worth 60 points:
You may give a presentation during the week we cover your region. As
an individual or group, everyone will have ten minutes to lecture on the
geography of your region, and/or on the geographic concepts we are covering
- Two weeks before your talk: hand in an initial
proposal, 2 fully cited sources per person, and the presentation
date (Generally the last day of the week we cover your region, check the
schedule). You may also set an appointment to discuss your proposal
- Due one week before your talk: a detailed
presentation proposal including equipment requirements, what maps
you'll need, and a good idea of what each person will do.
- Due immediately after your talk: outlines, notes, and materials you
used to give your talk (hand in together as a group, mandatory).
- Due the next class meeting after your talk: bibliographies of sources
- compiled into one group folder or one e-mail - hand it in together! (mandatory).
- Due the following day: Your personal evaluation (optional, see below).
- You must use at least one graphic, overhead, map, or picture and tie
it explicitly to your talk - it should illustrate a specific theme or point.
*For additional credit, you are encouraged to make your own original graphics
or maps to post on your webpage (see assignment A-Make
- Each person should pick one or two geographic concepts, processes,
or aspects related to your region to explain in detail (i.e. Do Not give
an encyclopedic list of trivia).
- Each group member is expected to work with and help others to put together
a quality educational experience. Define responsibilities and and set deadlines!
- Please DO NOT read someone else's work, nor use more than your allotted
time (approximately 10 minutes per person).
(To be filled out during each presentation by fellow students)
Please evaluate your peers by giving them a score out of 6 for the following
(Please write additional constructive critiques and comments on the back).
Title of talk:________________________________ Your name_________________
1. _____ Use of graphics, overheads, maps, & pictures for illustration.
2. _____ Use geographic concepts, processes, or aspects related to the topic.
3. _____ Organization, content, and focus: did it provide an in-depth analysis
of a well-defined topic?
4. _____ Integration of different speakers and topics: are topics related
5. _____ Overall impression: was it a quality educational experience?
_______ TOTAL SCORE OUT OF 30
Please use the following grading criteria:
6 = perfect.
5 = outstanding, amazing work!
4 = good job, well done.
3 = average job, fulfilled the assignment.
2 = some problems, but a good attempt.
1 = a poor attempt, a lack of focus, a disjointed list of trivia.
0 = left out, unprepared, last minute, a waste of class time, read from
(Optional: due the day after your group presentation.)
In a few sentences, please describe your contribution to the group's
presentation in terms of time, meetings, research, etc. Can be handed in
or e-mailed (save a copy).