Category: Geography 11

June 4th – Sovereign rights and Ocean futures – Homework for this weekend.

June 5th – Today we looked at Sovereign rights and intro to conflicts with regard to biotic and abiotic resources.

Sovereignty rights of nations in relation to territorial limits along coastal margins and exclusive economic zones (EEZs) see the info on the overall doc.

For homework this weekend make sure you read over the notes below. Later will be looking in depth at one case study so maybe you will get some ideas on what you’d like to focus on.

Geopolitics of oceans

Sovereign rights and geopolitics of the Arctic latest news on Senkaku islands (China and Japan) 

You could find out what the latest is on these islands and tag articles on Diigo and share with the class.

You should know 1 case study and later we will answer the essay question at the end of this doc 



Today we will start the Analysis.

Please make sure you follow the coursework guidelines and that you understand what to do according to the mark criteria.

For homework and by Tuesday’s lesson please make sure you have completed

Hyp 1 – Material size and roundness

Hyp 2 – Destructive beaches



Please make sure you complete your wind rose and littoral drift graphs for each beach by Tuesday’s lesson.

You should also sort your photographs for Hyp 2 – showing any mitigation that you saw and Hyp 3 – showing all the landforms you found.

On Monday we will work on the graph for Hyp 1 – Material size and roundness.



Today we will input the results for beach 2 ( Maiso) and start the write up. Introduction is first. At the weekend please make sure you read the Internal Assessment guide I gave you. Please draw maps of Japan, Izu peninsula and a local map showing the 2 survey areas ( beaches ). If you use coloured pencil press on hard and use solid colour as it will fade when you scan. I will check all of you have completed your maps by Monday’s lesson.

On Monday and Wednesday you need to introduce your fieldwork. See the guide to coursework doc. 2019. You will work on the intro today and in my absence on Thursday. It should be completed by the beginning of next Monday’s class

I will check that your introductions are complete on Monday 15th.

We will then do the method so make sure you start sorting your photos and share with your group.

Please note the Timeline for write up

Monday 15th April – Introduction should be complete by the start of this lesson ( 2 lessons plus homework)

Monday 22nd April – Method complete by the start of this lesson ( 3 x lessons plus homework)

Tues 30th April – Graphs complete by the end of the lesson. ( 5 x lessons plus 2 homeworks)

Wed 8th May – Analysis should be completed by the end of this lesson.

Conclusion and evaluation to be done for homework weekend of May 10th.

Monday May 13th. The complete I/A due in at the start of the lesson (9:10)

It should be printed double sided and in colour. DO NOT STAPLE!! I will give you a paperclip.


I/A and Izu fieldtrip

Today we will go through the prep we need for the field work on Thursday and Friday. Please remember to be at Ishikawacho station at 7.40 am Thursday. You really need to be there otherwise you cannot complete your I/A.

If you are late let me know  ( 070 1391 4242) and if you miss us you will need to make your own way to Izu and meet us on beach 1 ( sand ski).

We will be back at Ishikawacho at 5.55 pm approx on Friday.