Monthly Archives: January 2011

Geopolitical Project Readings

As you begin with your geopolitical projects, start with these readings:

Afghanistan—Group 1—Knox and Marston pp. 368-370

Middle East—Group 2—Knox and Marston—pp. 382-385

Chechnya—Group 3—Knox and Marston—pp. 372-373

Iraq—Group 4—Human Geo in Action—pp. 393-442

The Balkans—Group 5—Human Geo in Action—pp. 365-392

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Due Monday, January 31, 2011

Read Ch. 13 in Human Geography In Action (up to the Case Study).  Define all words that you find in boldface font and provide at least one example of each.  Where you can provide more than one example, you will be better off in the end for doing so.  You will also benefit from drawing sketches of any of the terms that lend themselves to diagrams, maps, graphs, charts, or pictures.  Then, make a list of all the geographic questions that arise from this reading.  (Note:  Perhaps not all can be answered by this reading.)  You need to have this assignment with you when you come to class on Monday.  Having it done will help you understand the lecture topic for Monday.  (On Monday, we will continue our notes from Tuesday, January 25th.  Your work is the preview (or like preheating the oven before you bake bread).

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The World’s Women 2010: Trends and Statistics

  1. Go to the The World’s Women 2010: Trends and Statistics website. 
  2. Given the group number given to you, click on the chapter box (i.e. 1=Population and Families). 
  3. Read the content of the web page, paying attention to the key findings and checking out the selected graphics.
  4. If you want, you can download and print the chapter that goes with your summary.
  5. Meet with your group.  Decide on two major geographic questions asked and answered in the findings.  Visualize a map that accompanies your findings and data, and be able to describe that map to your classmates.  Then, discuss what the implications of the data are for a person on another region (no Anglo-North America).
  6. Be ready to present this information to class in a 2-4 presentation to class starting at 1:10 in the room.
  7. You will be responsible for listening to other groups’ presentations and for the material presented.

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