Geog. 100: Elements of Geography
Application Assignment #3: Cultural Geography Brief
Please submit in either Word or PDF format. No other format is acceptable.
Put your name and Geog100-(your section number) in one line at the top of your exercise.
Two pages minimum required for this assignment, no upper page limit. Feel free to go beyond two pages if you want. If you are including enough pictures or other diagrams, this exercise can easily go up to 4 pages or beyond.
The assignment in itself and particularly the written part of the assignment needs to be in 11-point font (Times New Roman or Arial font), double-spaced, one inch margin on both sides.
IMPORTANT: Write your paper in paragraphs with appropriate sub-headings. PLEASE DO NOT WRITE IT IN BULLETED POINTS! Papers written in bullet points will impact the grade.
A. What to do?
Make a report on cultural aspects of a country (as listed below). Think of this as an informative report you are creating for promoting tourism and culture of a place.
The information below provides you about the points you need to write your paper on:
B. Information to include in your presentation:
Select one country from the list:
Mexico, Brazil, United Kingdom, Russia, Italy, Egypt, Nigeria, Congo, Ethiopia, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Kazakhstan, India, China, Indonesia, Australia, Canada, Argentina, Germany, Ukraine, Spain, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Botswana, Israel, Iran, Turkey, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, South Korea , Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, New Zealand
Write up on the following points:
A couple of lines to introduce the country you are studying (things like location, climate, population size, etc.)
Music: genres, artists, importance in celebration and instruments unique to the region
Food: types of food and cuisine; main types of grains, vegetable, meat, fish, dairy being used; discuss the influence of cultural diffusion on the food.
Types of dressing: Folk costumes and dressing vs. popular dressing (cloths and accessories)
Housing: Housing style and architecture; housing locations, etc.
Language: what is the official language, how many people speak it, teach us some words, where did it originate (include the language branch, family, and group)
Ethnicity: List the different ethnicities
Religion: Are the religions universalizing or ethnic?; What are the main religions; What are the basic beliefs, branches and sects.
3 Popular tourist destinations.
Include photos or diagrams (3 to 5 in total) of some of the things that you are writing about.