GEO 200 Milestone One Worksheet Guidelines and Rubric

Overview: This milestone activity is the first of two specific milestones that will build toward your complete final project for the course. For this milestone activity, you will submit this completed worksheet, in which you will address the elements below regarding your current and new global regions. See the Final Project Guidelines and Rubric document for detailed information about this scenario. These responses will contribute to the speaker notes transcript that you will create to accompany your final project presentation.

Prompt: For this assignment, complete the following steps:

  1. Download this document.
  2. Review the Milestone One Rubric (below the worksheet).
  3. Complete Parts I through III below, which address the following critical elements:
  1. Provide a map of your current global region and describe its location, sociocultural (human) and physical characteristics, and interactions.
  2. Provide a map of your new global region and describe its location, sociocultural (human) and physical characteristics, and interactions.
  3. Compare the similarities and differences between your current and new region based on their physical and sociocultural (human) characteristics.
  • Once you have completed the worksheet, upload your saved worksheet file along with any additional map image files and submit this milestone assignment.

Note: Refer to your module resources and the Themes of Geography resource, as well as additional resources you identify, for information to help you answer the questions below. Remember that you will need to have at least five sources in current APA style for your citations and references list in the final project submission. Note that each question of your worksheet has you track your citations. This is so you will not need to go back and figure out where you grabbed a resource from when you submit your final slides. You will be able to use these worksheets to copy and paste your citation list into your last slide. In some instances, you may have used the same resource more than once, which is why your list may be as small as five resources. 

Before starting this activity, review Milestone One Worksheet Student Example document within the Student Example Folder.

Part I: Current Global Region

Identify Your Current Region: 
Map of Current Global Region: Provide a map of your current region. In the box below you may provide a link to your map, insert an image, or make note that you are submitting an additional file with this worksheet. Include a citation to give credit to the resource from which you are obtaining your image. Note: The box will expand to accommodate your image.
 
Location of Current Global Region: Discuss where your current region is located, addressing the absolute and relative location of the region. Include citations for your resources using APA style guidelines as needed.
 
Characteristics of Current Global Region: Explain what key sociocultural (human) and physical characteristics define this as a region. Include citations for your resources using APA style guidelines as needed.
 
Interactions of Current Global Region: How have humans and the environment interacted to produce observable landscapes in your current region? Include citations for your resources using APA style guidelines as needed.
 

Part II: New Global Region

Identify Your New Global Region: 
Map of New Global Region: Provide a map of the new region you will be moving to. In the box below, you may provide a link to your map, insert an image, or make note that you are submitting an additional file with this worksheet. Include a citation to give credit to the resource from which you are obtaining your image.   Note: The box will expand to accommodate your image.
 
Location of New Global Region: Discuss where the new region is located, addressing the absolute and relative location of the region you will be moving to. Include citations for your resources using APA style guidelines as needed.
 
Characteristics of New Global Region: Explain what key sociocultural (human) and physical characteristics define this as a region. Include citations for your resources using APA style guidelines as needed.
 
Interactions of New Global Region: How have humans and the environment interacted to produce observable landscapes in the new region you will be moving to? Include citations for your resources using APA style guidelines as needed.
 

Part III: Comparison of Similarities and Differences

Similarities: Based on the physical and sociocultural (human) characteristics you have described, what are the major similarities between your current and new region?
 
Differences: Based on the physical and sociocultural (human) characteristics you have described, what are the major differences between your current and new region?
 

Rubric

Guidelines for Submission: Your response to each question in the worksheet should describe the region you have selected in detail. Write 2 to 3 complete sentences per response in your own words. (You may paraphrase information from the learning resources, but do not directly quote or copy and paste text.) Be sure to include citations for your resources using APA style guidelines. Once you have completed the worksheet, upload and submit your saved worksheet file to Brightspace to finish this milestone assignment.

Critical ElementsAttempted With Minimal or No Functional Issues (100%)Attempted With Key Functional Issues (75%)Was Not Evident in Submission (0%)Value
Map of Current RegionIdentifies a map of the current global region Does not identify a map of the current global region5
Location of Current RegionDiscusses the location characteristics of the current regionDiscusses the location characteristics of the current region, but discussion lacks detail or clarityDoes not discuss location characteristics of the current region12
Sociocultural (Human) and Physical Characteristics of Current LocationExplains the sociocultural (human) and physical characteristics that define the current regionExplains the sociocultural (human) and physical characteristics that define the current region, but explanation lacks detail or clarityDoes not explain the sociocultural (human) and physical characteristics that define the current region12
Interactions of Current RegionDescribes how humans and the environment have interacted to produce observable landscapes in the current regionDescribes how humans and the environment have interacted to produce observable landscapes in the current region, but description lacks detail or clarityDoes not describe how humans and the environment have interacted to produce observable landscapes in the current region12
Map of New RegionIdentifies a map of the new global region Does not identify a map of the new global region5
Location of New RegionDiscusses the location characteristics of the new regionDiscusses the location characteristics of the new region, but discussion lacks detail or clarityDoes not discuss the location characteristics of the new region12
Sociocultural (Human) and Physical Characteristics of New LocationExplains the sociocultural (human) and physical characteristics that define the new regionExplains the sociocultural (human) and physical characteristics that define the new region, but explanation lacks detail or clarityDoes not explain the sociocultural (human) and physical characteristics that define the new region12
Interactions of New RegionDescribes how humans and the environment have interacted to produce observable landscapes in the new regionDescribes how humans and the environment have interacted to produce observable landscapes in the new region, but description lacks detail or clarityDoes not describe how humans and the environment have interacted to produce observable landscapes in the new region12
Similarities and DifferencesCompares the similarities and differences between the current and new regionsCompares the similarities and differences between the current and new regions, but comparison lacks detail or clarityDoes not compare the similarities and differences between the current and new regions12
Articulation of ResponseSubmission has no major errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organizationSubmission has major errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization that negatively impact readability and articulation of main ideasSubmission has critical errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization that prevent understanding of ideas6
Total100%