please see the attachment the grading rubric
Your project will be the creation of an e-book.
In your book you want to address either case study #1, the difficulties developing countries face in their attempt to end poverty. You decide how you want to approach this project and how you want to divide the work between yourselves so that each member of your group covers one chapter or several small chapters. Your chapter needs to cover a minimum of 10 pages double-spaced and added graphics.
You will receive an individual grade on your part of the book. Make sure you identify yourself as the author of your part of the book.
#1 SSA-How to End Poverty:
- each group member picks an African cheetah (person, group. NGO, etc.) and shows the impact that person/organization has on their country. Or the group picks one cheetah and one country for analysis and divides the analysis into different parts.
- each group member picks one country in Africa and analyses measures taken to end poverty. The group will need to follow some common uniform structure for the individual parts. Or the group picks one country for analysis and divides the investigation into specific categories following certain parameters which the group has to decide on beforehand.
- Address questions like: how have the goals of the MDG/SDGs influenced the country’s/region’s politics; have the MDGs been successful, if yes, how so; if no, explain. Explore the challenges that face developing nations as they strive to provide sustainable public healthcare, provide adequate schooling and infrastructure, raise per capita income, create sound political institutions, protect human rights, provide access to health care, etc.
You will need
- title, contents, introduction
- to make layout decisions
- to make content decisions: you can draw on your blog entries, pick the ones you think are appropriate and add more material
- identify the author of each of the above items
How to create an ebook:
-download free software called open office; open office portable is faster & smaller
1. cover page with title and image
2. table of content
3. authors info
5. chapters: everyone has to write a chapter with at least 10 pages double space (but can appear single space in the book), pictures, graphs do not count towards the 10 pages but are needed
8. Identify who worked on which parts of the above 7 items
The e-book is due Thursday, December 5 per email.
Research Presentations – Pecha Kucha or 20/20 – of the eBook:
Oral in class Presentations of your eBooks will be held during weeks 15 and 16.
All members of the group must participate
In the presentation, your group needs to summarize your research for the eBook project by addressing the following questions:
- What is your thesis statement? (Thesis statement needs to appear in your first paragraph)
- What is your argument?
- What topic(s) did you concentrate on?
- What were the challenges you were facing?
- What (if any) rewards?
Keep your slides brief: 1-3 lines of text or better just a picture. Carefully prepare and rehearse what you want to say and remember this is a style of presentation that uses 20 slides, timed to rotate in 20 second increments.
You need to decide what information to use that highlights your work.
This means that each group has about 7-10 minutes! Set up your slide show at 20 second increments and practice your commentaries for each slide.
These sites provide helpful information and advice about creating a strong thesis statement for your e-book:
Your grade is based on the following points.
- a well-organized presentation (precise diction; adhering to time limit; engaging visuals) (40%)
- meaningful content that gives the audience an insight into your topic; references to class readings and topics if applicable (60%) – are questions raised?
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