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Archive for the ‘Global Issues Project’ Category

Making Maps

In Class Happenings, Global Issues Project on October 24, 2010 at 11:43 pm

Make and/or find two maps, at minimum, for your global issues project presentation.  Download and/or copy/paste them into a PowerPoint presentation.  Then print the PowerPoint (using the Handouts-2-per-page format; DO NOT PRINT TWO FULL PAGES OF SLIDES).

The Show-®-World link is a great place for most everyone to start.  Some of you will also note that specific atlases are linked to this blog.  You should be able to find multiple maps for your research.

Those of you with topics related to the following–

–will find World Bank maps at the links above.

EarthPulse at National Geographic’s website will be of interest to those needing maps related to:

  • population growth
  • deforestation
  • fishing
  • water

The  Online Atlas of the Millennium Development Goals of the World Bank has maps related to these goals:

  • Eradicating poverty and hunger
  • Achieving universal primary education
  • Promoting gender equality
  • Reducing child mortality
  • Improving maternal health
  • Combating disease
  • Ensuring environmental sustainability
  • Developing a global partnership (i.e. debt and aid)

Maps related to multiple topics is available at the World Data Center for Human Interactions in the Environment.

Climate | Conservation | Governance | Hazards | Health | Population | Poverty | Sustainability

    Be sure to look at your scoring guide to see how important maps are to your final presentation.  For many of you, two maps will not be sufficient to show the global nature of your problem or issue.

    • 2nd period maps are due on Monday, November 8th.
    • 7th period maps are due on Monday, November 15th.
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    Global Issues Research Continues

    In Global Issues Project on October 12, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    Students, remember to be working on your global issues project for homework.   Today, you had three article summaries due.  On 10/26, you will need to show evidence of an organization that works on/with your global issue and of an atlas/map resource that will be useful to you in creating your graphic for the final project.  Finally, I will be asking for at least one yellow reading log sheet for your book.  Aim to have your book read by November 23rd, the Monday before Thanksgiving.

    Global Issues Project

    In Class Happenings, Global Issues Project on September 29, 2009 at 12:34 am

    Today in class we continued our work on our global issues project.

    We made sure everyone has a book checked out, found three new resources, and discussed the work to date on the project including the Issues and Controversies notes.  (These last two are in the gradebook.)  These came from the Facts on File database from the SHS Library home page.

    Reading log for the books will be available on Wednesday in class.

    Finally, summaries of three new sources are due on 10/12.  Suggested sources at this stage are YouThink, the World News Digest, and the UN Global Issues.  (See the links section of this blog.)