Term Review Activities

The following are the texts:

1. One Shakespeare play: The Tempest ** (CORE) (Cambridge School Shakespeare)

2. Two 19th-/20th-/21st-century English-language works of prose fiction:

a) The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood** (CORE; American)

b) The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

3. Two English-language playwrights:

a.) Intimate Apparel by Lynn Nottage (CORE; American)

b.) Sweet Bird of Youth by Tennessee Williams

4. Two English-language poets:

a.) Core Poetry: A selection of 8 poems (CORE; American) :

Adrienne Rich

Twenty-One Love poems: III, VII, XVII

Snapshots of a Daughter-in-law: 1

Emily Dickinson

Hope is the thing with feathers

I felt a funeral in my brain

I’m wife

After great pain, a formal feeling comes

b.) A selection of 8 poems by Robert Frost** (specify titles):

An Unstamped Letter, Birches, Reluctance, Stopping by Woods, The Road Not Taken, The Tuft of Flowers, The Wood Pile, To Earthward

5. Two Works of World Literature (which may be in translation):

  1. Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri (“When Mr. Pirzada Came to Dine” “Interpreter of Maladies” “This Blessed House” “The Treatment of Bibi Haldar” “The Third and Final Continent”) (CORE)

  2. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez

6. One English-language non-fiction work:

a) Stranger in the Village by James Baldwin (CORE; American)

(studied during confinement)


x  List of 10 main quotes with “bold” key words and “devices” identified — easily “memorizable”/ significant / versatile

x  List of main characters (2 quotes for each), themes (2 quotes for each), devices/stylistic features/symbols (and at least one example of each)

x List of main links to other works and short description of each link with specific examples if possible

x  Short stories: include short plot summaries

x Poetry: make a “chart” with themes and devices for each poem, plus 2 memorizable “lines” from each poem in the unit

x Include an “image” symbolic of the work

x Make your review sheets visually “digestable” or interesting — use color and images if possible



Handmaid’s Tale: Cyrielle, Ornella

Love in the Time of Cholera:  Daniela, Rebecca

Frost:  Angelina

Women Poets: Madeleine

The Tempest: Lana, Baptiste

Interpreter of Maladies/Jhumpa Lahiri: Charles, Debora

Dorian Gray: Lilou,  Cassandra

Intimate Apparel:  Adriana

Sweet Bird of Youth: Emmanuel, Maryam


(Stranger in the Village) :



Geography Themes 1 and 2

Theme 1

Introduction to the global situation:

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.

Overview of Water Resources (short video):


DNL Vocabulary

Water scarcity:

This is the lack of fresh water resources to meet the standard water demand. Water scarcity can also be caused by droughts, lack of rainfall, or pollution. This was listed in 2019 by the World Economic Forum as one of the largest global risks in terms of potential impact over the next decade.

Link to map showing water scarcity:


Water stress:

This occurs when the demand for water exceeds the available amount during a certain period or when poor quality restricts its use. Water stress causes deterioration of fresh water resources in terms of quantity (aquifer over-exploitation, dry rivers, etc).

Link to Map to show water stress across the globe:


Water scarcity video:


Managing Water Resources

Water insecurity managing supplies

BBC NEWS ARTICLE about Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam:


ALJAZEERA ARTICLE about talks between Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia:


Arctic Case Study

Introduction to the Arctic and the extent to which it is under threat from global warming:

Summary video excerpt:


Map to show the implications:

Effects clim change Arctic

Theme 2

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

Russia, the largest state in the world, experienced significant economic and political changes during the 1990s caused by the transition for a centrally planned economy to one that is now market orientated. This shift created substantial inequalities that provide challenges for the government to manage today.


Short CNBC News report on the wealth gap in Russia (36s):

Copy and Paste this link for article with video:


Article from 2019 about inequalities in Russia:

Copy and Paste link:


Video (made by Gazprom, so be aware of bias) about Russia’s hydrocarbon reserves and shows how gas is transported via pipelines and ships to different countries (3m55):

Documents with exercises (Part 1):

Russia Case Stusy Part One

Russia Part Two

In this assignment you will learn how Russia is a continent which is rich in resources but remains at the mercy of fluctuations in their prices. It’s current population is just under 150 million inhabitants though it has lost population since the collapse of the Soviet Union (USSR) in 1991. You will also study, Norilsk, a town within the arctic circle, which has been a closed city since 1991 and is exploited for it’s mineral resources but pays a terrible environmental and social price.

Begin by watching the video tutorial which explains the work here:


Read the article under this link to learn about the closed city of Norilsk:

Norilsk: A Closed City in Siberia

Then watch this documentary about the city here:

The assignment documents and exercises are available here:

Russia case Study pt2



For T°OIB you will need to get used to writing long essays (approximately 800-1000 words) in the space of just two hours. Here is a OIB Bac style question for you to write an essay response to using the resources above and what you have learnt from completing Russia Case Study Pt 1 and Pt2:


T°Euro : The Maastricht Treaty

The Maastricht Treaty, known formally as the Treaty on European Union, is the international agreement responsible for the creation of the European Union (EU) signed in 1991 and which became effective in 1993.

PowerPoint to introduce this topic and show several cartoons produced about events between 1991 and 1992:

Masstricht Treaty Explained

Article from the BBC and comprehension questions (send in a photo of your responses for a grade):

The Maastricht Treaty Documenta