Final Project Assignment

This is the final project for Comparative Government.  It's your chance to show the class your stuff as you present on an area of interest to you.


1) Choose partners--only groups of three, please! 

2) Choose an aspect of another country's government to present to the class. So, not "The Government of Australia"--instead "The Prevalence of Spilling in Australian Government" (this is a real thing).  You can focus on a cultural element of the country, but it has to have some relationship to the government. Please note that you cannot do a project that focuses on any of the six countries we have already studied in class (UK, Russia, China, Mexico, Iran, Nigeria)

3) Once you have chosen your topic, choose a backup.  Then enter your two topics into this form.  You can check for my response on this spreadsheet. If you want to see what last year's proposals looked like, click here.

4) Your presentation is to take up half of the period, no more and no less.  You are free to use any method you prefer: PowerPoint presentation, lecture, skit, song, movie, etc.

5) You will be graded on the following criteria:

    (1) Is your project informative? Does the class know more now than it did at the beginning of the class?

    (2) Is it entertaining?  Are the students awake, engaged and interested? (HINT: don't drown them in a tidal wave of boring facts).

    (3) Was the load shared?  I am going to give everyone a peer evaluation form, allowing them to show how fairly work was distributed in the group.

6) Additionally, there will be a cultural component.  This has two parts. (1) On the date of the presentation, please dress in the attire or ceremonial garb of the nation that your project is about.  Goofier is better!  (2) On our final day of class, please bring in a food item from your country--we will consume these victuals at a glorious International Food Fair on Friday, June 14th.

7) Presentations will begin on Friday, May 31st and go until Thursday, June 13th.  I will pass out a sign up sheet on Thursday, May 30th.  First-come, first-served!