Tree ID Essay example

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The world is shrinking. The ice caps are melting. A sneeze, thousands of kilometers away, starts a health pandemic and technology enables us to intimately view not only earthquakes and tsunamis but human rights violations around the world. This reality calls for an understanding of sustainability, diversity and social justice. A global citizen is aware of the wider world, respects diversity, is outraged by injustice, participates in community from the local to the global level, and feels compelled to act to make the world a more humane and sustainable place.
Global citizenship will help students gain personal understanding of themselves as citizens of the world and apply it in their own lives.

Your grade in this class will be dependent on how much you engage with the material and how much effort you put forth. Marks will be given according to the following structure:

Tests - 40%
Midterm - 20%
Final - 20%
If you require testing accommodation, please note that it is up to you to arrange such. You must let the professor know that you have arranged your test as soon as possible (it MUST be at least a week before the exam is to take place), so that the exam can be forwarded to the appropriate person in time.

Personal Responses - 10%

Projects - 50%
Part 1: Getting started - 10%
Part 2: Action - N/A
Part 3a: Team PPT - 25%
Part 3b: Class Share - 5%
Part 4a: Participation - 5%
Part 4b: Reflection & Critique - 5%
All components of the project MUST be completed, or you will receive a mark of zero.

Late submissions of any assignment will be penalized by 1% per day late. After five (5) days, work will not be graded. If you anticipate a problem, please speak to the professor BEFORE the work is due.

All projects and assignments MUST be handed in IN CLASS. Email assignments will only be accepted in extraordinary circumstances, and must be approved by the professor.
1. Group Assignment: The major project for this course is a group assignment, the purpose of which is to give you the opportunity to demonstrate how individuals can make a difference when they become active and engaged global citizens.

Students will work in groups of maximum five members. Project choice and group members are to be approved by the professor, as soon as possible since topic choices are limited.

The project has 4 parts, all of which have their own due date. Some parts are to be completed with your group and others individually. It is expected that students will need at least 15 hours of out of class time to complete this project. This is a guideline however, not a strictly monitored allotment.

*please note: each student is to keep a record of their participation in their group, from start to finish. You will need this information to complete part four.

Part One: Getting Started
• determine a team and decide of topic of interest (e.g., poverty, environment, human rights, etc)
• decide on an agency/organization that addresses topic of interest
• decide on possible course of action (e.g., assistance, collection, information sharing, petition, fundraising, etc)
• submit project choice (including topic of interest, agency/organization, possible course of action) DUE START OF CLASS, OCT 1/2
VALUE: 10%

• begin to develop PPT
• PPT should include the following: o name of project and team members o identification of topic o rationale for project choice - stats are a good idea o rationale for cause/organization choice o summary of what you have researched about cause/organization o tentative plan for how the group can contribute to the cause/organization's goals (this can change as you work through it, and that's okay!)
• PPT due via email no later than START OF CLASS, Oct 15/16

Part Two: Action
This section is evaluated through the submission and presentation of the PPT that you continue to develop
• team participates and/or contributes to a program,