Investigate the World
Throughout my freshman year in Mr. Warren's world geography class we completed Cornell notes for the chapters of our book, "The Cultural Landscape: An Introduction to Human Geography" by James M. Rubenstein. Reading through the chapters and taking Cornell notes helped me to investigate the world as I was examining geographic concepts and subjects such as language, politics, religion, and population. One very important piece of knowledge that I gained from reading our textbook and taking these notes is that everything on earth is connected, including all of the people.
Below is one set of Cornell notes on a section of Chapter 5 from our textbook.
"The Why of Where"
"The Why of Where" is a one page research paper that answers a topical research question. My "Why of Where" was focused on why so many people from the African enclave of Lesotho are traveling to South Africa (the country that surrounds Lesotho on all sides) to find jobs. I investigated the world in writing this paper as I conducted research and increased my knowledge of countries in the southern tip of Africa. In completing this assignment, I was able to think about the relationship that exists between Lesotho and South Africa, as well as what factors impact their relationship and the citizens of the two countries.
Below is a copy of my "Why of "Where" paper.