Assignment #4: Country Presentation Main Goals: 1. Conduct research on your approved topic using The World Factbook.
2. Design a PowerPoint presentation, and quantitative data charts on your topic.
3. Use APA style format to cite the government document, charts, and photographs
Materials: § Access the World Factbook – click here
§ Download Microsoft PowerPoint – click here
§ Use the PowerPoint Instructions – see the next few pages
§ Use the APA Reference Style Guide – click here
Estimated Completion Time: 3-4 hours Points: 50 Helpful Links:
How to Make a Pie Chart in PowerPoint https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJxKrSjANbg&index=44&list=PL8gkQ0dYqL- u75llU7NhqBsS9ATlq2qI8 How to Reduce File Sizes Using Microsoft PowerPoint https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWq1oxAUCxw&index=45&list=PL8gkQ0dYqL- u75llU7NhqBsS9ATlq2qI8
Life After Death by PowerPoint 2012 by Don McMillan (A Comedy) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjcO2ExtHso
PowerPoint Demo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsRnbXxuiGI&list=PL8gkQ0dYqL-
Assignment #4: PowerPoint Instructions & Grading PowerPoint Design Choose a professional design template, and do not use a plain white template. All information will come from the World Factbook; photographs are found in Google Images; and all charts are created within PowerPoint.
___ out of 3 points Slide – Title Include: title, name, class Begin video at 0:00 – click here
___ out of 1 point Slide #2 § Layout: Picture with caption or content with caption § Title of Slide: Introduction § Content: In your own words, introduce your country, and discuss the
current population, location, climate, etc. – no more than thirty words. § Photograph: Map Begin video at 2:10 – click here
___ out of 3 points Slide #3 § Layout: Picture with caption or content with caption § Title of Slide: Geography Note § Content: Properly insert the entire quote from the ‘Geography Note’. § Photograph: The photograph should illustrate the Geography Note. See the sample PowerPoint document for an example.
___ out of 4 points Slide #4 § Layout: Title and content § Title of Slide: Ethnic Groups § Data: Include the country’s ethnic groups and percentages § Chart: Produce a cluster column chart. Begin video at 6:35 – click here
___ out of 7 points Slide #5 § Layout: Title and content § Title of Slide: Religion § Data: Include the country’s religious affiliations and percentages § Chart: Produce a bar, line, cylinder, cone, or pyramid chart. *Search YouTube for an instructional video for your version of PowerPoint
___ out of 7 points Slide #6 § Layout: Picture with caption or content with caption § Title of Slide: Labor Force § Content: Include the country’s labor force by occupation and percentages § Chart: Produce a pie chart. *Watch the video on creating a pie chart; see the “Helpful Links” on page 1.
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Slide #7 § Layout: Comparison § Title of Slide: Economy § Content: List 4 of the country’s exports, and 4 imported items commodities
___ out of 5 points Slide #8 § Layout: Picture with caption or content with caption § Title of Slide: Conclusion § Content: In your own words, discuss your reasons to visit the country – use
less than 30 words § Photograph: Your choice
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Slides #9/10 Students must cite all the references used within this presentation in proper APA formatting: The World Factbook, all photographs/images, and both charts (you are the author of each chart). All references must be in alphabetical order. § Layout: Title and content § Title of Slides: References
___ out of 10 points
___ out of 50 points
Searching for a Country in The World Factbook Click here to enter the website
Step 1: Please select a country to view
Step 2: Click on the tabs (eg. Introduction, People and Society) for more information
APA Reference Style Guide The structure of the reference is listed first and the example is second; click here for additional resources
Book or eBook
Author, A. A. (Year). Title of work: Capital letter also for subtitle. Location: Publisher. Lasch, C. (1979). The culture of narcissism. New York: W.W. Norton & Company. *Remember to include all authors
Author, A. A. (Year). Title of peer-reviewed article. Name of Journal, volume number (issue number), pages. Marsden, J. (2014). Domestic violence asylum after matter of L-R-. Yale Law Journal, 123 (7), 2512-2557. *Remember to include all authors
Government Agency or Department. (Year). Title of document. Location: Office or Bureau. US Department of Labor. (2015). Occupational outlook handbook. Washington, DC: Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Author, A. A. (Year, Month Day). Title of newspaper article. Name of Newspaper, page(s). Deas, G. W. (2005, December 29). The earth is crying out for its trees. New York Amsterdam News, p. 27. *Remember to include all authors
Author, A. A. (Year). Title of the magazine article. Name of Magazine, volume number (issue number), pages. Schiffman, R. (2015). Rain-forest threats resume. Scientific American, 312 (6), 24. *Remember to include all authors
Video Name, A. A. (Title). (Year, Month Day). Title of video. Retrieved from URL. Cousteau, A. (Correspondent). (2013, September 23). CNN: Explains deforestation. Retrieved from YouTube.com.
Chart, Diagram, Map, Table or Other Graphics
Author or Organization. (Date Year Created). [Type]. Title of chart, diagram or table. Retrieval information. Sessoms, N. (2015). [Table]. Socio-Demographic Variables and Examples. Retrieved from Sociological Theory.
Iceland (Sample Presentation) An Introduction to Sociology By Student Name
*Students, be sure to choose your topic from the approved list within Moodle.
Introduction In less than 30 words, introduce your country, and discuss the current population, location, climate, etc. Remember to use your own words.
*Students, be sure to use the World Factbook; and include a map from Google Images.
Geography Note “Strategic location between Greenland and Europe; westernmost European country; Reykjavik is the northernmost national capital in the world; more land covered by glaciers than in all of continental Europe” (The World Factbook, 2016).
*Students, use the World Factbook: Geography. Find a picture from Google Images to illustrate the ‘Geography Note’.
Glacier hike from Reykjavik.
0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90%
Norse & Celt Foreign Origin
Ethnic Groups in Iceland
*Students, use the World Factbook: People & Society. Also, the chart must be a ‘Clustered Column’.
3.80% 2.90% 2% 1.10% 1% 4% 6.10% 9.20%
Religions in Iceland
*Students, use the World Factbook: Economy. Also, the chart must be a ‘Pie Chart’.
Occupation Agriculture Industry Services
§ Machinery & Equipment § Petroleum Products § Foodstuffs § Textiles
§ Fish & Fish Products § Aluminum § Agricultural Products § Ferro-Silicon
*Students, use the World Factbook: Economy. Look for ‘Import Commodities’ and ‘Export Commodities’.
Conclusion In my mid-teens, I travelled with my father to Iceland, and I would encourage you to visit Iceland in order to taste Icelandic food, enjoy the blue lagoon, and to see the Northern Lights.
The Northern Lights
*Students, use your own words (less than 30 words); and include a photograph from Google Images to illustrate this slide.
References § Central Intelligence Agency. (2016). The world factbook: Iceland. Washington, DC:
Offices of the CIA. Retrieved from https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/.
§ Asgard Beyond. (2016). [Photograph]. Glacier hike from Reykjavik. Retrieved from http://asgardbeyond.com/guided-tours-iceland/day-tours/glacier-hiking/glacier-hiking- from-reykjavik
§ Daily Express. (2017). [Photograph]. Nature’s greatest light show in Iceland. Retrieved
from http://www.express.co.uk/travel/articles/722519/Iceland-Finland-Norway-Canada- Greenland-Alaska-best-places-to-see-Northern-Lights
§ Sessoms, N. (2017). [Pie Chart]. Land Use.
§ Sessoms, N. (2017). [Column Chart]. Ethnic Groups in Iceland.
§ Sessoms, N. (201). [Cylinder Chart]. Religions in Iceland. § World Atlas. (2017). [Photograph]. Iceland Map. Retrieved from
*Students, remember to cite all charts, photographs, and the World Factbook in APA style format.