March 26

WEEK 26 6th MARCH – 10th MARCH

INTRODUCTION

We have been very busy developing ideas and looking for ways to explore issues that are relevant to us and important to our local community. Our approach is very much geared up to THINK GLOBAL – ACT LOCAL. We are very pleased to see that each student has been able to develop a line of inquiry and has tackled a local issue that is important to them.

 

Sustainable Cities and Communities

TRUITT

Climate Action

FELIX

Zero Hunger

DAAN

 

Inquiries into

 

  • How natural resources can be used differently to design more effective homes
  • People can use environmentally friendly resources to decorate their homes
  • Understanding the purpose of recycling and the effects in our environment
  • Positive and negative outcomes of recycling
  • How wasting food is a global problem that must be changed.
  • The long term effect of food wasting.
  1. Why do we need to use more environmentally friendly resources in our homes?(RESPONSIBILITY)
  1. How can we plan our homes more effectively and thinking about “space”?(CHANGE)
  1. How does recycling work? (function)
  1. What can I do to tell others about the importance of recycling (Connection)
  1. Why do we waste so much food and what can I do to change this (CAUSATION, RESPONSIBILITY)?
  1.   What effective ways can I use to use food more responsibly?

(RESPONSIBILITY)

 

Good Health and Well Being

KANO

Life on Land

KENTA

Climate Action

KAE

 

Inquiries into

 

  • The importance of exercising every day to maintain a healthy body and mind
  • The negative effects that lack of exercise can do to someone’s life
  • Animal extinction is not a threat – it is real
  • How Japan benefits from the Ivory trade
  • How plastic is destroying our oceans
  • How does rubbish affect the oceans.
  1. What exercises can I do to stay healthy?
  1. What negative effects the lack of exercise can have in my life?
  1. How is ivory used and for what purposes? (causation)
  1. Why we must take action to stop the killing of African elephants now? (Change)
  1. How do our oceans suffer because of trash? ( FUNCTION )
  1. Is there a better way to get rid of our trash? ( RESPONSIBILITY )

 

Life on Land

JUNGEUN

Life on Land

MAITE

Climate Action

CHAHEL

 

Inquiries into

 

  • Understanding the importance of keeping pets healthy
  • Long term effects of animal cruelty
  • Understanding how natural disasters can impact our lives
  • How communities react and overcome natural disasters
  • The effect of climate change to our environment
  • How can I make a difference
  1. What happens to animals that have been mistreated?
  1. Why do we need to take good care of domestic pets?
  1. What is the most effective way to be prepared for when a natural disaster strike?
  1. How can I teach others about the importance of being prepared for when a natural disaster takes place?
  1. Can I do anything about climate change – what, why and how?
  1. What is climate change?

 

Life on Land

MINORI

Good Health and Well Being

WILLIAM

Good Health and Well Being

NAOTO

 

Inquiries into

 

  • How animal shelters help to restore pets to a healthy life
  • People care about animals and their welfare
  • The importance of sleep in our health
  • Steps a person must take to develop a healthy lifestyle
  • Digital tools can have negative effect in our health
  • Computers are part of our lifestyle
  1. Why do we have animal shelters in Yokohama?
  1. What can we do to protect animals from cruelty?
  1. Do computers have a negative effect in our health? (Perspective)
  1. What are the steps to a positive and healthy lifestyle? (Form)
  1. What is the effect of the overuse of digital tools have on our health? (Form)
  1. What steps can I take to promote responsibility when using digital tools at home and school? (Responsibility)

 

Good Health and Well Being

ZHANSAYA

Affordable and Clean Energy

KOKHI

Affordable and Clean Energy

EMIL

 

Inquiries into

 

  • How a healthy diet can have a positive effect on us
  • The importance of choosing healthy products in our lives
  • The importance of using renewable sources of energy
  • Effects in our communities of using nonrenewable and renewable sources of energy
  • Solar energy is the most effective form of energy to use in the long term
  1. Why is important to promote healthy products?
  1. What are the long term effects of eating “junk” food?
  1. What is better – using non renewable or renewable sources of energy and how do we know? ( PERSPECTIVE)
  1. What can we do to be more responsible when using energy? (RESPONSIBLE)
  1. How do solar panels work? (FUNCTION)
  1. What positive steps I need to take to be more efficient when (CHANGE)

 

Clean Water and Sanitation

CHAEYOON

Quality Education

ANNETTE

Decent work and economic Growth

NIELS

 

Inquiries into

 

  • Understanding the importance of clean water for our health
  • How communities are affected when they have no access to clean water
  • The importance of learning new languages
  • Understanding what makes strong and stable economies
  • The effect that economic decisions can have in people’s’ lives
  1. Why is water important for our daily diet?
  1. How communities can work together to provide clean water for everyone?
  1. Why is it important to learn a new language?
  1. What is the most effective way to learn a new language?
  1. Can strong and stable economies have a positive effect in a community?
  1. Is the Japanese economy having an effect in the lives of poor people?

 

Quality Education

RACHEL

Gender Equality

RIKA

 

Inquiries into

 

  • The importance of education in people’s lives
  • Education can change people’s lives for the better
  • Girls have the same rights as boys
  • How gender inequality happens in some communities
  1. How can education improve someone’s life? (Change, Causation)
  1. Can we be successful without education? (Causation)
  1. What is gender inequality? (Form)

    

  1. How can we promote gender equality in my community effectively? (Connection)

 


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