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GEG 100
SCHEDULED ASSIGNMENTS

ASSIGNMENTS

Weekly Assignments

1.  Maps
Objectives

To locate and label the continents, countries, major physical features, and important landmarks on maps. This will enable students to understand the historical significance of location and physical features on the economic, political, and cultural aspects of nations around the world.

After obtaining blank maps from Internet sources or using your mapping workbook, (World, Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Europe, and Australia) please label:

 World: Names of continents and major physical features such as, oceans, rivers, mountains, gulfs and etc.

Continents (regions): Names of countries with their capital cities and major physical features

You will need two blank maps for each assignment (physical and political map)

You need blank maps for:

Group 1:  World (continents), Europe, North America, Central America, South America, Middle   East and North Africa

Group 2:  Africa South of the Sahara, Russia and neighboring countries, South Asia, East Asia, Southeast Asia.

Websites for obtaining blank maps:

www.eduplace.com, www.worldatlas.com, www.geography.about.com, www.prenhall.com/rowntree,

enchanted learning.com, esri.com/arcexplorer, graphic maps.com, Arizona geographic alliance, Byu geography …….

 

 

 

2. Article Review

Objectives

This assignment will enable you analyze and interpret information from a published source that relates to Geographic phenomena. (Please use the periodicals and magazines listed above) After reading an article of geographic relevance, you will critique the research material presented by the author. You are required to give your opinions that are based on accepted facts in Geographic studies. If you have differing opinion from the author, you should be able to defend it by giving supporting examples.

 Some topics of interest include: Global Warming, Earthquakes, Urban Sprawling, Ozone Depletion, Deforestation, Immigration, Pollution, Terrorism, Desertification, Water Resources, and etc.

 Your research critique should include; the area of studies, publication source, date, name of author, and page numbers. The review should not exceed two pages, and you must attach a copy of the article with your work.