Greatest Country in the World
Task: Present a 5-minute slideshow on why your country is the greatest in the world.
Purpose: Provide an in-depth look at a wide variety of countries around the world as a research project.
Topics to cover (in no particular order):
- Ties to America
- Environmental impact (positive or negative)
- Why is it so great compared to other countries?
Steps to follow for success
- Review country list
- Choose country (via draft)
- Gather the tools (internet, books, textbooks, etc.)
- Conduct research
- Create slides (Google slides or Powerpoint)
- 5 minute presentation
- Playoffs (winner gets the option to skip a class assignment)
Current Events: 5 W’s and SO WHAT?
Who: Person, group of people, basically the subject of the headline
What: Description of the event with details
When: As detailed as possible, down to the minute. If it is a future event, do the best you can.
Where: City, State (if applicable), Country, Continent (if it is a lesser-known country)
Why: What happened that led to this event OR what does this event mean for the “who” (subject)
SO WHAT?: why does this event matter to you and/or the rest of the class?
- 1 or 2 students will present each day on a rotating schedule
- Can only pick a country once yourself
- Can go into the past if it is an area we are currently studying
- Use all the sources, you will never run out of events
GEOGRAPHY OF THE CURRENT WORLD
INSTRUCTOR: MR. PREUSS
Textbook: WORLD GEOGRAPHY, BUILDING A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE, THOMAS BAERWALD AND CELESTE FRASER
To provide the student with both a global and geographic perspective on many common problems shared by all nations. This course will examine and interpret trouble spots and issues which are creating local, state, national, or international headlines.
Areas of Study covered in this course are not limited to, but include:
- Basic Geographic Principles
- North America
- South America
- Western Europe
- Eastern Europe
- All students will complete all assigned work in a timely manner to include ungraded work.
- Communication between instructor and students will be constant and consistent.
- Complete assignments by due date.
93-100% A 78-79% C+
90-92 A- 73-77 C
88-89 B+ 70-72 C-
83-87 B 68-69 D+
80-82 B- 63-67 D
All tests, quizzes, projects, writing assignments, and daily work are graded with the same amount of weight. The number of points will vary based on assignment type. Example: daily writing #7=4 pts. Unit 3 test= 50 pts.
Late Work/Makeup Policy:
Late work can be a detriment to the success of students in the classroom as many of the assignments are geared toward reinforcing desired learning that takes place in the classroom.
Martin County West Junior/Senior High School will use the following guidelines regarding late work:
If the assignment is handed in on time, they are eligible to receive 100% of the points available.
If the assignment is handed in one day late, they are eligible to receive a maximum of 80% of the points available.
If the assignment is handed in more than one day late, they are not eligible for any of the points available.
This may be adjusted as deemed appropriate for individual considerations.
1 Pen or Pencil
1 Notebook (8x11)