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  • 1. Name Period 2 World Geography IB Mr. Johnson March 20, 2009 (remove all italicized text as you answer the questions in this slideshow)
  • 2. National Symbols Insert Panama’s flag, Coat of Arms, and any other emblem you deem important.
    • What is the significance of the colors/design:
    • on Panama’s flag ?
    • on its Coat of Arms?
  • 3. Location
    • 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)
  • 4. Panama’s Geographic features
    • What is the only active volcano in Panama?
    • Why is attractive about its mountain climate ?
    Insert a physical map here. (Answer at least one of these questions)
  • 5. Panamanian Climate
    • Characterize the typical weather patterns in Panama throughout the calendar year.
    A climograph provides a quick way of characterizing the climate of a particular place. Insert a climograph that illustrates Panama’s climate in that location.
  • 6. Capital City
    • What is Panama’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)
  • 7. Panamanian Government
    • Describe the law-making body of Panama 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)
  • 8.
    • What drives the Panamanian economy ?
    Economy of Guatemala (Answer at least two of these questions)
  • 9. Standard of Living
    • According to a study, how does the Panamanian Standard of Living compare with that of other countries?
    • What is its Human Development Index ?
    (Answer both of these questions)
  • 10. Agriculture
    • What percent of the land is arable ?
    • What proportion of Panama’s workforce is involved in agriculture?
    • How does agriculture figure into Panama’s GDP ?
    Insert a picture showing this country’s agricultural methods/crops. (Answer at least two of these questions)
  • 11. Environmentalism
    • What are Panama’s most serious ecological issues?
    • How are they being addressed (or are they)?
    • What is beneficial about ecotourism ?
    (Answer at least two of these questions)
  • 12. Population Pyramid
    • What major trends do recent bar graph changes indicate relating to:
    • birth rate?
    • health care?
    • the elderly?
    (Answer at least two of these questions) Insert one population pyramid then analyze it in relation to others.
  • 13. Panamanian Military
    • Describe Panama’s recent military history .
    • How much of its GDP is spent annually on its military?
    (Answer both of these questions)
  • 14. Customs and Traditions
    • Tell about the important customs and traditions celebrated in Panama.
    (Answer both of these questions)
  • 15. Panamanian Cuisine
    • What kinds of food do Panamanians traditionally prepare ?
    Insert a picture of typical Panamanian cooking. If you post an entire recipe in this space, be sure to attribute it using the links page.
  • 16. Sports and recreation
    • What are Panama’s most popular sports?
    • Is football (soccer) important there?
    • baseball ?
  • 17. Panamian Tourism
    • 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?
  • 18. Panamanian history Use this timeline to name at least five important historical events of Panama. Description of Event Description of Event Description of Event Description of Event Description of Event 5th Date 4th Date 3rd Date 2nd Date 1 st Date Name of Event 5 Name of Event 4 Name of Event 3 First Parliament Name of Event 1
  • 19. Colonial history
    • What country colonized Colombia (of which Panama was once a province)?
    • When and under what strange circumstances did Panama gain its independence from Colombia?
  • 20. Current Event
    • What is an important current event involving this country?
    • Summarize this story.
    Post and caption a picture this event has generated.
  • 21. Summary
    • What new insight did you get while researching this project? Anything totally unexpected?
    • If you were to visit Panama, where would you most want to go?
  • 22. Links to Panama
    • CIA.gov/the-world-factbook/Guatemala
    • BBC.co.uk/country_profiles/Panama
    • Wikipedia.org/wiki/Guatemala
    • World Atlas.com /Guatemala
    • Infoplease.com /Guatemala
    • State.gov /Panama
    • Lonely Planet.com/guatemala
    • Travel National Geographic.com/photos/guatemala
    • Census.gov /Population Pyramid/Guatemala
    • Care.org/vft/guatemala/country_background
    • News.com.au/travel/destination/guatemala
    • Trekearth.com/gallery/Central_America/Guatemala /