Category: IBDP 11 (page 2 of 6)

IB 11: Oceans and Climate: Energy Transfer

IB Outcome:  Explain the thermal transfers of energy within oceans and the importance of oceanic conveyor belts.

5 minute review

-Describe the spatial variations of sea water salinity

-Describe the spatial variations of sea water temperature.

  •  Remember to use proper vocabulary

The Oceanic Conveyor Belt

Dr. Martins is nominated in the upcoming Academy awards:

Here’s a slightly better one.

Climate change and the OCB

Exercise:

In groups of 2: Write a a paragraph entitled the importance of the oceanic conveyor belt. Your paragraph must include a color, hand-drawn sketch map and the following terms:

  • Thermohaline circulation
  • Oceanic conveyor belts
  • Water density
  • Climate
  • North Atlantic Deep Water NADW
  • Antarctic bottom water AABW
  • Upwelling
  • Nutrients
  • Arctic Ocean
  • Indian Ocean
  • Pacific Ocean
  • Atlantic Ocean
  • Southern Ocean
  • Salinity
  • Atmospheric circulation

Post your paragraph here

Homework: Read Codrington p. 227 to 239

Friday afternoon movie:

IB 11: Intro to Oceans and Their Coastal Margins

Why do Oceans matter?

The Coriolis effect:


Knowing this, does the coriolis force affect the direction of spiraling water in a toilet?

Modeling Ocean Currents and their effects of sea surface temperatures (SST):

Floatsametrics. Please have a listen if you have a chance.

Ocean morphology:

  • —This will be reviewed in the Hazards unit on plate tectonics.
  • —On a poster paper, draw labeled diagrams explaining the formation of all of the following: Transform fault, Spreading ridge, seamount, Abyssal plain, Continental rise, island arc, continental shelf, magma, rift valley, transform fault, guyot, deep sea trench, subduction zone, continental slope.

You will have a 10 minute quiz on Tuesday where you will be asked to recognize all of the landforms mentioned above.

Welcome back! Here is the work while I am away

Hi guys,

I hope you all had a wonderful, relaxing break and that you spent some quality time with your loved ones. I will be away fro two weeks for my paternity leave, and will return on January 25th.

You can email me if you have questions and I will try to answer as quickly as I can.

Here is the work to do during my absence:

Grade 8 InS B and C: You will work on the Infographic project. Due Friday January 22nd

Grade 9 InS:  Here is the work

Grade 11: Here is the work

Grade 12: Here is your work

IB 11 and 12 Holiday Homework (No homework for Gr 8 and 9)

In addition you should watch a (1) documentary film related to an issue we have studied (or will study) in class and be ready to discuss it during the first class of January.

Here are some suggestions, but you can rent a DVD or browse sites like youtube or   http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/ if you want to find something that really interests you.

Remember, the course topics are:

  • P1: Population in Transition
  • P1: Disparities in Wealth in Development
  • P1: Patterns in Environmental Quality and Sustainability
  • P1:Patterns in resource consumptions
  • P2: Oceans and their Coastal Margins
  • P2: Hazards and Disasters
  • P2: The Geography of Food and Health (HL only)
  • P3: HL extension: Globalization (see all topics in IB guide) (HL only)

Here are a few suggestions

Addicted to Aid (disparity, HL extension, food)

Demographic Winter (population)

Earthlings (food)

Acidic Oceans (coasts)

Life and Debt (development, aid, financial flows, disparity)

Welcome to Lagos. (development, urbanization, disparity)

China from the Inside (development, disparity)

How the Banks Won (financial flows) (HL)

Sicko (health, disparity)

The Inside Job (financial flows, development, disparity)

The Oil Factor (financial flows, resources, environment)

Fuel (financial flows, resources, environment)

Manufactured Landscapes (development, disparity)

Flow: For Love of Water (food, development, environment, disparity)

Deep sea (coasts)

The Death of Oceans (coasts)

The Cove (coasts)

The 11th Hour (resources, environment)

Earth: The Climate Wars (environment)

The End of the Line (coasts, food)

Syria, Songs of Defiance (violence), (Disparity, HL extension)

Occupation 101: Voices of the silent Majority (violence), (Disparity, HL extension)

The Future of Food (food and health)

What in the World are they Spraying?  (Food and health)
 
The World According to Monsanto (food and health)

Fast Food, Fat Profits  (food and health)

Super Hurricanes (hazards)

When the levees broke (hazard)

NOVA: Japan’s Killer quake (hazards)

Then and Now: Ishinomaki (hazards)

Inside Tchernobyl (hazards, HL extension)

The Battle of Chernobyl (Hazards, HL extension)

Chernobyl Heart (Hazards, HL extension)

Arctic Meltdown lecture (coasts)

Battle for the Arctic (coasts)

Have a wonderful holiday! Get lots or rest and have fun!!!!

IB 11: The Spread of Disease

IB Expectations: Explain how the geographic concepts of diffusion by relocation and by expansion apply to the spread of diseases. Examine the application of the concept of barriers in attempts to limit the spread of diseases. Describe the factors that have enabled reduction in incidence of a disease.

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What is Ebola?

 See more detailed explanation here 

How has it spread? See also: Here

Barriers to Ebola:

June 2014: MSF: Outbreak is out of control

December 2014: MSF says international community is not doing enough not 

Washington Post: What is needed?

allAfrica: Sierra Leone declared Ebola Free See also BBC report

BBC: UK Government sets fund to fight Ebola (and Malaria)

Tech Times: Ebola is Back in Liberia

Activity: As a group, we will create a mini case study on the spread and control of Ebola:

  • What is Ebola? How is it transmitted? What are the symptoms? What are the causes?
  • Explain the geographic concepts of diffusion by relocation and expansion of the recent Ebola outbreak. Where did it start, where did it spread and how did it spread? Use the vocabulary learned last class.
  • Barriers: What are the geographic barriers to Ebola? What human barriers have been put in place thus far for the Ebola outbreak? Classify them?
  • Describe the factors that have enabled reduction in incidence of Ebola in a specific region

Here is the Summative Assessment you will be working on after the holidays.

IB 11 and 12 Holiday Homework (No homework for Gr 8 and 9)

In addition you should watch a (1) documentary film related to an issue we have studied (or will study) in class and be ready to discuss it during the first class of January.

Here are some suggestions, but you can rent a DVD or browse sites like youtube or   http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/ if you want to find something that really interests you.

Remember, the course topics are:

  • P1: Population in Transition
  • P1: Disparities in Wealth in Development
  • P1: Patterns in Environmental Quality and Sustainability
  • P1:Patterns in resource consumptions
  • P2: Oceans and their Coastal Margins
  • P2: Hazards and Disasters
  • P2: The Geography of Food and Health (HL only)
  • P3: HL extension: Globalization (see all topics in IB guide) (HL only)

Here are a few suggestions

Addicted to Aid (disparity, HL extension, food)

Demographic Winter (population)

Earthlings (food)

Acidic Oceans (coasts)

Life and Debt (development, aid, financial flows, disparity)

Welcome to Lagos. (development, urbanization, disparity)

China from the Inside (development, disparity)

How the Banks Won (financial flows) (HL)

Sicko (health, disparity)

The Inside Job (financial flows, development, disparity)

The Oil Factor (financial flows, resources, environment)

The End of Oil (resources)

The Curse of Oil (Resources)

The Great Challenge: Oil (Resources)

Fuel (financial flows, resources, environment)

Manufactured Landscapes (development, disparity)

Flow: For Love of Water (food, development, environment, disparity)

Deep sea (coasts)

The Death of Oceans (coasts)

The Cove (coasts)

The 11th Hour (resources, environment)

Earth: The Climate Wars (environment)

The End of the Line (coasts, food)

Syria, Songs of Defiance (violence), (Disparity, HL extension)

Occupation 101: Voices of the silent Majority (violence), (Disparity, HL extension)

The Future of Food (food and health)

What in the World are they Spraying?  (Food and health)
 
The World According to Monsanto (food and health)

Fast Food, Fat Profits  (food and health)

Super Hurricanes (hazards)

When the levees broke (hazard)

NOVA: Japan’s Killer quake (hazards)

Then and Now: Ishinomaki (hazards)

Inside Tchernobyl (hazards, HL extension)

The Battle of Chernobyl (Hazards, HL extension)

Chernobyl Heart (Hazards, HL extension)

Arctic Meltdown lecture (coasts)

Battle for the Arctic (coasts)

Have a wonderful holiday! Get lots or rest and have fun!!!!

IB11: Intro to disease: Global Patterns

IB outcomes:

  • Explain the global distribution of diseases of affluence.
  • Explain the global distribution of diseases of poverty.

Vocabulary review:

  • Hale: Health Adjusted Life Expectancy: Number of years in full health that a newborn can expect ct to live (minus disease and injury)
  • Incidence (epidemiology): number of confirmed cases annually
  • Prevalence: number of cases per 10 000 pop

Exercise:

1. Complete this google doc

2. Rank all of these diseases on the epidemiological transition model from 1>5 on the first table the doc in #1

3. Can you classify diseases in terms of socio-economic prevalence?

If time, read Codrington p. 443 to 459

IB 11: Sustainable Agriculture

  • Examine the concept of sustainable agriculture in terms of energy efficiency ratios and sustainable yields.

As you watch, consider the environmental, social and economic benefits and drawbacks of Organic Farming.

Question: Would you consider subsistence faring organic? Is it sustainable?

Agribusiness vs Sustainable farming.

What are the benefits and shortcomings of this sustainable farm:

Industrail family farm

Review:

  • Food Males
  • HALE

Further reading:

Youwill have read Codrington p. 440 to 443 by tomorrow

See also: this article

IB 11: Food. Addressing imbalances

We have discussed the benefits and drawbacks of food aid. In the Core unit 2, Disparities in Wealth ad Development, we discussed the benefits and drawbacks of trade and market access.

Instead of food aid, many economists and NGOs have pointed to trade as the best way to alleviate poverty and hunger in LEDCs. The problem is that trade is not always regulated and does not always benefit all parties involved equally.

Each of you will read one of the following articles. And explain it’s content to the class.

Section 1: Fair Trade

What is Fair Trade?

Child Labor in Fair Trade

Climate Change and Fair Trade

Access to Finance and Fair Trade

Current Issues in Fair Trade

Fair Trade is good for business

Section 2: Aid

Is trade, not aid, the answer for Africa?

Tough times as a cocoa trader

Aid isn’t the answer: Africa must be allowed to trade its way out of Poverty

OXFAM on Aid

Section 3: Market Access

Famine in Ethiopia Wars, Drought and Flawed Food Aid

A revolution Marches on Its Stomach

Subsidies, Food Security and Eating Right

The Indignity of Industrial Tomatoes

In groups, answer the following question:

  • Fill in this table listing the benefits and drawbacks of each.
  • Prepare a short answer to this question:
    • How are food aid, free trade and increased market effective in reducing food shortages and food insecurity?

IB – 11: Food Production and Markets

Outcome: Examine the impacts at a variety of scales of trade barriers, agricultural subsidies, bilateral and multilateral agreements, and transnational corporations (TNCs) on the production and availability of food.

1. Background information: Fill in this document as a group

Trade Barriers

Multinational Agreements:

Watch this video and use this article

Agricultural Subsidies

In America

In Europe watch 4:00 to 7:00

TNCs

Watch the following video, read this article

We will have a socratic dialogue discussing these questions:

  1. Define Agricultural subsidies
  2.  How do agricultural subsidies benefit local farmers?
  3. How do agricultural subsidies affect food prices?
  4. What are the impacts of trade agreements?
  5. What is the criticism of trade agreements?
  6. Describe the main lines of NAFTA
  7. What are the impacts of NAFTA for the US? Be specific
  8. What are the impacts of NAFTA for the Mexico? Be Specific
  9. What are the impacts of NAFTA on TNCs? Be Specific
  10. Explain how American subsides hurt Mexican farmers
  11. Explain the benefits of changing Mexico’s economy from agriculture to manufacturing
  12. How will China change the benefits listed in question 9
  13. What has been the impact of NAFTA on Mexican food prices?
  14. Can you guess what the environmental impacts this will have on Mexico?
  15. Can you guess what the political impacts this will have on Mexico?
  16. What will be the impact of NAFTA on Food Security?
  17. Define: plantation farming, contract farming and commercial farming
  18. Evaluate the impacts of commercial farming in Ethiopia.
  19. What is the impact of TNCs on local food security?
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