Giant Info. Brochure

The U.S.A. vs. Southwest Asia/The Middle East:
Comparing Cultures

Introduction: Over the next several weeks, students will be creating a giant brochure that represents comparisons between the U.S. and a country located in Southwest Asia (Middle East). Students will select one country in the region we’re currently studying in class.  Next, students will identify categories in HECGG to compare.  Research will compare the U.S.A. to the chosen Southwest Asian country, which will then be displayed on a poster board folded into a giant brochure, using pictures, captions and research.

Categories will consist of characteristics that fall under a specific part of HECGG.

Directions
Using the research graphic organizer, select a countrySouthwest Asia and the United States. The poster board must have a title.  In addition, an organized grouping of pictures with short captions will represent the various parts of HECGG connected to both countries. The collage must be organized and neatly assembled.

Pictures can be taken from magazines, newspapers, or found and printed through Internet searches/research.

Google Search Tips!

  • Remember… Use quotation marks in searches and be specific in what you’re searching for!
  • You can go outside of the two websites Mr. Reggio is expecting you to conduct research in to add additional information!


Research
Dates in Class
Students will be given class time to work on the project and ask for help from Mr. Reggio on the following dates:

  • Thursday, January 2
  • Friday, January 3
  • Tuesday, January 7
  • Friday, January 10
  • Monday, January 13
  • Friday, January 17
  • Monday, January 20
  • Tuesday, January 21

Links to Helpful Websites!

  1. The Human Development Report
  2. If It Were My Home
  3. CIA World Factbook
  4. EveryCulture.com
  5. Visual Geography
  6. Nation Master
  7. Create A Graph


Project Paperwork

  1. Project Rubric
  2. Collage of Cultures Research GO
  3. Works Cited – NoodleTools

Due Dates

  1. Research Graphic Organizer due Friday, January 10.
  2. Typed final copy of graphic organizer and Works Cited due Tuesday, January 17.
  3. Completed Collage of Cultures poster board due Wednesday, January 22.