Category: Grade 9 Individuals and Societies

Sports tourism – Wenesday April 26th

Large sporting events

Major sporting events have always had their share of controversy

Watch these videos of some events, which have been very controversial

South Korea 1986

Beijing 2008

Brazil 2014 


—In groups, you will create a short presentation describing a controversy surrounding an upcoming major sporting event.

—Create a 5 (max) minute PowerPoint presentation (10 slides max) describing:

  • The reason your city wanted to host the event
  • The benefits of hosting the event
  • The drawbacks of hosting the event
  • The main lines of the controversy
  • —The slides may not contain more than 5 words each. They should be used solely as visual aids and prompts, not essay pages.
  • You may not read from a piece of paper or laptop either. All information must be in your own words.
  • Be ready to answer questions from your peers.

Possible Topics :-

Any past Olympics or world cup.

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Wed March 29th – Preparation for Kamakura

Please remember to bring back the signed permission letter for the trip next week.

Today I need you to look at the Kamakura project.  Below is a section from the project, which you can make a start on whilst I am away. Please do your research, follow prompts below and write an introduction on Tourism in Kamakura plus create 2 maps.

Background information

  • In this section you should include some information on tourism and History in Kamakura.
  • You must not copy. This section should be no more than 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.
  • You should include 2 maps – a Japan map ( mark on main cities) and mark on Kamakura’s location and draw a local area map of Kamakura, If these are copied from the Internet they must be both referenced. They should be simple maps that only show us the information that we want. Maps should be annotated using the “draw” tools.
  • Your maps must be titled, have a scale, north arrow and key. Keep them simple and look at the survey area map you can simplify this if you wish.

Homework Fri 17th Feb

Here is our next summative assessment: Government Report focusing on Strategies to Encourage Development

Government Report focusing on Strategies to Encourage Development

Your Role is that of a development advisor to the government

Your Task is to decide which development strategy or strategies are most appropriate to  improve the standard of living of a community represented by an individual

Choose an individual or group profile from the Kiva website – Anyone you feel you would like to help. You can browse Kiva by country, gender, economic sector, etc. Your homework for this weekend is simply to choose your individual or group by Wednesday’s lesson.


  1. Preliminary Research:

Once you find your person or group, take a screenshot of their profile and do some further research on the country or region they come from:

  • find information about their level of development and standard of living ( HDI- Fertility rate, GNP, disease etc )
  • Issues in their area or country ( government stability, economy, debt, war etc ) which might affect their level of development.
  • Main economic activities and growth rate
  • Climate, resources and physical nature of the country
  • Any other information that will help you with your decision


  1. Product

You will create a 1 page report recommending strategies that will help improve the standard of living and break the cycle of poverty of the community represented by an individual

You need to suggest the strategies we have discussed in class: AID, FDI, Fair Trade, Debt Relief, Market and Trade Access, Government policy, Remittances, as well as micro-financing through Kiva. If you find any other solution make sure to ask your teacher first.

All of your decisions must be supported with statistical and anecdotal evidence.

The report should be a 1 page proposal.


Links to your presentations and information sheets

Links to some useful resources if you are interested