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W
ORLD
GEOGRAPHY
FINAL PROJECT
CONGRATULATIONS!
 You have been appointed to the Gaia
Foundation’s international research team.
 The goal of the Gaia Foundation is to research
cultural and biological diversity across the
world in an effort to create awareness and
promote respectful relationships from culture
to culture and harmony with nature.
 You are being given a commission of 80 days
and enough money to complete your task to
journey anywhere in the world.
OBJECTIVES
 Your mission is to document places across the
globe in specific areas that we have studied
throughout the coursework of World Geography at
Creekside High School.
 On your journey, you will investigate, research and
collect data in a “diary”, describing the details of
physical geography, human geography and issues
of the region that you would encounter in your
travels.
 Upon completion of your journey, you will submit
your research to the foundation director, Mr. Carn,
in a presentation format.
OBJECTIVES
 We at the Foundation look forward to working with
you on this project.
 Please take a moment to peruse the instructions
on the following slides for a more detailed
explanation of your responsibilities.
Sincerely,
Mr. Carn
 Please visit each one of the following places,
regions, countries or continents that were
covered in class:
TOPICS COVERED IN CLASS
DIRECTIONS
 You may visit specific areas within each
country, region or continent.
 Please choose several if you want! (only
one is required)
 Provide a reason as to why you would visit
these places as well as some facts about
the specific area.
PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY
 Please explain
why you would
want to visit
certain places.
 Is the region play an
important role?
 Is it culturally
significant?
 Explain!
 See examples to the
right.
 I would want to visit the Rocky
Mountains because I love the snow and
I always wanted to try snow boarding.
 I would want to visit the Rocky
Mountains because I have never been
and I have never seen snow.
 I would want to visit the Rocky
Mountains because they are beautiful
and I would to hike them.
PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY
 The Rocky Mountains:
 The largest mountain range in the
United States, the Rockies run 3,000
miles from Alaska to New Mexico
 Relatively young: 80 million years old
 Less erosion means rugged, 12,000-
foot, snow-covered peaks.
 The Rocky Mountains are the most
significant physical geography and
attract millions of people a year to
snow ski, hike or bask in their majesty
UNITED STATES PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY
Please describe the physical geography and tell
why it may be significant to the specific region.
-Fun Facts and “Did You Know ?” are always great
use.
HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
 Please provide an
element of Human
Geography that
you would like to
experience in each
location.
 Why would you want to
experience this?
 Why is this unique?
 Explain!
 See examples to the right.
 I would want to visit Venice, Italy during
the annual Carnival celebration. It looks
like it would be an awesome party and
certainly an experience of a lifetime.
 I would want to see a Russian ballet.
Ballets in Russia are the most
extraordinary plays and a must see!
 I would want to hang out with the
Aborigines for the day and learn their
culture. I want to learn how to play the
didgeridoo. The Aborigines are
interesting people and a very unique
culture.
HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
• The Aborigines are the
Australian natives that
had been living there for
thousands of years
before the first
Europeans came to
Australia in the 1600’s.
• They arrived there
about 40,000 years ago
from southern Asia.
THE FIRST AUSTRALIANS
 Provide an issue facing the region and
how you would help in the struggle,
conflict, or issue.
 Provide the issue, why you chose it, how
you would help and also some facts
regarding the issue.
ISSUES IN ________
 Please provide an
issue facing the
region in each
location.
 Why would did you choose
to this issue?
 How are you going to
help?
 Explain!
 See examples to the right.
 I would want to help Africa’s HIV
problem. More people are affected by
HIV/AIDS in Africa and I would help
bring awareness to the disease to try
and help solve the problem.
 I would want to help solve the issues of
Drug Trafficking from Latin America to
the United States. Drugs are one of the
greatest problems facing our country
and it needs to stop at the source. I
would assist the Drug Enforcement
Agency (DEA) by travelling as an
undercover agent in Mexico and
arresting cartel members.
HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
DRUG TRADE
 Mexican and Columbian drug
cartels generate around $39
billion a year in revenue.
 Mexican cartels are currently
considered the "greatest
organized crime threat" to the
United States.
 Though many efforts have been
made to stop drug trafficking, its
seems the business is too
lucrative to ever eliminate it
completely.
 There are 10 topics
covered throughout the
year.
 Go back to these topics
and powerpoints to
review information.
 Extended and
independent research
may have to be done to
complete each section.
 Make presentation
clean, fun and
interesting by using fun
facts and pictures!
 DO NOT copy and paste
from Mr. Carn’s
powerpoints. This will
result in a massive
reduction in your grade!
 Powerpoints are provided
so you can generate ideas
and then complete your
own research.
 When finished, please
upload your project to
eLearning or provide a link
your project.
 You may also e-mail Mr.
Carn your final draft.
FINAL PROJECT
FINAL PROJECTS ARE DUE THE
DAY OF YOUR SCHEDULED
EXAM!!!

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Around the world in 80 days Project

  • 1.
  • 3. CONGRATULATIONS!  You have been appointed to the Gaia Foundation’s international research team.  The goal of the Gaia Foundation is to research cultural and biological diversity across the world in an effort to create awareness and promote respectful relationships from culture to culture and harmony with nature.  You are being given a commission of 80 days and enough money to complete your task to journey anywhere in the world.
  • 4. OBJECTIVES  Your mission is to document places across the globe in specific areas that we have studied throughout the coursework of World Geography at Creekside High School.  On your journey, you will investigate, research and collect data in a “diary”, describing the details of physical geography, human geography and issues of the region that you would encounter in your travels.  Upon completion of your journey, you will submit your research to the foundation director, Mr. Carn, in a presentation format.
  • 5. OBJECTIVES  We at the Foundation look forward to working with you on this project.  Please take a moment to peruse the instructions on the following slides for a more detailed explanation of your responsibilities. Sincerely, Mr. Carn
  • 6.  Please visit each one of the following places, regions, countries or continents that were covered in class: TOPICS COVERED IN CLASS
  • 8.  You may visit specific areas within each country, region or continent.  Please choose several if you want! (only one is required)  Provide a reason as to why you would visit these places as well as some facts about the specific area. PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY
  • 9.  Please explain why you would want to visit certain places.  Is the region play an important role?  Is it culturally significant?  Explain!  See examples to the right.  I would want to visit the Rocky Mountains because I love the snow and I always wanted to try snow boarding.  I would want to visit the Rocky Mountains because I have never been and I have never seen snow.  I would want to visit the Rocky Mountains because they are beautiful and I would to hike them. PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY
  • 10.  The Rocky Mountains:  The largest mountain range in the United States, the Rockies run 3,000 miles from Alaska to New Mexico  Relatively young: 80 million years old  Less erosion means rugged, 12,000- foot, snow-covered peaks.  The Rocky Mountains are the most significant physical geography and attract millions of people a year to snow ski, hike or bask in their majesty UNITED STATES PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY Please describe the physical geography and tell why it may be significant to the specific region. -Fun Facts and “Did You Know ?” are always great use.
  • 11.
  • 13.  Please provide an element of Human Geography that you would like to experience in each location.  Why would you want to experience this?  Why is this unique?  Explain!  See examples to the right.  I would want to visit Venice, Italy during the annual Carnival celebration. It looks like it would be an awesome party and certainly an experience of a lifetime.  I would want to see a Russian ballet. Ballets in Russia are the most extraordinary plays and a must see!  I would want to hang out with the Aborigines for the day and learn their culture. I want to learn how to play the didgeridoo. The Aborigines are interesting people and a very unique culture. HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
  • 14. • The Aborigines are the Australian natives that had been living there for thousands of years before the first Europeans came to Australia in the 1600’s. • They arrived there about 40,000 years ago from southern Asia. THE FIRST AUSTRALIANS
  • 15.  Provide an issue facing the region and how you would help in the struggle, conflict, or issue.  Provide the issue, why you chose it, how you would help and also some facts regarding the issue. ISSUES IN ________
  • 16.  Please provide an issue facing the region in each location.  Why would did you choose to this issue?  How are you going to help?  Explain!  See examples to the right.  I would want to help Africa’s HIV problem. More people are affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa and I would help bring awareness to the disease to try and help solve the problem.  I would want to help solve the issues of Drug Trafficking from Latin America to the United States. Drugs are one of the greatest problems facing our country and it needs to stop at the source. I would assist the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) by travelling as an undercover agent in Mexico and arresting cartel members. HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
  • 17. DRUG TRADE  Mexican and Columbian drug cartels generate around $39 billion a year in revenue.  Mexican cartels are currently considered the "greatest organized crime threat" to the United States.  Though many efforts have been made to stop drug trafficking, its seems the business is too lucrative to ever eliminate it completely.
  • 18.  There are 10 topics covered throughout the year.  Go back to these topics and powerpoints to review information.  Extended and independent research may have to be done to complete each section.  Make presentation clean, fun and interesting by using fun facts and pictures!  DO NOT copy and paste from Mr. Carn’s powerpoints. This will result in a massive reduction in your grade!  Powerpoints are provided so you can generate ideas and then complete your own research.  When finished, please upload your project to eLearning or provide a link your project.  You may also e-mail Mr. Carn your final draft. FINAL PROJECT
  • 19. FINAL PROJECTS ARE DUE THE DAY OF YOUR SCHEDULED EXAM!!!