Ap Human Geo Summer Assignment

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AP Human Geography: Summer Assignment 2013

Pick at least one of the following books to read as your primary selected reading:

- Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser ISBN 0-395-97789-4

- How Soccer Explains the World by Franklin Foer ISBN 0-06-621234-0

-Why Geography Matters by Harm de Blij ISBN-13:978-0-19-518301-6

-Hot, Flat, and Crowded by Thomas L Friedman ISBN-13:978-0-312-42892-1 or ISBN-10: 0-312-42892-8

- The World is Flat by Thomas Friedman ISBN -13-978-0-312-42507-4 or ISBN-10 0-312-42507-4

Write a minimum 5 page review plus references in MLA format discussing the following:

1. Main Theme(s)/Premise

2. Points of agreement and critique from your perspective

3. Motive(s) for the Author(s) to write the book

4. Why the book is important in the study of Human Geography

5. The most important thing you learned through reading the book

Insure you cite your sources and refer to page numbers (you should have at least two additional sources besides the primary book you read). Organize your paper with respect to the five points above. Books should be read by July 1st with an outline of its main points submitted by July 1st to the teacher via email. jackson_head@gwinnett.k12.ga.us or garin_berry@gwinnett.k12.ga.us

Papers are due the first day of school in August 2013 for all students registered for the class by June 30th.

Students registered after June 30, 2013 will have a prorated amount of time to complete the assignment based upon their registration date.

Rubric: A

References/Citations (10pts) 10 pts = 3 Sources (2 scholarly in addition to book; MLA or APA format)

Format (10 pts) 10 pts = MLA or APA format and proper grammar, spelling, etc.

Effort: 5+ pgs (40 pts) 40 pts = Evidence of reasonable effort through a minimum of five or more correctly formatted pages (not including references)

Content: (45 Total Pts as follows)

Main Pt (10 pts) 10 pts = Clear



Citations: (10pts) 10 pts = 3 Sources (2 scholarly in addition to book; MLA or APA format) Format (10 pts) 10 pts = MLA or APA format and proper grammar, spelling, etc. Effort: 5+ pgs (40 pts) 40 pts = Evidence of reasonable effort through a minimum of five or more correctly formatted pages (not including references) Content: (45 Total Pts as follows) Main Pt (10 pts) 10 pts = Clear description of main points and key topics (summaries with citations) Critique (10pts) 10 pts = Critical thinking of what is good and bad and why (support) Motive (5 pts) 5 pts = Hypothesis of why the author wrote the book; discussion of bias(es) Importance (10 pts) 10 pts = Significance of the book related to the study of human geography/geography with support What Learned (10 pts) 10 pts = Subjective explanation of what was most important and interesting to the student Total: 105 points if the student achieves Maximum

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