Google Trends: Line Graph Comparison trends.embed.renderExploreWidget(“TIMESERIES”, {“comparisonItem”:[{“keyword”:”/m/02y17j”,”geo”:””,”time”:”2004-01-01 2018-06-22″},{“keyword”:”/m/09gms”,”geo”:””,”time”:”2004-01-01 2018-06-22″},{“keyword”:”/m/012y1_”,”geo”:””,”time”:”2004-01-01 2018-06-22″}],”category”:0,”property”:””}, {“exploreQuery”:”q=%2Fm%2F02y17j,%2Fm%2F09gms,%2Fm%2F012y1_&date=all”,”guestPath”:””});

Pizza! trends.embed.renderExploreWidget(“TIMESERIES”, {“comparisonItem”:[{“keyword”:”pizza”,”geo”:””,”time”:”today 1-m”}],”category”:0,”property”:””}, {“exploreQuery”:”date=today%201-m&q=pizza”,”guestPath”:””});

World Cup! trends.embed.renderWidget(“GB_cu__XBISmMBAADWuM_en_en-US”, “horserace_chart_f9ae0682-ffdf-42e1-a1b9-8cab46ca6dc0_en-US”, {“guestPath”:””});

Do you support or oppose?

Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution (日本国憲法第9条 Nihonkokukenpō dai kyū-jō ?) is a clause in the national Constitution of Japan outlawing war to settle international disputes involving the state. The Constitution came into effect on May 3, 1947, following World War II.

Do you support or oppose revising Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution? Write a 5 paragraph essay stating your answer and explain the reasons for your opinion.

Due Friday, August 8th (Print your answer)

Pro / Con: A Debate about Nuclear Energy

People living in Japan have a long and painful history with nuclear fission. Watch this TED debate and answer the following four questions:

  1. What were the pro arguments for nuclear energy in the debate?
  2. What were the con arguments against nuclear energy in the debate?
  3. In your opinion, which side won the debate? Why?
  4. What’s your personal opinion about nuclear energy? Why?

Original Crime Scene

Create a “crime scene” like the one in the textbook (pg. 28).

  1. First, make an original story. This is a secret!
    1. What kind of crime?
      1. Against Person / People
        1. Murder
        2. Assault (& robbery)
        3. Kidnap
      2. Against Things
        1. Robbery
        2. Vandalism
  2. Next, draw a crime scene picture (what the police found).
  3. Finally, write a list of the evidence. (Don’t make it too easy!)

Due end of next class, Friday.

Next  Tuesday you will take another group’s crime scene report and try to “solve” it based on the evidence in the report.

  • Tell what you think probably happened. Was it a crime or an accident? Why? What evidence makes you think so?
  • Find out if  you were correct or not.

Charles on the Roof Presentation Notes

For this presentation, you must save Charles (“Thinking in English” pg 18). Create three different plans:

  1. Quick: the fastest way to get him down.
  2. Save: the safest way to get him down.
  3. Crazy: the most creative way to get him down.

Each of these plans must be written in the form of a sequence information map (TIE pg. 5), should be at least 6 steps (boxes) and contain at least one conditional step. The more logical and clear your plan is, the higher the grade you will get.

For example: [tie rope to Charles] -> [pull rope]

This is not a good plan (bad idea! + too vague) and will not received a good grade.

Thinking: 15pts

Plan 1 Logic + Details /5
Plan 2 Logic +Details /5
Plan 3 Logic +Details /5
Total /15

Presentation Style: 5pts

You should read your maps in natural English, making sure to combine sentences (TIE pg. 16)  and use the sequence/ condition signal words (TIE pg. 3)

Do Not Write Sentences. Do Not Read Sentences.