Socratic Seminar Rubric
View the Ted Talk and read the article below. Write 1 page (typed or front/back handwritten) comparing and evaluating the two using as much of our unit on agriculture as you can.
Jared Diamond Article
1) Describe the five types of economic activities. Be sure to provide an example of each.
2) How has agriculture affected the United States?
3) Describe the three agricultural revolutions. Be sure to identify the origins and characteristics.
4) Discuss examples of hunter-gatherers and subsistence agriculture in the world today.
5) Draw and discuss the von Thunen model.
6) How have GMOs impacted the Green Revolution?
7) How has agriculture impacted the cultural landscape?
8) Describe the roots of commercial agriculture.
9) What is the Koppen climate classification system?
10) How are climatic patterns and agriculture distribution related? Be sure to give specifics on cash crops, cotton and rubber, luxury crops, commercial ag., subsistence ag., mediterranean, and illegal drugs.
11) How has agribusiness grown?
12) Why are farmlands decreasing?
–You need to illustrate your term and important concepts related to it through the visuals you choose. These can be:
–Drawings- if you are even slightly artistic this is a good way. You might make graphics such as flow charts, arrows, Venn diagrams - anything that will help your prospective "mates" understand who you are.
–Other visuals such as photos from the internet, illustrations of concepts, etc.
–Shape - in the past some students have effectively demonstrated their term/concept by creating their placard(s) in an interesting shape related to the term
–Words - you could make a "wordle" type visual (word cloud) or draw one that demonstrates that other important terms have a strong relationship to yours.
–Graphs or charts- if you feel visualizing data would help others understand your term
–Map(s)- Love these, of course!
–Any other creative ideas! Examples that illustrate your term/concept are always helpful (to your peers and your grade)
–The word itself should be very large and prominently displayed, and you also must include the definition
–Be ready to introduce yourself to others as your term. Also, be prepared with some good answers to the following questions:
–Where are you from?
–What do you think are your best qualities?
–If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
–Where do you see yourself in ten years?
–What are you looking for in a mate?
–Why do you think most relationships between terms fail?
–How do you see yourself evolving?
–If I was to pursue a relationship with you, what would I have to look forward to?
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