define the problem in the context of your city.
Create a design plan to your invention following each step of the MYP design cycle
Include: Explain and justify the need
Analysis of existing product
Product design and sketch
Once this is complete and accepted by Mr McKeown, you will create a visual representation of your design, in any way you see fit (minecraft, 3D imaging, cardboard model, drawing, blueprint etc)
You will finally present your project to the class on:
We have been discussing methods of collecting information for historical purposes. We have also discussed different perspectives in history, exploring the Guiding Question: Does everyone see “history” in the same way?
Grade 8, work on your Globalization Product Placement. Remember to clearly explain how you have considered both cultures in your new product. Explain how your choices take into account specific cultural traits.
Grade 9: Work on your Social History project. You should have your three sources by now. Start researching your topic in depth in order to created good, thought provoking questions for your interview.
Comapanies, aware of the power and possible economic benefit of doing business globally, have tried to sell their products worldwide, with varying levels of success. They’ve realized that you can’t sell a product the same way in every country.
What factors may affect the way you sell a product in a different country?
Can you think of a product that you use that would not sell in another culture? Why?
How can a company adapt their product to other cultures?
Glocalization is the practice of conducting business according to both local and global considerations.
For the next projectm you will be asked to glocalize a product that is relevant in your culture.