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2006 Seminar I: Global Issues & Current Events
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Topics

Assignments & Quizzes

Attendance & Homework

1

4-12

TERRORISM
    
Unit 1: gTwo-Minute Silence for Victims  
     of Bomb Attacks in Londonh

Exercises1-6:          Task:           
Quiz:
       

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2

4-19

POPULAR CULTURE
    
Unit 2: hHarry Potter Hypeh

Exercises1-6:          Task:            
Quiz:
        

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3

4-26

PERSONAL HEALTH
   
Unit 3: hA Fine Cuppa!h   
    Links:   Coffee   Caffeine   Statistics

Exercises1-6:          Task:            
Quiz:
      

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4

5-10

HUMAN RIGHTS
   
Unit 4: hWomen Still Canft Break the Glass  
    Ceilingh + Short report             

    Links:   Fairness

Exercises1-6:          Task:            
Quiz:
       

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5

5-17

 HEALTH POLICY
    
Unit 5: hChocolate May Soon Have Health   
     Warnings on Packets"
   
     Links:  A History of Chocolate

Exercises1-6:          Task:            
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6

5-24

HEALTH POLICY
 
  Unit 6: hSmoking Banh       
       
    Links:   Nicotine

Exercises1-6:         
Task:            
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7

5-31

ENVIRONMENT
    Unit 7: hHot Weather is Having Impact on  
    Economy"  

    Links:  Global Warming

Exercises1-6:          Task:           
Quiz:
      

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8

6-7

 

 [Skip Unit 8]
ECONOMICS
     Unit 9: hJapan in Economic Standstillh
     +
Short report

Exercises1-6:          Task:          
 Quiz:
      

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9

6-14

BEHAVIOR
    Unit 10: hGovernment Bans Childminders
    from Smacking Children"        
   
    Links:  Child Abuse

Exercises1-6:          Task:            Quiz:      

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10

6-21

 [Skip Units11 & 12]
ENVIRONMENT
 
  Unit 13: gBrazilian Rainforest Cut to Grow
    Soya Beans"                          

    Links:   Protect Nature

Exercises1-6:          Task:           
Quiz:
      

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11

6-28

PERSONAL HEALTH
    Unit 14: gSurvey Finds Modern Life is 
    Stressfulh                                  
  
    Links:  Your Weight

Exercises1-6:          Task:           
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12

7-5

[Skip 15] Short report

Exercises1-6:          Task:          
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u Textbook: Onoda, S., & Cooker, L. (2006). Understanding the News in English 3.
     Tokyo: Kinseido.

u Absence report:  Webform  |  Word
  

u Instructor's home page:
http://www.ne.jp/asahi/m/and/

u Short report: Bring your own article. Draw a graphic. Write your opinion.
    Make a quiz and write discussion questions.

u Find news stories: Online News Sources

u Examples of graphic organizers   CAST     EDUPLACE     NCREL     SCORE 

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Updated May 3, 2006. Copyright©2006 Melvin R. Andrade. All rights reserved.

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