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GEO101 - Prof Patasaw : World Geography: Your Assignment

Your Assignment (in brief)

Assignment: Develop a Podcast

You are to design an educational ride for Disneyworld. Imagine an educational train or slow boat ride that projects interesting and factual information, on a wall or the wall of a tunnel, about your team’s chosen country.  As you go along the track, or tunnel, the riders hear facts and unusual things about the country. Images may be shown and soft music track can be added. You will work as a team of 3 – 4 other classmates.  The podcast length should be 15 minutes long.    

Due Date:

The podcast is due on Monday, March 27. They will be presented during our class time for the whole class to learn about the country your team has chosen.  


The goal of this assignment is to learn general information about the country, then hone in on something that makes this country stand out from others in the region. Fun facts can be included. ·     

  • For example, if someone were focusing on the United States you would describe its location on the planet, the total area, the hemispheres it occupies; the size of Alaska, and Hawaii, two disconnected portions of the country.      
  • You need not to gloss over some of the more unsavory parts of its history including Native American conflicts, broken treaties, removal from ancestral lands,      
  • Slavery’s role in the triangle trade sometimes called the Trans Atlantic slave trade which was a basis of a great portion of the wealth of the nation. 
  • Unique physical geographic features e.g., the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone National Park and Ol’ Faithful geysers, the Great Lakes contain 20% of the planet’s fresh water supply of the very small portion of fresh water compared to the oceanic regions.      
  • The mix of hundreds of ethnic groups that have migrated here have influence our food and language, with examples, as well as the impacts US pop culture, music and fast food has on other areas of the world.      
  • The impact and influence of our economy and international trade, humanitarian, foreign and military aid, establishment of the United Nations.
  • The transformation of the energy supply to develop more renewable energy resources      
  • Does your area have unique natural resources, the finest diamonds, the most vibranium?  

Another goal is to learn how to make a presentation in a different format. The finished product should be seamless. It the start button and it should flow, from start to finish. Podcasting and video presentations are becoming a growing tool to present information and are gaining broader uses to express professional and personal information.  

A third goal will be an effort to get them aired on WARY, the WCC college radio station if they meet the stations standards for broadcast quality. Information on this will be forthcoming.  


Include visuals, slides or a short video (1 or 2 minutes), to support, not replace the audio file. We will be airing these in class first; this will capture your audience’s attention immediately. Explain why it is important to understand this issues in this day and age. Is it in the news frequently? Your personal opinions should be at the end of the presentation. Your sources must be properly cited in the Works Cited page at the end of your presentation. Do not use an unvetted blogpost by an individual whose credentials are unlisted or in another field. Check the section often labeled About Us, to see who is involved.  

You  must interview at least one subject matter expert, or reach out to the international club on campus, perhaps there is someone from your country there who you can interview. It can also be a professor at WCC or another college or a working professional, either in person or by Zoom, or recorded phone conversation.  

You must also review a journal article from a government agency, college or university, or not-for-profit organization that explains something about your country. Contact the embedded librarian or use Google Scholar.                                                                                                     

Refer to the articles posted in the module of Brightspace for additional helpful information to make your presentation as professional as possible.  


Tell what you have learned that you will take with you, a life lesson from this topic. Has anyone on your team visited the country? What are their impressions?


To get help with research on your country from a librarian either in person, by phone, email, text, or chat. Look under the Get Help tab to see how to contact the librarian who taught your library session and get information on library hours.

If you need additional information on your assignment and specific due dates, check BB first, THEN ask your professor.

Iceland PMs interview interrupted by magnitude 5.5 Earthquake

A large earthquake briefly disrupted an interview on 10/20/20 between Iceland's Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir and the Washington Post foreign affairs columnist David Ignatius. From The Washington Post via The Telegraph (UK)

Presentation Visuals

Visuals in your presentation should be informative, not decorative. 


Source:  National Agricultural Statistical Service. (2019). 2017 Census Highlights: Black Producers. U.S. Department of Agriculture.




"Corn field" by fishhawk is marked with CC BY-NC 2.0. To view the terms, visit

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