Using your book and internet sources, create a map of China and conduct a little research about Chinese demography (population characteristics) and geography. You will create a hand-made or computer-generated map of China; alternatively you may use a preprinted map of China and get an 83% (B) or less on the project. Maps may be drawn by hand or created on computer (Prezi or other), or done some other way. Draw your map carefully, with great attention to detail. Colored pencils are recommended. Be sure to look at examples (Mr. Grande will show them to you in class). Hand made maps must be bigger than 8 ½ x. 11 inches. You may work with a partner, but if you do, the map must reflect two person's worth of work (go the extra mile!). You may also do an additional map made out of cake for extra credit. Cake is good.
Maps must include the information listed below, and 1-2 other features. The more complex your map, the better your grade. Be creative! Do something cool or fun: use 3-dimensional objects or pasted images on top of your map. Include video on a Prezi map. Add a layer of vellum (tracing paper) to overlay extra features. For extra features, consider something like population density, literacy rates, etc. (see the websites on the geography page).
Extra research: Your extra research should be represented graphically on your map, not as text or an explanation in the margins. Try to include research that tells a story or shows a trend, like why in some countries people live longer, or how available resources impacts the economy, etc. If your research shows a gradient or range from high to low (high/low life expectancy, literacy rates, etc.), represent the data from lighter to darker so that the viewer does not need a map key to interpret the data.
Include with your map a narrative that explains the extra research: What do the trends tell us about the countries and region, about economics or politics, about history or the future?
Grading: You’ll be assessed by: 1. Effort; 2. Originality; 3. ‘Readability’ (how easily it can be read); and 4. Accuracy. Map is due in a few weeks (date to be determined).