Paraguay Name: Period 2 World Geography IA Mr. Johnson Spring 2009 (remove all italicized text as you answer the questions...
National Symbols Post Paraguay’s flag, its Coat of Arms, and any national symbol you deem important. <ul><li>What is the s...
Location <ul><li>Tell which countries are its neighbors and the major bodies of water on its coastline.  </li></ul><ul><li...
Geographic Features <ul><li>What landforms affect  Paraguay’s climate ? </li></ul><ul><li>What is a  pampero? </li></ul>Ad...
Climate of Paraguay <ul><li>Tell about the  typical weather patterns  in Paraguay throughout the calendar year. </li></ul>...
Capital City <ul><li>Is  Paraguay’s largest city  also its capital? </li></ul><ul><li>What is its absolute location? </li>...
Government of Paraguay <ul><li>Describe the  politics of Paraguay  and tell whether or not it is democratic. </li></ul><ul...
Economy of Paraguay <ul><li>Describe the  Venezuelan economy. </li></ul><ul><li>What is its  Human Development Index ? </l...
International relations <ul><li>What is  Paraguayan currency called  and what’s its official exchange rate with the U.S. d...
Paraguayan Military <ul><li>How much does Paraguay  spend annually on defense ? </li></ul><ul><li>What percentage of is th...
Paraguayan Agriculture <ul><li>What percent of the land is  arable ?  </li></ul><ul><li>What  proportion of Venezuela’s pe...
Environmentalism <ul><li>How does Paraguay deal with environmental issues and conservation? </li></ul><ul><li>What laws ha...
Population Pyramid <ul><li>What major trends do the bar graph changes found in Paraguay’s population pyramid </li></ul><ul...
What  Falls  are these and where are they?
Where is  this dam  and what is remarkable about it?
Sports and recreation <ul><li>What is Paraguay’s primary spectator sport? </li></ul><ul><li>Is football ( soccer)  importa...
Tourism When is the  best time of the year to visit  Paraguay?
Paraguay cuisine <ul><li>What kinds of  traditional food  do the people of this country prepare? </li></ul>Insert a pictur...
Culture and tradition <ul><li>Describe a Paraguayan  cultural tradition. </li></ul><ul><li>What part of this  indigenous c...
History of Paraguay Make a timeline of at least  five important historical events of  Paraguay .   Description of Event De...
Current Event <ul><li>What is an important  current event involving Paraguay ? </li></ul>Post and caption a picture this e...
Summary <ul><li>What new insight did you get while researching this project? Anything totally unexpected? </li></ul><ul><l...
Links to Paraguay <ul><li>CIA.gov/the-world-factbook/Paraguay </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia.org/wiki/Paraguay </li></ul><ul>...
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    1. 1. Paraguay 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 Post Paraguay’s flag, its Coat of Arms, and any national symbol you deem important. <ul><li>What is the significance of the colors/design: </li></ul><ul><li>on Paraguay’s flag? </li></ul><ul><li>on its Coat of Arms? </li></ul>
    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>Insert a political map here with more detail than the one shown at lower left. (Then excise it)
    4. 4. Geographic Features <ul><li>What landforms affect Paraguay’s climate ? </li></ul><ul><li>What is a pampero? </li></ul>Add a slide here if you have more than one pretty picture to post. Scenery shots need some explanation and/or location information.
    5. 5. Climate of Paraguay <ul><li>Tell about the typical weather patterns in Paraguay throughout the calendar year. </li></ul>Insert a climagraph or a picture that illustrates Paraguay’s weather.
    6. 6. Capital City <ul><li>Is Paraguay’s largest city also its capital? </li></ul><ul><li>What is its absolute location? </li></ul><ul><li>What city may soon become larger than the capital? </li></ul>Post a large picture of the capital here with its latitude and longitude.
    7. 7. Government of Paraguay <ul><li>Describe the politics of Paraguay 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
    8. 8. Economy of Paraguay <ul><li>Describe the Venezuelan economy. </li></ul><ul><li>What is its Human Development Index ? </li></ul><ul><li>What role does oil play in the Venezuelan economy? </li></ul>(Answer at least two of these questions)
    9. 9. International relations <ul><li>What is Paraguayan currency called and what’s its official exchange rate with the U.S. dollar? </li></ul><ul><li>OAS member? </li></ul><ul><li>What is another international organization in which Paraguay has membership? </li></ul>Illustrate Paraguay’s currency (Answer both of these questions)
    10. 10. Paraguayan Military <ul><li>How much does Paraguay spend annually on defense ? </li></ul><ul><li>What percentage of is that of Paraguay’s GDP? </li></ul>(Answer at least two of these questions)
    11. 11. Paraguayan Agriculture <ul><li>What percent of the land is arable ? </li></ul><ul><li>What proportion of Venezuela’s people are involved in agriculture? </li></ul><ul><li>How does agriculture figure into this country’s GDP? </li></ul>Insert a picture showing Venezuela’s agricultural methods/crops. (Answer at least the first two questions)
    12. 12. Environmentalism <ul><li>How does Paraguay deal with environmental issues and conservation? </li></ul><ul><li>What laws has Paraguay passed to promote the use of renewable resources ? </li></ul>(Answer either or both of these questions)
    13. 13. Population Pyramid <ul><li>What major trends do the bar graph changes found in Paraguay’s population pyramid </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>(Answer at least two of these questions)
    14. 14. What Falls are these and where are they?
    15. 15. Where is this dam and what is remarkable about it?
    16. 16. Sports and recreation <ul><li>What is Paraguay’s primary spectator sport? </li></ul><ul><li>Is football ( soccer) important there? Tennis? </li></ul><ul><li>Any other major sport? </li></ul>
    17. 17. Tourism When is the best time of the year to visit Paraguay?
    18. 18. Paraguay cuisine <ul><li>What kinds of traditional food do the people of this country prepare? </li></ul>Insert a picture of specialty Paraguayan dishes. If you post an entire recipe in this space, be sure to attribute it using the links page.
    19. 19. Culture and tradition <ul><li>Describe a Paraguayan cultural tradition. </li></ul><ul><li>What part of this indigenous culture has survived? </li></ul>What story does this illustration portray?
    20. 20. History of Paraguay Make a timeline of at least five important historical events of Paraguay . 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 Name of Event 4 Name of Event 3 Name of Event 2 Name of Event 1
    21. 21. Current Event <ul><li>What is an important current event involving Paraguay ? </li></ul>Post and caption a picture this event has generated.
    22. 22. 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>
    23. 23. Links to Paraguay <ul><li>CIA.gov/the-world-factbook/Paraguay </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia.org/wiki/Paraguay </li></ul><ul><li>BBC.co.uk/country_profiles/Paraguay </li></ul><ul><li>World Atlas.com /Paraguay </li></ul><ul><li>Lonely Planet.com/worldguide/paraguay </li></ul><ul><li>National Geographic.com/paraguay </li></ul><ul><li>Casahistoria.net/Paraguay.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Trekearth.com/gallery/South_America/Paraguay / </li></ul><ul><li>lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/Paraguay </li></ul><ul><li>Fact Monster.com/paraguay </li></ul>Copyright, Concept & Creation: Geetesh Bajaj
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