Guyana Name Period 2 World Geography IA Mr. Johnson Spring, 2009 (remove all italicized text as you answer the questions i...
National Symbols Insert Guyana’s flag, Coat of Arms, and any other emblem you deem important. <ul><li>What is the signific...
Location <ul><li>Name the countries that border Guyana. </li></ul><ul><li>Name the major bodies of water on its coastline....
Guyana’s Geographic features <ul><li>What is a  tepuis ? </li></ul>Illustrate tepuis and tell what myths they inspired.
Guyana’s topography Generally describe Guyana’s  three major regions  and how it affects where people live. Insert a  phys...
Guyana’s Climate <ul><li>Characterize the  typical weather patterns  in Guyana throughout the calendar year. </li></ul>A c...
Capital City <ul><li>What is  Guyana’s largest city ? </li></ul><ul><li>What is its absolute location? </li></ul><ul><li>W...
Guyana’s Government <ul><li>Describe the law-making body of Guyana and tell whether or not it is  democratic. </li></ul><u...
<ul><li>What  goods and services  are produced in Guatemala? </li></ul><ul><li>How does the  Guyana economy rate  among ot...
Living Standard <ul><li>According to a study, how does the Guyana Standard of Living compare with that of other countries?...
Agriculture <ul><li>What  percent of the land is arable ?  </li></ul><ul><li>What proportion of Guyana’s workforce is  inv...
Environmentalism <ul><li>What are Guyana’s most serious  ecological issues ? </li></ul><ul><li>How are they being addresse...
Population Pyramid <ul><li>What major trends do recent bar graph changes indicate relating to: </li></ul><ul><li>birth rat...
Guyana Military <ul><li>Describe Guyana’s  military  capability. </li></ul><ul><li>What  connection  does the Great Britai...
Customs and Traditions <ul><li>Tell about one of the  complicated customs  and traditions celebrated in Guyana.  </li></ul...
Guyana Cuisine <ul><li>What  kinds of food  do Guayanans traditionally   prepare? </li></ul>Insert a picture of typical Gu...
Sports and recreation <ul><li>What are Guyana’s most popular sports? </li></ul><ul><li>Is football (soccer) important ther...
Guyanan Tourism <ul><li>Tell about the points of interest in your country that people from other countries may be interest...
GuyanEse history Use this timeline to name at least five important  historical events  of Guyana. Description of Event Des...
Colonial history <ul><li>Which European countries colonized Guyana? </li></ul><ul><li>When and from whom did Guyana finall...
Mass Murder <ul><li>Describe what happened in the most infamous  mass suicide/murder  in recent history. </li></ul>
Current Event <ul><li>Summarize  an important news story. </li></ul>Post and caption a picture this event has generated.
Summary <ul><li>What new insight did you get while researching this project? Anything totally unexpected? </li></ul><ul><l...
Links to Guyana <ul><li>CIA.Gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/guyana </li></ul><ul><li>News.BBC.co.uk/country_pr...
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    1. 1. Guyana Name Period 2 World Geography IA Mr. Johnson Spring, 2009 (remove all italicized text as you answer the questions in this slideshow)
    2. 2. National Symbols Insert Guyana’s flag, Coat of Arms, and any other emblem you deem important. <ul><li>What is the significance of the colors/design: </li></ul><ul><li>on Guyana’s flag ? </li></ul><ul><li>on its Coat of Arms ? </li></ul>(Answer both of these questions)
    3. 3. Location <ul><li>Name the countries that border Guyana. </li></ul><ul><li>Name the major bodies of water on its coastline. </li></ul><ul><li>Is it landlocked ? </li></ul>Insert a more detailed political map to replace the one at lower left. (Answer both of these questions)
    4. 4. Guyana’s Geographic features <ul><li>What is a tepuis ? </li></ul>Illustrate tepuis and tell what myths they inspired.
    5. 5. Guyana’s topography Generally describe Guyana’s three major regions and how it affects where people live. Insert a physical map here.
    6. 6. Guyana’s Climate <ul><li>Characterize the typical weather patterns in Guyana throughout the calendar year. </li></ul>A climograph provides a quick way of characterizing the climate of a particular place. Insert a climagraph that illustrates Guyana’s climate in that location.
    7. 7. Capital City <ul><li>What is Guyana’s largest city ? </li></ul><ul><li>What is its absolute location? </li></ul><ul><li>What are its other important functions besides government? </li></ul>Post a large picture of the capital including its latitude and longitude. (Answer at least two of these questions)
    8. 8. Guyana’s Government <ul><li>Describe the law-making body of Guyana and tell whether or not it is democratic. </li></ul><ul><li>Tell how people are chosen to lead the country and for how long their terms should be. </li></ul>Insert picture of political leader(s ) along with his name and the political party he/she represents (Answer both of these questions)
    9. 9. <ul><li>What goods and services are produced in Guatemala? </li></ul><ul><li>How does the Guyana economy rate among other countries in the Western Hemisphere? </li></ul>Economy of Guyana (Answer at least two of these questions)
    10. 10. Living Standard <ul><li>According to a study, how does the Guyana Standard of Living compare with that of other countries? </li></ul><ul><li>What is its Human Development Index ? </li></ul>(Answer either of these questions)
    11. 11. Agriculture <ul><li>What percent of the land is arable ? </li></ul><ul><li>What proportion of Guyana’s workforce is involved in agriculture ? </li></ul><ul><li>How does agriculture figure into Guyana’s GDP? </li></ul>Insert a picture showing Guyana’s agricultural methods/crops. (Answer at least two of these questions)
    12. 12. Environmentalism <ul><li>What are Guyana’s most serious ecological issues ? </li></ul><ul><li>How are they being addressed (or are they)? </li></ul><ul><li>What is beneficial about ecotourism ? </li></ul><ul><li>What is an important current event involving Guyana? (you may carry this onto another slide) </li></ul>(Answer at least two of these questions)
    13. 13. Population Pyramid <ul><li>What major trends do recent bar graph changes indicate relating to: </li></ul><ul><li>birth rate? </li></ul><ul><li>health care? </li></ul><ul><li>the elderly? </li></ul>(Answer at least two of these questions) Insert a population pyramid then analyze it.
    14. 14. Guyana Military <ul><li>Describe Guyana’s military capability. </li></ul><ul><li>What connection does the Great Britain have to Guyana’s military training? </li></ul>
    15. 15. Customs and Traditions <ul><li>Tell about one of the complicated customs and traditions celebrated in Guyana. </li></ul>(Answer both of these questions)
    16. 16. Guyana Cuisine <ul><li>What kinds of food do Guayanans traditionally prepare? </li></ul>Insert a picture of typical Guyanese cooking. If you post an entire recipe in this space, be sure to attribute it using the links page.
    17. 17. Sports and recreation <ul><li>What are Guyana’s most popular sports? </li></ul><ul><li>Is football (soccer) important there? </li></ul><ul><li>cricket ? </li></ul><ul><li>Olympic sports? </li></ul>
    18. 18. Guyanan Tourism <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>
    19. 19. GuyanEse history Use this timeline to name at least five important historical events of Guyana. Description of Event Description of Event Description of Event Description of Event Description of Event 5th Date 19784th Date 3rd Date 2nd Date 1 st Date Name of Event 5 Jim Jones Name of Event 3 First Parliament Name of Event 1
    20. 20. Colonial history <ul><li>Which European countries colonized Guyana? </li></ul><ul><li>When and from whom did Guyana finally gain its independence ? </li></ul>
    21. 21. Mass Murder <ul><li>Describe what happened in the most infamous mass suicide/murder in recent history. </li></ul>
    22. 22. Current Event <ul><li>Summarize an important news story. </li></ul>Post and caption a picture this event has generated.
    23. 23. 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 Guyana, where would you most want to go? </li></ul>
    24. 24. Links to Guyana <ul><li>CIA.Gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/guyana </li></ul><ul><li>News.BBC.co.uk/country_profiles/Guyana </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia.org/wiki/Guyana </li></ul><ul><li>Worldatlas.com/samerica/guyana </li></ul><ul><li>Guyanaonline.net /home/ </li></ul><ul><li>Travel.State.gov /travel/Guyana </li></ul><ul><li>Lonelyplanet.com/the-guianas/guyana </li></ul><ul><li>Travel.nationalgeographic.com/guyana </li></ul><ul><li>Trek Earth.com/gallery/South_America/Guyana / </li></ul><ul><li>Guyana Online.net /home/ </li></ul><ul><li>Topics.nytimes.com/guyana/index </li></ul>Background designs are the property of Geetesh Bajaj. Used with permission. © Copyright, Geetesh Bajaj. All Rights Reserved.

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