Oceania Reports Overview
On Monday, March 24th, you will need to come to class prepared to give a ten minute introductory report on the Oceanic nation you and your partner have been assigned. Spare us the list of dull statistics; rather, pick out several highlights about this nation which help us to understand the complexities of the situation in as much detail as time will allow.
You might choose to focus on economic problems, social issues, environmental challenges, political participation, cultural distinctions, religious denominations and practices or something else. It's like a current event read since the choices are up to you, but this time around you are also going to report on it in a more formal way.
I would recommend beginning your research with the country overview in the Gale Group's Student Resources in Context. (See the link to the right; just enter the name of the country.) Note that the other sources you need to come from the school databases or from in-print sources.
Please take all of your research notes in your reading log; your notes will be the major grade for this unit.
For the presentation, please prepare a few visual aids to accompany what you are saying. Load these onto the Google Docs Presentation you have been invited to.
Here are the country assignements:
Fiji by Sofia and Taylor
Kirabati by Sammy and Ellie
Marshall Islands by Ari and Ty
Nauru (not assigned)
Samoa by Noah and Madeleine
Solomon Islands (not assigned)
Tonga by Sophie and Nina
Tuvalu (not assigned)
Vanuatu by Livia and Hannah