The Ainu had had their unique and independent culture and life until Hokkaido became part of Japan under the Meiji Government. It was 1997 when their cultural identity was again regarded as part of Japan’s unique culture officially by court.
2. Inside Reading-3 Unit 2 Megacities Reading-2 Ecopolis Now
Forget the rural idyll [aɪdl/idil]… a happy/peaceful place in the countryside
☆What?: An article from Newsweek magazine about the rise of megacities
- Before You Read ☆ Ind. Speaking Describe the city you live in in 90 sec. How big is it? Is it a major city or one of the suburban communities surrounding a major city?
- Reading Skill: Identifying Main Ideas vs. Supporting Details
-> Read=> Mark/Underline the Main Idea and its Supporting Details of each paragraph. => Pair
=> Blog Summarize the Main Ideas of the magazine article within 100 words.
More people are expected to move to live in megacities around the world. They are more environmentally efficient than rural cities but they need to be designed properly to sustain the increasing population.
One thing must be done first is to reduce the cars on the streets. They not only consume energy and emit gasses but also use up space on the ground.
Another thing to be planned for urban cities is to design and build eco-friendly small houses instead of skyscrapers.
Megacities can be ecologically friendly cities if they are designed properly to accommodate the needs of the residents. (100 words)
3. Open Forum-2 Ch-2 Psychology
[Web] Lecture about the Theory of Multiple Intelligence as Education Majors
Preparing to Listen: What is intelligence? Do you think it’s possible to measure intelligence?
- 1st Listening-> MI, More Details, and What are GPA and Book smart? - Book smart: Good at school subjects
=> Task-1: Explain what intelligence is. [60sec/Prep=>60 sec]
-2nd Listening: Take a memo to explain what IQ test is and what multiple intelligences is about.
- IQ Test: Intelligent Quotient Test created by Alfred Binnet to place and predict students, how well they would do in school and place them accordingly. But it was often used to exclude some students.
- Intelligence: must have stages of development, and a clear end state, that is a level that makes you an expert.
- Positive Theory: Everyone is smart in different ways. We’re all born with different levels of each intelligence.