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 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.
What real world situations affect the equity of trade between countries?
How could we achieve fair trade?
How would you define poverty in terms of the game?
Review from gr. 8 I&S:
What is meant by development?
How do we measure development?
What trends have been observed in countries during different levels of development?
What is meant by disparity?
How would you define poverty in terms of development?
Let’s look at a new way of defining poverty?
In your groups, discuss Mr Rosling’s views on defining poverty.
Write down the dimensions of development. Identify which ones you think are means, and which are goals? Rank them according to how important you think they are.
How do your ideas differ from Mr Rosling?
Do you agree with him that culture is and should be the ultimate goal of any society?
Do you believe all societies in the world, including your own, can achieve their goals? What may be some obstacles they face? Explain.
How can we encourage different societies to achieve their goals?
How can we reduce disparity between countries?
In groups of 2 or 3
Considering everything we have discussed, the videos we watched and the game we played, discuss ways of encouraging development. Consider development in broader terms than just economic: How can countries develop to have a more equal, fair and sustainable society?
You can pick a specific country/city/village/region to base your answer, or answer in general terms, but you must describe specific methods that could be undertaken by governments, NGOs, civil society or individuals to help regional or national development.
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 (15 words max) 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 (with titles and numbers)
Physical features that guided your decision
Any other relevant information that can support your answer.
We have been discussing different ways to reduce the impacts of climate change and limit it’s consequences. The goal here is to achieve sustainability?
Sustainability is achieved when any process that interacts with the environment replenishes what it uses so that the process is capable of continuing in perpetuity. If resources are used faster than they can replenish, then it is unsustainable.
Your first project will require you to address our statement of inquiry for this unit:
“In order to create a more sustainable community, we must be innovators.”
You will create a presentation explaining how you can reduce energy consumption in your home or YIS or Yokohama through innovation in order to make it more sustainable
Groups of 2 or 3
Working towards sustainability and energy saving
Gain an understanding of energy consumption (bills, statistics etc)
Describe ways you could save energy ? You can think outside the box in terms of technology or ways to reduce other resources in order to achieve sustainability
Explain how you will implement the ideas – get family/school/city on board/make them do it?
Think about conservation, recycling, reduction, reuse, substitution
This is a presentation, maximum 5 minutes long. Can be done in any way you like. Be creative!!
In groups of 2 or 3, you will describea specific way that we can reduce carbon emissions or mitigate it’s impacts. Explain the benefits and drawbacks of using this strategy in limiting GCC and it’s impacts. Use pictures when possible.
The next unit will be about energy production, consumption and conservation.
First, what is climate change?
What are green house gases? Where do they come from?
What is the difference between climate change and the greenhouse effect?
What are the consequences of climate change on people and nature?
What strategies are used to reduce climate change and its impacts?
In groups, you will answer one of the following questions and present your answers to the class. Use visuals as much as possible.
Create a labeled diagram (poster) explaining the functioning of the greenhouse effect, including the amount of incoming solar radiation absorbed and reflected in/by the atmosphere, clouds, the earth, ice and the ocean
Explain the main lines of the debate over the existence of climate change? Show both sides of the issue, and evaluate their validity.
List the main (most abundant) greenhouse gases, where they come from and list their different level of “global warming potential”
What major human activities are the main causes of greenhouse gas increase? Explain each activity and the way it releases GHG
Which nations are the biggest GHG producers? Give a list of each nations and their main source of GHG production.
What does the WWF say about how you could become more energy efficient? Research a few other new technologies that can reduce domestic carbon footprint.
List the possible consequences of global temperature change in terms of: