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2013 Researching and Comparing and Contrasting Powerpoint Project Lesson Date your papers: Tuesday, Sept 17 Block Days: Sept 18 and Sept 19---Library Time.

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1 2013 Researching and Comparing and Contrasting Powerpoint Project Lesson Date your papers: Tuesday, Sept 17 Block Days: Sept 18 and Sept 19---Library Time Sept 20---Library Time Sept 23---Last Day in Library Sept 24, 25, 26 and Laptops Work on Powerpoint Sept 30, Oct 1, and Oct 2----Laptops Work on Powerpoint Thursday, 0ct 3: First Unit Notebooks Collected Start of Class---Formative Assessment Friday, Oct 4: Hard Copy of Library Research Powerpoint Due---Summative Assessment

2 Day One: Tuesday, Sept 17 Class: Ms. Barben is going to finish the Interactive Notes on Developing and Developed Countries. Quiet Question: Type Two Prompt---You have a choice to make from eight different political cartoons to respond to. Select ONE political cartoon. Then answer the following questions using your prior knowledge and notes from the Developed and Developing Nations Lesson Plan: a)What is the cartoonist’s main point or argument? How do you know this? b)How does the content of the political cartoon relate to what we learned in the last lesson about Developing and Developed Nations and the causes and cycle of poverty? Explain and give examples.

3 Political Cartoon One

4 Political Cartoon Two

5 Political Cartoon Three

6 Political Cartoon Four

7 Political Cartoon Five

8 Political Cartoon Six

9 Political Cartoon Seven

10 Political Cartoon Eight

11 Day One: Tuesday, Sept 17, 2013 Class: Students will share their observations on the political cartoons and Ms. Barben will record the class responses on the Smartboard. Students can follow and add the additional comments and ideas to the political cartoons in the lesson. Overall, what conclusions can we form at this point? Individual: For this Common Course Assessment, SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT, you will be selecting ONE country from either the Middle East or Africa to research and compare and contrast to the United States. With this project, we will be going into the library and learning how to research and create bibliographies and how to cite.

12 Day One: Tuesday, Sept 17, 2013 List of Countries In Africa Algeria (People's Democratic Republic of Algeria) Angola (Republic of Angola) Benin (Republic of Benin) Botswana (Republic of Botswana) Burkina Faso Burundi (Republic of Burundi) Cameroon (Republic of Cameroon) Cape Verde (Republic of Cape Verde) Central African Republic (Central African Republic) Chad (Republic of Chad) Comoros (Union of the Comoros) Côte d'Ivoire (Republic of Côte d'Ivoire) Djibouti (Republic of Djibouti) Egypt (Arab Republic of Egypt) Equatorial Guinea (Republic of Equatorial Guinea) Eritrea (State of Eritrea) Ethiopia (Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia) Gabon (Gabonese Republic) Gambia (Republic of The Gambia) Ghana (Republic of Ghana) Guinea (Republic of Guinea) Guinea-Bissau (Republic of Guinea-Bissau) Kenya (Republic of Kenya) Lesotho (Kingdom of Lesotho) Liberia (Republic of Liberia) Libya (Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya) Madagascar (Republic of Madagascar) Malawi (Republic of Malawi) Mali (Republic of Mali) Mauritania (Islamic Republic of Mauritania) Mauritius (Republic of Mauritius) Morocco (Kingdom of Morocco) Mozambique (Republic of Mozambique) Namibia (Republic of Namibia)

13 Day One: Tuesday, Sept 17, 2013 Niger (Republic of Niger) Nigeria (Federal Republic of Nigeria) Republic of the Congo (Republic of the Congo) Rwanda (Republic of Rwanda) Sao Tome and Principe Senegal (Republic of Senegal) Seychelles (Republic of Seychelles) Sierra Leone (Republic of Sierra Leone) Somalia (Somali Republic) South Africa (Republic of South Africa) Sudan (Republic of Sudan) Swaziland (Kingdom of Swaziland) Tanzania (United Republic of Tanzania) Togo (Togolese Republic) Tunisia (Tunisian Republic) Uganda (Republic of Uganda) Western Sahara (Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic) Zambia (Republic of Zambia) Zimbabwe (Republic of Zimbabwe) Middle East Countries: Afghanistan Bahrain Iran Iraq Israel Jordan Kuwait Lebanon Oman Palestine Qatar Saudi Arabia Syria Turkey United Arab Emirates Yemen

14 Day One: Tuesday, Sept 17, 2013 This project has three main objectives: Introduce you to the research resources available in the library. Introduce you to how to use those resources to complete research about your assigned nation. Teach you how to use that research to analyze and better understand significant statistics about that nation. Using the information from your research, you are to then create a powerpoint presentation that does the following: Analyzes basic statistics about the United States. Analyzes basic statistics about your assigned African or Middle Eastern nation. Compares/Contrasts the statistics about the United States and your assigned nation. Explains the significance of your research. DO NOT simply copy and paste information from your sources. Understand and explain each slide’s purpose. Ask yourself the questions: “What do these statistics tell me about my nation? Why is this significant?” Include parenthetical citations that allow the reader to find the source of your information. REMEMBER to keep track of all your sources while you complete your research as you will be expected to cite where you find your information using parenthetical citations. The three main sources you will be using are the ABC-CLIO online database, the CIA-World Factbook website and the BBC website. Shortcuts to these sites can be found on Mrs. Cavalcanto’s library wiki page.

15 Day One: Tuesday, Sept 17, 2013 To help you with your organization, we suggest you create a slide (or two or three) for each of the following categories. Your presentation can contain as many slides as you feel necessary. For example, if you feel section B) “United States...” requires two slides, use two slides. A) Title Slide Name of Nation Eastern World and Civilizations 2013 Student Name & Class Period Nation’s Flag B) United States Statistics This information should be used to compare/contrast where we live with your assigned nation. Population Population Density Land Area GNP per capita (may also be listed as GDP per capita) Main Exports & Export Partners Literacy Rate (Total percentage as well as Male & Female) Main Ethnic Groups (include percentages) Main Religions (include percentages) Main Languages (include percentages) Number of Internet Users Type of Government REMEMBER: THE FOLLOWING SHOULD PRESENT INFO ON YOUR ASSIGNED NATION WHILE EXPLAINING THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE INFORMATION. USE YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF THE UNITED STATES TO ANALYZE YOUR NATION.

16 Day One: Tuesday, Sept 17, 2013 C) Geography General Location Neighboring Countries Capital City Political Map Major Urban Areas Physical Map Label Major Geographic Features Label Major Bodies of Water Reflection Question: How are these geographic features beneficial (or not) to the development of this nation? THIS SHOULD BE AT LEAST A WELL DEVELOPED PARAGRAPH WITH EXAMPLES AND EXPLANATIONS. D) Population Total Population Land Area Population Density Age Distribution (may also be listed as Age Structure) Urban Population Literacy Rate (Total as well as Male & Female) School Life Expectancy/Average Education Level (Total as well as Male & Female) _______Visual: Map, Chart, Graph

17 Day One: Tuesday, Sept 17, 2013 E) Government/Economy Type of Government Ruler/Leader GNP (GDP) per capita Main Exports Main Export Partners Reflection Question: How did your nation's leader come to power? What impact (positive or negative) has their reign had on the nation? THIS SHOULD BE AT LEAST A WELL DEVELOPED PARAGRAPH WITH EXAMPLES AND EXPLANATIONS. F) Health Life Expectancy (Total as well as Male & Female) Rate of Natural Increase Total Fertility Rate Infant Mortality Rate _______Visual: Chart or Graph You will need to seriously consider this information when evaluating your nation's comparison to the United States as well as its developmental level.

18 Day One: Tuesday, Sept 17, 2013 G) Demographics You may present this information using only a visual aid such as graph, chart, thematic map, etc. Main Ethnic Groups Main Languages Main Religions You will need to seriously consider this information when evaluating your nation in comparison to the United States as well as its developmental level. H) Communications Number of Internet Users Broadcast Media (Consider Freedoms of Press/Speech; What does “state-run” mean?)

19 Day One: Tuesday, Sept 17, 2013 I) Comparison to the United States Compare and contrast your nation's characteristics with those of the United States. Choose at least TWO categories that you believe are most relevant in this process. You must do this in a minimum of TWO WELL DEVELOPED PARAGRAPHS WITH EXAMPLES AND EXPLANATIONS. J) Developing vs. Developed Nation Reflection Question: Answer within your Developing vs Developed Nation Slides. Looking at categories C through H, assess whether your nation would be labeled as developing or developed. Use evidence from class discussion/notes and your research to support this label. Use must use at least THREE categories for your evaluation. THIS SHOULD BE AT LEAST THREE WELL DEVELOPED PARAGRAPHS WITH EXAMPLES AND EXPLANATIONS.

20 Day One: Tuesday, Sept 17, 2013 K) Contemporary Issue As discussed in class, this section will ask you to dive more deeply into the research of your nation. Using the BBC Country Overviews, ABC- CLIO’s History & Contemporary Issues tabs, and the CIA World Factbook’s Transnational Issues section, complete research of ALL of the major issues occurring in your nation. Once you have a clear understanding of them all, choose ONE issue that you think is the most significant or surprised/bothered you the most. Make connections between your nations’ statistics and the causes/effects of your chosen issue. Also, to fully understand your issue, you are required to find one more source beyond ABC-CLIO and the CIA website. For example, find an article or current event from CNN, The Washington Post, New York Times, Associated Press, etc. BECOME AN EXPERT ON YOUR ISSUE. ______Summary of Chosen Issue: 5 Ws, How, Effects ______ Clearly present the issue in your presentation in two columns of Causes and Effects. ______What surprised or bothered you the most and why? ______Male at least three connections between the nation’s statistics and the causes and effects of your chosen issue THIS SHOULD BE A MINIMUM OF FOUR WELL DEVELOPED PARGRAPHS. L) Sources Slide Throughout your presentation, you should be creating parenthetical citations to direct anyone viewing your slides to your source of information. For example, if you found your population statistics on the CIA website, it should be clearly stated on the Population Statistics slide. On the final slide of your presentation, you should present a clear list of your sources (think bibliography or works cited page). You are required to have at least 4 sources: 1) ABC-CLIO Database 2) CIA World Factbook website 3) BBC website 4) Source(s) of your choice

21 Days Two-Four :Block Days Wed, Sept 18 and Thurs, Sept 19, Fri, Sept 20, and Mon, Sept 23 In the library Learning how to research different databases and doing research Learning how to use noodletools and how to do parenthetical citations Homework: Continuing research at home

22 Days Five through Eleven: Tue, Sept 24, Wed, Sept 25, Thurs, Sept 26, Fri, Sept 27, Mon, Sept 30, Tues, Oct 1, and Wed, Oct 2 Class: Ms. Barben will have the laptops in the classroom for students to continue creating their Powerpoints. There will be a chunking on the board for each day for what sections need to be completed in class and as homework. Ms. Barben will be meeting and conferencing on the progress of the powerpoints at least once with each student during this time. First Unit Notebook due on: Thursday, Oct 3, 2013 as a Formative Assessment Hard Copy of Library Research Country Powerpoint due on: Friday, Oct 4, 2013 as a Summative Assessment


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