Friday, May 20, 2011

World Studies Final Project

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

Democratic Republic of 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

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. Write these headlines and dates in the packets provided in class. You will later select one headline from each country to include in your timeline.

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 pictures of four events on your timeline.

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.

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.

Determine the significance, either negative or postitive, of each historic event. Either write events on your timeline or type, print, and glue events on your timeline.
This project is worth 100 points:
Completed Packet: 40 points
Completed Timeline: 40 points
Map:10 points
Pictures: 5 points
Appearance: 5 points points

This project is due May 25th
Examples of Positive/Negative Timelines:



Example of Packet:

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