Your final project is due NO LATER THAN  Decenber 1st  @ 8:10 a.m for GEOG 101 01.  Projects may be turned in as early as November 24th.  This is worth 100 points and you must complete it entirely to receive full credit.  I will not accept electronic submissions, you must turn in a paper copy to me by the deadline or risk receiving a grade of ZERO on the final project.  Anyone submitting the project by one week prior to the final deadline (November 24th) will automatically receive five points extra credit for the project. 


Look at each of the following Standards for Geography and reflect back on what you have learned this semester in this class and write at least one or more paragraphs with examples illustrating how this course met that standard. Completely describe in detail how each standard was met and give at a minimum of 2 examples per Standard.  For the 10 point questions at the end of the Standards you should write about one-two pages for each question in order to receive the full 10 points.  At a bare minimum you will probably be submitting a total of about 10-12 pages to effectively complete this assignment.  Using information (i.e. similar references or explanations) from the examples listed at the National Geographic website I've linked for you in class will be considered plagiarism and will be dealt with per information in your course syllabus. 

Grading Rubric For Reflection paper on Standards

5 Points = Accurately reflecting on Standard with 2 examples and more than one paragraph

4 Points = Accurately reflecting on Standard with 2 examples and only one paragraph or minimal incorrect statements with more than one paragraph

3 Points = Accurately reflecting on Standard with 1example and more than one paragraph

2 Points = Accurately reflecting on Standard with 1 example and only one paragraph

1 Point = Incorrect statements about Standard or no examples of it

0 Points = Standard is left blank



STANDARD 1. How to Use Maps and Other Geographic Representations, Tools, and Technologies to Acquire, Process, and Report Information From a Spatial Perspective






STANDARD 2. How to Use Mental Maps to Organize Information About People, Places, and Environments in a Spatial Context







STANDARD 3. How to Analyze the Spatial Organization of People, Places, and Environments on Earth’s Surface







STANDARD 4. The Physical and Human Characteristics of Places







STANDARD 5. That People Create Regions to Interpret Earth’s Complexity







STANDARD 6. How Culture and Experience Influence People’s Perceptions of Places and Regions







STANDARD 7 The Physical Processes That Shape the Patterns of Earth’s Surface







STANDARD 8. .The Characteristics and Spatial Distribution of Ecosystems on Earth’s Surface







STANDARD 9. The Characteristics, Distribution, and Migration of Human Population on Earth’s Surface







STANDARD 10. The Characteristics, Distribution, and Complexity of Earth’s Cultural Mosaics







STANDARD 11. The Patterns and Networks of Economic Interdependence on Earth’s Surface







STANDARD 12. The Processes, Patterns, and Functions of Human Settlement







STANDARD 13. How the Forces of Cooperation and Conflict Among People Influence the Division and Control of Earth’s Surface







STANDARD 14. How Human Actions Modify the Physical Environment







STANDARD 15. How Physical Systems Affect Human Systems







STANDARD 16.  The Changes That Occur in the Meaning, Use, Distribution, and Importance of Resources







STANDARD 17. How to Apply Geography to Interpret the Past







STANDARD 18. How to Apply Geography to Interpret the Present and Plan for the Future





10 points - After taking this class how has your view of geography and your mental map changed and why do you need to know geography?