Monitoring Our Own Planet

The Internet is a powerful tool that provides the ability to monitor natural phenomena and disasters that happen all over planet Earth.

In this assignment, you will research resources available on the Internet for monitoring natural phenomena including earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, global climate, and weather.

Based on your research, do the following:

  • Identify a minimum of three different natural phenomena that are typically responsible for natural disasters. Analyze the potential impact of these disasters.
  • Analyze how these phenomenon are monitored, or not, via the Internet. Critique available Web sites, which publicly display up-to-date monitored information related to each of the natural phenomena you have identified. Focus on the following aspects:
    • Geography
      • What parts of the world are potentially affected by these phenomena? Specifically identify the countries.
    • Resources
      • What kinds of resources are allocated toward monitoring these phenomena and why?
      • What types of Web resources monitor the phenomena and provide up-to-date information about them?
      • What kinds of technology are involved in monitoring the phenomena?
    • Politics
      • What political ramifications would this disaster-preparedness technology cause between more-developed countries and less-developed countries?
      • What kinds of issues could this technology cause between less-developed countries?
    • Economics
      • How would this technology directly impact the economies of those countries that have the technology versus those countries that do not?
      • Do you predict any indirect impacts? What current evidence supports your position?
    • Disaster Preparedness
      • What types of systems are in place in terms of disaster preparedness related to these monitored phenomena?
  • Summarize your findings. Evaluate how this technology will impact the future of humanity, both positively and negatively. Be sure to consider the political and economic issues discussed in your future predictions.

Support your statements with examples. Use a minimum of six reliable references, two of which should be peer-reviewed articles.

Write a 7–8-page paper in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources. Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M5_A1.doc.

write a 700 to 1,500 word paper in which you address the following points: Describe the connection between student unrest and the Vietnam War, noting how each affected the other.

How did the overarching goal of making a profit play a role in the Southern development? Did that goal divide or unite settlers (or both)? If so, why?

Looking at how Mikhail Gorbachev s policies changed the Soviet Union, would you consider him a patriot, or in a sense, a subversive? Explain your answer.

Looking at how Mikhail Gorbachev s policies changed the Soviet Union, would you consider him a patriot, or in a sense, a subversive? Explain your answer

Journal Reflection: Self-Concept

Journal Reflection: Self-Concept (20 points)

You have read guidelines to help improve your self-concept in the text. Now it is time to apply these to your own life! To do that, you need to set a goal for yourself and then apply the guidelines from the text to help you reach your goal.

For this Journal you are being asked to reflect on improving your self-concept by journaling your responses to the following six questions. Responses are intended to be in a Q&A format and the total assignment should be 500–600 words while incorporating relevant course concepts and terms from the text and citing in APA format.

  1. Define one change you would like to make to your self-perception (how you think about yourself). It might be a behavior or a self-fulfilling prophecy or anything about yourself you would like to alter.
  2. Write down the change you want to make on a card or paper so that you can see it every day. Use strong, affirmative language to motivate yourself: “I will listen more carefully to friends,” or “I will start speaking up in classes,” for example and be prepared to include this statement in your Journal submission.
  3. Refine your general goal by making sure it is realistic and fair. Write out your refined goal using specific language from the text: “I want to show my two best friends that I am paying attention when they talk to me,” or “I want to make one comment in each meeting of one class this week,” for example and format in APA.
  4. Place the card or paper where you will see it often. Each time you see it, repeat the message out loud to yourself. This should help sustain your commitment to making the change.
  5. Observe others who are models for what you want to be. Write down what they do. Use specific language to describe how they communicate: “Tracy nods a lot and repeats back what others say so they know she is listening,” or “James provides examples of concepts in class so that the ideas are more concrete,” for example.
  6. Select contexts that assist you in reaching your goal: “I will talk with my friends in private settings where there are no distractions that interfere with listening well,” or “I will begin speaking up in my Communication course because it is the most discussion-oriented and because other students make a lot of comments there. Later, I will speak up in my sociology course, which combines lecture and discussion.”

Discuss the role of women and minority races in the labor force during the 1920s. Evaluate the gains and losses in power and prestige of each.

Discuss the role of women and minority races in the labor force during the 1920s. Evaluate the gains and losses in power and prestige of each.

Compare and contrast the impact of World War II on minority groups within the United States. Discuss specifically the impact on African Americans, Native Americans (Indians), Mexican Americans, and women.

Describe Truman s goals in his Fair Deal domestic policy. Evaluate his successes and failures in accomplishing those goals.

Compare and contrast what Ronald Reagan promised the American people with what his administration actually delivered to the country in his first four years in office.

Chose an organization that will serve as the focal point of Individual Project Part 2 due in Unit 5. Create a 1-page outline for the paper that will be submitted in Individual Project Part 2 that requires you to address the following elements:

  • Selecting a for-profit organization of interest, you will research an unusual or conflicting accounting principle that has impacted your chosen organization.
  • The research will require you to present, review and analyze the organizations published accounting statements of the last two years.
  • Identify the core functions of each department, their strengths and weaknesses, and make recommendations for improvement, as appropriate.
  • Identify and describe the underlying problem or conflict.
  • Compare the alternative courses of action.
  • Explain the effects at issue.
  • Recommend options that would be consistent with the accounting practices of the organizatoin, accounting processes, and accounting-related departments.
  • Include the last 2 years of published accounting statements.