Monthly Archives: September 2011

Key Players of Italian Unification

This is the Key Players of Italian Unification googledoc the G10 History class created.

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Typhoon Day

I trust all my students are enjoying themselves. And just when you thought you could kick back, relax and watch re-runs of Friends all day, I’ve got some work for you to be getting on with. For all my classes … Continue reading

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Economics G12 IA reading

All Economics G12 students should read this to see how to write a good IA.

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G11 Economics definitions test results

I know you’re all eagerly awaiting the results from the recent definitions test. So here it is. First, I have allocated the following grades (out of 7) to the marks you received (out of 30): >24 = 7 20-24 = … Continue reading

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Zeitgeist by Peter Joseph

Here is the link to the video we watched this morning in ToK. The section on God is at the start, the section on conspiracy theories starts at 37 minutes.  

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Example of a response to an article. For G11.

This article from Reuters from July 13 2011 discusses how the price of gold reached a high of $1,590 per ounce. The price of gold, like many goods and services, is determined by market forces – supply and demand. As … Continue reading

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G12 homework essays – with a twist

G12 – for your homework you are to prepare to write both the following essays: Given the benefits of trade, evaluate the economic arguments in favour of protectionism. Evaluate the importance of membership of a trading bloc for the export … Continue reading

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G11 homework essays

G11 – for your homework you are to write the following essays: “As price falls, quantity supplied falls. As supply increases, price falls.” Use supply and demand analysis to explain why these two statements do not contradict each other. Why … Continue reading

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Another fine mess you’ve got us into… part III

This is my third entry on the current problems facing Europe. In the first two entries we looked at why and how Europe got itself into such a mess in the first place and why the events of the last … Continue reading

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Another fine mess you’ve got us into… part II

This is the second of three entries on the problems facing Europe. In the first we discovered three key issues: that many of the key economies in Europe have a very tight relationship through the Eurozone, a monetary union; that … Continue reading

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