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Explanation of
Marin
Africa is known for being very
Civilization’s
Jessica
dry also known as a drought. The
Background
(history)
Sahara Desert used to have a lot of
History &
greenery but it began to dry up 4,000
PROBLEM:
years ago because of a gradual change
in the tilt of the Earth’s orbit. Africa
has a population of 1.1 billion people
and with that number rising people
are using more and more water.
Having a drought in a very large
country is very hard for the
environment and the ecosystem.
Africa has been struggling from a
drought for more than 60 years! “The
lack of rain has also contributed to
massive livestock deaths undermining
the livelihoods of those who depend
on them for economic and food
security” (Operation USA).
Explanation of
Jaclyn
Since Africa is in a drought and the
Civilization’s
people are suffering from VAD we
SOLUTION
needed a meal that could help them
(Meal idea using
get the proper nutrients and save
regional food &
water in the process. It will help

GMO utilizing
geography,
climate, & natural
resources):

Explanation of
Civilization’s
OUTCOME
(How does
civilization
survive using
GMO?):

Olivia
Jessica

CITATIONS
for
explanations:

Marin

prevent people dying from VAD and
severe blindness. So we made a meal
that could not only satisfy your daily
nutrition but also help drought and
save people. Our meal is beef & veggie
kabobs with golden rice pilaf. This is
based on a traditional dish “A
traditional South African dish of
meat (usually lamb or mutton) cooked
on skewers.”-wiki.
This GMO will help this civilization
because now we can insert a certain
bug gene that can help make the rice
drought resistant and not require
much water to grow so people in
Africa may save water. “Two genes
for a sugar found mainly in microbes
and insects make rice plants resistant
to drought and other stresses, new
greenhouse experiments
show”(sciencemag).Since there is a lot
of Vitamin A many people will not
suffer from Vitamin A deficiency.
“Yields for insecticide-resistant (Bt)
corn and herbicide-tolerant corn and
soy to those of conventional crops –
“intrinsic” meaning production under
best possible conditions and
“operational” referring to production
under typical environmental stressors
like pests and drought” (GMO
INSIDE).
“The Sahara used to be a lush region

List of
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Idea for
VISUAL
(artistic or
hands-on)
presentation:
Idea for
TECHNOLOGY
presentation

with many plants and animals. It began
to dry up around 4000 years ago due
to a gradual change in the tilt of the
Earth's orbit” (Ducksters).
Click here for our bibliography that
has all our sources.

List
Ideas

Food: Vegetable & Beef Kabob w/
couscous/rice & boiled sweet potato
(+brwn sgr+butter+salt), poster

Ideas

WIDEO and Prezi
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(video, newscast,
Prezi, PowerPoint,
Moovly, Powtoon,
website, trailer,
etc.):

Category:
Research
Notes
(depth of
research)

4
Detailed notes
on topic show
advanced depth
of research
from multiple
sources

3
Somewhat
detailed notes
on topic show
proficient
depth of
research from
more than one

2
Notes on topic
lack depth of
research or
only include
one source

1
Notes on topic
are incomplete

Clarity in
Problem

Logic &
Reasoning
in
Solution

Project
displays clear,
detailed
understanding
of the region’s
problem
Well-organized
argument for
the solution to
the region’s
problem
demonstrates
clear logic and
supportive
reasoning using
correct
language
conventions
(grammar,
spelling, etc.)

Evidence
from
Sources

Argument is
supported with
strong
citations cited
correctly from
multiple
sources

Creativity
in Product

Project
exhibits unique
creativity using
multiple media
(technology,
art, etc.)

source
Project
displays
understanding
of the region’s
problem
Argument for
the solution to
the region’s
problem
somewhat
demonstrates
logic and
supportive
reasoning using
mostly correct
language
conventions
(grammar,
spelling, etc.)
Argument is
moderately
supported with
strong
citations cited
mostly
correctly from
multiple
sources
Project
exhibits
creativity using
multiple media
(technology,
art, etc.)

Project
displays
minimal
understanding
of the region’s
problem
Argument for
the solution to
the region’s
problem lacks
logic and
supportive
reasoning and
exhibits
incorrect
language
conventions
(grammar,
spelling, etc.)

Project lacks
understanding
of the region’s
problem

Argument is
supported with
minimal
citations cited
mostly
correctly from
at least one
source

Argument is
supported with
at least one
citation

Project lacks
creativity using
minimal media
(technology,
art, etc.)

Project lacks
creativity and
effort

Incomplete
argument for
the solution to
the region’s
problem
obstructed by
incorrect
language
conventions
(grammar,
spelling, etc.)