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Social Studies 7B, Assignment Seven, Desertification in Africa

Assignment Seven
Desertification in Africa

Deadline, Jan. 3, 80 points

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How is desertification spreading in Africa?

What can be done to slow or stop desertification?

Desertification in Africa

 

 

Description

Learning to identify the key issues associated with desertification can help us understand the challenges faced by people who live on the fringes of the Sahara. In this assignment we will look at the ideas about desertification that are currently being discussed.

Objectives

For this assignment, students will identify and use key vocabulary skills and words associated with desertification in Africa.

Essential questions

How can desertification affect the people who live near the Sahara?

What efforts can be undertaken to stop or reverse it?

Special instructions

Go to the assignment card for this assignment and follow the instructions.

Rubric

The crossword is valued at 1 point per item.

The vocabulary items are valued at 5 points per item.

The short answer questions are valued at 5 points per item.

The essay question is valued at 25 points.

 

Here are the standards we are using for the written segments of this assignment.

100%
All sentences are well constructed, correct and easy to follow. Definitions are clearly stated. Expression is clear. Information is accurate.

90%
All sentences are well constructed, correct and easy to follow. Definitions are somewhat clear. Expression is somewhat obscure. Information is accurate.

80%
​​​​​​​All sentences are moderately well constructed, but may be difficult to follow. Definitions are somewhat clear. Expression is somewhat obscure. Information is accurate.

70%
​​​​​​​All sentences are not well constructed, and may be difficult to follow. Definitions are somewhat clear. Expression is somewhat obscure. Information is not reliable.

60% or less
​​​​​​​Most sentences are not well constructed. Definitions are difficult to understand. Expression is unclear. Information is not reliable.

 

 

Links

Printed files

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Click here to view a copy of the Desertification Crossword Puzzle that goes with this assignment.

Meida files

Here is the link to the article we used for this assignment.

Online files

NA

Sound files

NA

 

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