Assignment: Tracking World News World Regional Geography GEO 2303 Summer 2015 This assignment will give you a chance to explore current trends in the regions of the world you are studying and make connections between contemporary events and geographical themes. -First select two regions to concentrate on other than North America (i.e., Europe, Central America, South America, Sub-Sahara Africa, Northern Africa, Southwest Asia, East Asia, South Asia or Southeast Asia). -Next read 4 articles from each of the two regions you selected (4*2=8) published in 2014 or 2015. You will turn in a total of 8 article summaries. For example you might select 4 articles on Central America and 4 articles on Sub-Sahara Africa. -You should use three of the following sources. the New York Times (www.nytimes.com), BBC (www.bbc.com), CNN, Christian Science Monitor (www.csmonitor.com), NPR, or Reuters (www.reuters.com). If you wish to use other sources check with the instructor first. -You will turn in a one-paragraph summary of each article along with a citation of the article. This is a total of 8 paragraphs describing 8 news articles. In your own words summarize the main points from the article. A paragraph must be a minimum of 7 sentences. Make sure the summary is in your own words, do not cut and paste from the article. Be sure in your summary to explain how the article relates to the geographical themes and ideas you have read about in the course. If you have a hard time making a connection between your article and the course select another article. -Provide a citation with each article summary. Use the following format. Author, Year, Title of article, Newspaper, full web address, Day/Month. Sample, Smith, Tim. 2011. EU Concern at Danish Border Plans, BBC, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-13390432, May 13. This assignment is due by 11:59pm on July 24th. Your grade will be based on your completion of the appropriate number of articles, the diversity of sources you used, use of citations, the quality of the articles you selected to summarize, the value of your summaries and your ability to make a connection between current world news events and course material.