Assignment 08 GE350 World Geography Directions: Be sure to save an electronic copy of your answer before submitting it to Ashworth College for grading. Unless otherwise stated, answer in complete sentences, and be sure to use correct English, spelling, and grammar. When called for, sources must be cited in APA format. You can refer to the “Format Requirementsʺ page for specific format requirements. Respond to the topics for this writing assignment using your own words and examples. Design your responses as if you are explaining facts, concepts, and ideas to someone who is not familiar with the subject matter. Be sure to include creative examples wherever they may be appropriate. Also, be sure to provide a title for each of your essay responses. (4 pages total) This assignment requires you to write essays in response to all of the following: Part A With respect to economic factors in Latin America, describe export dependence, import substitution, debt crises, and the impact of free trade agreements such as NAFTA. Part B Identify observed and potential impacts of climate change in China and Japan over the last 50 years. Part C Compare and contrast perspectives on multiculturalism and indigenous social movements in New Zealand and Australia.pp. 451-452 Grading Rubric Please refer to the rubric on the next page for the grading criteria for this assignment.
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ASSIGNMENT 08
GE350 World Geography
Directions: Be sure to save an electronic copy of your answer before submitting it to
Ashworth College for grading. Unless otherwise stated, answer in complete sentences,
and be sure to use correct English, spelling, and grammar. When called for, sources must
be cited in APA format. You can refer to the “Format Requirementsʺ page for specific
format requirements. Respond to the topics for this writing assignment using your own
words and examples. Design your responses as if you are explaining facts, concepts, and
ideas to someone who is not familiar with the subject matter. Be sure to include creative
examples wherever they may be appropriate. Also, be sure to provide a title for each of
your essay responses. (4 pages total)
This assignment requires you to write essays in response to all of the following:
Part A
With respect to economic factors in Latin America, describe export
dependence, import substitution, debt crises, and the impact of free trade
agreements such as NAFTA.
Part B
Identify observed and potential impacts of climate change in China and
Japan over the last 50 years.
Part C
Compare and contrast perspectives on multiculturalism and indigenous
social movements in New Zealand and Australia. pp. 451-452
Grading Rubric
Please refer to the rubric on the next page for the grading criteria for this assignment.
CATEGORY
Description of
factors impacting
Latin American
economies (25
points)
Satisfactory
18 points
Student fairly accurately and
clearly describes the factors
impacting Latin American
economies AND the
examples are mostly
thoughtful and relevant.
Unsatisfactory
12 points
Student does not accurately
and clearly describe the
factors impacting Latin
American economies OR
the examples are vaguely
relevant.
Impacts of climate 25 points
change in China and Student accurately and
Japan (25 points)
clearly describes the impacts
of climate change in China
AND the examples are both
thoughtful and relevant.
18 points
Student fairly accurately and
clearly describes the impacts
of climate change in China
AND the examples are
mostly thoughtful and
relevant.
12 points
Student does not accurately
and clearly describe the
impacts of climate change
in China OR the examples
are vaguely relevant.
Multiculturalism
and Indigenous
Social Movements
in New Zealand and
Australia (25 points)
25 points
Student accurately and
clearly explains
multiculturalism and
indigenous social
movements in New Zealand
and Australia AND the
examples are both
thoughtful and relevant.
18 points
Student fairly accurately and
clearly explains
multiculturalism and
indigenous social
movements in New Zealand
and Australia AND the
examples are mostly
thoughtful and relevant.
12 points
Student does not accurately
and clearly explain
multiculturalism and
indigenous social
movements in New Zealand
and Australia OR the
examples are vaguely
relevant.
Mechanics (10
Points)
10 points
Student does not make any
errors in grammar or spelling,
especially those that distract
the reader from the content.
15 points
The paper is written in
proper APA and
organizational format. All
sources used for quotes and
facts are credible and cited
correctly. Excellent
organization, including a
variety of thoughtful
transitions.
8 points
Student makes 1-2 errors in
grammar or spelling that
distract the reader from the
content.
12 points
The paper is written in
proper format with only 1-2
errors. All sources used for
quotes and facts are
credible, and most are cited
correctly. Adequate
organization includes a
variety of appropriate
transitions.
5 points
Student makes 3-4 errors in
grammar or spelling that
distract the reader from the
content.
8 points
The paper is written in
proper format with only 3-5
errors. Most sources used
for quotes and facts are
credible and cited correctly.
Essay is poorly organized,
but may include a few
effective transitions.
Format – APA
Format, Citations,
Organization,
Transitions (15
Points)
Exemplary
25 points
Student accurately and
clearly describes the factors
impacting Latin American
economies AND the
examples are both
thoughtful and relevant.
Unacceptable
6 points
Student provides
inaccurate or poorly
expressed descriptions of
factors impacting Latin
American economies
AND/OR the examples are
not provided.
6 points
Student provides
inaccurate or poorly
expressed descriptions of
the impacts of climate
change in China AND/OR
the examples are not
provided.
6 points
Student provides
inaccurate or poorly
expressed explanations of
multiculturalism and
indigenous social
movements in New
Zealand and Australia
AND/OR the examples are
not provided.
2 points
Student makes more than
4 errors in grammar or
spelling that distract the
reader from the content.
5 points
The paper is not written in
proper format. Many
sources used for quotes
and facts are less than
credible (suspect) and/or
are not cited correctly.
Essay is disorganized and
does not include effective
transitions.

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