Thursday, May 5, 2011

Final Project- World Studies



Positive/Negative World Timeline and Map Project

Create a Positive/Negative Timeline covering the time period May 2010-May 2011.
Include the following countries:

Afghanistan
http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/international/countriesandterritories/afghanistan/index.html
China
http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/international/countriesandterritories/china/index.html
Cuba
Egypt
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2011/01/201112515334871490.html
France
Haiti
India
Iraq
Italy
Israel
Japan
http://articles.cnn.com/2011-03-12/world/quake.tsunami.timeline_1_nuclear-power-plants-fukushima-prefecture-international-atomic-energy-agency?_s=PM:WORLD
Libya
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/26/world/africa/26libya.html
Mexico
Norway
Pakistan
http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/international/countriesandterritories/pakistan/index.html
United States
United Kingdom
South Africa
Sudan
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/country_profiles/827425.stm
Venezuela

You must include a minimum of three significant events (either positive or negative) for each country.

For example, I might include this as one of my top news stories for Norway:
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/05/03/501364/main20059276.shtml
You must include one picture for any of the three events you include for each country.

You must rank the significance of each event you include on your timeline.

You must locate, shade, and label each country on a world map. You map will be turned in when you turn in your timeline.

Extra Credit: The Democratic Republic of the Congo.
http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2071007,00.html
http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,2035319_2035317_2035516,00.html

Links:
CNN World:
http://www.cnn.com/WORLD/
BBC World:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/programmes/index.shtml
Time Magazine-World:
http://www.time.com/time/world
NPR-World News:
http://www.npr.org/sections/world/
New York Times:
http://www.nytimes.com/

More detail: You will need construction paper, graph paper or tag board for this project. Draw a line down the center of your paper. Draw a vertical line down the far left side of your paper. Everything above the center line will be labeled +5 through +1. Everything below the horizontal line will be labeled -1 though -5.

Now label the horizontal center line beginning with May, 2010. Include every month up to May, 2011.

Place events according to their perceived historic negative or positive significance.

This project is worth 100 points:
2 points for each event = 40 points
1 point for each image = 20 points
Map = 20 points
Appearance = 20 points

This project is due May 20th

Examples of  Positive/Negative Timelines:

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