Perfect Paragraph Practice

Pin on Artwork, Poetry, and Expressions

In Hopkins’ poem “The Caged Skylark,” Hopkins uses extended metaphor to illustrate the hopefulness of resurrection.


Furthermore, Hopkins uses sounds to paint his hopeful message. For example, both heavy alliteration and light alliteration to illustrate the contrast between the constraint of the body and the freedom of the spirit.

OIB Essays Examens Blancs Student Samples

General Comments:

–annotate your paper

–make a very specific thesis

–link back to the question

–don’t be afraid to start a new paragraph

–always reference specific examples AND style/techniques/language/what the author is doing

–dig deep

–avoid SUMMARY

–use synonyms

–organize your time.

Essay Questions

OIB Essay rubric NOV 2015 revised (2)

OIB Commentary rubric NOV 2015 revised










2°OIB Geography Theme 2 – Challenges of Territories, Populations and Development

Differentiated Demographic Trajectories: Challenges of Number and Ageing

Learning Objectives of this chapter:

– To study how territories experience different demographic and economic transitions according to level of development and inequality

– Examine case studies of development in India

– Learn about the issue of an ageing population in Japan.

Key Questions:

What does development mean?

What is the impact of demographic and economic transitions?

How is India developing?

What challenges does an ageing population pose to Japan?


2° Geog Theme 2 DNL Vocab

Review / Revision of the Basics:

Understanding Population Growth and Density:

The DTM:

Demographic Transition Model Explaind

Understanding the DTM (Demographic Transition Model):

Annotated DTM graphs:

The role of a state in models of development

Case Study: The Age Bomb – How Japan is managing an ageing population:

How Is Japan Dealing With Its Rapidly Ageing Population

Case Study: Challenges of Development in India

India’s Path to Economic Development

India’s Population Pyramid

History Theme 2: Independence and the Construction of New States

The first large-scale Asian-African Conference, also known as the Bandung Conference, took place on April 18-24, 1955 in Bandung, Indonesia. The twenty-nine countries that participated at the Conference represented 1.5 billion people or approximately half the World’s population at the time.


Introductory Power Point and map showing decolonized states:

Decolonisation Intro

History Th 2 Chp 5Decolonization map


Decolonization of India

Independence Day in India marked the end of British rule in 1947 and the establishment of a free and independent Indian nation. It also denoted the the partition of the subcontinent into two countries, India and Pakistan, which occurred at midnight on August 14–15, 1947.

Partition meant that millions of people found themselves on the ‘wrong’ side of the borders. Ten million became refugees in what was the largest population movement in history. Muslims travelled to Pakistan; Sikhs and Hindus to India. Up to a million of these refugees were killed in a series of horrific massacres in the border regions.

Some of the worst atrocities took place in the Punjab. Despite the efforts of the 55,000-strong Punjab Boundary Force, over 200,000 people were murdered.

Link to a useful site about Partition:

Indian Independence Exercises

  1. What was the situation regarding independence in India before WW2?
  2. When did India become independent?
  3. What methods did Gandhi use in his campaign against the British colonial powers?
  4. How was the territory divided following partition?
  5. What were the human consequences of this partition?

History Th 2 Chp 5

Algerian Independence

The Algerian War of Independence, (1954–62) was fought for Algerian independence from France. The movement for independence began during World War I (1914–18) and gained momentum after French promises of greater self-rule in Algeria went unfulfilled after World War II (1939–45).

In 1954 the National Liberation Front (FLN) began a guerrilla war against France and sought diplomatic recognition at the UN to establish a sovereign Algerian state. The most serious fighting took place in and around Algiers, where FLN fighters launched a series of violent urban attacks that came to be known as the Battle of Algiers (1956–57).

French forces (which increased to 500,000 troops) managed to regain control but only through brutal measures, and the ferocity of the fighting sapped the political will of the French to continue the conflict.

In 1959 Charles de Gaulle declared that the Algerians had the right to determine their own future. Despite terrorist acts by French Algerians opposed to independence and an attempted coup in France by elements of the French army, an agreement was signed in 1962, and Algeria became independent

Algerian War Of Independence


Geography Theme 2: Living in a space with constraints


In this chapter you will learn about how certain places in the world have natural constraints that pose a challenge for the people who live there. The word constraint means a limitation or restriction. In geography a natural constraint is something that people must adapt to in order to be able to inhabit a place such as living on a mountain or a in a hot dry desert.

Document and map for Geography Chapter 3:

6° Geography Chp 3

Vocabulary exercises for Geography Chapter 3:

Geography chp3 Vocabulary

Adapting to a space with constraints summary exercise:

Adapting to constraints exercises

Living in a desert case study:

Few places on earth are as remote or harsh as the Namib Desert. Yet, humans and large animals have found a way to adapt to the unforgiving expanse

Link to CNN video ‘How humans and animals adapt to life in a desert‘ (5m39)

Watch the video about how people live in the coastal Namib desert in Namibia, Southern Africa.

Mountainous Environments case study:

Case study of how people have adapted to living in the Alps through the example of Val d’Isere.


Geography Theme 2: Chapter 4 – Living in an Agricultural Space

In this chapter you will learn about the different types of agriculture practised around the planet. Farming is particularly important in poorer countries where most people live in the countryside.

What is the different between Subsistence and Commercial Agriculture?

Geography Chp 4 Vocabulary

Geography Chp4 Text

Map showing different types of farming in Europe:

Ch 4 Farming in Europe 1

The future of farming: Vertical Farming in the city