Students Research the World in Geography

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Tue, 10/20/2009 - 10:06

Students are working hard in Mrs. Rebecca Murdock’s Geography class trying to get their country projects done. These projects will be presented in class on October 28th or 29th. Right now the Geography class is doing a unit on the Middle East so each student was assigned a country from the Middle East. Mrs. Murdock, the Geography teacher, said “I expect each student’s best work. They have an option to choose which type of project they would like to do, so I expect that they'll have fun while learning.”

“I’m doing Egypt because it’s the one I knew most about in this area,” said Katie Bair, a member of the class. She went on to say, “for my presentation I am going to dress my friends up like Egyptians and make them Egyptian food.”
Although the Middle East isn’t home to the most well know countries in the world, students are learning to make it work. Chelsea Ricks, a member of the geography class, said, “ I'm doing a country called Qutar, I hadn't ever even heard of Qutar until I was assigned it as my country project, for my presentation I'm planning on making a recipe from Qutar.” This is an individual project, but some students have the same country, so they can work on a project together but turn in two separate projects.

Max Schreiner, SJHS Writer Staff