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Write a short analysis of one important moment in the commodification and globalization of one commodity

Research and write a short analysis of one important moment in the commodification and globalization of one commodity (in most cases, early 20th century or prior). Just a few examples could include bananas, cement, diamonds, palm oil, rubber, tobacco… (but not wheat, corn, cotton, or petroleum; if chocolate or coffee, must be 19th century or earlier).
– Pick a commodity, and then pick a single phase or moment in the process of it becoming a commodity, and analyze how that change came about. Remember, commodification is the process of creating all the right conditions so that a particular thing can be produced, for profit, on a large scale, for large markets (often for a global market). Remember also that commodification is an ongoing process—nothing is ever fully commodified, merely commodified to a greater or lesser extent.
-Contextualize this moment of commodification within the broader history of the commodity, but focus most energy on one time and place: what change occurred, and why is it a particularly important moment?
-Use the concepts from the readings and class as an integral part of the analysis, employing quotes from the readings (and sources) where appropriate.
Below are PDFs of readings that I would like to be cited if possible. Thank you so much!

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Geography

Why do you think Texas has comparative advantage in growing cotton?

After reading Travels of a T-Shirt, why do you think Texas has comparative advantage in growing cotton? What has enabled it to hold on to comparative advantage for so long, in spite of higher labor costs than other places?

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Geography

Describe the elements you see in the map

Find a map made before 1960 that interests you. In 250 to 300 words describe the elements you see in the map and what makes it an effective map from your point of view. You should select a map that you find inspiring in some way and not just the first map you find online. The idea is for you to explore the elements of a map, its design and the message that they are trying to convey to the reader. Put the link to the map in the Canvas discussion, and add your analysis of the map.
The instruction is in Assignment 1 Rubric pdf document and the image shows what this assignment work will look like, follow the instruction and do as the rubric said.

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Geography

Find a map made before 1960 that interests you. In 250 to 300 words describe the

Find a map made before 1960 that interests you. In 250 to 300 words describe the elements you see in the map and what makes it an effective map from your point of view. You should select a map that you find inspiring in some way and not just the first map you find online. The idea is for you to explore the elements of a map, its design and the message that they are trying to convey to the reader. Put the link to the map in the Canvas discussion, and add your analysis of the map.
The instruction is in Assignment 1 Rubric pdf document and the image shows what this assignment work will look like, follow the instruction and do as the rubric said.

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Geography

Students focus on the geography of a region of interest and how geography relate

Students focus on the geography of a region of interest and how geography relates to an implementation of a project or to the cause of or resolution to a problem in the region. The study should examine natural resources and resource challenges, paying particular attention to mineral, oil, water, and other high valued items present in the region. The study should also address future geographical challenges of the region and include recommendations for infrastructure changes which would help maximize effective use of resources. The course culminates with a substantive research paper or academic project that reflects broad knowledge, in-depth understanding, analysis, synthesis, and creativity in regard to the topics addressed. In addition to the above, analysis, synthesis and recommendations should consider U.S. strategic implications when practical. Evaluations should be made as to the viability of the chosen country to continue as, or become a U.S. strategic partner.

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Geography

The research Introduction & Background requires you to (1) select a national par

The research Introduction & Background requires you to (1) select a national park for your research project, (2) describe the park’s physical geography (state, city, landscape, highest peak, lowest valley, water bodies, flora, fauna, etc.., (3) describe the history of the national park (when did it become a national park, who was president at the time, who manages the park, etc.., (4) highlight the research question: How has the physical geography (species population, landscape, etc..) of {National Park Name} changed from [19xx] to {20xx] as a result of climate change?
The focus of this research project is to understand the processes of how the earth’s terrain forms and how climate change has impacted natural features over time.
This week you will work on developing the Introduction and Background section of your research paper. The introduction will guide the reader from a general understanding of the landscape, region/location, and native plants and wildlife to a specific topic by stating your research question. The research question gives your reader the explicit question your research will answer. For example, “This research paper will examine the impacts of climate change on Coachella Valley fringe-toed lizard populations at Joshua Tree National Park from 1990-2010”. You will need to cite the sources in a Works Cited section at the end of your paper using MLA formatting style guides.

To gain a better understanding of the tools geographers use to interpret and analyze changes in the natural environment, follow the link below to view historical imagery of Lake Mead in Colorado from PLANET. Make sure to use the slider feature to compare the imagery from different times. (see the slider tool in the image below, click and drag the slider left and right to move between the two datasets) View imagery from PLANET Here:

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Geography

This week you will work on the first publish of the methods section for your resea

This week you will work on the first publish of the methods section for your research project. The methods section outlines and describes the actions you took to investigate a research problem (reviewing scholarly texts, consolidating weather data over a period of time, and viewing satellite imagery of a region). The level of detail in this section should be similar to the details in a how-to instructional document to describe the procedures or techniques used to conduct your research and analyze information. While you write your methods section, use direct language and write in the past tense.
The overall goal of a methods section is to explain how you obtained and analyzed your results giving readers an understanding of how the data was collected and organized giving your research credibility by explaining the process. The introduction to your methodology section should begin by restating the research problem. Then you will describe the methods you used to gather, analyze, and process information to study the research question. The remainder of your methodology section should describe the following: (1) How you selected your data sources, (2) What tools you used (google earth, google sheets, etc…) and how did you record, manage, and analyze data, (3) why you chose certain procedures, like using google earth to view satellite imagery, collecting temperature data, or any other procedure used to research your National Park and a phenomenon affected by climate change, (4) research limitations, for example, if weather data was not available for the city where your national park is you should explain that to your reader and tell them what data you used instead to derive a conclusion.

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Geography

The research Introduction & Background requires you to (1) select a national par

The research Introduction & Background requires you to (1) select a national park for your research project, (2) describe the park’s physical geography (state, city, landscape, highest peak, lowest valley, water bodies, flora, fauna, etc.., (3) describe the history of the national park (when did it become a national park, who was president at the time, who manages the park, etc.., (4) highlight the research question: How has the physical geography (species population, landscape, etc..) of {National Park Name} changed from [19xx] to {20xx] as a result of climate change?
The focus of this research project is to understand the processes of how the earth’s terrain forms and how climate change has impacted natural features over time.
This week you will work on developing the Introduction and Background section of your research paper. The introduction will guide the reader from a general understanding of the landscape, region/location, and native plants and wildlife to a specific topic by stating your research question. The research question gives your reader the explicit question your research will answer. For example, “This research paper will examine the impacts of climate change on Coachella Valley fringe-toed lizard populations at Joshua Tree National Park from 1990-2010”. You will need to cite the sources in a Works Cited section at the end of your paper using MLA formatting style guides.

To gain a better understanding of the tools geographers use to interpret and analyze changes in the natural environment, follow the link below to view historical imagery of Lake Mead in Colorado from PLANET. Make sure to use the slider feature to compare the imagery from different times. (see the slider tool in the image below, click and drag the slider left and right to move between the two datasets) View imagery from PLANET Here:

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Geography

This week you will work on the first draft of the methods section for your resea

This week you will work on the first draft of the methods section for your research project. The methods section outlines and describes the actions you took to investigate a research problem (reviewing scholarly texts, consolidating weather data over a period of time, and viewing satellite imagery of a region). The level of detail in this section should be similar to the details in a how-to instructional document to describe the procedures or techniques used to conduct your research and analyze information. While you write your methods section, use direct language and write in the past tense.
The overall goal of a methods section is to explain how you obtained and analyzed your results giving readers an understanding of how the data was collected and organized giving your research credibility by explaining the process. The introduction to your methodology section should begin by restating the research problem. Then you will describe the methods you used to gather, analyze, and process information to study the research question. The remainder of your methodology section should describe the following: (1) How you selected your data sources, (2) What tools you used (google earth, google sheets, etc…) and how did you record, manage, and analyze data, (3) why you chose certain procedures, like using google earth to view satellite imagery, collecting temperature data, or any other procedure used to research your National Park and a phenomenon affected by climate change, (4) research limitations, for example, if weather data was not available for the city where your national park is you should explain that to your reader and tell them what data you used instead to derive a conclusion.

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Geography

The results section of your research paper consolidates all the information you

The results section of your research paper consolidates all the information you gathered to answer your research question and presents it to the reader in an unbiased form, that is, without your opinion. You will present the data you collected over the term, including satellite imagery and weather data tables, to showcase your results and allow the reader to draw their own conclusions about the changes that have occurred over time. Your submission will include the tables and satellite maps you created for your research.
The next section, the Conclusion section, gives you an opportunity to restate your research question and answer it based on the data you gathered and include your opinion based on the results. You will submit your Results & Conclusion section in pdf format.
In this assignment you will:
-Develop a results section
-Visually quantify and display your results (maps, graphs, satellite imagery, etc..)
-Develop a conclusion section