Population project


Aim: to investigate anti-natal and pro-natal policies in selected countries.

F block:


China Lauren Adam Timmy

Iran Sophia Jiho Tommaso

Egypt Tahnee Merrette Emir

France Laura Alex Bas Stephen


H block:


China Farouk Ben Mariam Seungah

Denmark Hisham Evan Alasdair Catherine

Egypt Hesham Geoff Donald Andreina

France Seif Philip Kayla Johana Sara


Process:

a) Provide a brief demographic profile of the country – e.g. CBD, CDR, IMR, MMR, LE, TFR, stage in DTM, contraceptive use
b) Show population pyramids for past, present and future. Describe and account for the trends in the demographic situation that the population pyramids show.
c) What is the government’s policy towards population growth? How does it implement its policy? Evaluate the success of the policy.
d) What predictions do you have for the future –demographically, socially, economically, politically, environmentally?

Product:
1. Create a wiki page that will summarise your research
  • Demographic situation and population pyramids (use stats, graphs etc)
  • Government policy, implementation and success
  • Predictions
2. Once everyone has read the pages, be prepared to answer questions from the class about your country’s situation.

Assessment:

Wiki page (shared) 15 points
  • Three parts all detailed and correct, relevant
  • Sources cited
  • Presentation clear and readable
Questions (shared) 5 points
  • All students in group respond
  • Responses provide accurate information and explain further
Effort (individual) 5 points
  • Share workload
  • Cooperate and collaborate

Rubric for wiki page

Self assessment of project



Making wiki pages


Creating an effective wiki page:

Use your OWN words
Cite all sources
Be creative
Put effort into the page
Read the comments made by others and consider them
Make sure all spelling and grammar is correct - get a peer to check it too
Use appropriate vocabulary that reflects your understanding
Embed images/videos and explain why they are there and what you want the reader to understand and think about
Layout the page in an attractive, appealing and clear way
Make sure the reader learns something and leaves your page thinking ...and perhaps with further questions
Use wiki references to link and list your references [1]

Guidelines for creating wiki pages:

• cite sources
• assume good faith
• don’t edit others’ work without discussion
• use wiki discussion tab for all collaboration on content of the page
• be aware of copyright rules
• use hyperlink to link to other internet sites
• use your own words and reference all other material including quotes.
• do not use more than one or two sentences from another person’s work at any one time.
• be aware that this is a public space - use acceptable vocabulary and accurate spelling
• remember that the wiki will be monitored by your teacher
• even when working at home, you are still governed by these guidelines and acceptable use at school

Criteria that will be used to grade the wiki page:

-provides information that explains and informs about the topic
-uses student’s own words and integrates information from other sources
-cites all sources in MLA format
-is well designed and creative
-is thoughtfully written and very interesting
-provides evidence of sufficient effort for the time provided
-is edited carefully and has no spelling, punctuation or grammar mistakes
-is worked on by all members of the group



IB cohort 2010
  1. ^ http://blog.wikispaces.com/2008/07/add-references-to-your-wiki.html