Today we will continue with the introduction to "Systems" and "Systems Thinking".
Here is the link to the presentation
In your table group, you will map a system in society that helps meet your needs (electricity, health, food, education, etc.)
We will look at the IB Learner Profile & Discuss WHY we read and discuss current events on Fridays. How does this help us develop as an IB student?
Introducing Unit 1: "Systems" and the idea of "Systems Thinking"
Today's Activity: Think about some systems you are familiar with. How do these systems interact with OTHER systems?
Today's Current Event Topic:
Preparing for & Responding to Natural Disasters:
Yesterday, Chile experienced an 8.3 earthquake, also triggering a Tsunami.
The death toll was quite low due to Chile being well-prepared for handling possible natural disaster emergencies.
Here is an article from the United Nations discussing yesterday's quake and why Chile was well-prepared for this:
"Following earthquake, UN says Chile’s investment in disaster risk reduction paid off"
Today's Task & Exit Ticket:
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Task #1: Geography Review Stations (1 hour)
You will spend 1 hour rotating through review stations.
Use the following Review Stations Slideshow to help guide you through each station. You will spend 15 minutes at each station.
Task #2: Geo-Pardy QuizShow Game (25 min.)
You will spend approx. 25 minutes reviewing through a Game Show Format (Jeopardy, & 20 Questions)
You will be working within your team (your table group) to earn points by correctly answering geography questions. You will compete against other teams for points.
Today is Picture Day!!! You will go with Mr. Durey or myself to the BlackBox Theatre for your picture. You will need to line up and sit according to alphabetical order on the class roster (we will help you figure out the order you will go in). While waiting for your turn, please have your laptop with you--you can finish up Quizlet Flashcards if you haven't finished or play Geography Games on the "Free Time and Games" page.
Once back in classroom...
if there is time, we will watch the latest edition of
Flocabulary's Week in Rap weekly news update.
Do you know what TODAY marks as a sad anniversary for in history?
Yes, 9/11 Terrorist Attack in the U.S.
Forces of Nature - View Natural Disaster Presentations
Today you will be given 25 minutes to look at all other student presentations. You can click on any student document link to view and learn about the natural hazard and a natural disaster that occurred from this hazard...as well as how humans have adapted to living where this hazard is frequent--and whether humans have increased or decreased their risk of being harmed by their activities and where they have chosen to live.
Task #1: Look at student Presentations and take notes on the handout. These are notes for you to keep and study by. You do NOT have to turn this in. But you are expected to complete it. There will be a couple of questions on the summative test about natural hazards.
What Makes a Good Map?