Continuing on with photos from another class of participants in this semester’s GEOGRAPHY PHOTO CONTEST. These are again the students in an introductory Geography course. Click any photo to start the slide show in full size.
If you want to see the original assignment you can read it LINKED HERE.
Students were assigned to take a photo and describe the geography. This time I said it was OK to use a photo they had taken previously. (Students were not otherwise doing a lot of traveling this semester).
Students love this assignment! … I think.
It is a fun way to end the term with an assignment which boosts their participation score.
Please enjoy … and please leave a comment! Vote for your favorite!
AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY PROJECT “FIVE THEMES OF GEOGRAPHY — THE PHILIPPINES”
I was cleaning out and reorganizing some old files on the home computer today, when I found my son’s AP Human Geography project from last fall. The class was studying the “Five Themes” and the assignment was to make a presentation on an assigned country. Lucky Ducks — my son was assigned The Philippines. They were actually supposed to tack it all to a posterboard, but this is a copy of the PowerPoint he made before cutting out and posting the components. I think that it stands up pretty well as just a PowerPoint! I am glad that we kept a copy of the file. He turned it in and received an “A” grade. His teacher wanted to keep the posterboard, but unfortunately — Hurricane Florence happened. The teacher said that the high school’s second floor roof leaked during the storm, then water dripped all over the stack of student posterboards — ruining every one of them.
TGF PowerPoint! Here is his original presentation.
Of course, if it was me … I would add in all kinds of animations, film clips and picture postcards, and add in all this detail, … yada yada yada.
Here is another version he made that references all the images. Just incase you wonder where the images came from.
What country would you want to make a “Five Themes” project of? Please comment!
This slide set is from one of my assignments in my Intro Geography course this summer. I had my students take photos and describe the geography. Please enjoy these student photos and their written comments. (Click any slide to view FULL SIZE.)
Which one — won? Well, they are ALL winners to me!
College Educators: Students love their cellphones. They like to take selfies and share photos and comments on social media. This type of geography assignment should be fun and easy for them to do. Although this assignment is from my Online course, I suggest using the idea of a “photo contest” for a day when you cannot meet with your students due to faculty absence, conference travel, etc. This is another way to get students THINKING and WRITING …
Please vote for your favorite in my blog comments below!
Students, please view this collection of blogging meme’s. Which one is your favorite? Which one(s) do you think you might identify with?
Think and reflect on your blogging experiences this semester!
ASSIGNMENT: Please create your own meme based on your blogging experiences. It can be about the entire semester, or one particular issue you had. Generally, they should be light-hearted or humorous. If you want to go for poignant, please do.