Social Studies

Tectonic Plates

Tectonic Plates The Earth’s surface is divided into thick slabs called tectonic plates. Each plate is a fragment of the Earth’s rigid outer layer, or lithosphere.   Tectonic Plates are probably driven by convection currents of molten rock that circulate with the Earth’s mantle. The lithosphere was too thin for tectonic plates until 500 million… read more »

Prime Ministers In The Caribbean

Prime Ministers In The Caribbean  Cuba – President of the Council of State Fidel Castro Haiti Prime Minister Jacques-Edouard Alexis Dominica Republic President Leonel Fernández Barbados Prime Minister David Thompson Trindad & Tobago Prime Minister Patrick Manning Bahamas Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham Jamaica – Prime Minister Bruce Golding Aruba – Prime Minister Nelson O. Oduber… read more »

Negative effects of drugs

Negative effects of drugs On the body:  The effects that drugs have on the human body are causing the brain to mix up and have hormones of pleasure. The drug can cause them to cough and feel nauseous from all of the toxic chemicals. On the mind: Modafinil: mild stimulant Desmopressin: Memory enhancer Piracetam: intelligence… read more »

Political Terms And Meanings

Political Terms *IMPORTANT TERMS* Authority – the right and power to enforce obedience and delegate power from a high office or position. Bill – a draft of a proposed act of parliament. Bi-cameral legislature – a parliament made up of two chambers or houses. Constituency – an electoral division in a country. Constitution – the… read more »

What is a Contraceptive?

What is a Contraceptive?   Contraceptive (Contraception) is the use various devices, drugs, agents, sexual practices, or surgical procedures to prevent conception or impregnation (pregnancy). Importance of Contraceptives Contraception helps women plan if and when they want to have a baby. Contraceptives  helps protect sexual partners from S.T.Is (sexually transmitted disease) Encourages women who are… read more »

Types of Marriages(Social Studies)

Types of Marriage Marriage: the legal union of One Man to One Woman   Monogamy – marriage of one man and one woman (Legally accepted in the Caribbean. Polygamy – a general term for many wives and husbands (it may either be). Polygene – one man having a number of wives. FOUND IN: Muslim societies… read more »

FUNCTIONS OF the GOVERNMENT

*FUNCTIONS OF GOVERNMENT *   The government consists of: The legislative arm The executive arm The judiciary arm FUNCTIONS To maintain law and order. To raise revenue taxes and other means. To make and change laws in the interest of the governed. To provide for citizens, social services (health, education etc.) To defend the state… read more »

The Consequences of Migration

Consequences of Migration  (On Country of Destination) Positive consequences of migration to country of (Destination) New skills introduced *New cultures introduced & integrated *The labor force may be more ready   Negative consequences of migration to country of (Destination) Exploitation of workers (under employment) Open violence against newly arrived who do not wish to integrate…. read more »

Effects of Land Pollution

• exterminates wild life • acid rain kills trees and other plants. • vegetation that provides food and shelter is destroyed. • it can seriously disrupt the balance of nature, and, in extreme cases, can cause human fatalities. • pesticides can damage crops; kill vegetation; and poison birds, animals, and fish. Most pesticides kill or… read more »

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