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  • IB Japanese 2 Summer Assignment 2017 Adam Podell – aspodell@fcps.edu

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    IB Written Assignment Article Research

     Assignment: 1. From the IB Core Topics & Aspects (see next page), choose 2 possible

    topics of interest (from 2 different core topics), research them in English, and complete the “WA Topic Selection Worksheet” for each topic.

    2. Find 2 texts in Japanese (one for each topic you researched) that meet the requirements of the IB Written Assignment. (See attached for requirements and list of text types)

    3. Complete a “Written Assignment Article Assessment” for each text. Make sure you fill out all information on the assessment sheet or you will not get points for that article.

    4. Print out the articles and attach to the assessment sheet (Make sure to include the URL). Also be sure to save an electronic copy of the article for future reference.

     A list of websites to help you get started with your research follows the Topics/Aspects list, but you are not restricted to these sources.

     This assignment should take approximately 10 hours to complete in its entirety.

     Counts as a grade for 1st quarter next year (40 points - 20 points for each set – article + worksheets).

     Teacher Availability: Teachers return to work on Monday August 21st, but I will be checking email periodically throughout the summer. If you have any questions about the assignment, please email me and I will reply as soon as possible.

     Hard copies of the assignment will be distributed before the end of the year and will also be available to download and print from the SLHS WEBSITE.

     THE ASSIGNMENT MUST BE TURNED IN BY THE 1ST CLASS PERIOD OF THE 3RD

    WEEK OF SCHOOL (9/11 OR 9/12), BUT CAN BE SUBMITTED AS EARLY AS THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS. ANY LATE WORK WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR ONE WEEK AFTER THE DEADLINE FOR 70% OF THE EARNED GRADE AS PER THE WORLD LANGUAGE DEPARTMENT LATE POLICY.

    mailto:aspodell@fcps.edu

  • IB Language B Core Topics

    There are three topics in the core. • Communication and media • Global issues • Social relationships These three topics are compulsory at SL and HL. Students are required to study at least two aspects from each core topic.

    Communication and media How people interact, transmit and gather data for the purposes of information and entertainment. Possible aspects to cover: • advertising • bias in media • censorship • internet • mail • press • radio and television • sensationalism in media • telephone

    Global issues Current matters and future scenarios that have an impact at a regional, national and/or international level, bearing in mind that they need to be addressed from the perspective of the target language’s culture(s). Possible aspects to cover: • drugs • energy reserves • food and water • global warming, climate change, natural disasters • globalization • international economy • migration (rural–urban, or international) • poverty and famine • racism, prejudice, discrimination • the effect of man on nature • the environment and sustainability

    Social relationships How people interrelate and behave—as members of a community, individually and in groups. Possible aspects to cover: • celebrations, social and religious events • educational system • language and cultural identity, or self-identity • linguistic dominance • minorities • multilingualism • nationalism, patriotism, fanaticism • relationships (friendship, work, family) • social and/or political structures • social behaviours and stances • taboos versus what is socially acceptable

    WEBSITES TO HELP YOU GET STARTED:

     http://kids.yahoo.co.jp/

     http://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/easy/

     http://www.tjf.or.jp/clicknippon/ja/

     http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/kodomo/

     http://www.nippon.com/ja/

     http://www.chikyuujin-net.com/index.html

    http://kids.yahoo.co.jp/ http://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/easy/ http://www.tjf.or.jp/clicknippon/ja/ http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/kodomo/ http://www.nippon.com/ja/ http://www.chikyuujin-net.com/index.html

  • IB Written Assignment – Topic Selection Worksheet

    1. What is your proposed topic/aspect?

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    2. Are you interested in this topic? What interests you about it?

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    3. Will you be able to write 600-800 characters on this topic?

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    4. What text type and approach would you like to use? (Provide 2 ideas)

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    5. Is your article for this topic of an appropriate length and level? (suggested 300-500字 and 小・中学 level)

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    6. How is the level of difficulty of Kanji for this article? Will your articles need furigana support? How much?

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    7. Given the above information, do you think this is a good topic/article for your WA? Please justify your

    answer.

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  • IB Written Assignment – Topic Selection Worksheet

    8. What is your proposed topic/aspect?

    ________________________________________________________________________________________

    ________________________________________________________________________________________

    9. Are you interested in this topic? What interests you about it?

    ________________________________________________________________________________________

    ________________________________________________________________________________________

    ________________________________________________________________________________________

    ________________________________________________________________________________________

    10. Will you be able to write 600-800 characters on this topic?

    ________________________________________________________________________________________

    11. What text type and approach would you like to use? (Provide 2 ideas)

    ________________________________________________________________________________________

    ________________________________________________________________________________________

    ________________________________________________________________________________________

    12. Is your article for this topic of an appropriate length and level? (suggested 300-500字 and 小・中学 level)

    ________________________________________________________________________________________

    13. How is the level of difficulty of Kanji for this article? Will your articles need furigana support? How much?

    ________________________________________________________________________________________

    ________________________________________________________________________________________

    14. Given the above information, do you think this is a good topic/article for your WA? Please justify your

    answer.

    ________________________________________________________________________________________

    ________________________________________________________________________________________

    ________________________________________________________________________________________

  • IB Written Assignment – Article Assessment

    Title of Article: _____________________________

    Source: (name of website and URL) _____________________

    Text Type: (article, blog, etc.) Approx. Character Count: ______

    IB Core Topic(s) and Aspect: ________________________

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    Summary of text in English: ________________

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