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2013 Chunking of Library Research Country Powerpoint Project. Ms. Barben’s Academic A Eastern World Classes. Teacher Conferences.

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2013 chunking of library research country powerpoint project

2013 Chunking of Library Research Country Powerpoint Project

Ms. Barben’s Academic A Eastern World Classes


Teacher conferences

Teacher Conferences

  • Once we are back in the classroom and we begin to create the Powerpoints, Ms. Barben will be meeting with each student once at some point over the seven work days to conference on your project in progress.

  • There will be a written conference form completed that outlines what has been done well, identifies what is missing, and identifies what it is to be corrected.

  • This is to be attached to your final project with the grade sheet.


Block day wed sept 18 or thurs sep 19 2013 library for all classes

Block Day: Wed, Sept 18 or Thurs, Sep 19, 2013---Library for ALL Classes

  • Class: Instruction by Librarian

  • Discuss project---introduction

  • Difference between a website and database on wiki

  • Go to noodletools, sign in, and start.

  • Open CIA World Factbook.

  • Do United States Research and cut and paste into word document and then put into noodletools.

  • Do their country research into CIA World Factbook and cut and paste into word document and then into noodletools.

  • Homework: Finish CIA World Factbook research, highlight information to use for powerpoint, and finish CIA World Factbook sources in noodletools.


Friday sept 20 2013 library for all classes

Friday, Sept 20, 2013---Library for ALL Classes

  • Librarian will go over how to use ABC Clio Database and BBC Website.

  • Do research on your assigned African or Middle Eastern country for all the different sections on ABC Clio.

  • Cut and paste into a word document.

  • Homework: Put each of the different articles from ABC Clio into noodletools and highlight the information that can be used in the powerpoint.


Monday sept 23 library for periods 1 4 and 5 cow in classroom for periods 6 and 7

Monday, Sept 23: Library for Periods 1, 4, and 5; COW in classroom for Periods 6 and 7

  • Do all the research for your assigned Middle East or African country on BBC website.

  • Cut and paste the information into a word document.

  • Enter all the different articles from BBC into noodletools as separate sources.

  • Homework: Finish entering BBC articles into noodletools and highlight all the information from your BBC research that can be used in the powerpoint.


Tuesday sept 24 cow in classroom

Tuesday, Sept 24: COW in Classroom

  • Class: Ms. Barben is going over how to do the parenthetical citing in the powerpoint slides and you will be using your to completed noodletools bibliography to do this.

  • To help you with your organization, we suggest you create a slide (or two or three) for each of the following categories.

  • You will most likely have between two to seven slides per section.

  • Individual: Complete the Title Slide.

  • A) Title Slide

  • Name of Nation

  • Eastern World and Civilizations 2013

  • Student Name & Class Period

  • Nation’s Flag

  • Individual: Complete B ) United States Statistics

  • This information should be used to compare/contrast where we live with your assigned nation.

  • Population

  • Population Density

  • Land Area

  • GNP per capita (may also be listed as GDP per capita)

  • Main Exports & Export Partners

  • Literacy Rate (Total percentage as well as Male & Female)

  • Main Ethnic Groups (include percentages)

  • Main Religions (include percentages)

  • Main Languages (include percentages)

  • Number of Internet Users

  • Type of Government---Explain.

  • REMEMBER: THE FOLLOWING SHOULD PRESENT INFO ON YOUR ASSIGNED NATION WHILE EXPLAINING THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE INFORMATION. USE YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF THE UNITED STATES TO ANALYZE YOUR NATION.


Tuesday september 24 classwork continued and homework

Tuesday, September 24: Classwork Continued and Homework

  • Individual/Homework: Complete C) Geography

  • General Location

  • Neighboring Countries

  • Capital City

  • Political Map

  • Major Urban Areas---Cities and Megacities

  • Physical Map

  • Label Major Geographic Features---Deserts, Mountains, Plateaus, Rainforest

  • Label Major Bodies of Water---Lakes, Seas, Oceans, and Rivers

  • Reflection Question:

  • How are these geographic features beneficial (or not) to the development of this nation?

  • THIS SHOULD BE AT LEAST A WELL DEVELOPED PARAGRAPH WITH EXAMPLES AND EXPLANATIONS.


Wednesday sept 25 cow in classroom

Wednesday, Sept 25: COW in Classroom

  • Individual: Complete D) Population

  • Total Population

  • Land Area

  • Population Density

  • Age Distribution (may also be listed as Age Structure)

  • Urban Population

  • Literacy Rate (Total as well as Male & Female)

  • School Life Expectancy/Average Education Level (Total as well as Male & Female)

  • _______Visual: Map, Chart, Graph

    • Can be cut and pasted from research

    • Can be created by you

  • Individual/Homework: Complete E) Government/Economy

  • Type of Government---Explain

  • Ruler/Leader

  • GNP (GDP) per capita

  • Main Exports

  • Main Export Partners

  • Reflection Question:

  • How did your nation's leader come to power? What impact (positive or negative) has their reign had on the nation?

  • THIS SHOULD BE AT LEAST A WELL DEVELOPED PARAGRAPH WITH EXAMPLES AND EXPLANATIONS.


Thursday sept 26 cow in classroom

Thursday, Sept 26: COW in Classroom

  • Individual: Complete G) Demographics

  • You may present this information using only a visual aid such as graph, chart, thematic map, etc.

  • Main Ethnic Groups---percentages

  • Main Languages---percentages

  • Main Religions---percentages

  • You will need to seriously consider this information when evaluating your nation in comparison to the United States as well as its developmental level.

  • Individual: Complete H) Communications

  • Number of Internet Users

  • Broadcast Media (Consider Freedoms of Press/Speech; What does “state-run” mean?)

    • Number of radio stations

    • Number of newspapers

    • Number of tv stations

    • Access to social media like Facebook and Twitter

    • Controlled by government?


Thursday sept 26 cow in classroom classwork continued and homework

Thursday, Sept 26: COW in Classroom Classwork Continued and Homework

  • Individual/Homework: Complete  I) Comparison to the United States

  • Compare and contrast your nation's characteristics with those of the United States.

  • Choose at least TWO categories that you believe are most relevant in this process.

  • You must do this in a minimum of TWO WELL DEVELOPED PARAGRAPHS WITH EXAMPLES AND EXPLANATIONS


Friday sept 27 cow in classroom

Friday, Sept 27: COW in Classroom

  • Individual: Complete J) Developing vs. Developed Nation

  • Reflection Question: Answer within your Developing vs Developed Nation Slides.

  • Looking at categories C through H, assess whether your nation would be labeled as developing, developed, or less developed.

  • Use evidence from class discussion/notes and your research to support this label.

  • Use must use at least THREE categories for your evaluation.

  • THIS SHOULD BE AT LEAST THREE WELL DEVELOPED PARAGRAPHS WITH EXAMPLES AND EXPLANATIONS.

  • Homework: Finish any incomplete sections up through Category J and edit work.


Monday sept 30 cow in classroom classwork continued and homework

Monday, Sept 30: COW in Classroom Classwork Continued and Homework

  • Individual/Homework: Complete K) Contemporary Issue

  • As discussed in class, this section will ask you to dive more deeply into the research of your nation. Using the BBC Country Overviews, ABC-CLIO’s History & Contemporary Issues tabs, and the CIA World Factbook’s Transnational Issues section, complete research of ALL of the major issues occurring in your nation.

  • Once you have a clear understanding of them all, choose ONE issue that you think is the most significant or surprised/bothered you the most. Make connections between your nations’ statistics and the causes/effects of your chosen issue.

  • Also, to fully understand your issue, you are required to find one more source beyond ABC-CLIO and the CIA website. For example, find an article or current event from CNN, The Washington Post, New York Times, Associated Press, etc. BECOME AN EXPERT ON YOUR ISSUE.

  • ______Summary of Chosen Issue: 5 Ws, How, Effects

  • ______ Clearly present the issue in your presentation in two columns of Causes and Effects.---T Chart

  • ______What surprised or bothered you the most and why?

  • ______Male at least THREE connections between the nation’s statistics and the causes and effects of your chosen issue

  • THIS SHOULD BE A MINIMUM OF FOUR WELL DEVELOPED PARGRAPHS.


Tuesday oct 1 cow in classroom

Tuesday, Oct 1: COW in Classroom

  • Individual: Complete L) Sources Slide

  • Throughout your presentation, you should be creating parenthetical citations to direct anyone viewing your slides to your source of information.

  • For example, if you found your population statistics on the CIA website, it should be clearly stated on the Population Statistics slide.

  • On the final slide of your presentation, you should present a clear list of your sources (think bibliography or works cited page).

  • You are required to have at least 4 sources:

  • 1) ABC-CLIO Database

  • 2) CIA World Factbook website

  • 3) BBC website

  • 4) Source(s) of your choice

  •  Every article/source used in powerpoint must be in the bibliography.


Tuesday oct 1 cow in classroom classwork continued and homework

Tuesday, Oct 1: COW in Classroom Classwork Continued and Homework

  • Individual/Homework: Go back and edit all your parenthetical citing checking to make sure each slide is done correctly and completely.

  • Finish any incomplete sections.

  • Tomorrow class time will be used for a pair edit of the complete powerpoints, making any final corrections, and printing up hard copies to turn in.

  • Due on Friday, October 4, 2013


Wednesday oct 2 cow in classroom

Wednesday, Oct 2: COW in Classroom

  • Pairs: You will be matched up with a partner to read and edit their powerpoint. After writing down feedback, will discuss with partner.

  • Rest of Class: Make revisions.

  • Homework: Make sure First Unit Notebook is complete and in order. It will be collected tomorrow.

  • You need a new binder for tomorrow as we will start the Middle East Unit on Thursday, October 3.


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