I researched the country Malaysia. I worked very effectively and used my time wisely. I was fascinated by the many facts about this country.
I felt very confident in both my presentation and in the efforts I put into this project. I had a lot of information that was both very detailed and clear to understand. I covered a wide variety of topics to make my project both fascinating and enjoyable. I finished all of my cue cards and the presentation itself by the due date. When I was presenting my information I spoke at a medium pace and was clear throughout.
Some of the facts that I learned whilst researching this country were that Malaysia was part of the ancient spice route and has absorbed many exotic flavors into its cuisine. Another fact that I learned was that the indigenous Malaysians celebrate a traditional harvest festival known as Gawai. I also learned that Malaysia’s tropical forest is being heavily logged for palm oil, and people have estimated that if the forests continue to be cut down at the same rate as they are now the will be extinct by 2020!
An understanding that I gained from this project was the history of Malaysia and that while it is an independent country now, Malaysia was colonized and ruled by the Portuguese and then the English, and the influences of these countries are still very strong.
Finally, this project made me wonder how many species of animals have not yet been discovered in the Malaysian rainforest.