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GEO 215 Assignment Climate Action Plan (10 Slides)

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GEO 215 Week 1 Expanded Applications of GIS/GPS Paper

FOR MORE CLASSES VISIT www.geo215rank.com GEO 215 Week 1 Expanded Applications of GIS/GPS Paper Resource: Ch. 1 of Introduction to Geography Write a paper consisting of 350- to 700-words that develop an expanded understanding of geographic information systems (GIS) and geographic positioning systems (GPS) for your current or future career field and how it is used today. Research and discuss two the following aspects:


 Relationships of the geographical subfields and how they might be incorporated into a GIS/GPS application in your field.  Research if there are ways to obtain training on applying GIS/GPS in your specific career field. Would you find these types of trainings helpful? Why or why not?  Changes that trigger other changes, such as natural disasters. How can GIS/GPS be applied to track the changes and help us understand potential threats like global warming, recurring events, or natural disasters within your perspective career field and/or regional areas. Format your assignment consistent with APA guidelines. Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment. ==============================================

GEO 215 Week 1 Geography and Technology Worksheet(New Syllabus)

FOR MORE CLASSES VISIT www.geo215rank.com GEO 215 Week 1 Geography and Technology Worksheet In this assignment, you will be able to demonstrate a general knowledge of the definition of geography, the differences of historical geography to


modern geography, and the applications of technology in the field of geography. Complete the Geography and Technology Worksheet. Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment. Geography and Technology Worksheet

Part 1

After reading this week’s text chapters, please answer the following questions in 90 to 175 words. Support your answer with a minimum of 2 peer-reviewed references, one of which can be the course text.

1. What is the definition of geography and each of the subfields within the field of geography? 2. How has the definition of geography changed or evolved over time? Part 2

In the following table, compare the differences of historical geography to modern geography by addressing each of the listed topics. Respond to each topic in at least 45 words (1 to 2 sentences for historical geography, and 1 to 2 sentences for modern geography). Support your answers with peer-reviewed references which can include the course text. ==============================================


GEO 215 Week 2 Population Movement (New Syllabus)

FOR MORE CLASSES VISIT www.geo215rank.com GEO 215 Week 2 Population Movement In this assignment, you will describe the movements of population and the possible outcomes the effect of immigration and emigration may have on region or country. Write a 700-word paper in which you describe the movements of population and the possible outcomes the effect of immigration and emigration may have on a region or country of your choosing. Research and discuss each of the following aspects:  Identify the elements that compose a population and the factors that influence the population for the region or country you have chosen.  Describe how the movement of groups of individuals affect the distribution and density of the overall population.  Explain the effects of large-scale emigration on the places from which migrants depart.  Describe how cities, regions, or countries may or may not suffer due to of the loss of young, upwardly mobile workers.


 Discuss whether the cities, regions, or countries would benefit from the draining away of surplus labor.  Examine the region or country from which migrants depart. Describe whether the quality of life improved overall through reduced pressures on local resources or whether damage occurred to the region or country through the deterioration of social structures and institutions. Include at least 3 peer-reviewed resources or references. One of the resources can be the course text. Format your paper according to APA guidelines. Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

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GEO 215 Week 2 Population Worksheet

FOR MORE CLASSES VISIT www.geo215rank.com GEO 215 Week 2 Population Worksheet Complete the Population worksheet. Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment. Population Worksheet


Complete the following table using the textbook and outside references. The UOP Library offers Culture Grams, Country Profiles, The CIA Factbook, and other sources that may help with this assignment. Respond to each question with a 350-525-word response. Look in recent news or in historical context for one ethnic, racial, or religious population that was motivated to migrate due to conflict.

Describe a situation or scenarios that may make a population split up or migrate to different parts of the world.

Chose a metropolis or growing city. What does this specific city need to do in order to survive? What challenges will the urban society need to meet in the next 5 years? What innovations have they achieved to help with their growing population? ==============================================

GEO 215 Week 3 Culture Essay(New Syllabus)

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GEO 215 Week 3 Culture Essay In this assignment, you will have the opportunity to choose 2 different topics to research and share your findings on different aspects of culture. Write a 700-word essay in which you research and discuss 2 of the following topics. Cover each topic equally.  Explain whether the United States has its own culture or if it is a culture that has been created by mixing other cultures together. Provide specific examples in your response.  Describe at least three geographic or cultural factors that would stop one country’s culture from spreading and mixing into another county’s culture. Provide a solution for each factor identified.  Define popular culture, and discuss the reasons popular culture is widely distributed. Provide specific examples from the United States, Europe, Africa, South America, and Asia.  Explain the emergence of folk or ethnic cultures in the development of a modern state. Describe with specific examples how a folk or ethnic culture can maintain customs and traditions with the influence of popular culture in today’s world. Include at least 2 peer-reviewed resources/references. One of the resources can be the course text. Format your essay according to APA guidelines. Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

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GEO 215 Week 3 Environmental Impact Pamphlet(New Syllabus)

FOR MORE CLASSES VISIT www.geo215rank.com GEO 215 Week 3 Environmental Impact Pamphlet In this assignment, you will design an educational pamphlet to describe the impact of a growing human population to the environment, the effects of the population on natural resources, and alternative materials individuals can use to reduce the stress on natural resources. Resource: Brochure Builder In recent years, there have been growing concerns about the effects of human population on the environment, especially in areas of increasing population growth such as India. One of the ramifications of greaterdensity populations is the strain on natural resources and the environmental health of the world. Much of the strain on the world’s natural resources is due to the increase in the disposing of nonbiodegradable trash. The decomposition of plastics can never occur at the level of a paper bag. Create a 5-panel educational pamphlet that includes the following information:


 Define natural resources, environmental health, and the world/global community.  Describe the Pacific Trash Vortex, its location, its effect on the water cycle, and ramifications to the environment.  Explain how human activity can promote a responsible use of natural resources.  Describe alternative materials individuals can use to reduce the stress on natural resources and that have a positive effect on environmental health (for example, biodegradable utensils made from plant starch or grass fiber).  Identify and discuss an organization that promotes cultural change to bring awareness to affect environmental health of communities locally and globally. Format any citations in your brochure according to APA guidelines. Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment. ==============================================

GEO 215 Week 3 Urbanization Analysis, Green Options & Global Warming Strategies Part 1

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GEO 215 Week 3 Urbanization Analysis, Green Options & Global Warming Strategies Part 1 Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper ensuring that the content is academically well researched, practical and realistic. Consider the following scenario: You work preparing for climate change in an urban city planning department and you will be presenting your findings to city leadership. Your role is to identify and review the key practical needs of an urban society and how they are being met today along with helping city leadership plan a recommended changeover to greener products and processes. You will also strategize and prepare for the potential global warming projections for your city.  Select an existing city or create your own, it can be large or small.   Identify the site and provide a map of your city along with a physical description of the land, topography, etc.  Research the global warming projections for your area and address them.  Provide an analysis of how the climate has shaped the land up to this point and a projection of how the physical land may change in the coming years due to climatic effects.  Identify the needs and services of this urban society.  Consider thekinds of energy used (coal, oil, gas, etc.), local food production versus transporting food in, clean water availability, air quality, transportation, education, cost of living, employment, healthcare, landfills, etc.


 Determine if the way that key urban needs are met today is sustainable and/or harmful to the environment and need to be replaced by greener options.  Research and identify greener options for the city to implement for power, water, and other urban needs. Discuss how your city can start to introduce them. Explain how the practical greener options you have presented help the environment, reducing the cost of environmental cleanup in the future and reducing healthcare costs for the population. Discuss funding & planning options if possible, and methods to overcome potential barriers or resistance to the proposed changes.  Summarize your research and present your proposed options. Include 3 to 5 references; one can be your textbook. Format your assignment consistent with APA guidelines. Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment. ==============================================

GEO 215 Week 4 Climate Test (New Syllabus)

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In this assignment, you design a multiple-choice test consisting of 10 questions to test the knowledge of a group of peers on the causes of climate change and how climate is effected by physical landscapes. Imagine you have been asked to teach a small group of your peers about the major causes of climate change and the relationship of climate to physical landscapes. Create 10 multiple-choice questions to test knowledge of the causes of climate change and how climate is effected by physical landscapes. Address of each of the following concepts in your test:  The effects of climate change in different regions of the world  The effects of geography on climate  Definition and examples of climate change (Provide 1 example.)  Definition and examples of climate (Provide 1 example.)  Definition and examples of physical landscapes (Provide 1 example.) Use the Climate Test Template to complete this assignment. Read the Writing Good Multiple Choice Questions article on the Berkeley Lab Training website for tips on writing multiple-choice questions. Format any citations according to APA guidelines. Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment. ==============================================

GEO 215 Week 4 Maps and Spatial Information (New Syllabus)


FOR MORE CLASSES VISIT www.geo215rank.com GEO 215 Week 4 Maps and Spatial Information For this assignment, you will write a blog describing the differences between traditional paper maps and GPS, the uses of each type of method of mapping, and which method is best for a specific use. Create a 350-word blog post in Microsoft® Word in response to the following question:  Maps have a variety of applications and are found in more than one format. In your opinion, which method of reading a map is best to convey information to the reader? Why? Develop your opinion, and include the following in your post:  Discuss the differences between paper and GPS maps, the use of topographical maps, and how spatial information can be useful.  Include a visual image of a map type inclusive of spatial information to support your opinion. Format citations according to APA guidelines. Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment. ==============================================


GEO 215 Week 4 The Historical Dispersion of a Popular Agriculturally Grown Food Product

FOR MORE CLASSES VISIT www.geo215rank.com GEO 215 Week 4 The Historical Dispersion of a Popular Agriculturally Grown Food Product Select one agriculturally grown food that interests you, such as a popular food item, a specific agricultural product, a cultural food staple, or a type of food. Trace the history, development, global discovery, and diffusion of your selected food item into popular culture in a presentation. Create or locate a map that illustrates the spatial distribution of your selected food product. This will be either a global or national map depending on: 1. Where the food has dispersed and spread over time or within a specific time frame. 2. Who was affected by the dispersion of this food and what human dispersion it may have caused. Answer the following in your presentation:


 Where did your selected food item originate? Was it a part of the original locations’ cultural practices? What cultures is the food popular in today? Are there multiple language names for this popular food?  Where did it spread and why? Discuss if the historical spread of this food is related to colonialism, trade practices, and/or the slave trade. Did groups of people migrate voluntarily or involuntarily due to the dispersion of this food?  How did it spread? What types of transportation were/are involved?  What are the commonalities of the geographic locations to which it spread? What are the commonalities of the cultures to which it spread?  Are any historical, cultural, ethnic, or religious events associated with this food?  How is it used today? Submit your assignment in one of the following formats consistent with APA guidelines:  A concise 8- to 10-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation with cited speaker notes and references in APA. Concise bullets must be on the slides along with cited notes if needed (in the Notes section below the slides). Be sure to spellcheck and edit your presentation.  For other possibilities, please discuss with your facilitators. Format your memo consistent with APA guidelines. Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment. ==============================================


GEO 215 Week 5 Greener Alternatives for an Urban City Expansion Presentation (New Syllabus)

FOR MORE CLASSES VISIT www.geo215rank.com GEO 215 Week 5 Greener Alternatives for an Urban City Expansion Presentation In this assignment, you will put on the hat of the Director of City Planning to investigate the needs of the urban society, as well as whether those needs are being met by taking into account resources available, the needs of each group within the population, the current infrastructure, and moving the city toward a greener future. Consider the following scenario: As the Director of City Planning, your responsibilities include preparing the city to achieve compliance with the state and federal mandated climate change regulations. You will be presenting your findings to city leadership and local board agencies. The agencies include the departments of transportation, sanitation, environmental protection, education, small business services, housing, health, and design and construction. Your role is to identify and review the key practical needs of the urban society and how those needs are being met today, along with helping city leadership plan a recommended changeover to greener products and processes. Your department must take into account the distribution of


resources needed for projected economic growth, the effect of continued growth on the current infrastructure, and the limited resources the city currently has based on current and past practices of growth within the community. Additionally, you will need to keep in mind not only the processes of urbanization, but also the effect of urbanization on the local population and culturally when proposing a development that will include greener resources for the city. Select an existing urban city to investigate in preparation for the presentation to the city’s leadership and major board members within the metropolitan area. Create a 20- to 25-slide presentation in which you present your findings. Investigate current resources the city has and how those resources will be converted to greener options. Additionally, the city is purchasing property for development. Address how the city will develop resources to meet state and federal mandates and meet the needs of the community. Create or locate a map that illustrates the spatial distribution of where current resources are located. Indicate on the map future greener resources, the location, and populations served. Answer the following in your presentation. Be sure to address each of the following topics, always keeping in mind of your role as the Director of City Planning:  Identify the site, and provide a map of the city along with a physical description of the land, topography, and so on.


 Research the global warming projections for the area, and address each.  Provide an analysis of how the climate has shaped the land up to this point and a projection of how the physical land may change in the coming years due to climatic effects.  Identify the needs and services of this urban society. Address each of the following topics based on the city departments that will be attending the presentation:  The types of energy used (such as coal, oil, natural gas, solar, wind)  Food production: local versus transported  Water sources and the availability of clean water  Sanitation processes and recycling efforts  Air quality  Transportation  Education and educational programs  Cost of living  Employment and opportunities for business growth and employment  Healthcare  Determine whether the vital urban needs are met today and are sustainable and/or harmful to the environment.  How will each be replaced by greener options?  What are those greener options?


 What are the short- and long-term costs of implementation and upkeep?  Research and identify greener options for the city to implement for power, water, and other urban needs. Discuss how your city can start to introduce these options. Explain how the practical greener options presented will help the environment, reduce the cost of environmental cleanup in the future, and reduce health care costs for the population.  Discuss state and/or federal funding, planning options, and methods to overcome potential barriers or resistance to the proposed changes.  Strategize and prepare for the potential global warming projections for your city.  Summarize the research and present the proposed options. Include a minimum of 3 to 5 peer-reviewed references; one of the references can be the course text. Submit your assignment consistent with APA guidelines. Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment. ==============================================

GEO 215 Week 5 Urbanization Analysis, Green Options & Global Warming Strategies Part 2

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GEO 215 Week 5 Urbanization Analysis, Green Options & Global Warming Strategies Part 2 Resources: Week 3 Individual Assignment, Instructor feedback and additional research Based on your research findings in the Week 3 Urbanization Analysis, Green Options & Global Warming Strategies assignment, the Urban Planning Department has asked you to prepare a presentation for city leaders. Relate your Week 3 research to:  How a population’s culture influences the creation of the modern state.  How the modern state addresses the concept of climate change. Construct a Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation of 8 to 10 slides that addresses the assignment requirements outlined in Week 3 as well as feedback you received from your facilitator. Present your Urbanization Analysis, Green Options & Global Warming Strategies Presentation.  For Local Campus students, these are 10- to 15-minute oral presentations accompanied by Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentations.  For Online and Directed Study students, these are Microsoft® PowerPoint®presentations with notes. The speaker notes should read as a script for an oral presentation. Format your assignment consistent with APA guidelines. Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.


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