Austria Name Period 2 World Geography IA Mr. Johnson January 9, 2009 (Remove all italicized text as you answer the questions in this slideshow) Copyright, Concept & Creation: Geetesh Bajaj
National Symbols Post this country’s flag, Coat of Arms, and any other national emblem you deem important.
What is the significance of Austria’s Coat of Arms?
Austria’s flag colors?
Location of Austria
Tell which countries are its neighbors and the major bodies of water on its coastline.
Is it landlocked ?
Insert a more detailed political map than the one at lower left.
Capital City Is it the largest city in Austria? What is its cultural reputation? Identify the background of this slide and post another picture of this capital on anther slide with its latitude and longitude. (Answer both of these questions.) Copyright, Concept & Creation: Geetesh Bajaj
Austrian topography Insert a physical map of Austria Show pictures of the Austrian Alps listing the specific locations of each. (add slides and descriptions for extra credit)
Tell about the typical weather patterns in Austria throughout the calendar year.
Insert a climograph that illustrates this country’s weather here.
Explain how laws are made and changed in Austria.
Tell how people are chosen to lead the country and for how long their terms should be.
Insert picture of political leader along with his name and the political party he/she represents
What trends do the bar graph changes found in the drop-down menu at Population/pyramids/index
indicate as a result of:
war or other disaster?
(Answer any two of these questions.)
What percent of Austria is is arable ?
What proportion of Austria’s people are employed in agriculture?
What are some of Austria’s arable crops?
What issues do Austrian farmers face?
Insert a picture of Austria’s agricultural methods/crops. Answer any two of these questions.
What environmental issues does Austria face?
What renewable and non-renewable resources do they rely upon ?
Answer either of these questions.
Austrian cuisine What cultural influences are involved with the preparation of Austrian food? You may cut-and-paste a food picture and/or recipe.
Explain which goods and services are produced in your country.
How well is the Austrian economy performing?
How do people typically provide for the needs of themselves and their families?
Answer any two of these questions.
European Union member?
Is Austria a member of the European Union ?
Does it use the euro ?
What’s the official exchange rate with the U.S. dollar?
Illustrate Austria’s currency, past and present. Answer any two of these questions.
Is Austria a member of NATO ?
How much of its GDP does it spend annually on defense?
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization Answer both of these questions.
Tourism in Austria
Tell about the points of interest in Austria that people from other countries may be interested in visiting.
What sites do the tour guides recommend?
Customs and Traditions
Tell about the important customs and traditions celebrated in your country.
What is lederhosen ?
Answer both of these questions.
Sports and recreation How important is skiing to Austrian recreation and tourism?
Austrian History Make a timeline of at least five important historical events in Austria. Description of Event Description of Event Description of Event Description of Event Description of Event 5th Date 4th Date 3rd Date 2nd Date 1st Date Name of Event 5 Anschloss Name of Event 3 Name of Event 2 Name of Event 1
Monarchy Tell about the monarchy when this was part of the Austro-Hungarian empire. Insert picture of the monarch who ruled while the empire was disintegrating.
Archduke Franz Ferdinand
Tell about Austria’s last link to royalty (Hapsburgs).
What happened to this guy?
"Anschluss": German "Police" Enter Austria (March 1938)
What is the gruesome current event involving an Austrian father?
Post and caption a picture this event has generated.
What did you find interesting/intriguing about Austria?
What surprised you the most?
Would you be interested in visiting Austria?
If you were to expand this project, what would you focus upon?
National Geographic.com /Map Machine/Austria
World Atlas.com /Austria
Austrian Country Study
Austrian Links Post any links on this page for websites not already noted. Be sure to hit “enter” to set the link.