What claims can you make about your topic and Human Geography more generally?

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Rough Draft of Final Story Map

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Construct a rough draft Story Map of your research on a topic (of your choice) that’s related to issues covered, or is relevant to, this course – preferably something that you’re interested in or curious about, and that you can relate to the topics/regions in some way.

*** Save any/all information that you will be putting into your Cascade Story Map in a separate document (e.g. word doc., powerpoint, etc…)***

Follow the specific instructions below. Please do not write a generic paper. Instead, divide your project into three specific sections that clearly, concisely answer the following questions.

1) Introduction: (5 points)

Introduce your topic, describe the major/relevant issues and identify your research questions.

-What are you researching?

-What are the major/relevant themes/issues mentioned in what you’ve found?

-Why are you choosing to focus on it in this course?

-What are 3 questions you used to guide your research?

Minimum Requirements: 2-3 transitions (slides in the left pane), > 3 images

2) Annotated Section: 5 sources total (15 points)

Cite and annotate (make notes about) 5 sources. List the source (author, date, title, journal, publisher, and URL if its a website), then answer the following questions about each source:

-What is the source about, or what is the author’s point?

-How does this specific source contribute to your research? What did you learn from it?

Minimum Requirements: 1 transition per source, > 5 images total, at least 3 must be maps or spatial graphics.

3) Interpretation and Conclusion: (15 Points)

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Finally, summarize what all of these sources says about your topic. Try to use examples, analogies, etc. directed at these questions:

-Having completed your research, what have you learned?

-What does what you’ve learned have to do with themes, concepts or issues we’ve covered in class?

-What claims can you make about your topic and Human Geography more generally?

Minimum Requirements: At least 1 graphic with a complete, well-written interpretation/conclusion.

4) Details

-Make sure to address the questions for every section.

-You must post this assignment to Canvas (in the “Rough Draft Story Map” Assignment) by Monday of Week 10 by 11:59pm.

-Points will be deducted for assignments that are late (see Recitation Policy document on canvas) or with links that do not work.

-You must both produce the academic content and achieve the minimum design specifications to achieve credit for each section: > 11 images (at least 3 maps) and > 11 transitions.

-Everything you submit must be in your own words. Plagiarism and quoting or using images without attribution will result in a zero for the section, and might lead to communication with the OSU Office of Student Conduct.

-Sloppy grammar, spelling, design and formatting detract from your total score.

-Please feel free to ask questions if you don’t understand the assignment.

Annotated Bibliography Example:

Simon, Julian L. The Ultimate Resource 2. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1996.

What I learned: Julian Simon is an economist who, for decades, has done battle with demographers and scientists over issues of human population growth and its effects on economic development, natural resources, and environmental degradation. Simon’s basic premise that so many people have a hard time with, is that human beings are making the world a better place, and that more people can only improve it. Any environmental problems that may arise due to population growth are only temporary, because as he wishfully asserts, more people on the planet means there is more brain-power to solve these problems, and therefore, people are the ultimate Resource.