Tuesday, September 05, 2006
Digital presentations on the nations of the Middle East, or Southwest Asia
1. Saudi Arabia
4. United Arab Emirates
8. Iran / Persia
13. Israel / Palestine
(2 students per nation)
Library research time.
1) Document each location visited. A "document" is an official record. To document means to write down your sources.
2) Use at least one non-web source, such as an encyclopedia or almanac. Such sources often out-perform the relatively slow work stations in our library.
3) Library time is academically sacred. Off task behavior -viewing non-academic sites or chatting (aside from brief and sotto voce communication) is forbidden under pain of banishment from the digital terminal.
Create on either full sheets of paper or on digital pages -
a. Snappy title / explanatory subtitle.
b. relevant illustrations - photos - in the background (or on the side) of each page.
c. a colorful map with an explanatory note.
d. 3 brief phrases of academic material (ex., "Kuwait: largest oil reserves per capita") on each page.
e. sources at the bottom of Each page - in smaller type.
f. a script from which you will read as the display pages are being shown.
Digital or paper Pages (minimum of 6 pages; all students must have title and comparison pages):
1) Title / subtitle.
2) Map of the region with explanatory item(s).
3) Demographics: population, ethnicity, languages.
4) Economy: GDP, PCI (per capita income), resources (minerals, agriculture).
5) History: ancient empires, heroes, colonial rulers.
6) Culture: religion(s), foods, celebrations.
7) Tourism: landmarks to visit.
Due to be presented Tuesday, Sept 12, in alpha order. 15 pts.