Russia Name: Period 2 World Geography IA Mr. Johnson Fall 2008 Copyright, Concept & Creation: Geetesh Bajaj (remove all italicized text as you answer the questions in this slideshow)
Insert this country’s coat of arms on this page.
Do the colors/design as described by CIA.gov/The-World-Factbook/index have any particular significance?.
Tell which countries are its neighbors and the oceans on its coastlines.
Is it landlocked ?
Insert a political map here.
(Answer both of the questions)
Russian geographic Features
Show and describe any the mountain range that separates Europe from Asia.
Add a slide here if you have more than one pretty picture to post. Scenery shots may need little explanation.
Insert a physical map here .
What interesting geographic fact does it illustrate?
Capital City (answer at least the first two questions)
What is the absolute location of Russia’s capital ?
Is it the largest city in Russia?
What are its most important functions besides government?
Post a large picture without much comment
What is this building? Where is it?
Tell about the Russian climate and typical weather patterns .
Insert a climograph and tell what it indicates about the Russian climate..
Upon which renewable and non-renewable resources do they rely for energy?
Tell what measures your country has taken to improve its environment and curb pollution.
Did it sign the Kyoto Accord?
(Answer at least one of these questions)
Describe the structure of Russian government .
Explain how laws are made and changed in your country.
Tell how people are chosen to lead the country and for how long their terms should be.
Insert picture of political leader along with his name and the political party he/she represents It’s NOT this guy…
Economy of Russia
Is Russia a Developed Country or a Developing Country ?
Describe its transition from a command (planned) economy to a market economy.
Explain which goods and services are produced in your country.
How do people typically provide for the needs of themselves and their families?
(answer at least the first two questions)
What’s the official exchange rate with the U.S. dollar?
Illustrate this country’s currency
What percent of the land is arable?
What proportion of this the Russian people are commercial farmers?
Is it self-sufficient or must it buy food abroad?
What major trends do the bar graph changes found in the drop-down menu at Population/pyramids/index
indicate as a result of:
war or other disaster?
Customs and Traditions
Tell about the important customs and traditions celebrated in your country. Include information about who celebrates and when they celebrate.
Who is this man?
What famous music did he write?
Russian cuisine What cultural influences are involved with the preparation of Russian food? You may cut-and-paste a food picture and/or an entire recipe as long as it is properly linked.
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?
Sports and recreation
What is your country’s primary spectator sport?
Is football (soccer) important there?
Any other major sport?
Is your country a member of NATO ?
What other international treaty and trade organizations does it belong to?
How much does it spend annually on defense?
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization
Russian history Make a timeline of at least five important historical events in Russia. 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 Communism Collapses WWII Russian Revolution Romanov Rule Muscovy
Who was the last Russian Tsar ?
What happened to him and his wife?
What is the most important current event involving this country?
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?