THE GEOGRAPHY OF X_
Relevance, concepts, connections, application, terminology
Have you ‘become a Geographer?’ Do you know how to ‘APHG?’ Let’s find out!

TASK: You must work on your own. All digital projects + everyone’s FRQ & rubric will be uploaded to Google Classroom, if you are creating a physical project such as a collage or game, upload a word document that states what you turned in to the teacher. Physical projects will be due by the end of class on the due date.

  • Ø Choose a topic (X) you want to research that meets with your instructor’s approval. (See suggestions below) Cover the following related to your topic > You must show evidence for at least 3 of the APHG units as related to your topic. – label these throughout your project. You must demonstrate how the topic you chose helped you connect together the units and how you connected each unit to the topic.

  1. [70 points] Create a visual that illustrates and analyzes the “Geography of x_” as it relates to APHG units, ESPN/SPEED concepts. (I will provide 11x17 paper for those that want it) Remember that this is a GEOGRAPHY__ course, do not revert to demonstrating the history of the topic. All final products must contain maps, graphics/charts/tables/illustrations [include a caption and cite your source for each]

Your visual can be a…..
  • Ø Graphic organizer, Infographic, etc… with pictures that visually demonstrates the connections between at least 3 of the APHG units as related to your topic.
  • Ø ‘Trivia’ style game for 3 or more units –must have 10 questions for each unit + maps and other graphics included in the question cards. Must provide the board, instructions, directions on how to play/win and all game pieces.
  • Ø Colored collage that visually demonstrates the connections between at least 3 of the APHG units as related to your topic. Use 11x17 paper (provided) or poster size paper.
  • Ø Videowith dramatized script such as a PSA [turn in a typed script to GC] or a music video with lyrics [Turn in a typed lyrics page to GC]that visually demonstrates the connections between at least 3 of the APHG units as related to your topic.
  • Ø Have another idea?-check with the teacher and get permission

  1. 2. [30 points] FRQ prompt/rubric – Turn in to Google Classroom w/your name as the file name [Matt_Wurst_Geo_of_Trumpets]
  • PAGE 1 > Type an FRQ prompt regarding your topic that covers 2-3 of the APHG units from your project in the prompt. Be sure your prompt demonstrates connections between APHG topics. Must be formatted correctly and be on page 1. (Use the proper verbs, ABC format, 12 pt font, may have a graphic [must include a citation/source, etc…) Maximum of 6-8 points total.
  • PAGE 2 > Type an FRQ rubric that demonstrates connections between APHG topics. Must be formatted correctly with points (6-8 max) and possible/accepted answers for all parts of the prompt you created. (12 pt font, Must be on page 2.)
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All projects must have
  • Ø Title of project and your name such as ‘The Geography of Trumpets by Matt Wurst’
  • Ø World map with hearth and 5 events related to your topic [X] - Be very specific about the hearth – a country or city area, not ‘in the Middle East’.
  • Ø Diffusion paths on the map with event/places related to X’s diffusion shown.
  • Ø Timeline with at least 5 different events/places related to X. Show these on and around the world map as well. Be sure to connect places to the topic, its diffusion and acculturation in your text and visuals.
  • Ø Maps, graphics, pictures, etc… related to the units you cover that will make your presentation visually appealing regardless of which format you choose.
  • Ø Clear demonstration of at least 3 units, how they connect/are relevant to each other and the topic you chose.
  • Ø Annotated bibliography with at least 3 sources: Use bibme.com, it makes this easy.
    • o [Annotation = Three or more sentences that state what you used from a source and how that information helped to demonstrate concepts for your project.]
    • o Cite all sources in MLA format, including those for graphics and maps. Do this on the back of your visual or at the end of your video. Search engines such as google.com are not considered sources.

Some things to remember:
  • o For those using technology to make a video > If you work at home with technology, be sure that your project will ‘read’ on the computers at school. Submit a digital copy to Google Classroom. Do not ‘drop box’ or share through Google docs.
  • o For posters (graphic organizers, collages, etc…) Follow the KISS rule for text – Keep It Super Simple such as 5 lines w/5 words per line,
  • o If you write a poem, it must be easy for me to readand there must be visuals connecting the topic to the text. Stay away from neon.
  • o Everyone: no text pollution! J Make your fonts easy to read, big, not complicated, etc
  • o Be prepared for Q&A from the class as part of your grade. Students are expected to ask questions about how your topic helped you understand more about Human Geography.
  • o DOCUMENT EVERYTHING – research and visuals on your bibliography.
  • o Be sure your name is on your project.


SUGGESTED TOPICS:
This is merely a suggested list. You may research something that is not on this list so long as you receive permission from your instructor first!


A music type >

Rock,

Jazz,

Rap,



A sport >

Baseball,

TKD,

Cricket….



A fast food such as –

McDonalds,

Chik-Fil-A,

Chipotle



Religion >

Sikhism,

Islam,

Hinduism…



Growth of

Wal-Mart,

Target,

Stabucks, etc..



A commodity or food >

gold,

oil,

diamonds,

cacao,

corn,

tobacco,

tea….