Bonus Point Opportunitiesfor Geography Courses at UMSL 

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Bonus Point ActivityDescriptions, Directions, Forms, etc.Courses for which this may be applied
Cultural Experience on or off campus (opportunities will be announced by e-mail and/or MyGateway Announcements) If you are aware of a culture-sharing program like a "Korea Night," inform Prof. Naumann - he may not be aware of it.  Only activities approved and/or publicized by Prof. Naumann will be accepted for this project.  More than one may be submitted for 10 points each. Attach it to an e-mail and send it to Prof. Naumann.
Generic Directions

Example
Geog 1001
Geog 1002
Geog 2001
Lecture or Presentation on or off Campus: (opportunities will be announced by e-mail and/or MyGateway Announcements) If you are aware of a lecture or presentation that is relevant to your class, inform Prof. Naumann - he may not be aware of it.  Only activities approved and/or publicized by Prof. Naumann will be accepted for this project.  More than one may be submitted for 10 points. Attach it to an e-mail and send it to Prof. Naumann. Lecture/Presentation Directions
Geog 1001
Geog 1002
Geog 2001
Book Review:  Only books on Prof. Naumann's approved list will be accepted. These are fiction and non-fiction books from which geographic understandings can be gained. Only one book may be submitted. Attach it to an e-mail and send it to Prof. Naumann. (50 points)Directions
Book List
Example
Geog 1001
Geog 1002
Geog 2001

Film Review: Only films on Prof. Naumann's approved list will be accepted. These are fiction and non-fiction films from which geographic understandings can be gained. Only one film may be submitted. Attach it to an e-mail and send it to Prof. Naumann. (50 points)

Directions
Film List
Example
Geog 1001
Geog 1002
Geog 2001
Festivals PowerPoint Project:  Look at the PowerPoint (link in the yellow box to the right).  The directions and other information is in the last 3 or 4 slides of the presentation. Attach the powerpoint to an e-mail and send it to me. (35 points) Festivals Around the World

Grading form
Geog 1001
Geog 1002
Geog 2001
Historical Urban Geography PowerPoint (Penny Postcards): Read the directions and look at the sample PowerPoint in the next column.  Attach the powerpoint to an e-mail and send it to me. Only one can be submitted. (50 points)St. Louis Metro PowerPoint

Directions
Geog 1001
Geog 1002
Geog 2001
Geographic Topic Modules: Look in Course Documents for this file.  When you complete a module, you can go to the Assignments folder and take a Module BonusPoint quiz. You have only one chance to take each quiz, so completing the module is essential to getting a good score.  (points vary from 16 to 50 depending on the module)

Geog 1001
Geog 1002
Geog 2001
Map and Math Bonus:  Open the file in the middle column and work the problem.  Show the steps you wen through to get your answer. E=mail the problem with your work shown on it.  Earnn 10 bonus points. This requires 3rd grade math skills and very basic map reading skills. The sample document shows two ways to show your work on what you e-mail back to me.. (10 points)Map and Math Problem

Sample of how to turn in the answer
Geog 1001
Geogt 1002
Geog 2001
World Heritage Site PowerPoint Project - Look at the PowerPoint presentation by clicking the link in the box to the right of this. The last part of the PowerPoint gives the basic requirements and then gives an example of a finished project.. Only one can be submitted.(50 [pomts_Project PowerPoint

List of World Heritagte Sites
Geog 1001
Geogt 1002
Geog 2001
NEW!!!  Country Presentation in PowerPoint - You must use the template supplied in the next column. The template tells you what goes on each slide.  Helpful places for finding the data (get the latest possibgle) are Wikipedia, Google, and the CIA Factbook. Most countries also have a web page wher you may find much of teh information requested in the template. Only one can be submitted. (50 points) The template will tell you what goes on each slide.PowerPoint Template

Sample of a completed project

List of approved countries
Geog 1001
Geogt 1002
Geog 2001
Bonus Points Earned on the Discussion Board
Study Tip: You may post one method you use effectively when you study. You may only supply one tip for 5 points. Explain what you do so someone else could also do it.  If you make a general statment like "study the study guide," you won't get the five points.  Be sure to explain just how you study it effectively

Geog 1001
Geog 1002
Geog 2001
Suggest Web Sites:  You may submit up to 5 sites and earn 2 points for each one.
Give the complete URL for each site and make a brief statment about what kind of information the site has.
Geog 1001
Geog 1002
Geog 2001
Five Themes of Geography Graphic Explanation These are to be posted in the Discussion Board in the Graphic Bonus Forum. Directions
Sample (What is expected)
Sample 2
Geog 1001
Geog 1002