Iscal, environmental, and economic benefits of recycling

PowerPoint Instructions:

For this final PowerPoint, you are to expand upon what you started in M2A1: Thinking Critically about Global Issues. In that first paper, you identified a theme that comes from an area of interest, your area of focus or depth. It is this theme that you are going to use as your focus in this PowerPoint.

You will complete the assignment in three stages, as described below.

M3D3: Final PowerPoint Topic Discussion

This discussion is designed to help you flesh out your final PowerPoint topic. Here is what you should do:

1. Review your M2A1 paper. Identify your theme on a large scale, for example, poverty and education. (You cannot use this theme now.)
2. Take the theme you have identified and narrow it down to a more specific topic (For example: How does poverty in urban centers effect preschool-age childrenas learning, if at all?)
3. Once you have defined this topic, you should brainstorm about how you can show that you have learned about diversity, ethics, critical thinking, and communication with regard to this topic. (For example: Urban centers may encompass diverse demographics. Therefore, should educational funds be distributed equally across urban centers, or alternately in a way that redresses existing inequality? What does each side say about the topic? Can you communicate these ideas well?)
4. You will finish this topic exploration by constructing your discussion thread.
5. Here are the instructions for your discussion thread (M3D3):

1. Write a 250-300 word post
2. Write your theme and topic in the subject line
3. Identify the larger theme
4. Write a unique topic
5. Identify your topic and write about how it evolved from your original theme
6. Write about how your topic will address diversity and ethics
7. Explain how you will use critical thinking
8. Explain how you will improve/master oral and written communication
My larger theme is recycling. My topic is: The economical, fiscal, and environmental benefits of recycling.
My original topic was my concern with the solid waste we sent to landfills and the landfills were becoming overfull. Instead of making new landfill more often, recycling could reduce the amount of solid waste we sent to landfills.
Diversity a The diversity of things that we recycle are great. Everything from paper, to cans, bottles, plastic, metal. People actually drive around on trash day to collect the bulk metal to sell it to recycling centers. The issue of recycling and its benefits applies to people across all aspect of life. People who make money selling the stuff to recycling plants, the recycling plant, and manufacturer need people, which creates jobs at all levels. Then we have the consumers who buy recycled products.
Ethics a My main ethical question I faced was the fact that I grew up in NY where we recycled most things and there are fines for not recycling. When I moved to VA people didnat recycle. I asked myself why? Isnat it our duty to recycle? I felt strongly about it. I found myself in an ethical dilemma when people did not recycle. Do I explain to them the benefits of recycling or just throw everything in the trash.
Communications a We need to get the word out about how important it is to recycle. There are ads on TV, many places have trash cans and recycling bins. We need to make it part of our culture that people want to be a part of.
Critical thinking a I learned about critical thinking doing this by thinking about what a solution was for the landfills. Then, what are all the things we can and do recycle, and what is manufactured from these items and what else we could make. Lastly was the creative ways in which we could communicate the importance of recycling and how to get people to participate. Do we implement fines for people who donat comply, or just offer more accessibility to make recycling easier?
M5A1: Final PowerPoint Outline (worth 10%)

An outline is essential to creating a clear and organized PowerPoint that fulfills the assignment requirements. Students who use outlines tend to do much better in their assignments than students who do not. Thus, this part of the Final PowerPoint Presentation outline is intended to assist you in writing a thesis statement, organizing the presentation, and demonstrating how the research and your claims connect.

Here are your instructions:

1. Construct a title
2. Write your thesis statement
3. Place you thesis statement as the first sentence at the top of your outline
4. Write an introductory statement that includes:
1. A preview of what you will cover in your PowerPoint
2. A segue into the PowerPoint body
5. Write what claims you are espousing from your thesis statement
1. This requires breaking the thesis statement down and defining what it means and what the points are. These points are called your claims.
6. Support each claim with research
7. Write a few words on how this research connects to the claims and PowerPoint thesis
8. Write a conclusion statement, which includes a short summary
9. Outlines are written using either incomplete sentences or complete sentences (you can choose)
10. Use correct grammar
11. Do include citations, so you can refer back to your research
12. The outline should be 3-5 pages in length
13. Use the APA style wherever you include citations
14. It is not necessary to include a reference page
15. HINT: Remember you need to show that you have learned about diversity, ethics, critical thinking, and communication with regard to this topic. You can expound on what you wrote about your topic in Module 3.

M7A1: Capstone Final PowerPoint Presentation (worth 30%)

You have been working on your final PowerPoint for four modules. The PowerPoint presentation is your opportunity to show off what you have created to the class. For this assignment, you will do two things. You will submit the PPT through a drop box for your instructor to assess.

Here are your Instructions:

Using your assignments completed to date (topic selection discussion and PowerPoint outline), you are to showcase what you researched.

Here are the guidelines:

1. Create a title slide a research title, your name, date, course, professor
2. Create 15 to 20 slides (not including title slide or reference slide)
3. Include a reference page
1. 10 scholarly references are required
4. Use correct grammar
5. Let your slides tell your PowerPointas story
1. Include animation and images to illustrate your story, not overwhelm it
6. Create well organized slides (use your outline to assist you with this)
7. Include an introduction and conclusion, as well as a body
8. Use citations on your slides (it is essential to use your research)
1. Use the APA style guide