intro: context to the extract, quick
commentary (proving your thesis, talking about language and style and connecting it to something bigger)
There’s nothing more essential to life on Earth than water. Yet, from Cape Town to Flint, Michigan, and from rural, sub-Saharan Africa to Asia’s teeming megacities, there’s a global water crisis. People are struggling to access the quantity and quality of water they need for drinking, cooking, bathing, handwashing, and growing their food.
Globally, 844 million people lack access to clean water. Without clean, easily accessible water, families and communities are locked in poverty for generations. Children drop out of school and parents struggle to make a living.
Link to map showing water scarcity:
Link to Map to show water stress across the globe:
BBC NEWS ARTICLE about Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam:
ALJAZEERA ARTICLE about talks between Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia:
Compare the two versions of scene two and comment below with your thoughts.
Then, watch this explanatory video and also comment on one thing this video helped you to see/learn about the text:
1) Why is it significant that the play begins with a storm at sea?
2) Why does Miranda have such immediate empathy for the men in the ship? Since she’s lived on a deserted island all her life, how did she learn pity and mercy?
3) Think about how you might tell someone the story of your past. How would you characterize yourself? How does Prospero characterize himself? Does he take any responsibility for what happened to him? Should he?
4) What crime did Antonio commit? What motivated him? How should he be punished?
5) What do you imagine the spirit Ariel looks like?
6) What do you imagine the witch Sycorax looks like?
7) What do you imagine Caliban looks like?
8) What connection does Shakespeare make between outward appearance and inner spirit? Do you think it’s true? Why or why not?
9) What is your reaction to Prospero’s treatment of Caliban? Does Caliban have a right to be angry at Prospero? Should he rule the island?
10) What reason does Prospero give for enslaving Caliban? Do you think Prospero is right in his actions?
11) During Ferdinand & Miranda’s first encounter he says: “O, if a virgin, And your affection not gone forth, I’ll make you Queen of Naples. What is he saying? Why does her virtue matter?
1) What type of person is Gonzalo? What was his role in the plot against Prospero? Does his behavior seem consistent with how he acts now?
2) Sebastian and Antonio ridicule Gonzalo. What does this tell us about their characters?
3) Antonio incites Sebastian to kill his brother Antonio and take the crown of Naples. What does this tell us about Antonio’s nature and motives? How does Sebastian respond? What does it tell us about him?
4) Why do you think Caliban willingly worships Stephano? Why is he willing to give Stephano control of the island?
A) Regardless of whether a mother is present or absent in his child’s life, she has an impact and influence. Discuss how the influence of mothers is depicted in two of the OIB works you have studied.
B) Transgression, or the violation of laws or social conventions, often plays an important role in literature. How do two authors on the OIB syllabus show an interest in transgressing rules, whether it be on a. thematic or stylistic level?
C) Examine the means employed by two OIB writers to ensure that the reader / audience is able to sympathize with even the most unappealing characters.
D) “Hell is other people.” (Sartre) How do two texts you have read as part of your OIB
program deal with the breakdown in relationships between people?
Introduction to the Arctic and the extent to which it is under threat from global warming:
Summary video excerpt:
Map to show the implications:
The megacity Mumbai is located in the state of Maharashtra in India on the west coast of India with an extended metropolitan population of aroud of 20.4 million inhabitants. It used to be known as Bombay until its name was officially changed in 1995.
It accounts for 1/3 of India’s tax revenue and is experiencing massive urbanisation due the growth of its economy in manufacturing. An increase in tertiary sector jobs such as IT and financial services means it has become a major centre for out-sourced work. It also has one of the largest film industries in the world located there, ‘Bollywood’. Despite this 42% of its population live in slums.
Map to show location and expansion of the city:
Short video overview of slums in Mumbai:
An excellent website including maps and video about this settlement:
This theme is focused on seas and oceans.
Start your learning with this introductory PPT:
and the accompanying worksheet:
1) For ship routes
2) A link to a site with a maritime shipping map:
3) Video about shipping containers:
Don’t forget to check out the OIB METHODOLOGY section of the blog for help with AMQs.
5. Seas and Oceans as areas of tension: Video about the South China Sea:
6. The Ocean Economy Critical Reflection Exercise:
This is the key booklet for this comparative study of French and US maritime power:
Here is the introductory / overview Powerpoint used in the lessons to prepare you for the extended assignment:
This is the base map used for French maritime power:
A recent NOAA report on the importance of the maritime economy to the USA:
French Maritime Security report for 2015:
A very useful site explaining the power of the US Navy and how it is projected around the globe: