Exam Revision

This week we will be focused on reviewing the skills for your exam.

The Social Studies exam for Year 10 is on Tuesday 27th of June Period 1 and 2

Your exam will be skills based and cover the following

Resource Interpretation - using and interpreting
maps, cartoons, images, photographs, diagrams, statistics, graphs, speeches, opinions, text
Paragraph writing and reading
writing using the SEXY paragraph structureidentifying key aspects from written text
The exam will be 1.5 hours in length and you will be using your chromebook.

Careers and Option Choices

Over the next two weeks we are going to learn about the options process  We will discuss the importance of careers education in relation to choosing your curricular subjects for next year.
Most of the work for this unit will be via a Student Workspace in Hapara, but I will be asking for you to discuss and get feedback from family members or others as we go through the unit.

To help you make your choices, you are going to explore different aspects of the world of work bearing in mind your interests, strengths and weaknesses.

Economics of Fair Trade

Today we are investigating supply and demand and furthering our understanding of fair trade.

Success criteria
Define f

Fair Trade

This week we will be looking at how economic decisions impact on people.

Specifically WALT:
Identify the LEDC and MEDC on a world map

label a world map with 8 LEDC label a world map with 8 MEDCmark the Brandt line on a world map
Describe the pattern of wealth distribution in the world

identify the correct statements that describe the distribution of LEDC and MEDC in the world
Identify different roles within food supply and trading chains

you should be able to name 4 roles in the trading chainorder the roles to identify who has the most powerDescribe how people can exercise power in their purchasing decisions You should be able to write a paragraph describing the role consumers have in influencing supermarkets
We will be using this slideshow in class, it includes the various activities you need to complete.

Colombian Exchange - Significance of Food movement

23 May
Today we are going to Identify, Define, Describe and Explain parts of the Colombian exchange process.  These are different levels of thinking and we need to understand what is required for each level to do well in the exams this term.

Example of Identify, Describe and Explain using the Simpsons

Watch this video

Identify: name, locate, recognise or select a particular feature or features, usually from a map, photo or diagram. Define: Give the meaning of something Identify 5 countries in the old worldDefine Old World Identify 5 countries in the new worldDefine New World Define the Columbian Exchange
Paragraph Writing - click here for the worksheet
Describe the goods swapped in the Colombian exchange and Explain the impacts of the Colombian exchange on the people of Europe.

Describe: give details about what a map or diagram shows, Give details of the main characteristics of something
Explain: Describe, giving reasons and causes Wr…

Colombian Exchange - food movement around the world

22 May

Today we are going to look at one of the most significant transfers of food and animals around the world.

Make a mind map in your book with the following as the first set of sub headings
DiseasesAnimalsFood/GrainsOther goodsFill in the details as you watch the video on the Colombian exchange.

Who was Christopher Columbus?
Create a doc and find a map showing each of his main expeditions and identify the countries he discovered.
Complete the following worksheet showing the movement in both directions
Paragraph Writing
Describe the goods swapped in the Colombian exchange and Explain the impacts of the Colombian exchange on the people of Europe.

Write down the key google words you will use to research thislist three websites you can use for informationmake a plan of your answeruse a SEXY paragraph structure
The following resource may be helpful

NZ Food Bill Cartoon Analysis

Cartoonists use a number of common techniques to express their ideas in cartoons. Symbolism - Cartoonists use simple objects, orsymbols, to stand for larger concepts or ideas.Exaggeration - Sometimes cartoonists overdo, or exaggerate, the physical characteristics of people or things in order to make a point.Labeling - Cartoonists oftenlabelobjects or people to make it clear exactly what they stand for.Analogy - Ananalogyis a comparison between two unlike things that share some characteristics. By comparing a complex issue or situation with a more familiar one, cartoonists can help their readers see it in a different light.Irony - Irony is the difference between the ways things are and the way things should be, or the way things are expected to be. Cartoonists often use irony to express their opinion on an issue.
We will use a technique to analyse cartoons called OPTIC.  this allows us to look at all of the parts and then work out the main idea.

O Overview-observe and note a brief overview…