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  • Belgium Template T 2

    1. 1. Belgium Name Period 2 World Geography IA Mr. Johnson December 5, 2008 (Remove all italicized text as you answer the questions in this slideshow) Copyright, Concept & Creation: Geetesh Bajaj
    2. 2. Symbols <ul><li>What is the significance of its colors/design of Belgium’s flag and Coat of Arms ? </li></ul>Post Belgium’s flag, Coat of Arms, and any other national emblem you deem important.
    3. 3. Location <ul><li>Tell which countries are its neighbors and the major bodies of water on its coastline. </li></ul><ul><li>Is it landlocked ? </li></ul><ul><li>Insert a political map here of the BeNeLux nations. </li></ul>(Answer both of these questions)
    4. 4. Capital City Post a large picture with latitude, longitude, and another detail. <ul><li>Is it the largest city in Belgium? </li></ul><ul><li>What are its most important functions besides government? </li></ul><ul><li>What is its absolute location? </li></ul>(Answer any two of these questions)
    5. 5. What large building is this?
    6. 6. Who is this? <ul><li>Explain this man’s position in Belgian government and society. </li></ul><ul><li>What is a Constitutional Monarchy? </li></ul>(Answer both of these questions)
    7. 7. Belgian government <ul><li>Describe the law-making body of Belgium and tell whether or not it is democratic. </li></ul><ul><li>Tell how people are chosen to lead Belgium and for how long their terms should be. </li></ul>(Answer either of these questions)
    8. 8. Belgian topography <ul><li>Why is Belgium considered one of the “ Low Countries?” </li></ul><ul><li>How does the geography of Belgium affect where and how its people live? </li></ul>Show and describe a unique landform or a picturesque scene. (Answer both of these questions)
    9. 9. Belgian climate <ul><li>Tell about the typical weather patterns in your country throughout the calendar year. </li></ul><ul><li>Does the North Atlantic Drift affect Belgium’s climate? </li></ul>Insert a climograph that illustrates this country’s weather here. (Answer both of these questions)
    10. 10. Economy of Belgium <ul><li>Describe the current condition of the Belgian economy . </li></ul><ul><li>Explain which goods and services are produced in Belgium. </li></ul><ul><li>How do people typically provide for the needs of themselves and their families? </li></ul>(Answer any two of these questions)
    11. 11. European Union <ul><li>How did this country help initiate the European Union ? </li></ul><ul><li>Which international organizations are headquartered there? </li></ul>Illustrate this county’s currency
    12. 12. Military <ul><li>Where is NATO headquarters ? </li></ul><ul><li>How much does it spend annually on defense as a percentage of Gross National Product ? </li></ul>The North Atlantic Treaty Organization
    13. 13. Population Pyramid <ul><li>What major trends do the bar graph changes found in the drop-down menu at Population Pyramid/Belgium </li></ul><ul><li>indicate as a result of: </li></ul><ul><li>birth rate? </li></ul><ul><li>health care? </li></ul><ul><li>the elderly? </li></ul><ul><li>war or other disaster? </li></ul>(Answer any two of these questions)
    14. 14. Agriculture <ul><li>What percent of the land is arable ? </li></ul><ul><li>What proportion of Belgium’s people work in the agricultural sector ? </li></ul>Insert a shot showing Belgium’s agricultural methods/crops. (Answer both of these questions)
    15. 15. Environmentalism <ul><li>Does Belgium emphasize environmental issues and conservation ? </li></ul><ul><li>Did they sign the Kyoto Accord? </li></ul><ul><li>What renewable and non-renewable resources do they rely upon ? </li></ul><ul><li>What agricultural crises have they experienced recently? </li></ul>(Answer any two of these questions)
    16. 16. Customs and Traditions <ul><li>Tell about the important customs and traditions celebrated in your country. Include information about who celebrates and when they celebrate. </li></ul><ul><li>What is the Carnival of Binche ? </li></ul>
    17. 17. Belgian cuisine <ul><li>What cultural influences are involved with the preparation of Belgian food ? </li></ul><ul><li>What breakfast food is named after the country? </li></ul>You may cut-and-paste a food picture and/or an entire recipe as long as it is properly linked. (Answer at least the first of these questions)
    18. 18. Sports and recreation <ul><li>What is Belgium’s most popular spectator sport? </li></ul><ul><li>Is football (soccer) important there? </li></ul><ul><li>Any other pastimes? </li></ul>
    19. 19. Tourism in Belgium <ul><li>Tell about the points of interest in your country that people from other countries may be interested in visiting. </li></ul><ul><li>What sites do the tour guides recommend? </li></ul>
    20. 20. Belgian History Make a timeline of the important historical events of Belgium. Congo Free State Blitzkrieg Description of Event Description of Event Description of Event Description of Event Description of Event 5th Date 4th Date 3rd Date 1885 1st Date Name of Event 5 Name of Event 3 Name of Event 1
    21. 21. Colonial history <ul><li>Describe Belgian’s colonial experience last century in The Belgian Congo. </li></ul><ul><li>Are Belgium’s links with The Congo still in evidence? </li></ul>
    22. 22. WWI history What happened in Belgium during “The Great War?”
    23. 23. Current Event What is an important current event involving this country ? Post and caption a picture this event has generated.
    24. 24. Summary <ul><li>What new insight did you get while researching this project? Anything totally unexpected? </li></ul><ul><li>If you were to visit this county, where would you most want to go? </li></ul>
    25. 25. Links <ul><li>CIA World Factbook /Belgium </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia/Belgium </li></ul><ul><li>BBC Country Profile Belgium </li></ul><ul><li>World Atlas/Belgium </li></ul><ul><li>Theodora.com/belgium/index </li></ul><ul><li>PopulationPyramid /Belgium </li></ul><ul><li>History Central/WWI/1914 </li></ul><ul><li>Nations Encyclopedia.com /Belgium-ENVIRONMENT </li></ul><ul><li>Trek Earth.com /gallery/Europe/Belgium/ </li></ul><ul><li>Euratlas.com/Atlas/brussels / </li></ul><ul><li>Concierge.com/cntraveler/articles/Belgium </li></ul><ul><li>Land use, rainfall, population maps: </li></ul><ul><li>National Geographic Map Machine=Belgium </li></ul><ul><li>Post any links on this page for websites not already noted. Be sure to hit “enter” to set the link. </li></ul>

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