Here are the study guides for next week’s exams:
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
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:
Income and multiplier effect
Demand for labor
Foreign policy goals
Awareness of sports
Sense of community
Empowerment of low-income residents
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 Today:
Work on intro and maps
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:
Title and Aim
Methods and data collection sheet
Results in tables
Results in graphs
Results in maps
Evaluation Part 2:
Student-made maps and graphs
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
9C work on presentations, (if you are done you may present today)
9A present your tourism projects, then begin Kamakura project (below)
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:
In 200 words or less:
Give some information on attractions, patterns and trends of tourism in Kamakura. Give some information on
the history of Kamakura.
You should include a written description which includes the distance from Tokyo, compass directions and physical features. (mountains, rivers, oceans etc Describe the location of Kamakura.
Two hand-drawn, color maps with titles, number, north arrow, key and scale
A map of Japan showing location of Kamakura (Example)
A map of Kamakura, including our areas of research, main roads, physical features and important touristic features
Due next week
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!!!!
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?
What were the top three countries in terms in international arrivals in 2014
What were the top three countries in terms of international receipts in 2014?
Explain the difference in patterns depicted by your answers of question 1 and 2.
Describe the recent trends of tourism in Africa.
Describe the changes in international tourist arrivals between 1950 and 2010. (p.14)
In your opinion, why has tourism increased since the 1950s?
Hyperlink your answers
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.
Include specific examples, statistics, pictures etc. of:
A description of the main physical and human attractions at the location
The benefits of tourism on the location
The negative impacts of tourism on the location
One management strategies put in place by local people or government to limit the negative impacts of tourism
A National Park
A coastal resort
A ski resort
A famous tourist destination in an LEDC (specific attraction, village, town etc)
A famous tourist destination in an MEDC
You will present next class
Hyperlink your presentations
I will be at the ophthalmologist all day to have a look at how my eye is recovering.
Here is the work for today:
Grade 9C: Continue working on the Government proposal project. Make sure to keep track of all of your sources and to be mindful of the TSC. Due next week.
Each of you will create a Google doc tilled:
InS 10 C- YOUR NAME – Mapskills Questions Share your document with Mr McKeown
Answer the following question from
Read p. 124-6
Answer p. 127 # 1, 2, 3, 4 and EXTRA using
this OS map of Cambridge Read p. 128
Answer questions 129 #1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (Use the handout of p129 on my desk to measure distance. I have rulers in the blue trays at the back of my classroom. Make sure to put them all back)
Read p. 130
Using a blank piece of paper answer p 131 #1, 2. Put your name on the paper and leave it on my desk.
What is micro financing?
How effective you think it is to reduce disparity?
What are some possible drawbacks?
Let’s have a look at the
cycle of poverty. Using the handout, try to explain the links between each box and the cycle that occurs.
Here is our next summative assessment: Government Report focusing on Strategies to Encourage Development
Your role is that of a development advisor (not economic)
Your audience will be the federal or regional government of your Kiva recipient
Your task is to decide which development strategy or strategies are most appropriate to improve the standard of living of a your Kiva recipient’s community
Your situation will be that of an individual or group profile from the Kiva website – Anyone you feel you would like to help. You can browse Kiva by country, gender, economic sector, etc.
Links to some useful resources Make sure to have a look at your classmate’s factsheet on
strategies in reducing disparity. Your product will be:
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
of your recipient’s the cycle of poverty community All of your decisions must be supported with statistical and anecdotal evidence.
9A: Friday March 3rd
9C: Thursday March 2nd
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