Discuss that change in terms of whether it was internal or external and then in terms of the specific factors that caused it.

ASSIGNMENT 2

You must answer all parts of all questions for complete credit. Write up your answers as the questions are structured below (1a, 1b1, 1b2, 2a and on). Submit your answers on canvas.

Give an example of a word that is new to the English language (made official or used in popular culture within the past 5 years). Define that word and discuss how it is a reflection of what is important in today’s society. Identify how specific events or changing societal conditions lead to the development of that new word. Be sure to site the source of your definition.
Identify and define the new word, indicate when it developed or came into common usage (3pts)
What societal event(s) led to the development of this new word? Think of it in terms of why didn’t it exist before and what happened to lead to it coming into use? Did the word have prior meanings that reflected a different societal condition? (5pts)
Citation (in any form) of the definition (1 pt)

In class I described several cultural groups that had changed in terms such as beliefs or practices due to internal or external factors. Find a cultural group that has changed in some way and discuss that change. Submit the following:
Identify and describe the cultural group in terms of their name, their major defining characteristics, their territory and their membership. (3pts)
Identify and describe some way that group has changed over time. (3pts)
Discuss that change in terms of whether it was internal or external and then in terms of the specific factors that caused it. (5pts)
Cite any sources used (1pt)

Go to The New York Times and search the term: Geography (or follow this link to the same results http://www.nytimes.com/topic/subject/geography(链接到外部网站。) ). Scroll through and find an article on any topic within these search parameters and read it. What is the article about and what is the significance of or what role does geography play in the discussion of the topic? Submit the following:
Title and link to article that you selected. (1pt)
Explain why you selected this article. What was interesting about this to you? (2pts)
Describe the main topic/idea of the article. (3pts)
Discuss the “geography” in this article? What role does geography play in the treatment of the topic? What is the “geography” in this article? What is the significance of geography? (5pts)
Is the role/significance of geography explicit in the article or is it something you had to infer? In other words, is the “geography” easily identifiable or did you have to figure it out? (3pts)

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