Current Affairs 9

  1. 1.Define media literacy. Explain how this is applied globally.
    • Definition:___The ability to access, analyze, evaluate and create media. When you are media literate is when you can see information in media objectively.
    • Application: In news, for education. Whenever there is wrong or not trustworthy information, you can investigate about it in order to be well informed. It prevents people to be tricked into buying something or misunderstanding facts.
  2. 2.List 6 things you should do to be safe online.
    • - Havereliablesources.
    • - Take care of digital footprint.
    • - Investigate before entering private information to some website.
    • - Protect your private information as much as you can.
    • - Read the terms and services of places where you subscribe.
    • - Haveanti-virus.
    • - Try to elude improper websites that could download a virus.
    • - Think twice and investigate before downloading anything from the internet.
  3. 3.List 4 pros and 4 cons of social media
    • Pros
    • Cons
    • People are more communicated
    • Information can be cloned or incorrect Organized crime
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    • It helps education creativity
    • It is easier to do plaigarism Cyberbullying
    • Information is more accessable
    • People stop communicating physically
    • Investigations are easier
    • It can easily be used by bad people like thieves and conmen.
  4. 4.Many groups are believed to control the media. List 2 arguments for and 2 arguments against each group.
    • a. The government
    • i.Controls the media because:They don't permit people to upload harmful or too negative aspects about them. They pay people off. Censure information. Choose what people can see. ii.Controls the media because:They threaten people whenever they upload harmful info
    • about them.
    • iii.Does not control the media because:They don't always know who is uploading harmful
    • views, or the people cannot be payed off.
    • iv. Does not control the media because:They have no way of blocking the web if it is well
    • protected.
    • b. The people
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    • i.Controls the media because:They are able to upload anything they want. Can hack.
    • ii.Controls the media because:Whatever they all search for more, becomes popular.
    • iii.Does not control the media because: If thy are not creators, they don't choose what is in the internet.
    • iv. Does not control the media because: Internet can be taken away from them and there are many websites you can't access without a subscription.
    • c. The big corporations
    • i.Control the media because: They have their own website where they publish information about themselves. Providers of the machines. They can see what you search for.
    • ii.Control the media because:They pay off people that give bad reviews. Advertisements.
    • People own 80% of the media.
    • iii.Do not control the media because:Cannot erase bad reviews.
    • iv. Do not control the media because:Have no way of knowing who is behind negative
    • critics.
  5. 5.Many people bring awareness to their cause through social media. List 2 causes you could support as an activist online and how you could use social media to advocate on their behalf.
    • - Foundations that help create awareness of global warming and its dangers.
    • - Foundations that help needed places like Nigeria. One example is free-rice.
  6. 6.People believe poverty is caused by a variety of reasons. List 4 ideas believed to cause global poverty.
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    • a) Wars
    • b) Not enough work opportunity c) Social instability
    • d) Global money crisis
    • Lack of opportunities
    • Born into it
    • Environmental problems Overpopulation
  7. 7. As we have seen in class, obesity is a rising problem around the world. What circumstances could be causing the increase of global levels of obesity? Think about people’s lifestyles, habits, living conditions and how these affect or even limit their food choices.
    People have become more sedentary lifestile. There are many fast food. Inactivity.
  8. 8. Many diseases can be caused by inheritance. However, others are a result of unhealthy eating habits. List 3 diseases resulting from unhealthy eating habits.
    • a)Diabetes
    • b)Obesity
    • c)Anemia
  9. 9. Find a food or beverage advertisement that might encourage you to buy their product and describe the ad here (for example Tony the Tiger selling Frosted Flakes). What are they trying to sell? How might it affect what you choose to eat or drink?How might it influence your future choices when given other food options?
    They are selling you cereal. They are making this look more appealing to little kids because there is an apparently friendly animal that want to assign a very important mission to you. It seems like a game. You have curiosity for the food this advertising sells, so you purchase it. If you keep on falling in publicity, you would get used to buying this type of artificial food. Excess of this food can cause problems. If you get used to Choco Krisipis, it is just a matter of time before you fall into buying more of these kinds of food.
  10. 10. The production of a T-shirt has 4 main steps from start to finish. List them in order here. Give an explanation about what is occurring at each stage.
    • Step 1: Cotton. People and machines harvest cotton. There can be crop insurance.
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    • Step 2: Machines. Compact ring spun is used to make fabric soft. Wages are lower than they are in developing countries in Indonesia.
    • Step 3: People. People that work in factories. Bangladesh stands out in textile because factory workers are cheap. Women are now payed better and have better conditions than in the 20th century.
    • Step 4: Boxes. Shipping containers that can be used in ships, trucks and trains. Malcolm McLean had the idea of boxes. Before this, it could take hours to unload and reload boxes. In the end, it goes to shops and you buy them.
  11. 11. Companies cut costs where they can, some even do so by using child labor.a)Explain the term sweatshop. b) How can you know a company is using sweatshop workers to manufacture their products?c) What are some alternatives available for you?
    • An illegal place with unfavorable working conditions and often very dangerous to the worker's heath. They generally work for more than what is recommended, at low salaries. Generally, they are physically and psychologically abused.
    • You have to investigate where every t-shirt comes from, see the stores and factories. The fabric of a clothing can help you get started. Organizations help
    • There are some clothes companies that assure and have certificates that the clothes is made 100% legally and workers from there have not suffered. Two examples are Fair Indigo and Indigenous.
  12. 12. Child laborers work long hours in harsh conditions. Due to the necessity of work in their lives what are some things they may not be able to do in their childhood?
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    • Play, have an education, be with their family, go to the doctor, read, travel or even think about their situation, and try to change it, it is very difficult for them to get out of poverty. Be healthy.
  13. 13. There are many reasons companies use child labor. Children can be paid less, they eat less and in some places they are better than adults for the task at hand. List 3 industries where the use of child labor is well-known.
    • a) Carpets
    • b) Technology c) Coffee
    • d) Cole
    • e) Mining
    • b) Bricks c) Shoes d) Clothes
  14. 14. For each United Nations organ list their purpose.
    • a) Secretariat:
    • These are the employees of the United Nations. Work all over the world, if there was a voting, it would be decided by simple majority. Work in UN Headquarters in New York. This body meets with the full membership of the United Nations.
    • b) General Assembly:
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    • 191 member nations. Can discuss any topic that the member wish to speak about. UN Headquarters in New York. Discuss issues of peace and security. Members should be available at a moments notice in case of Crisis.
    • c) International Court of Justice:
    • 15 judges are elected by the General Assembly for their judicial expertise; they do not represent their countries. This body provides legal opinions on cases and on the interpretation of International Treaties. This is not made up of Member States. Is located in the same city as the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands. Assisted territories in achieving independence or joining neighboring countries.
    • d) Security Council:
    • 15 Member states (5 permanent - 10 rotating). Settles legal disputes among countries not people. UN Headquarters, NY. The decisions are legally binding and may be enforced through sanctions.
    • e) Trusteeship Council:
    • The five permanent members of the Security Council ran this council when it was active. Oversees trust territories. The council no longer meets because it has fulfilled its mission. If necessary, it will be recalled by the General Assembly. This body cease to exist with the independence of Palau.
    • f) Economic and Social Council:
    • 54 member states elected by the General Assembly. Debates international economic and social issues. UN Headquarters, NY. This body regularly works with Non Governmental Organizations.
  15. 15. Investigate 2 invasive species and describe the damage they can do to an ecosystem.
    • Specie that is not native to somewhere and is introduced to an ecosystem. European green crabs found their way into the San Francisco Bay area in 1989. They out-compete native species for food and habitat and eat huge quantities of native shellfish, threatening commercial fisheries
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    • Water hyacinth is a beautiful aquatic plant, introduced to the U.S. from South America as an ornamental. In the wild, it forms dense mats, reducing sunlight for submerged plants and aquatic organisms, crowding out native aquatic plants and clogging waterways and intake pipes.
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Current Affairs 9
Current Affairs 9