St. Joseph School100 Spring Street Fairhaven, MA 02719

November 2016

Dear Parents,

Students will soon be learning about the countries of Asia. Each child will complete a series of projects on a country they select, just like they did on a country in Africa. Students will first select a country or two that he/ she is interested in. Students should check the social Studies text books made available in the classroom to see what we will learn about the country selected. Remember we haven’t learned about every country in as much detail and there are some countries in the book not listed below because they are not in a region we will study i.e. China, Japan, India, European.

The student will do preliminary research to see if there is enough information on the country available. Students are encouraged to do research online as well as using reference materials available at the local library. Students will inform the teacher of the country selected by completing the attached form. The teacher must approve the topic.

South and Southwest Asia: Religion and Government
Technical Visual: Data-driven graph of Religions in your country
Teacher Created: Time line of historic events in the history of your country’s government
Artistic Visual:illustration in color of the country's flag, national symbol & symbol of major religion
Personal Connection:Interview with religious or government leader
Relationship: A letter to the editor about the the interview

Countries of Southwest Asia (to be studied shortly)
Afghanistan
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Cyprus
Georgia
Iran
Iraq
Israel
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Kuwait
Lebanon
Maldives
Oman
Pakistan
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Syria
Tajikistan
Turkey
Turkmenistan
United Arab Emirates
Uzbekistan
Yemen


Social Studies World Geography Culminating Project Approval Form


Name

Date
The country I would most like to do is

It is in the region of

My alternate topic is

I know this is a country in a region we will study Yes No

I have done preliminary research in the in class library online and have found

plenty of/ variety of information to complete the project as outlined on the assignment sheet.

_some information to complete the project as outlined on the assignment sheet

_not enough information to complete the project as outlined on the assignment sheet


I plan to complete these assignments without any help from adults

_ I will complete them with some help from my parent as we’ve already discussed


My parents and I have read and understood the guidelines and requirements of the assignment and I will plan to be working on this at home as well as in school. I will do my best to do neat and accurate work.

_Student Signature and the Parent Signature


Do not write below this line
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_ Teacher approves this topic as outlined above__



_ Teacher does not approve this topic as outlined above