The Country Project facilitates in-depth understanding of another country and culture. The Country Profile portion of the Country Project facilitates familiarity with your selected country while paralleling topics cov
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Read and understand the Writing Rubric before completing the assignment.
Use APA style citations and reference page (missing these items equals plagiarism!)
Use a minimum of 4 sources for each part. Address the questions posed as well as other information relevant to your country.
Use quality sources! Wikipedia does not constitute a quality resource!
Times new roman, 12-point font, double-spaced
VeriCite report must not exceed 30% similarity
UNDERLINE the thesis statement
Part 3: In the final country profile, students will summarize three related economic topics and determine the most critical contemporary economic issue for their country.
Compose a five paragraph essay following the outline below.
Ultimately, students will select from the three topics presented to answer the question:
What is the most critical economic issue for your country today?
Introduction: Attention getter, background information, underlined thesis statement, and introduces body paragraphs
Body Paragraph 1: The 2007-2008 Global Recession on your country. Questions to consider: How was your country impacted by the 2007-2008 Global Recession (economic, political, social, etc.)? What is the state of recovery in your country today? ARTICLE: Recovery from the great recession has varied around the world
Body Paragraph 2: Offer a snapshot of your country’s economy. Questions to consider: Is your economy primarily industrial, agricultural, mixed or other? What are your major imports and exports? What is important about these imports/exports? What is your GDP? How does it compare with other countries? Does your country benefit from any trade partnerships or organizations such as the EU, NAFTA, or WTO? What are possible benefits/drawbacks? RESOURCE: Find your country
Body Paragraph 3: Summarize equality/inequality concerns in your country. Questions to consider: What is your countries GINI index score? Why? How does the government attempt to mitigate inequality? (Examples: social welfare system, redistributive tax policy, etc.)
ARTICLE: Where are the world’s most unequal countries?
Conclusion: Summarize topic sentences Identify which (financial crisis, economy, or inequality) is the most critical contemporary economic issue? Why (use supporting evidence)? Connect to the thesis statement.