The Presentation Project Overview: For this project, you’ll choose a food or dr

The Presentation
Project Overview: For this project, you’ll choose a food or drink item, a cuisine, an invention, or an idea, and then research how four geographic concepts are related to and affect your topic. Instead of presenting your research as a traditional paper, you’ll use PowerPoint to create a narrated presentation. Your presentation will be structured like a paper, including a title, introduction to the topic, main body, summary and conclusions, and references. Creative use of properly cited graphics and photos from the Internet relevant to your topic is required.
First, choose a food item, cuisine, invention, or idea that interests you. Some will have more information available about them than others, so it’s worth doing some investigation before you settle on one. If you’re not sure if your desired topic is appropriate, please feel free to ask!
Once you have selected your topic, you will then do research to see how each of the following geographic concepts affects or is related to your topic:1. Regions 2. Cultural Landscape 3. Diffusion 4. Distance decay. The first two concepts are covered in the first chapter of your textbook. Diffusion is covered in Chapter 8, Section 2 (page 484). Distance decay refers to the fact that influence and interaction between locations decreases as the distance between them increases. As such, it has a significant influence on how things change as they diffuse away from their point of origin. Be sure to address these specific geographic terms and concepts in your work. You don’t need to address them in this order, but you do need to address all of them. You may use “subsets” of these definitions (e.g. contagious diffusion) if such subsets exist. Be sure to refer to your text and other reliable resources to ensure you completely understand these concepts. You should be detailed in your treatment of these concepts – for instance, you should explain both how and why your choice varies by region, and how and why it has been affected by distance decay. Remember that geography, as an academic discipline, seeks to explain why things vary from place to place, not just describe how they do.
You will complete this project in 3 separate assignments: an annotated bibliography (Attached), an outline (Attached), and your final presentation. In this assignment, you will complete your presentation. Completing the project in separate assignments allows you to work your way up to the final presentation, and provides opportunity for feedback along the way.
*****Assignment Objective: Develop an audio-narrated PowerPoint presentation based on the research you have conducted about your chosen topic. All APUS students have access to PowerPoint and the rest of Microsoft Office (for Windows or MacOS) as listed in the Course Guidelines & Resources page.
******Assignment Instructions: Using the course project steps completed to date, you will develop your presentation based on the work you submitted for Assignments 1 and 2 as well as the feedback you were given.
To prepare for this assignment, I recommend that you do the following:
Read these directions carefully.
Review the grading criteria below. The grading criteria is a detailed evaluation that I will use to assess your performance. It also will help you understand what is expected of you as you prepare your assignment.
Message me with any questions!
Presentation requirements:
*******Your presentation will be submitted as an audio-narrated PowerPoint. It must narrated by you. You may not use text-to-speech technology to do the narration for you, unless noted in an approved accommodation from a current letter from DSA which you have provided to me. For instructions on how to create audio narration in PowerPoint, see the following link: Record a Slide Show With Narration. Audio narration is a requirement!
******There must be both text (in concise phrases) and visual elements (e.g., photos, videos, graphs, figures). Since this is a geography class, you must include at least 2 relevant maps in your presentation.
********Your presentation must contain approximately 10-15 slides (excluding references) and run approximately 5-10 minutes.
****Less than 10% of your presentation should be direct quotes.
Proper use and pronunciation of geographic terminology are required.
Be sure to properly cite your work, both internal to the presentation as well as within the reference slide (this includes photos, graphs, figures, videos, etc.).
All references listed on the reference slide should be cited internally within the presentation, and vice versa.
****The required elements: Your presentation should contain the following elements in the order listed below. Specific content for each section is detailed in Assignment 2: The Outline.
In addition, I expect that any feedback provided to you from Assignment 1: Annotated Bibliography and Assignment 2: The Outline be incorporated into this assignment. Please go back and review those comments.
Introduction – this section must contain your topic, why you chose your topic, and preview where your topic developed and diffused to.
Body (Content) – this section must contain examine how your topic relates to four geographic concepts: regions, cultural landscapes, diffusion and distance decay
Conclusion Slide – this section must contain four to six points that sum up the main topics of the presentation.
Reference Slide (and Internal Citations) – this section must contain the following:
Internal citations – This is not just a separate section; rather, referencing should occur throughout the presentation via parenthetical citations anytime you paraphrase, make direct quotes, or use visual components from other sources. Please be sure to cite any language, images, videos, etc. in the presentation that should be cited.
Reference Slide – Your paper should also have a final reference slide listing at least 5 credible sources researched for your presentation.
Do not include your summary/evaluation from Assignment 1: Annotated Bibliography; simply list the references utilized in your presentation in APA format on the reference slide.

Written Assignment 6: Biodiversity This Written Assignment consist of two parts.

Written Assignment 6: Biodiversity
This Written Assignment consist of two parts.
First, you must do some research on the links between biodiversity loss and the emergence of zoonotic diseases, such as the novel coronavirus.
Second, you must write a clear, well-organized paper which answers the questions in Part II of this assignment and demonstrates that you have read the material in module 10 (attached pdf).
First and foremost, we are grading your comprehension of the course material. If you do not demonstrate that you have read and understood the content from the modules, you will not receive full credit for your paper. To do well, you must show us that you have read and understood the content in the modules we have completed so far.
Second, we are grading for critical thinking and analysis. How well do you form and support your arguments with evidence from the course material or external sources?
Third, we are grading for the mechanics – proper grammar, well-written paragraphs, answering all the questions, correct formatting of sources (if you use external sources, please use APA.
Written Assignment Instructions
Part I: Do some research
First, please do some independent research on the links between Biodiversity loss and the Rise of Zoonotic diseases, such as the novel coronavirus. 
You will need to cite at least 3 reputable outside sources that do not include materials in module 10 for your essay.
Part II: Write a paper
Second, write a 600-750 word essay on the links between Biodiversity loss and Zoonotic disease. Please address the following questions in your essay:
1. How does Biodiversity loss impact the emergence and frequency of Zoonotic diseases, such as the novel coronavirus?
2. Drawing on materials from Module 10, provide a policy recommendation to reduce the correlation between biodiversity loss and the emergence of zoonotic disease.
You must engage at least three course concepts  in your paper. Remember engaging a course concept means defining that concept and explaining how it helps you think about the theme of your paper.  Please bold the concepts you engage in your response

Written Assignment 5: Vulnerability Reduction This Written Assignment entails tw

Written Assignment 5: Vulnerability Reduction
This Written Assignment entails two parts.
(1)    First, you must do some research on the wildfires in California in recent years. 
(2)    Second, you must write a clear, well-organized paper which answers the questions in Part II of this assignment, while demonstrating that you have read the material in the modules.
First and foremost, we are grading your comprehension of the course material. If you do not demonstrate that you have read and understood the content from the modules, you will not receive a good grade. To get a good grade, you must show me that you have read and understood the content in the modules we have looked at so far.
First and foremost, Grading is based on your comprehension of the pdf course materials provided. If you do not demonstrate that you have read and understood the content from the modules, you will not receive full credit for your paper. To do well, you must show us that you have read and understood the content in the pdf materials.
Second, grading is a based on critical thinking and analysis. How well do you form and support your arguments with evidence from the course material or external sources?
Third, we are grading for the mechanics – proper grammar, well-written paragraphs, answering all the questions, correct formatting of sources (if you use external sources, please use APA style to cite your sources).
Written Assignment Instructions
In this assignment you will build upon concepts learned in Modules 8 and 9 (pdf content provided) by applying them to studying the “natural disaster” of wildfires in California. You may draw from relevant materials from the assigned readings, other modules, and additional outside sources. 
The objective of this assignment is to increase your understanding of the relationship between vulnerability, natural hazards, and disasters, and to help you develop a more complex framework for understanding how natural disasters unfold. 
Part I: Do some research
1.    Read the following article on the nature of “natural disasters” and the complexity of Hurricane Katrina’s aftermath:  Smith, Neil. “There’s No Such Thing as a Natural Disaster.” Blog. Understanding Katrina: Perspectives from the Social Sciences, June 11, 2006. https://items.ssrc.org/understanding-katrina/theres-no-such-thing-as-a-natural-disaster/
2.    Do some research on the factors causing the increased frequency and intensity of wildfires in California. 
3.    You will need to cite at least 3 reputable outside sources that do not include the course modules 8 and 9 for your essay.
Part II: Write a paper
Write a 600-750 word paper that answers the following questions:
(1)    What does Smith mean when he states that there is “no such thing as a natural disaster”?
(2)    Throughout the past few years, we have witnessed an increase in the occurrence, range, and severity of California wildfires. Using Smith’s reasoning regarding the classification of “natural” disasters as human-made occurrences, analyze the wildfires that have burned in California in recent years and determine the ways in which human (in)action has contributed to the severity of these disasters.
(3)    How credible do you find Smith’s arguments? Is there really no such thing as a natural disaster?
You must engage at least three course concepts in your paper. Remember, engaging a course concept means defining that concept and explaining how it helps you think about the theme of your paper.  Please bold the concepts you engage in your paper.

Question 1. We turn part of our focus for this week’s discussion to the various

Question 1.
We turn part of our focus for this week’s discussion to the various claims and background on our planet’s polar regions. After reviewing the links/articles below, discuss something that stood out to you in reading these and why it stood out to you? What do you find to be some of the commonalities and distinctions when looking at the political geographies of the Arctic and Antarctica? Do you think that countries will honor past treaties and agreements about these regions as we move into the future – why or why not?

Arctic Circle Territorial Conflicts


Question 2.
You may write about any country listed within the flag website I provided except for the U.S. Make sure that you are writing about the flag of a country as opposed to a region or dependency. For example, England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Scotland are technically not independent countries. They all form parts of what is collectively known as the United Kingdom. If you want to verify a country, check out this site: http://www.state.gov/s/inr/rls/4250.htm (Links to an external site.). This is a comprehensive list of the 195 countries in the world recognized by the U.S. Department of State.
Make the title of your discussion topic the two countries you will be writing about (i.e. – Tonga and Zimbabwe)
(New Zealand and Egypt)

For this discussion, find a recent news article (within the past 12 months) that

For this discussion, find a recent news article (within the past 12 months) that describes the latest developments in a conflict, issue, or other major event in this the South or East Asian realm (not exclusive to Southeast Asia, though, as that’s next week).  Provide a brief summary of the conflict/issue/event that your article describes, and your own analysis of how this issue might affect the realm, and might be resolved. Be sure that the topic of the news article has some connection with the geographical issues and concepts we’ve been discussing, and be sure to highlight these connections in your discussion.

I already chose to do it on Mount Timpanogos Title Page Introduction Paragraph:

I already chose to do it on Mount Timpanogos
Title Page
Introduction Paragraph:
Topic 1 – What would you like to research and discuss here? 1-2 sentences for now
Topic 2 – What would you like to research and discuss here? 1-2 sentences for now
Topic 3 – What would you like to research and discuss here? 1-2 sentences for now
Topic 4 – What would you like to research and discuss here? 1-2 sentences for now
Can include more topics if you would like.
Conclusion Paragraph
Imagery Sheet – can include images if you have some already
Reference Sheet – you can include any you may have although you will have time to look for these later.

This paper currently has a lot of plagiarism. I need it to be %100 authentic and

This paper currently has a lot of plagiarism. I need it to be %100 authentic and add some of the below items I may have left out.
Answer the following questions in your final written brief:
Why aspect of Physical geography did you select and how do the articles address this issue? (Climate, geomorphology, hydrology, human impact on the environment, etc.)
Outline the methodology used in the research in each article (3 paragraphs)
What was the main finding in each article (the abstract usually outlines this)? Do the findings in each article compare or refute each other?  Make editorial comments about why you think the findings are either similar of dissimilar.
List a term or concept that you did not previously know.
What practical applications does this research have in the “real” world?
What would you have done differently or would you have taken an alternate approach?
What potential for further research is there in this area of Physical Geography (this is often summarized at the end of each article)
What particular question does this research on this topic raise in your mind? Please be provocative, but appropriate.  This question will provide a prompt for your peers discussion in class.
Written Brief should be at least 1000 words.  Title and APA reference should be provided at the top of the report.

This paper currently has a lot of plagiarism. I need it to be %100 authentic and

This paper currently has a lot of plagiarism. I need it to be %100 authentic and add some of the below items I may have left out.
Answer the following questions in your final written brief:
Why aspect of Physical geography did you select and how do the articles address this issue? (Climate, geomorphology, hydrology, human impact on the environment, etc.)
Outline the methodology used in the research in each article (3 paragraphs)
What was the main finding in each article (the abstract usually outlines this)? Do the findings in each article compare or refute each other?  Make editorial comments about why you think the findings are either similar of dissimilar.
List a term or concept that you did not previously know.
What practical applications does this research have in the “real” world?
What would you have done differently or would you have taken an alternate approach?
What potential for further research is there in this area of Physical Geography (this is often summarized at the end of each article)
What particular question does this research on this topic raise in your mind? Please be provocative, but appropriate.  This question will provide a prompt for your peers discussion in class.
Written Brief should be at least 1000 words.  Title and APA reference should be provided at the top of the report.

Instructions: 1. Explore NASA’s Earth Observatory website at http://earthobserva

Instructions:
1. Explore NASA’s Earth Observatory website at http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov .Do not substitute another website for this one.
2. Select ONE of the areas of study (not major subdivisions or core themes) in geography. Next, select three complete articles from the website (look under the Features tab for full articles, which are listed by theme under links to the right) that mostly closely fit the tradition that you have selected.
3. After reading three complete stories related to your selected area of study, or tools and techniques, that you have chosen, you are ready to begin writing a 2-3 page report. Follow the format presented below carefully.
4. Your  report must be written in essay style (i.e., Introduction, main arguments, and discussion/conclusion), and must include the following, to be considered for credit:
• Introduction: provide 1) the name of the area of study, or tool(s) or technique(s) in geography that you have selected, and then provide a brief description of what types of research fall within that particular area of study, then
2) provide the names of the three articles that you chose which fit into that tradition, including the names of the author(s). You need to also provide a list of references in Chicago of Style author, date parenthetical style that includes the three selected articles, as well as any outside references that you cite in your report (additional references are not required, but you can use them, as long as they are relevant to the topic covered).
• Main Arguments: 3) Discuss each of the articles selected, describing at least three things that you learned from each article (Please do not just provide a laundry list: i.e., “the three things that I learned from this article are…)—integrate it into your discussion of the article). Also, briefly explain why you think each article provides an illustration of the area of study or tool/technique of geographic analysis that you selected.

hello, you wrote out my other geo essay I was wondering if your interested in do

hello, you wrote out my other geo essay I was wondering if your interested in doing this one as well. I don’t have an exact page count written in my outline as the other did but you can go through it and see how long it should be and charge me accordingly.
thanks.