Iceland Lýôveldiô Ísland Name Period 2 World Geography IA Mr. Johnson December 5, 2008 (remove all italicized text as you answer the questions in this slideshow)
National Symbols Post this country’s flag, Coat of Arms, and any other emblem you deem important.
What is the significance of the colors/design:
Of Iceland’s flag ?
Of its Coat of Arms?
Name the major bodies of water on its coastline.
Is it landlocked ?
Insert a more detailed political map than the one at lower left. (Answer both of these questions)
Discuss the significance of Iceland’s position on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge . Describe Iceland’s geysers and glaciers.
(Answer at least one of these questions) Illustrate how this is adding to the land area of Iceland.
Iceland’s Geographic features
Show the unique geographic features that can be found in the unstable volcanic terrain.
Insert a physical map here.
Characterize the typical weather patterns in your country throughout the calendar year.
Does the North Atlantic Drift affect your country’s climate?
A climograph plots monthly average temperature and precipitation for some location. It provides a quick way of characterizing the climate of a particular place. Insert a climograph or a picture that illustrates this country’s weather. (Answer both of these questions)
What is Iceland’s largest city ?
What is its absolute location?
What are its other important functions besides government?
Post a large picture of the capital including its latitude and longitude. (Answer at least two of these questions)
Describe the law-making body of Iceland and tell whether or not it is democratic.
Tell how people are chosen to lead the country and for how long their terms should be.
Insert picture of political leader(s) along with his name and the political party he/she represents (Answer both of these questions)
Constitutional Monarchy? When was the last time Iceland was subjected to a monarch ? Insert picture of present or last monarch
Economy of Iceland
How do people typically provide for the needs of themselves and their families?
Explain which goods and services are produced in Iceland .
According to a study, how does the Icelandic Standard of Living compare with that of other countries?
How has this changed recently?
(Answer both of these questions)
What percent of the land is arable ?
What proportion of this country’s people are farmers ?
How does agriculture figure into this country’s GDP ?
Insert a picture showing this country’s agricultural methods/crops. (Answer at least two of these questions)
Does your country emphasize environmental issues and conservation?
How is Iceland involved with Greenpeace ?
Upon which renewable and non-renewable resources does it rely?
(Answer at least two of these questions)
What major trends do the bar graph changes indicate as a result of:
(Answer at least two of these questions) Insert a population pyramid then analyze it.
European Union member?
Is Iceland a member of the European Union ?
Does it use the euro ?
What’s the official exchange rate with the U.S. dollar?
Illustrate Iceland’s currency, past and present. (Answer at least two of these questions)
Is Iceland a member of NATO ?
How much does it spend annually on defense ?
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization
Customs and Traditions
Tell about the important customs and traditions celebrated in your country. Include information about who celebrates and when.
What kinds of traditional food do the Icelanders prepare?
Insert a picture of typical Icelandic cooking. If you post an entire recipe in this space, be sure to attribute it using the links page.
Sports and recreation
What are Iceland’s most popular sports?
Is football (soccer) important there?
Tell about the points of interest in your country that people from other countries may be interested in visiting.
What sites do the tour guides recommend?
Icelandic history Use BBC.co.uk /Timeline/Iceland to name at least five important historical events of Iceland. Description of Event Description of Event Description of Event Description of Event Description of Event 5th Date 4th Date 3rd Date 2nd Date 874 C.E. Name of Event 5 Name of Event 4 Name of Event 3 First Parliament Name of Event 1
Who was the first settler in Iceland?
What other lands were colonized from Iceland?
What is an important current event involving this country?
Summarize important Icelandic news stories.
Post and caption a picture this event has generated.
What new insight did you get while researching this project? Anything totally unexpected?
If you were to visit this county, where would you most want to go?
National Geographic.com /Map Machine/ searchandbrowse /Iceland