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					Tokyo Project Week
     Booklet




   Name:______________
    Class:______________
                     Overview of Project Week


VSA Project Week is intended to broaden the education and life experiences of
our students beyond the walls of the classroom. This experience fosters
international-mindedness, intercultural awareness and global citizenship.
Specifically, it extends the work of the classroom by offering a safe environment
in which to inquire, explore and solve problems whilst developing important
personal life skills which cannot be gained from textbooks.

Project Week is organized around a concept that students are asked to explore
and focus on experiential learning using an inquiry-based approach.

The notion is that students understand through experience and can apply that
understanding to serving others and their community. For this reason, all Project
Week trips have an element of community service built in.

Through their experiences, students come to understand how subject knowledge
is interrelated and how learning is connected to the real world.

The IB Learner profile is a set of skills and attitudes which students are expected
to develop as IB learners. Project Week is structured in such a way as to help
students develop as open-minded individuals; inquirers; thinkers; caring citizens
and risk-takers.
General Guidelines



Each Project Week is led by teachers-in-charge and supervised by staff. A ratio of
1 teacher to 10 students is strictly adhered to. Supervising teachers are male and
female and all activities and fieldtrips in-country are run by qualified and
experienced instructors or guides.

Students may need to meet specific criteria or health and behaviour
requirements. The school maintains the right to refuse any student who does not
meet those requirements.

Various contingency plans exist which consider safety, supervision and viability in
the interests of the individual and the whole group :

In the vent of an external threat – the whole group returns to Hong Kong

For individual cases of misbehavior/illness – the child is escorted home by 1
supervising teacher. His/Her parent is contacted to retrieve the child.

In extreme cases or where the above is not possible, the child may remain but will
be separated from the group.

For all of the above contingency plans, expenses and costs will be borne by the
parent(s).

Each trip leader carries emergency equipment (first-aid kit, mobile phone). The
safety of our students and the hygiene condition of the destinations are
paramount.
Hotel Information




       Name of hotel : TOKYO PRINCESS GARDEN HOTEL

        Address      : Kamiosaki 2-23-7, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo

        Telephone no. :03-3779-1010

        Fax no.      :03-3779-4070
                        Science and technology
Japan is a leading nation in scientific research, particularly technology, machinery and
biomedical research. Nearly 700,000 researchers share a US$130 billion research and
development budget, the third largest in the world. Japan is a world leader in fundamental
scientific research, having produced fifteen Nobel laureates in either physics, chemistry or
medicine, three Fields medalists, and one Gauss Prize laureate. Some of Japan's more prominent
technological contributions are in the fields of electronics, automobiles, machinery, earthquake
engineering, industrial robotics, optics, chemicals, semiconductors and metals. Japan leads the
world in robotics production and use, possessing more than half (402,200 of 742,500) of the
world's industrial robots.

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is Japan's space agency; it conducts space,
planetary, and aviation research, and leads development of rockets and satellites. It is a
participant in the International Space Station: the Japanese Experiment Module (Kibo) was
added to the station during Space Shuttle assembly flights in 2008. Japan's plans in space
exploration include: launching a space probe to Venus, Akatsuki; developing the Mercury
Magnetospheric Orbiter to be launched in 2013; and building a moon base by 2030. On
September 14, 2007, it launched lunar explorer "SELENE" (Selenological and Engineering
Explorer) on an H-IIA (Model H2A2022) carrier rocket from Tanegashima Space Center.
SELENE is also known as Kaguya, after the lunar princess of The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter.
Kaguya is the largest lunar mission since the Apollo program. Its purpose is to gather data on the
moon's origin and evolution. It entered a lunar orbit on October 4, flying at an altitude of about
100 km (62 mi). The probe's mission was ended when it was deliberately crashed by JAXA into
the Moon on 11 June 2009.


                                 Infrastructure
As of 2008, 46.4 percent of energy in Japan is produced from petroleum, 21.4 percent from coal,
16.7 percent from natural gas, 9.7 percent from nuclear power, and 2.9 percent from hydro power.
Nuclear power produced 25.1 percent of Japan's electricity, as of 2009. However, in the wake of
the Tohoku earthquake and the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, some nuclear reactors have
been taken off-line and reliance on fossil fuels is higher. Given its heavy dependence on
imported energy, Japan has aimed to diversify its sources and maintain high levels of energy
efficiency.

Japan's road spending has been extensive. Its 1.2 million kilometers of paved road are the main
means of transportation. A single network of high-speed, divided, limited-access toll roads
connects major cities and is operated by toll-collecting enterprises. New and used cars are
inexpensive; car ownership fees and fuel levies are used to promote energy efficiency. However,
at just 50 percent of all distance traveled, car usage is the lowest of all G8 countries.

Dozens of Japanese railway companies compete in regional and local passenger transportation
markets; major companies include seven JR enterprises, Kintetsu Corporation, Seibu Railway
and Keio Corporation. Some 250 high-speed Shinkansen trains connect major cities and
Japanese trains are known for their safety and punctuality. Proposals for a new Maglev route
between Tokyo and Osaka are at an advanced stage. There are 173 airports in Japan; the largest
domestic airport, Haneda Airport, is Asia's second-busiest airport. The largest international
gateways are Narita International Airport, Kansai International Airport and Chūbu Centrair
International Airport. Nagoya Port is the country's largest and busiest port, accounting for 10
percent of Japan's trade value.[


         Japanese Basic Phrases Made Simple

      I don't understand Japanese - Nihongowawakarimasen



      Where is the……? - wadokodesuka?



      How much does it cost? - Ikuradesuka?



      See you later - Itterasshai



      How much is this? – Korewaikuradesuka


       Japanese Basic Phrases For Traditional
                  Japanese Foods

      Cooked rice - Gohan



      Miso soup - Miso shiru



      Lunch box - Bento



      Alcohol - o-sake
      Green tea - o-cha



      Water - mizu



      Pickles - tsukemono



      Usually said before eating - Itadakimasu



      Do you have an English menu? - Eigo no menyuuwaarimasuka?



      I'll take this, please - Korekudasai



      What is that? - Sore wa nan desuka



      Check, please - O-kanjoukudasai


 Introduction of Sites in Tokyo Project Week
Sony Explora-Science Museum
The Sony ExploraScience museum is one of those interesting museums full of simple
experiments and hands on displays. Most of them aim to illustrate everyday mysteries. The
exhibits are all interactive, and several of them require a friend. The museum is obviously geared
to families, but adults can enjoy it as well.


Rainbow Bridge
The Rainbow Bridge connects Odaiba to the rest of Tokyo. The two story bridge is an iconic
symbol of the bay and is especially beautiful during its nightly illumination. The bridge supports
an expressway, a regular road, the Yurikamome train line and pedestrian walkways along both
sides.
It happens every Sunday in the wonderful district of Harajuku. Don't miss this piece of
sightseeing in Tokyo. Head for Jingu Bridge that connects Meiji Jingu shrine to Harajuku and
Omotesando.
Morinaga Milk Factory
Morinaga has developed a diverse range of products to provide customers with “Good Health
with Delight and Taste.” The Company’s business activities are based on a strong desire to
provide impressive and worthwhile products through corporate activities infused with a
pioneering spirit.
At present, active initiatives are in place to strengthen and promote the Company’s flagship
products in five product fields: Confectioneries, Foodstuffs, Frozen Desserts, Weider, and
Healthcare.

TOYOTA Mega Web
In the Palette Town development, Mega Web was designed to display the wares of the Toyota
Motor Corporation. Yes, it’s a showroom, but against all odds it’s actually also fun. Test drive
vehicles (advance reservation required) or poke around in the History Garage with cars from the
Golden Age.

ANA Airframe Maintenance Centre
All Nippon Airways Co.Ltd.全日本空輸株式会社 also known as Zennikkū (全日空) orANA,
is one of the largest airlines in Japan. It is headquartered at the Shiodome City Center in the
Shiodome area in Minato, Tokyo, Japan. It operates services to 49 destinations in Japan and 35
international routes[2] and employed over 14,000 employees as of May 2009.

JAL Airframe Maintenance Centre
Japan Airlines Co., Ltd. (JAL) (日本航空株式会社 Nihon Kōkū Kabushiki-gaisha?) is an
airline headquartered in Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan. It is the flag carrier of Japan and its main
hubs are Tokyo's Narita International Airport and Tokyo International Airport (Haneda Airport),
as well as Nagoya's ChūbuCentrair International Airport and Osaka's Kansai International
Airport.

Water Science Museum
The Tokyo Metropolitan Water Science Museum (Tokyo-to Mizu no Kagakukan) is a fun and
friendly, modern, high-tech, child-oriented, educational resource about water and its supply,
provided by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government's Bureau of Waterworks, which also runs the
Tokyo Waterworks Historical Museum.

Panasonic Centre
Panasonic Center Tokyo is a Corporate Global Communications Hub for Panasonic. With
Panasonic's aim to become a "Green Innovation Company" and the vision of bringing about
innovation in lifestyles and business with eco ideas for the earth, the Center serves as a vehicle
for communications, receiving opinions and requests directly from customers while presenting
actual products and services.

National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation
The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, which opened in 2001, provides the
public with various opportunities to experience cutting-edge science and technology through
hands-on exhibits, including interactions with robots, virtual-reality rides as well as video
interviews of distinguished researchers. The museum is also known as 'Miraikan'.
Ginza
Fabulous shopping opportunities, Designer labels and high end department stores. Sony building
for gadget lovers is a Must.
Ginza is an excellent place for Kabuki Theater with Traditional Kabuki Makeup.

Tsukiji fish market
The largest open-air fish market in the world, is one of the most remarkable things to do in
Tokyo. Fish worth millions of dollars are sold each morning by auction.

Disaster Prevention Certre
The interior of the building is divided into several areas where one can experience escaping from
rooms filled with smoke, earthquakes, fire extinguishing training, first aid training such as
artificial respiration and how to report to 119. There are Q & A quizzes on disaster prevention
and disaster prevention simulation games. In the theater, you can see images of the urban
landscape in the moment of an earthquake. The seats vibrate in sync with the earthquake footage,
simulating real-life sensation.
                        Your emotional response to a sight spot in Tokyo

                                             Day 1

During this week, you will visit various places. We want you to record your emotional
response to two of the areas.

This grid will help you DESCRIBE what you feel about what you see, your emotional
response to a sight spot.




“Paired adjectives” is a way of measuring your immediate response to a sight spot.

Circle between 1-7 how strongly you feel these words describe the view.

Don’t leave any blanks.

UGLY                1         2        3       4       5       6           7   BEAUTIFUL

INTERESTING         1         2        3       4       5       6           7   BORING

DULL                1         2        3       4       5       6           7   BRIGHT

OBVIOUS             1         2        3       4       5        6          7   MYSTERIOUS

COLD                1         2        3       4       5       6           7   WARM

HARD                1         2        3       4       5       6           7   SOFT

UNEMOTIONAL         1         2        3       4       5       6           7   EMOTIONAL

DISLIKE             1         2        3       4       5       6           7   LIKE

FULL                1         2        3       4       5       6           7   EMPTY

UNCOLOURFUL         1         2        3       4       5       6           7   COLOURFUL

ORDERED             1         2        3       4       5       6           7   DISORDERED

PLAIN               1         2        3       4       5       6           7   ORNATE

STRAIGHT            1         2        3       4       5       6           7   CURVED

ARTIFICIAL          1         2        3       4       5       6           7   NATURAL

BUSY                1         2        3       4       5       6           7   QUIET
ACTIVITIES
1. Write a description of the sight spots you saw, or draw a sketch map.

2. Compare the two sight spots you saw.
                        Your emotional response to a sight spot in Tokyo

                                             Day 2

During this week, you will visit various places. We want you to record your emotional
response to two of the areas.

This grid will help you DESCRIBE what you feel about what you see, your emotional
response to a sight spot.




“Paired adjectives” is a way of measuring your immediate response to a sight spot.

Circle between 1-7 how strongly you feel these words describe the view.

Don’t leave any blanks.

UGLY                1         2       3        4       5       6       7       BEAUTIFUL

INTERESTING         1         2       3        4       5       6       7       BORING

DULL                1         2       3        4       5       6       7       BRIGHT

OBVIOUS             1         2       3        4       5       6       7       MYSTERIOUS

COLD                1         2       3        4       5       6           7   WARM

HARD                1         2       3        4       5       6       7       SOFT

UNEMOTIONAL         1         2       3        4       5       6       7       EMOTIONAL

DISLIKE             1         2       3        4       5       6       7       LIKE

FULL                1         2       3        4       5       6       7       EMPTY

UNCOLOURFUL         1         2       3        4       5       6           7   COLOURFUL

ORDERED             1         2       3        4       5       6       7       DISORDERED

PLAIN               1         2       3        4       5       6       7       ORNATE

STRAIGHT            1         2       3        4       5       6       7       CURVED

ARTIFICIAL          1         2       3        4       5       6       7       NATURAL

BUSY                1         2       3        4       5       6       7       QUIET
ACTIVITIES
1. Write a description of the sight spots you saw, or draw a sketch map.

2. Compare the two sight spots you saw.
                        Your emotional response to a sight spot in Tokyo

                                             Day 3

During this week, you will visit various places. We want you to record your emotional
response to two of the areas.

This grid will help you DESCRIBE what you feel about what you see, your emotional
response to a sight spot.




“Paired adjectives” is a way of measuring your immediate response to a sight spot.

Circle between 1-7 how strongly you feel these words describe the view.

Don’t leave any blanks.

UGLY                1         2       3        4       5       6       7       BEAUTIFUL

INTERESTING         1         2       3        4       5       6       7       BORING

DULL                1         2       3        4       5       6       7       BRIGHT

OBVIOUS             1         2       3        4       5       6       7       MYSTERIOUS

COLD                1         2       3        4       5       6           7   WARM

HARD                1         2       3        4       5       6       7       SOFT

UNEMOTIONAL         1         2       3        4       5       6       7       EMOTIONAL

DISLIKE             1         2       3        4       5       6       7       LIKE

FULL                1         2       3        4       5       6       7       EMPTY

UNCOLOURFUL         1         2       3        4       5       6           7   COLOURFUL

ORDERED             1         2       3        4       5       6       7       DISORDERED

PLAIN               1         2       3        4       5       6       7       ORNATE

STRAIGHT            1         2       3        4       5       6       7       CURVED

ARTIFICIAL          1         2       3        4       5       6       7       NATURAL

BUSY                1         2       3        4       5       6       7       QUIET
ACTIVITIES
1. Write a description of the sight spots you saw, or draw a sketch map.

2. Compare the two sight spots you saw.
                        Your emotional response to a sight spot in Tokyo

                                             Day 4

During this week, you will visit various places. We want you to record your emotional
response to two of the areas.

This grid will help you DESCRIBE what you feel about what you see, your emotional
response to a sight spot.




“Paired adjectives” is a way of measuring your immediate response to a sight spot.

Circle between 1-7 how strongly you feel these words describe the view.

Don’t leave any blanks.

UGLY                1         2       3        4       5       6       7       BEAUTIFUL

INTERESTING         1         2       3        4       5       6       7       BORING

DULL                1         2       3        4       5       6       7       BRIGHT

OBVIOUS             1         2       3        4       5       6       7       MYSTERIOUS

COLD                1         2       3        4       5       6           7   WARM

HARD                1         2       3        4       5       6       7       SOFT

UNEMOTIONAL         1         2       3        4       5       6       7       EMOTIONAL

DISLIKE             1         2       3        4       5       6       7       LIKE

FULL                1         2       3        4       5       6       7       EMPTY

UNCOLOURFUL         1         2       3        4       5       6           7   COLOURFUL

ORDERED             1         2       3        4       5       6       7       DISORDERED

PLAIN               1         2       3        4       5       6       7       ORNATE

STRAIGHT            1         2       3        4       5       6       7       CURVED

ARTIFICIAL          1         2       3        4       5       6       7       NATURAL

BUSY                1         2       3        4       5       6       7       QUIET
ACTIVITIES
1. Write a description of the sight spots you saw, or draw a sketch map.

2. Compare the two sight spots you saw.
                        Your emotional response to a sight spot in Tokyo

                                             Day 5

During this week, you will visit various places. We want you to record your emotional
response to two of the areas.

This grid will help you DESCRIBE what you feel about what you see, your emotional
response to a sight spot.




“Paired adjectives” is a way of measuring your immediate response to a sight spot.

Circle between 1-7 how strongly you feel these words describe the view.

Don’t leave any blanks.

UGLY                1         2       3        4       5       6       7       BEAUTIFUL

INTERESTING         1         2       3        4       5       6       7       BORING

DULL                1         2       3        4       5       6       7       BRIGHT

OBVIOUS             1         2       3        4       5       6       7       MYSTERIOUS

COLD                1         2       3        4       5       6           7   WARM

HARD                1         2       3        4       5       6       7       SOFT

UNEMOTIONAL         1         2       3        4       5       6       7       EMOTIONAL

DISLIKE             1         2       3        4       5       6       7       LIKE

FULL                1         2       3        4       5       6       7       EMPTY

UNCOLOURFUL         1         2       3        4       5       6           7   COLOURFUL

ORDERED             1         2       3        4       5       6       7       DISORDERED

PLAIN               1         2       3        4       5       6       7       ORNATE

STRAIGHT            1         2       3        4       5       6       7       CURVED

ARTIFICIAL          1         2       3        4       5       6       7       NATURAL

BUSY                1         2       3        4       5       6       7       QUIET
ACTIVITIES
1. Write a description of the sight spots you saw, or draw a sketch map.

2. Compare the two sight spots you saw.
 Rules of the competition
 1.   Submit photographs which show an MYP Area of Interaction:

      Environment

      Health and Social Education

      Human ingenuity

      Community and Service

      Approaches to learning



 2. Each student may enter ONE photograph per Area of Interaction and ONE which they think
    represents all areas, to a maximum of SIX per student.



 3. Students need to briefly explain why their photograph represents that Area of Interaction.



 4. Judges will meet and select the “best” photograph for each category. The judges’ word is
    final in this; there is no right of appeal.



 5. There will be fabulous prizes.



 Judging Criteria
1.    Creativity and Originality (ways of seeing and interpretation)               20

2.    Theme Appropriateness (image refer to MYP AOI)                               20

3.    Composition (use of camera angle, exposure, depth of field, etc.)            30

4.    Expressiveness (picture sharpness, color saturation, clarity of narration,   30
      mood and feeling, etc.)
Submission Date
21 / 04/ 12



Remarks
   Entries must be original, un-retouched digital images (slightly light contrast adjustment is
    allowed) in .jpg format with a file size no larger than 5 MB.


   A 8R color photo print-out (hard copy) together with the digital file is required for
    submission


   Entries must be sent via e-mail to Mr. Yu (martinyu@vsa.edu.hk)

				
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