Our Geography AP class is embarking on another reading project. This unit is focusing on a non-fiction selection. Students will select a title and research as needed to write various analytical criteria of the human geography curriculum- economic, social, political and nature of place. ASK-a-Librarian 24/7 for questions or suggestions…
Reading List formal Bibliography > https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lusZFulRkKq3Pmwki2M0I0S-hva9R9IdK_lOMnU05Dc/edit?usp=sharing
|The Golden Spruce: A True Story of Myth, Madness and Greed
|The 100-Mile Diet: A Year of Local Eating
||Hirsi Ali, Ayaan
|The David Suzuki Reader, 2nd Edition: A Lifetime of Ideas from a Leading Activist and Thinker
|Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda
|Race Against Time: Searching for Hope in AIDS-Ravaged Africa
|The Geography of Bliss: One Grump’s Search for the Happiest Places in the World
|The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism
|World is Flat, The: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century
|Guns Germs and Steel: The Fates Of Human Societies
The project is designed so student’s written reflections address the five themes of Geography (Movement, Region, Location, Interaction with the Environment and Nature of Place). By it’s natural genre, he NON-FICTION reading titles have more explicit references to each concept. Your outline points should now be more analytical and less descriptive.
Even historical inquiry demands the inclusion of “geographic eyes” to build deeper understanding. An exemplary book report should include some interpretation of the geographic elements that proves your analysis and understanding.
Book Review/Resource Links to assist in your selection and analysis. Questions? contact me anytime.
KSS Novelist reviews:
Stephen Lewis. lecture on Race Against Time, Massey Lectures. frank, articulate, intelligent essay on AIDS, Africa and foreign policy.
“I have spent the last four years watching people die.” With these wrenching words, diplomat and humanitarian Stephen Lewis opens his 2005 Massey Lectures. Lewis’s determination to bear witness to the desperate plight of so many in Africa and elsewhere is balanced by his unique, personal, and often searing insider’s perspective on our ongoing failure to help.(CBC)
Hayes, Marques. “Geography, More Than You Think.” Geoawesomeness. 13 Aug. 2014. Web. 10 Mar. 2015.
“Al’s Geography AP.” Mosaicbooks. Bookmanager.com. Web. 9 Mar. 2015.
Klein, Naomi. “Naomi Klein – The Shock Doctrine – Part 1 of 6.” YouTube. Policy Alternatives, 2007. Web. 12 Mar. 2015. <https://youtu.be/Ka3Pb_StJn4>.
Lewis, Stephen. “The 2005 CBC Massey Lectures, “Race Against Time” – Home | Ideas with Paul Kennedy | CBC Radio.” CBCnews. Ed. Kennedy. CBC/Radio Canada, 07 Nov. 2005. Web. 12 Mar. 2015. <http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/the-2005-cbc-massey-lectures-race-against-time-1.2946874>.