effects of the movement of people, places, and ideas around the world is
perhaps nowhere more evident than in Africa and Asia. The mixing of peoples,
cultures, and traditions has a profound influence on the character and
personality of regional units.
will be assigned a partner and an African or Asian region. You are to design
and create an informative set of five web pages as follows:
Page 1: Welcome and Introduction,
A link to a webpage displaying a political
of your area.
Information about the current economic and
A broad portrait of the history, successes/failures,
lasting contributions, and notable personalities from your region.
Page 2: Physical Geography,
A link to a webpage displaying a physical
of the area.
A description of the landforms, waterforms,
and vegetation predominant in the region.
An explanation of the climactic attributes
of your part of the world (include any changes that might have taken place
Page 3: Cultural Geography,
Information about major religions,
and ethnic groups.
Link to webpages relating to each
of those topics.
Information about the movement of the original
source of ONE of the topics (for example, concentrate on where the language
group developed and how it migrated to the region). Include a link to a
map of the region.
Page 4: Imports and Exports,
Information about the immigration to and emigration
from the region.
Information about specific goods and services
that are imported to and exported from the area.
At least 1 link to a regional trade or economic
organization representing countries of the region.
Page 5: Bibliography and Links,
A list of library resources cited.
Links to web sites used as resources.
Extra credit for including numerous links
concerning geography and/or your society.
research, research. Find out everything you can about your culture.
This stage of preparation will take place primarily in the library.
10 3x5 cards of information on your
region, with sources properly cited.
information into Word documents. Type up a "report" on your region,
using the information gathered in step 1.
5 documents, corresponding to the 5 pages
of the final project.
Convert the documents into an internet-ready folder of material.
Reformat each page into HTML, add intra-site links, and finalize preparations
to post on the web.
is a project that you will be working on in both Geography and Seminar
(if you have it). It will incorporate elements of technology and the social
sciences, and should develop into another item for your electronic portfolio.
At the end of this project, each team member should have a copy of this
project as well as the webpage from last year on a disc for use in his
or her portfolios.
will receive a letter grade for your
individual efforts as well as a final assessment for the completed