This paper focuses on GEOG 2OC3: Regional Geography. This assignment is worth 19.5% of your final grade. Due to this assignment being available for 5 weeks there will be no late assignments accepted.
This paper focuses on GEOG 2OC3: Regional Geography.
This assignment is worth 19.5% of your final grade. Due to this assignment being available for 5 weeks there will be no late assignments accepted.
There are multiple sides to every story. For this assignment you will be required to work in groups of one, two, three or four in order to create a “point/counterpoint” type of an argument. The goal of this is to see how limiting the arguments can be when one side may be biased with an agenda. Many modern Canadian issues involve stakeholders from many different backgrounds, with many different opinions.
Stakeholders are individuals who are directly involved in making decisions. They can be government officials, celebrities, company owners, neighbourhood organizations, or anything else you find applicable.
You are required to choose a stakeholder position (either for or against) one of the scenarios listed on page 3 of this assignment. Using this foundation, you must have a back and forth debate within your group. You were only asked to discuss the environmental challenges of these issues, however each of these also has many consequences for social, economic, and health parameters in Canada. How you organize this is up to you.
You can choose to act as yourselves, or get into characters (an Indigenous group vs. Justin Trudeau, David Suzuki vs. an oil company, Donald Trump vs. An anti-coal group, etc).
You must explain the format and setting of your debate (i.e., is it on Twitter between two or more political figures? Is it a transcript from an interview? Is it a video interview? Was it a Facebook argument? Is it on the class Discussion Forum?), and provide a copy of it (in text or picture/screen capture format).
Working Alone or in a Group of 2
The deliverables for this are different depending on the number of people in your group. If you are working in a group of two or by yourself there must be a minimum of 7 exchanges. An exchange is a back and forth between two parties. For example, (the below include real quotes, you are expect ed to be original): Donald Trump: You know Justin I think the climate change is just a very, very expensive form of tax. A lot of people are making a lot of money. I know much about climate change. I’d be—received environmental awards. And I often joke that this is done for the benefit of China.
Obviously, I joke. But this is done for the benefit of China, because China does not do anything to help climate change. They burn everything you could burn; they couldn’t care less. Also, they have very—you know, their standards are nothing. But they—in the meantime, they can undercut us on price. So it’s very hard on our business.
Justin Trudeau: Well Donald we will fight climate change, with the provinces and territories, as Canada works to put a price on carbon and reduce carbon pollution. We will also invest in clean technology and introduce new environmental assessment processes that seek and consider public input, with decisions informed by scientific advice. We think the investment in business will come from that direction.