Ms Wilson's classes.

Geography, TOK, I&S, EE

Ms Wilson's classes.

Kamakura tourism project

May 22, 2015 · No Comments · Grade 9 Individuals and Societies

Please make sure you have graphed for the sphere of influence by Monday.

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Human Rights

May 14, 2015 · No Comments · Grade 10 Individuals and Societies

You will be working on a Human Rights issue/violation either alone or with a partner. This is due Thursday 4th June.

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Coursework

May 14, 2015 · No Comments · Geography 11

Introduction and method should be complete by Monday’s class.

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Grade 10 – Human Rights work Monday May 11th

May 9, 2015 · No Comments · Grade 10 Individuals and Societies

First Period: Write a one page reflection on Mr. Mejia’s discussion. What information had the greatest impact on you and why? Think about the challenges he faced and the changes that he has seen. How do you compare what you read on the PBS site to what Mr. Mejia said? Remember the reflection reveals your critical thoughts and shows your ability to analyse the information that you have on the topic (in this case Guatemala and the civil war).

Second Period: Working with a partner find one current human rights issue from two different major news sources (remember the sources you used for the Syria Conflict Project and paste each article on a document that you write a short paragraph for that states the type of right being addressed, why it’s important, a short synopsis of what has happened, and what action(s) you feel need to be taken. Do the articles agree?

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Kamakura tourist project – Friday lesson

May 4, 2015 · No Comments · Grade 9 Individuals and Societies

In my absence on Friday you should work on the following:-

1. Come up with 2 hypotheses for the project 1 “where do people come from who visit Kamakura?”

2. Come up with 2 hypotheses for project 2 ” the advantages and disadvantages of tourism” for Kamakura

You should refer to the doc I shared with you for this.

3. Produce background information and geographical location
In this section you should include some information on tourism and History in Kamakura.
You must not copy. This section should be no more that 150 words and they must be entirely your own words and your “voice”. Read a web page and then close it down while you write it up in a word document.

You also need to describe the location of Kamakura. You should include a written description which includes the distance from Tokyo and compass directions.

4. You should draw three maps – A Japan map, a regional map, showing where Kamakura is in relation to Yokohama and Tokyo and a local area map of Kamakura. If these are copied from the Internet they must be simple maps that only show us the information that we want. I suggest you create your own using google maps…ask Tobi or Arunansu for help if you don’t know how to do this. Maps should be annotated using the “draw” tools. This is the map showing where the 3 groups are located, which you can copy and use. This is our group section map

Please make sure you save all your work in a new folder entitled ‘Kamakura project’

I will check this is done next week…Meanwhile, please be prompt next Monday, we will meet you at Ishikawacho at 8.40 or Kamakura station at 9.45 …Remember, wear sunscreen, bring water and food, pencil, and check the weather report in case you need sunglasses or umbrella.

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Olympic research

May 1, 2015 · No Comments · Grade 9 Individuals and Societies

You should continue researching for your test on the Tokyo Olympics.

You will be given some sources, which you must refer to and also use your own knowledge.

 

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Homework

May 1, 2015 · No Comments · Geography 11

Before next lesson

Please make sure you produce a map of the local are showing both Maiso beach ( beach 1 ) and Ryugyu Kutsu ( beach 2 ).

You also you need to come up with hypotheses for your study.

 

 

 

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Human rights guest speaker

May 1, 2015 · No Comments · Grade 10 Individuals and Societies

On Thursday May 7th periods 7 and 8 Mr Mejia will be our guest speaker (Remember we do not have class on Monday May 4th because of internal exams) Before this talk please do some preparation. Read the timeline on the Guatemalan Civil War and click through each section.  Short background reading on the Guatemalan Civil War and human rights abuses.  Now watch the short PBS documentary Guatemala: The Secret Files.  And then think of five questions you would ask someone who lived in Guatemala during this time frame and was directly affected by the Civil War for Thursday’s class.

 

Please note you will be in Mr How’s room on Thursday with the other grade 10 class. Good luck with your Edo essay on Monday morning.

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Tokyo Olympics

April 24, 2015 · No Comments · Grade 9 Individuals and Societies

We discussed the advantages and disadvantages of large scale tourism and then introduced the idea of large projects like the Olympics and the effect they have on the host city and nation. We looked at why countries bid for the opportunity to host the Olympics and some of the advantages and disadvantages. What does the International Olympic Committee say about requirements for hosting? There will be lots of advantages to Tokyo and Japan in hosting the Olympics as well as disadvantages. Your exam will be on the cost/benefits of the Tokyo Olympics so you need to research. You may want to look at past Olympics to see how it affected other places, for example-  how successful was the London Olympics and why? Sochi in Russia – the 2014 winter Olympics and maybe older ones. Find articles relating to the Tokyo hosting the 2020 Olympics – I suggest you find 3 articles outlining positives and 3 articles outlining negatives – take notes on each on a google doc and also keep the source list for your bibliography. Have these ready for class Monday. This research will be the basis of information for the essay that you will write for your internal exam on Thursday, May 7th. You will also be given sources on the day to help you.

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Edo

April 15, 2015 · No Comments · Grade 10 Individuals and Societies

Today we will formulate a research question using the Edo Project proposal form.  You need to do some preliminary research on your question and points of your argument before meeting with me for approval.- by Thursday’s lesson  Once your topic and points have been approved it is time to start researching legitimate sources.

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