Week 2 – Assignment Learning Outcomes for EDU645: Learning & Assessment for the 21st Century

Objective 1

—Students will be able to analyze the major geographic characteristics of South Asia in order to determine how geography effects settlement patterns.

Test Item 1

What are geographic characteristics?

Test Item 2

Land use maps and religion maps best illustrate ______ _______.

A. human characteristics

B. geographic characteristics

C. cultural diffusion

D. population density

Test Item 3

The difference between mountains and language is the difference between

  1. society and civilization.
  2. geographic and human characteristics.
  3. archaeologists and anthropologists.
  4. economic development and sustainability.

Essay Question

Explain how the Amazon Rain Forest, Andes Mountains and the Pampas have affected settlement patterns in South America. Use details and examples to support your explanation.

Objective 2

Students will be able to evaluate the effects of deforestation in the Amazon Rain Forest in order to explain the trade-offs of using resources to pursue economic opportunities (cutting down the forest) versus preserving the environment (not cutting down the forest).

Test Item 1

What does deforestation mean?

Test Item 2

The issue of deforestation in the Amazon Rainforest is difficult to resolve because

  1. most people in Brazil believe the rainforest should be completely preserved.
  2. native cultures in the Amazon have a great deal of power in the government.
  3. loggers and ranchers do not have any influence over decisions about the rainforest.
  4. the needs of the people of Brazil must be balanced with the needs of the environment.

Test Item 3

Which of the following is a reason that people in Brazil are cutting down the rain forest?

A. to provide a habitat for animals

B. to plant trees to produce more oxygen

C. to provide land for farmers

D. to provide medicines to cure diseases.

Essay Question

What are the possible global ramifications of deforestation of the Amazon Rain Forest? Use details and examples to support your explanation.

Objective 3

Students  will be able to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the United States of America and the Confederate States of America in order to determine which nation would have the greatest chance of winning the American Civil War.

Comparative Statistics: North vs. South, 1860

(All statistics are approximate)

Population

Category

North

South

Total Population

79%

21%

Urban Population

25%

7%

Slave Population

—-

35%

Slave Owners

—-

26%

African Americans

2%

35%

(—- The percentage is negligible)

Industrial

Category

North

South

Factories

85%

15%

Factory Workers

92%

8%

Iron Produced

95%

5%

Transportation

Category

North

South

Railroad Mileage

71%

29%

Shipping (ports)

98%

2%

 

Test Item 1

1. Explain how the population of each region would affect the possible outcome of a war?

Explain your answer.

Test Item 2

2. How would the lack of an industrial presence in the South affect the possible outcome of a war? Explain your answer.

Test Item 3

3. What impact would transportation play in a possible war between the two sides?

Essay Question

Using information from the charts above, explain which side would be better equipped to handle a possible war.

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