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Human Population and the Environment

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Associate Level Material

Human Population and the Environment

Select and complete one of the following assignments:

Option 1: Urbanization Presentation

Option 2: Benefits and Challenges of Urbanization Photo

Collage

Option 3: Benefits and Challenges of Urbanization Radio Broadcast

Option 4: Benefits and Challenges of Urbanization Paper

Option 1: Urbanization Presentation

As a science teacher at the local elementary school, you were honored with the chance to attend the United Nations Conference focusing on human population and the environment. On your return, you wanted to share the knowledge you learned with your students.

· Review Ch. 7 of Visualizing Environmental Science, which discusses the benefits and challenges of urbanization..

· Peform an Internet search for the 2008 Dubai awards. These awards celebrate the best practices for improving the environment. You can find summaries of the 2008 winners of the Dubai awards on the Internet.

· Create a 7- to 10-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation that describes environmental benefits and challenges of urbanization and changing population size. Include descriptions of two award winners, discussing how they overcame a challenge mentioned in your presentation.

· Include how the factors produced urbanization and changing population size.

· Include detailed speaker notes.

· Review the PowerPoint Tutorial if you need assistance building your presentation.

Enter your student website.

Log in with your username and password.

Click the Library tab.

Select Center for Writing Excellence.

Choose Tutorials & Guides.

Click PowerPoint Tutorial under Software Tutorials and Guides.

· Format your citations consistent with APA guidelines.

· Post the Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation as an attachment.

Option 2: Benefits and Challenges of Urbanization Photo Collage

The art gallery you work for is hosting a benefit to create awareness about the effects of population growth. You have been asked to create a slide show or collage depicting the benefits and challenges of urbanization. The collage will be the centerpiece of the benefit.

· Create a photo slide show or collage that depicts the environmental benefits and challenges of urbanization and changing population size.

· Include how the factors produced urbanization and changing population size.

Slide show

The slide show must contain at least 10 slides and may be created using Microsoft® PowerPoint® software to compile and display the images.

Include captions for each slide, identifying how it is a benefit or challenge of urbanization.

Collage

The collage may be created from pictures you have cut out of newspapers or magazines, photographs from the Internet or books, or pictures you have drawn.

Submit a summary with the collage, explaining how each image is a benefit or challenge or urbanization.

You must scan or photograph the collage to submit it electronically, so consider that when you are deciding on a size for the collage.

· Post the Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation as an attachment or scan the collage to your computer as a .JPG file and post it along with the summary as an attachment.

Option 3: Benefits and Challenges of Urbanization Radio Broadcast

You have reached the first step of achieving your dream of being a radio announcer. You have been given an opportunity by Free Public Radio to broadcast a show about environmental science. The topic is “Environmental benefits and challenges of urbanization and changing population size.” You have decided to showcase two 2008 winners of the Dubai awards as part of your broadcast.

· Peform an Internet search for the 2008 Dubai awards. These awards celebrate the best practices for improving the environment. You can find summaries of the 2008 winners of the Dubai awards on the Internet.

· Create a 5- to 10-minute radio broadcast using

Audio Ace

for Free Public Radio. In the broadcast, interview two award winners and address the following:

The benefits and challenges of urbanization

How the factors produced urbanization

Some challenges they overcame

· Be creative with this dialogue and have fun. Remember, however, that your assignment is graded on how well it addresses the items listed above. Enlist family or friends for the different roles or change your voice for each role. You may wish to write out the script and practice it several times before making the final recording. Remember to focus on excellent pronunciation, especially of vowels.

· Submit the audio link provided to you by AudioAce to your instructor.

Option 4: Benefits and Challenges of Urbanization Paper

After reading Ch. 7, “Human Population Change and the Environment,” your instructor wants to read your opinions on the benefits and challenges of urbanization and changing population size.

· Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper that does the following:

Includes how the factors produced urbanization and changing population size

Identifies three benefits and three challenges of urbanization

Provides current or historical event examples of each benefit and challenge

Explains whether you believe the benefits outweigh the challenges, or vice versa

· Include an introduction and conclusion.

· Format your citations consistent with APA guidelines.

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