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Module 12: Future Food Scenarios
Capstone Project Stage 5: Final Project
Stage 5 is the final stage of the semester-long capstone project. There are two parts to this assignment.
1.) You will write a 2000-2500 word paper (approximately 8-10 pages double-spaced). For this paper, you will use the data you've been gathering in the previous capstone stages through the semester to write a paper. Your paper will summarize the data and information you've gathered in stages 1, 2, 3, and 4 about the food systems of your assigned region. You may incorporate images, maps, and/or charts in your final paper, but keep in mind that these do not go toward your final count. You must include proper citations and references in your paper for any work (ideas, quoted material, maps/charts/images) that is not your own. If at any time you have a doubt about needing a citation, you should go ahead and include one or reach out to your instructor for assistance.
2.) You will write a 500-word essay (approximately 2 pages) in which you will discuss your progress on the capstone and the value of the analysis.
You will follow the instructions from your teacher to write and submit the paper. Your paper must include the following information:
What to do for Stage 5?
- Download the Stage 5 Final Paper & Reflection (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 296kB Jan3 18)
- Follow the instructions from your instructor to write the paper.
- Turn in:
- Your final paper
- Your individual reflection essay
Rubric for Assessment of Final Paper
Clearly and thoroughly identifies the regional food systems with clear application of material from Modules 1, 2, & 8 Advanced ‐ no typos, or grammatical concerns, attention to detail with superior effort demonstrated
|Completeness of paper & all supporting documents: Conforms to all instructions and guidelines||All specific instructions are met and exceeded; no components are omitted.||Most instructions are met with only 1 to 2 minor omissions||Some components are present with the omission of several key elements||Missing most components of the project, minimal conformity to guidelines.|
|Identification of the key food systems of the region||Satisfactory identification of the regional food systems some mention of material from modules 1, 2, & 8||Minimal identification of the regional food systems some mention of material from modules 1, 2, & 8||Little to no identification of the regional food systems some mention of material from modules 1, 2, & 8|
|Assessment of the regional food system and the physical environment of the region (water resources, soils, crops, climate)||Thoroughly articulates specified elements with in-depth & accurate application of key concepts from Modules 3, 4, 5, & 6||Satisfactory articulation of specified elements with some application of key concepts from Modules 3, 4, 5, & 6||Minimal articulation of specified elements with little application of key concepts from Modules 3, 4, 5, & 6||Little to no articulation and application of key concepts from Modules 3, 4, 5, & 6|
|Analysis of the resilience of the regional food system based on data and facts||Thoughtful and thorough consideration of potential vulnerabilities using concepts from Module 9||Satisfactory consideration of potential vulnerabilities using concepts from Module 9||Minimal consideration of potential vulnerabilities with little use of concepts from Module 9||Little to no consideration of potential vulnerabilities with little use of concepts from Module 9|
|Proposes reasonable strategies for sustainability and resilience based on data and facts||Clearly develops viable & insightful strategies with well-supported data & research||Develops viable strategies supported with some data and research||Develops minimal strategies supported with limited data and research||Little to no strategies provided or not supported by data and research|
|Style, grammar, citation use||Solid effort with few typos, or grammatical concerns; correct use of citations; attention to detail evident with some effort demonstrated||Satisfactory effort with some typos, or grammatical concerns; mostly correct use of citations; little attention to detail minimal effort demonstrated||Minimal effort with numerous typos or grammatical concerns; incorrect use of citations; little attention to detail minimal effort demonstrated||Little to no effort demonstrated with extensive typos, or grammatical concerns; incomplete or no citations; little to no to attention to detail|
(out of 54)
Stage 5 Individual Assessment (Reflection)
Your final individual assessment for the course is a short (500 word) essay reflecting on your capstone project.
What to do for Stage 5 Individual Assessment:
- Write a 500-word essay reflecting on the following:
- A summary of your experience with the capstone project
- Most challenging aspect of capstone
- Most interesting aspect of capstone
- How does the capstone and/or course relate to your major (or if undeclared, your possible choice of major)? What will you take away from the course that you might use in your future studies?
- You are expected to put some thought into this essay. Your essay should be well-structured and reflect the depth of the research you performed in the capstone project.
Rubric for Stage 5 Individual Assessment (Reflection)
|500 word essay submitted electronically by the deadline with reasonable size font and margins||5|
|Essay is organized, logical and thoughtful.||5|
|Concepts are presented clearly and presentation demonstrates a clear understanding of the capstone project and the material covered.||10|
|Essay demonstrates a clear understanding of the connection between human food systems and natural earth systems.||5|
|Essay is free of grammatical and spelling errors.||5|
|Total Possible Points||30|
Files to Download (if you haven't already done so)
Stage 5 Final Paper & Reflection (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 296kB Jan3 18)