University of Michigan Culture Geography Central Africa Republic Essay
The region I choose is : Central Africa Republic
This week you read two chapters in tophat about people. We defined the various sources of identity, how geography plays into that, how we track and understand people around the world, and how and why ‘what people are where’ changes. That’s a lot.
Now that you’ve chosen a region, let’s work to understand who is there a bit more. Using the indicators of identity in chapter 2 , discuss some of the defining characteristics of your place: religion, ethnicity, language, evidence of material culture, etc. That can be a brief summary. Note also any tensions over culture in your place (for example, the current black lives matters discussions here in the US). Then briefly discuss demographic issues: what are demographic challenges facing your region? Consumption? Birth rates (related to the status of women or access to health care?)? Lack of jobs or education for a rapidly expanding population? Too many retirees for a shrinking population? What can you find out?
It’s unlikely that you can talk about everything above, but provide an overall picture for your region. Make sure to follow the assignment guideline (including word limit, visuals, coherence, and citations) as you will be graded based on these factors.
Here is the guideline:
Each posted should be 300-400 words and include at least three visuals (images or links to outside videos).Any images you use must be referred to in the text and you must cite any visual or textual material you use in-text and provide a list of citations at the end. Need add three images to help support this paper.
To have students articulate ideas and concepts in a more modern, visual medium that reflects the current ways of consuming information.
Real-world, job-ready skills gained through this assignment:
- Effective communication (designing and writing)
- Research (finding legitimate archival information, such as news or historical documents online)
- Organizing information (you will need to organize your findings coherently each week)
- Critical thinking (applying concepts from one region to another)
- Problem-solving (figuring out how to design your response on your assignment submission)