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Regional News Presentation
worth 60 points:

You must give a presentation on a recent news story taking place in your assigned world region. Each individual will have ten minutes to lecture about a news story, and relate the story to the geography of the region, and/or on the geographic concepts we are covering that week.


BBC News Links
The Flying Inkpot's News Links
Christian Science Monitor

Presentation evaluation:

(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 categories:
(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 story.

3. _____ Organization, content, and focus: did the group provide an in-depth analysis of a well-defined set of stories?

4. _____Overall impression: was it a quality educational experience?

5. _____ Integration of different speakers and topics: was the order logical and complementary?


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 an encyclopedia.

Personal Evaluation:

(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).