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EVS 100: Introduction to Environmental Science -- Michelle Vigue: Global Change Activity Project/Rubrics

Global Climate Change Activity

 

Group 1 - Your group represents members of the city council for your community.  Your community is located in a coastal location in Alaska near Point Barrow (in the northern part of Alaska).  The community depends heavily on fishing, hunting and some tourism.   The community has a population of about 1000.   There is only one minor road leading to your community, and most travel is by air. 

Group 2 - Your group represents members of the city council for your community.  Your community is located in a coastal location in Bangladesh.  The community depends on light industry as well as fishing and farming.  It is trying to support the rapidly increasing technology component of its economy.   The community has a population of about 1,000,000.

Group 3 - Your group represents members of the city council for your community.  Your community is located in a coastal location in South Carolina.  The community depends heavily on fishing and tourism.   The community has a population of about 5,000.  Located nearby (and upwind) is a large city of nearly 100,000 people.

Group 4 - Your group represents members of the city council for your community.  Your community is located in central Oklahoma.  The community depends heavily on farming and ranching.  The community uses surface water from a local reservoir for crop irrigation and livestock watering.  The community has a population of about 2,000, and is located approximately 100 miles from an urban center of 50,000 people.

Group 5 - Your group represents members of the city council for your community.  Your community is located in a coastal location in the Maldives.  The community depends heavily on fishing, and it also depends on tourism.   Many excursions are taken to sensitive and beautiful aquatic and wetland habitats for wildlife viewing and snorkeling.  The community has a population of about 1,000.

Group 6 - Your group represents members of the city council for your community.  Your community is located in Venice, Italy.  This is a metropolitan community that also depends heavily on tourism.  The community has a population of about 270,000.

Group 7 - Your group represents members of the city council for your community.  Your community is located in Alexandria, Egypt.  This is a metropolitan community that depends on tourism, but is also highly agricultural, with farming on the Nile delta.

 

Make sure you include an overview of your community!

 

Complete an assessment of impacts and describe what might happen to your community if there were a sudden increase in global temperatures (over a 25 year period). 

Include information on

-          local/regional climate changes including temperature and precipitation patterns;

-          impacts to the food supply, changes to crop yields;

-          impacts to fresh water supply;

-          regional ecological changes (plant and animal communities);

-          health concerns, including insect borne diseases and other concerns;

-          impacts to the local/regional economy;

-          concerns with power supply;

-          and any other societal concerns.

 

Based on this information, devise a plan for your community to adapt to these changes. (This does not mean providing suggestions to reduce atmospheric temperatures.)

 For example:  You may state: “Based on the impacts to _(describe area of concern)___ which include ___(give information on the impacts)____, we propose that our community needs to do the following: _(describe plan for adaptation in this area)__”

Your group will have or online space (See the Groups section on left hand course menu)to work on your plan.  You will present your findings by posting a powerpoint or trifold pdf pamphlet by the due date.  Group members are required to participate so make sure you document the division of work under your online shared space (multiple tools under the GROUPS tool)

You must provide references in APA format for your group project and individual complete papers, in the form of a “works cited” section that includes the following 2 sources and at least 3 other reliable sources, at a minimum:

http://epa.gov/climatechange/index.html

http://www.ipcc-wg2.org/index.html

**Each person will need to write their own individual paper covering all of the above, so make sure you carefully look at the grading rubric to see what is needed!  You can share info among the group projects but NOT WITH YOUR PAPERS OR IT IS CONSIDERED PLAGARISM!

 

Grade Rubric for Group Presentations on Climate Change

 

Grade Rubric for Group Presentations on Climate Change

 

Name: _____________________________________________    Group: _________________________________

 

 

10

7

4

2

0

Participation in group work

 

Postings on group page that participating

 

 

 

Not participating

Overall appearance/ quality and

completeness

Very professional look, no errors, points were inclusive

Professional, only a couple grammar/

punctuation errors, 1 or 2 important points missing

Several presentation mistakes, missing several important discussion

points

Unclear/sloppy

disorganized and lacking important information

Not submitted on time

Group assessment of key impacts to community

Provided points to address key impacts to the area; clear introduction provided

Provided  some information on impacts to the area; introduction provided

Impacts and introduction  present but fairly weak

Assessment was missing many key impacts; introduction not provided

Not submitted on time

Group development of adaptation plan

 

 

 

Group provided adaptation plan to address key impacts to the area; organized

Some adaptation ideas; needs more development

Adaptation ideas present but not all feasible, semi organized

Adaptation plan weak; disorganized

Adaptations were not addressed

Covered all points, listed  references in APA style at end

Overview of geographic area and all issues including solution implementation, included assignment references and 3+ other valid references

Overview was included, assignment references and 2+ other valid references

Overview provided but need further development; additional references absent

Overview and references absent

Materials were not provided

 

 

 

Total points: _________________ out of a possible 50 points

 

 

 

 

 

 

Individual Climate Paper Rubric Part One

 

Not Evident

0

Beginning 1

Developing 2

Accomplished 4

Exemplary 5

Score

Introduction

Absent

There is no clear introduction or main topic and the structure of the paper is missing.

The introduction states the main topic but does not adequately preview the structure of the paper.

The introduction states the main topic and previews the structure of the paper.

The introduction is engaging, states the main topic and previews the structure of the paper.

 

Body -

each section meets the following requirements

Not applicable

Each section fails to develop the main idea.

Each section lacks supporting detail sentences.

Each section has sufficient supporting detail sentences that develop the main idea.

Each section has thoughtful supporting detail sentences that develop the main idea.

Main Idea:  Assessing climate change impacts for a specific region and designing adaptation strategies (score x2for max of ten)

 

 

  1. Description of the community and the general region

 

 

  1. Detail of impacts and how they will affect the location

 

 

  1. Adaptation strategies to address the major impacts

 

 

  1. Explanation of why these might be effective for the location and how they are likely to be implemented

 

 

Individual Climate Paper Rubric Part Two

 


 

Not Evident

0

Beginning 1

Developing 1.5

Accomplished 2

Exemplary 2.5

Score

Organization-

Structural

Development of

the Idea

Not

applicable

No evidence of structure or

organization

Logical organization; organization of ideas not fully developed.

Paragraph development present but not perfected.

Writer demonstrates logical and subtle sequencing of ideas through well-developed paragraphs; transitions used to enhance 0rganization.

Conclusion

Absent

Incomplete and/or unfocused.

The conclusion does not adequately restate the thesis.

The conclusion restates the thesis.

The conclusion is engaging and restates the thesis.

Mechanics

And Usage

 

Not

applicable

Numerous and distracting errors in punctuation, capitalization, spelling  and sentence structure and word usage.

Many errors in punctuation, capitalization, spelling  and sentence structure and word usage.

Almost no errors in

punctuation, capitalization, spelling  and sentence structure and word usage.

No errors in punctuation, capitalization, spelling  and sentence structure and word usage.

Citations

and

Bibliography

 

Absent

Done in the correct format with many errors. Includes 3 or more major references.

 

Done in the correct format with some errors. Includes 4or more major references.

 

Done in the correct format with few errors. Includes 5 or more major references.

 

Done in the correct format with no errors. Includes 5 0r more major references.

 

 

 

*Note score x3 = max 150 points

Total (out of 50*)

Max 150