Regional Current Events (South Asia)

During the course of the semester students will present a brief talk on recent regional issue or event. Using various news sources, students are responsible for finding current events of the region to which they are assigned. The topic must be presented in a way that considers its geographic connections and implications, followed by a brief discussion based on a geography-oriented question. Application of geographic concepts and principals is required, including any relevant essential elements of geography. Students will lead one 5-7 minutes presentation during the course of the semester.

Following are the requirements for this assignment:

A brief slideshow designed to guide you and the class through your current event presentation and discussion, containing

A screenshot and link to the article you read

A map highlighting the featured location of the current event

Background and important information from the news story

Clear application of and reference to the essential elements of geography and other geographic concepts examined in class

A geography-oriented conclusion demonstrating geographic thinking

*Your Slideshow must be submitted to Canvas prior to the day you present.

**Please try to avoid a geopolitical issue or event. Dig into the physical and human systems and see what you can find that will educate us all more deeply about the region we’re studying. Educate us about the place you’re focusing on.

Regional Current Events

Regional Current Events
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeTopic ChoiceThe student’s topic choice is relevant, connected to the region to which the student was assigned, and contributes to a deeper understanding of that region.3.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeTopic Overview/DescriptionThe brief description of the topic is clearly presented in manner that engages with the audience and is not read verbatim from a paper or slide and includes the source and date of the news story.3.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSix Essential Elements of GeographyThe student makes clear and appropriate connections to relevant essential elements of geography and concepts and ideas examined in class, including from assigned readings.3.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeGeographic ConclusionThe student provides a thoughtful geographic conclusion that demonstrates how understanding geography provides deeper insight into the current event or issue being discussed.3.0 pts
Total Points: 12.0

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