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 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
Physical features that guided your decision
Any other relevant information that can support your answer.
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
The next unit will be about energy production, consumption and conservation.
First, what is climate change?
What are green house gases?
What is the difference between climate change and the greenhouse effect?
In groups, answer the following questions. You will present your answers to the class.
Draw 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?
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:
Forestry and ecosystems
Extreme weather events.
If time, discuss the relationaship with GCC and the resource consumption game we played last class.
Today we will begin discussions on our new unit on Resources and Scarcity
our statement on inquiry will be:
Scientific and technical innovation produce sustainability and equity of resources
What does the statement mean to you?
What issues are implied in the statement?
How do you think we will study these issues?
Part 1: We will play the resource game to explore how resources are exchanged and used between countries
What problems did you encounter in round 1?
Essentially scarcity vs. wants
Most resources in the world are scarceand there is an finite supply (e.g. oil, clean water and steel).
However humans wants are infinite. Even once we’ve got basic needs (food, shelter, clothing) we always want more.
The purpose of an economic activity is the production of good and services, with scarce resources, to best satisfy human needs and maximise people’s happiness (economic welfare).
It is assumed consumption increases economic welfare, although of course it also depletes natural resources which has it own problems.
What problems did you try to resolve before round ?
Who produces what? Who is best at making a specific thing?
What to produce: Should the UK make more CDs than cars?
How to produce: How do we make the best use of our scarce resources?
For whom to produce: Whose needs are greatest (who will pay more) and how best distribute the goods and services to them?
But we are not in a prefect world and choices and trade-offs will have to be made. (what do we make, how and for who?) In Economics this is called opportunity cost; the cost of making that trade-off.
What did you need to survive in the game?
In economics, all resources are classified in 4 categories: (These would be different in Geography)
Land (including all natural resources)
Labour (size and education/expertise level)
Capital (human made resources: money, machines, robots, computers, etc)
Entrepreneurship (people who organize the factors of production, taking risks in the search for profit)
How did you organize yourselves in round 2?
One person take charge?
A proper democracy?
Did anyone not like what they’d been given to do?
These are economic systems:
Free Market Economy
How does this apply to the real world?
Each group, find one example in the news where economic exchanges, resource allocation, scarcity or trade has impacted the lives of people. Present your findings to the class, drawing parallels to the game.
Choose a ‘point in History’ an event, happening, or milestone, something very focused and create a good, well focused research question. So for example, just writing about how World War Two started is too broad, however, if you focus it down to something more specific, for example to To what extent did Japan feel forced to attack the United States at Pearl Harbor?
The key is the sources that you choose to answer your question!
In this assignment you will use 5 sources, which show at least 2 different perspectives even if they are only slightly different, and 1 must be a visual source such as a political cartoon, photo, map, etc. A political cartoon can sometimes say much more than a photo in trying to get a specific message across and vice versa.
Pick 5 primary (or secondary) sources that show a broad scope of opinions and ideas about your event or theme from a variety of perspectives. Focus on the OPPVL of the sources and be able to explain why one source weighs more heavily in your argument because of its values and how other sources you recognize limitations.
Properly source each one using MLA Works Cited and proper in-text citation and include all the information that you use for each source on a separate sheet of paper labeling your sources A-E so that they are easy to refer to in your essay.
Your argument can be no more than 2 sides of A4 paper, font 12, 5-7 paragraphs
Now choose your topic or general area first and then work on narrowing down your topic and constructing the question that you will answer using your sources. You must discuss the OPPVL of your sources and show different perspectives as you analyze.
You will need to create 5 OPPVLs for this assignment and get them graded by me during class. I will then use the best sustained grade of your top 3 scores to give you your final assessment. Here is the OPPVL TSC that you should add at the bottom of each of your OPPVLs.
Introduction to the History Writing Project focusing on the analysis of one event in the last 120 years excluding the last fifteen (1900 to 2001). Today you are choosing a topic based on your personal interests and working on being able to narrow it down to form your research question.
What do you know about history?
What have you already learned?
What period/event would you like to learn more about?
What questions do you have about a period in history?
Would you like the group to pick one specific topic with lectures?