Stress and Anxiety Management Group Projects

Stress and Anxiety Management Project

For this project, you will work in groups. Each group must design a presentation (google slides, powerpoint, or prezi) or video to present their topic and comment on how it can be used to manage stress and anxiety. Feel free to be creative and support your presentation with real research. You may also feel free to add personal experiences. You will fill out a confidential survey at the end in order to self-evaluate yoru work and evaluate the work of other group members.

 

Date due: Wednesday, May 20th

 

Group 1: Qi Gong

(consider: What is Qi Gong? What is its history? What are its scientific benefits? Describe some simple exercises that we could do daily that might be helpful. Have someone in the group try Qi Gong using a video online and describe its effects)

Tanguy

Lucie

Brune

Louis

 

Group 2:  Exercise and Diet

(consider: How can exercise, cooking, and diet be used to manage stress?)

Jimena

Capucine

Philippine

Oscar

 

Group 3: Meditation 

(consider: What is meditation? What is its history? What different kinds exist? What are its scientific benefits? Describe some simple exercises that we could do daily that might be helpful. Have someone in the group try meditation using a video online and describe its effects. Recommend some meditation resources or videos for beginners. You may even want to write and record your own guided meditatio for the group to try!)

Thel-Mina

Eugenie

Duna

Azi

 

Group 4: Yoga

(consider: What is Yoga? What is its history? What different kinds exist? What are its scientific benefits? Describe some simple exercises that we could do daily that might be helpful. Have someone in the group try Yoga using a video online and describe its effects. Recommend some yoga resources or videos for beginners)

Martin

Celia

Yolo

Aitana

 

 

Mindfulness Group Projects

Mindfulness Project

For this project, you will work in groups. Each group must design a presentation (google slides, powerpoint, or prezi) or video to present their topic. Feel free to be creative and support your presentation with real research. You may also feel free to add personal experiences. You will fill out a confidential survey at the end in order to self-evaluate yoru work and evaluate the work of other group members.

 

Date due: Wednesday, May 20th

 

Group 1: What is stress and how can I create a personal plan to manage stress?

(consider: What causes stress? Is stress always bad? How is it manifested in the body? What ways can someone deal with stress–create a sample of a plan to deal with stress or a sample weekly schedule on things to do weekly that can reduce stress)

Alia

Julie

Foulques

 

Group 2: Write and record a guided meditation. There are many examples and scripts on the internet that you can use. You can either video it or audio record it. One or two people could write, and one record — or you can take turns recording different part of the meditation.

Adam

Laure

Jeanne

 

Group 3:

Mindfulness. What is mindfulness? What are some easy techniques to use mindfulness? What is the science behind mindfulness? Have one person in your group try a mindfulness activity (breathing, mindful eating, etc) and describe its effects.

Aidan

Paul

Leeloo

 

Group 4: Design a sample curriculum/presentation for how stress management and mindfulness could be incorporated into St Denis’ culture.

Pablo

Axelle

Tom

 

Geography Theme 3: Rural Spaces

How are rural spaces changing?

In this new assignment you will learn how rural spaces are changing in LEDCs and MEDCs and be confronted with important new DNL vocabulary (e.g. rural gentrification) and the urban-rural continuum which is a model that attempts to describe how rural space changes (in richer countries) with distance from large cities.

As an introduction, you will first need to study the PowerPoint below and use it to complete the assignment.

1° Euro Geog Theme 3 Presentation Part Two

Use the PowerPoint to help complete the worksheet below and take the time to study the Grade Descriptions for questions b and c (these show you what is required to achieve maximum points for these questions):

1° European Section Geog Th 3 Part Two Assignmentex

Mediterranean Migration Case Study

This is, sadly, a still topical case study about people escaping war and poverty in Africa and the Middle East and migrating to Europe.

You will need to watch the two videos (see links below) and read the article from the Guardian (UK newspaper) about the experiences of migrants in order to complete the assignment.

Please begin by watching the short video tutorial I have recorded to introduce and explain this subject:

 

Migration across the Mediterranean explained:

Migrants telling their stories:

 

For the final, summary exercise, please copy the link below to access the article on the website of The Guardian newspaper about the photograph:

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/aug/21/photo-migrants-laith-majid-journeys

If this link does not work, try writing the following words into google search and you will immediately find the article:

theguardian photo-migrants-laith-majid-journeys

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

National Theatre’s production of Shakespeare’s “Antony and Cleopatra”

Attn: This play lasts 3 HOURS! Try to watch it in 2 or 3 pieces.

The acclaimed, sold-out production directed by Simon Godwin, with Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo as the fated lovers.
Streaming from 7pm UK time on Thursday 7 May until 14 May.

As you learned from the last Shakespeare production you watched, the poetic language of Shakespeare can feel overwhelming at the beginning. It would be helpful to know the plot/story a little beforehand. Usually while watching a production, after an adjustment period, the language + visual starts to make some sense.

Consider the following in your review:

• The form and style of the production • The artistic choices which have been made, including sound, lighting, set and costume design choices • Your own critical appreciation of design elements and performance skills • What you think the creative and production team’s intentions were in staging the production • Significant moments in the production where you notice a specific performance skill being used or think a particular directorial decision has been made • Your own response to the overall effectiveness of the piece as an audience member • You could draw a sketch of the set and/or some costumes from the production as you watch

You may also want to watch this 3-minute video about how the costumes were made:

Exam Format + Maps (Jan 2022 update)

The OIB HG exam consists of a single 4-hour written paper at the end of Terminale and a 20 minute oral exam. Both exams will test your knowledge and understanding of themes studied in History and Geography during Terminale.

The Written Exam (coefficient 10)

Each exam paper will contain Subject A (History Essay and Geography DBQ/AMQ) and Subject B (Geography Essay and History DBQ).

– Essay question (History and Geography subject)

Data Based Question (either History or Geography subject)

Annotated Map Question (draw a map and write a short essay of 2 pages in response to a question)

You must choose one of the two Subjects A or B and complete all of it. Both options contain an essay question which you must complete in 2 hours and leaving two hours to complete the other question.

The Oral Exam (coefficient 5)

The oral exam is divided into two sections: one half about History the other half about Geography.  Students will draw a random question from a box and have 20 minutes to prepare a 7 minute presentation in response to the question with 3 minutes of follow-up questions by the examiner. This could be about a Geography or History subject.

For the last 10 minutes of the exam the examiner will then ask the student approximately 10 questions about what the student has learnt in the subject not covered by the presentation.

The exam assesses a student’s speaking and listening skills, and their ability to address the nuances of a question. The oral exam is an exchange between the student and the examiner and the most important part of this exchange is the question and answer session(s).

General OIB Exam Methodology

Download the HG OIB Methodology Booklet below for full details on how to approach essay questions, complete a thesis statement and tackle DBQs and AMQs.

Methodology Booklet Revised

 

Specific Guidance for History DBQ responses

History DBQs wil ask you to discuss the values and limitations of the documents with which your are presented in the exam. The examiner needs to see you can critically evaluate a document (e.g. identify strengths and weaknesses, the reliability of a document, etc). Download the following document for more information:

DBQ essay values and limitations

 Geography Annotated Map Questions

 

The Annotated Map Question will be posed in two parts as follows:

1. Draw an annotated map, including the legend (key), on the topic: XXXX (name of topic goes here)

2. Using the annotated map, the document and your own knowledge write a short essay (should include thesis, body, brief conclusion, and consist of roughly two sides of writing) to answer the following question: XXXXX (question goes here).

Important things to remember about the map and legend:

You must produce a neat and easy to read annotated map (use coloured pencils and a few felt-tip pens – avoid ballpoint pens and markers and never use highlighters).

Between 10-15 symbols should be used in the legend (ideally 12).

The Information in the legend must be hierarchically categorized (through use of colour and size of symbols) using all four types of representation (areas, lines, arrows, points). Places and names must also be correctly labelled on the map.

The 4 basic types of symbols to include on your map in order to represent information are:

Areas (e.g. state at the heart of globalization)

Lines (e.g. a communication route)

Arrows (e.g. merchandise flows)

Points (e.g. the location of a city)

 

This document explains how to construct a map and organize the legend in a hierarchical sense:

Summary Sheet for Maps

 

Example AMQs on the topic Seas and Oceans at the core of globalization:

Seas and Ocean MAP 1

Seas and Oceans Map2

Seas and Oceans Map3

 

Fonds de cartes (for the world, the USA and Europe)

Fonds de cartes T°inta

There are many different types of map projections that exist, some that you may come across in lessons  include:

– the familiar Mercator projection which is less accurate away from the equator:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercator_projection#/media/File:Mercator_projection_Square.JPG

Every map projection introduces distortion, and each has its own set of problems. One of the most common criticisms of the Mercator map is that it exaggerates the size of countries nearer the poles (US, Russia, Europe), while downplaying the size of those near the equator (the African Continent). On the Mercator projection Greenland appears to be roughly the same size as Africa. In reality, Greenland is 0.8 million sq. miles and Africa is 11.6 million sq. miles, nearly 14 and a half times larger.

https://thetruesize.com/#/aboutModal

 

 

– the Lambert projection which projects the surface onto a cone:

https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&url=https%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FLambert_conformal_conic_projection&psig=AOvVaw1UlCpEU2s-nTpa2fSlv131&ust=1604500613124000&source=images&cd=vfe&ved=0CAIQjRxqFwoTCKi52d_M5uwCFQAAAAAdAAAAABAD

– and the Breisemeister projection developed in 1953 which presents land masses more centrally and with less distortion:

https://map-projections.net/single-view/briesemeister-v2

Each has advantages and disadvantages, watch the video below for more explanation:

 

 

 

Plagiarism and how to avoid it

Plagiarism – what does it mean? It is a word that sometimes confuses students and at the same time makes your teachers groan in despair. But never fear help is here!

Plagiarism fundamentally describes copying the work of another and submitting it as if it is your own work. It is a form of dishonesty and intellectual theft since someone who knowingly copies the work of another student, or knowingly copies something from an internet site and then submits it as if it were something they wrote, has stolen the work of someone else. That is not fair at all.

This video explains what plagiarism is (there are several forms):

This video explains how you can avoid plagiarism:

 

And this is a tutorial from the History and Geography departments at the University of Leicester about plagiarism:

https://blackboard.le.ac.uk/bbcswebdav/institution/Student%20Development/Online%20tutorials/Plagiarism/GEOG/story_html5.html

Study them all and if you are still not sure about what plagiarism means and how you can avoid it just come and talk to your teachers.

Week of May 4th

Hello 4° International,

 
Happy May to you all!  This week is an exciting week because you will finish the book!  Here is the work to do:
 
1) Finish reading to Kill a Mockingbird!  Chapters 30-31.  Please finish by Tuesday, May 12th (that way you have the weekend to finish if need be).  Try and take notes!
 
2) Vocabulary: please spend at least 30 minutes on quizlet learning the vocabulary for the last two chapters.  Please do this by Thursday, May 7th:
3) Begin reviewing the book: This was a long and complicated book!  We are going to begin reviewing the book and next week you will watch the movie.
Here is the quizlet review so that you can begin studying: https://quizlet.com/103963406/to-kill-a-mocking-bird-test-review-flash-cards/
You do not need to learn the entire quizlet review this week.  Please try and go through it all by Friday, May 15th.
 
 
As always, if you have any questions let me know!