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International Baccalaureate

Blue Valley School (San José - Costa Rica)

NEWSLETTER - October 3, 2011

English A1/A OBJECTIVES OF THE WEEK 10B

11B

Students will analyze author’s style and apply transcendentalism to song in oral presentation Students will analyze author’s style and apply transcendentalism to song in oral presentation Students will prepare for Poetry Slam Students will prepare for Poetry Slam

To evaluate the construction of The Pearl by the author To organize ideas in a class poem to be performed at the Poetry Slam uthor To evaluate the construction of The Pearl by the author To evaluate the construction of The Pearl by the author To organize ideas in a class poem to be performed at the Poetry Slam

11A To evaluate the construction of Art by the author To organize ideas in a class poem to be performed at the Poetry Slam To distinguish important stylistic features in Art by Yasmina Reza To re-define the concept of the absurd in the XXI century To select significant quotations that illustrate main themes and conflicts in Art To identify own's process of writing To organize ideas in a class poem to be performed at the Poetry Slam

12 To apply theory of the theatre to Six Characters in Search of an Author and into the writing of Paper Two To define Pirandello’s main characteristics of drama: dialogue, stage directions, breaking the fourth wall, the actors-characters, mise-en scene To evaluate own's writing techniques in Paper 2 To apply previous knowledge to unseen passage analysis (Paper One) To evaluate own's writing techniques in Paper 1 1


Español A1/A (Literatura) Contenido de la semana 10B (A: Literatura) Obras Traducidas +Mujer en punto cero, de Nawal El Sadaawi Evolución histórica de los géneros novelístico y testimonial. Ubicación histórico literaria: construcción del fondo contextual Identidad estilística (autora y obra) Análisis a fondo de la obra

11A (A1) Obras de Estudio detallado A. Selección de obras líricas: -Benedetti, Paz, Guillén, Neruda, Vallejo +Análisis a fondo de un poema de cada autor. -Bestiario, Julio Cortázar

11B (A1) Temario para la prueba nacional Area gramatical: uso de gerundio, participio; conjugación verbal, análisis sintáctica básico, oración simple y compuesta; pasiva e impersonal.

12 (A1) Obra de Grupo de obras +La familia de Pascual Duarte, Camilo José Cela Ubicación histórico literaria Identidad estilística de la obra Fuentes artísticas y literarias Realismo tremendista Contextualización literaria: novela de la Postguerra

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Economics (Objectives of the week)

Evaluate the use of GDP to measure and compare welfare in diff. countries.

10B

11A

Use the circular flow model to explain three ways to measure GDP. Compare nominal figures to real figures in measuring output. Distinguish between GDP and GNP, between GDP and GDP per capita. Define economic growth and economic development & the difference.

Identify the various trade barriers and explain their roles in the LDCs. changes Explain hpw finan. Barriers contribute to the indebtedness of the LDCs Explain how capital flight and non- convertible curren. limit the dev. Of LDCs.

Business & Management 10B

1. Review and comment Test II 2. Discuss Internal Assessment Price: 1. Analyze the appropriateness of each pricing strategy - Cost-based - Competition – based - Market – Based (penetration, skimming) Promotion 1. Distinguish between above the line and below the line promotion. 2. Analyze the various promotional tools and discuss their effectiveness. 3. Prepare an appropriate promotional mix.

Instructional Objective

Instructional Objective

Understand what is Ratio analysis and how it relates to the final Internal Assessment accounts Internal Assessment and review on Summary of the financial topic.Go topics seen before over the importance in decision vacationsregarding the Financial making that financial data has. Topic - Final accountsand Ratio Analysis Introduce the Human Resource

Business & Mana

11B

11A

Instructional Objective

Topic & Case Study for IB Exam

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Sciences CHEMISTRY 10B

Topic 1: Quantitative Chemistry General Objective: The student will perform calculations involving stoichiometric factors. ____________________________

11A Topic 10: Organic Chemistry General Objective: Explain the properties and chemical reactions of carbon compounds. ____________________________

11B Tema 4. Mezclas General Objective: Analizar la naturaleza de las disoluciones ____________________________

12 Option G: Further Organic Chemistry General Objective: Describe the mechanisms for organic reactions ____________________________

PHYSICS (CONTENT AND OBJECTIVES) 10B Newton’s II Law - Solve problems involving Newton’s II Law. - Finish lab on dominoes. Lab: Dominoes - Explain the requirements for the lab report. Newton’s II Law

- Solve problems involving Newton’s II Law. Lab: Graph Matching - Reproduce specific graphs showing Uniform Linear Motion. ____________________________

11A - Electric Potential Difference - Define “electric potential” and “electric potential energy”. - Define “electric potential difference”. - Determine the change in potential energy when a charge moves between two points at different potentials. - Define the “electronvolt”. - Solve problems involving electric potential difference. Electric Potential Difference - State and apply the expression for electric potential due to a point charge. - State and apply the formula relating electric field strength to electric potential gradient. - Determine the potential due to one or more point charges. - Describe and sketch the pattern of equipotential surfaces due to one and two point charges. - State the relation between equipotential surfaces and electric field lines. - Solve problems involving electric potential energy and electric potential. Electric Current 4

- Define “electric current”. - Define “resistance”. - Solve problems involving current. Electric Current - Define “resistance”. - Apply the equation for resistance in the form where ρ is the resistivity of the material of the resistor. - State Ohm’s Law. - Compare ohmic and non-ohmic behavior. Latent heat of fusion of Ice - Determine the latent heat of fusion of Ice. ____________________________

11B Relativity: Length and Mass contraction - Resolver problemas acerca de la contracción de la longitud y la masa. Quantum Physics - Explicar los conceptos generales de la Fisica Cuantica. - Explicar el Principio de Incertidumbre de Heisenberg. Quantum Physics - Explicar el postulado de De Broglie. Practice MEP - Practice Gravitation for the MEP exams. ____________________________

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Artes Visuales - Actividades de la semana 10B Propuestas en la carpeta de investigación. Discusión individual con el profesor sobre composición, técnica y posibilidades de aplicación a la propuesta realizada.

11A Experimentar técnicas según las características del proyecto. Aplicación de la técnica al proyecto individual.

11B Finalizar el proyecto independiente. Explicación de características del op art.

ToK (Objectives of the week)

paradigm about scientific revolutions?Can science lead us to truth?

10B

11B

What are the problems of translation?What are concepts you can't translate? What are labels and stereotypes?What is the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis?

What is the difference between truth and wisdom? What are the theories of truth? Which theories do you adhere to and why? Which three ToK essay titles appeal to you and why?

12 How will you structure your Oral Presenataion given your topic?

11A How does Popper's theory of falsification work in practice? What are its limitations?What is Kuhn's

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10B Matemáticas NM (Pendiente)

11A Matemáticas NM Que los estudiantes resuelvan ejercicios sobre máximos y mínimos locales Que los estudiantes determinen los intervalos de monotonía utilizando la diferenciación Que los estudiantes comprendan el concepto de anti derivadas Que los estudiantes resuelvan ejercicios sobre integrales indefinidas

10B Math Studies Unit: Trigonometry

Que los estudiantes comprendan el concepto de integral definida

General Objectives:Review the sine and cosine rules, cofunctions and reciprocal. Represent angles in standard position. IB Objectives: Learn to identify and work with geometric progressions.

Determinar el área bajo la curva de graficas Determinar áreas entre dos curvas

11A Estudios Matemáticos Objetivos Generales: Solución del examen diagnóstico, repaso de algebra básica (operaciones, factorización). Objetivo IB: Encontrar línea tangente usando la derivada. Evaluar las pruebas IB para la nota proyectada.

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IB BVS Newsletter No 10 FS 2011