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  • Uruguay Name: Period 2 World Geography IA Mr. Johnson Spring 2009
  • National Symbols
    • What is the significance of the colors/design:
    • on Uruguay’s flag ?
    • on its Coat of Arms ?
    Post Uruguay’s flag, its Coat of Arms, and any national symbol you deem important.
  • Location
    • Tell which countries are its neighbors and the major bodies of water on its coastline.
    • Is it landlocked ?
    Insert a political map here with more detail than the one shown at lower left. (Then excise it)
  • Geographic Features
    • What forms the natural boundary between Uruguay and Argentina?
    • What gives Uruguay its name?
    Add a slide here if you have more than one pretty picture to post.
  • Topography Describe a major land feature or region and illustrate an example of it. Insert a physical map here with more detail than the one shown at lower left. (Then excise it)
  • Climate of Uruguay
    • Tell about the typical weather patterns in Uruguay throughout the calendar year.
    • What is a pampero ?
    Insert a climagraph or a picture that illustrates Uruguay’s weather. (Answer both of these questions)
  • Capital City
    • Is Uruguay’s largest city also its capital?
    • What’s its absolute location?
    • What is its religious significance?
    Post a large picture of the capital here with its latitude and longitude. Add a slide if you can post a full-slide picture as well.
  • Government of Uruguay
    • Describe the politics of Uruguay 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
  • Uruguayan economy
    • How well has the Uruguayan economy performed recently?
    • How does it rank among its South American neighbors?
    • Upon which activity does it rely?
    (Answer at least two of these questions)
  • International relations
    • What is Uruguayan currency called and what’s its official exchange rate with the U.S. dollar?
    • OAS member?
    • What is another international organization that involves Uruguay as a key member?
    Illustrate Uruguay’s currency (Answer both of these questions)
  • Uruguayan Military
    • How much does Uruguay spend annually on defense ?
    • What percentage of is that of Uruguay’s GDP?
    (Answer at least two of these questions)
  • Uruguayan Agriculture
    • What percent of the land is arable ?
    • What proportion of Uruguay’s people are involved in agriculture ?
    • How does agriculture figure into this country’s GDP?
    Insert a picture showing Uruguay’s agricultural methods/crops. (Answer at least the first two questions)
  • Environmentalism
    • How does Uruguay deal with environmental issues and conservation?
    • What laws has Uruguay passed to promote the use of renewable resources ?
    (Answer either or both of these questions)
  • Population Pyramid
    • What major trends do the bar graph changes found in Uruguay’s population pyramid
    • indicate as a result of:
    • birth rate?
    • health care?
    • the elderly?
    (Answer at least two of these questions)
  • Sports and recreation
    • What is Uruguay’s primary spectator sport?
    • Is football ( soccer ) important there?
    • Rugby?
    • Basketball?
    • Any other major sport?
  • Uruguayan cuisine
    • What kinds of traditional food do the people of Uruguay typically prepare?
    Insert a picture of specialty cultural dishes. If you post an entire recipe in this space, be sure to attribute it using the links page.
  • Uruguayan tourism
    • How has Uruguay developed its tourist attractions ?
    • What are some of the sites people visit?
  • History of Uruguay Make a timeline of at least five important historical events of Uruguay. 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
  • World War II outbreak What sea drama took place in Montevideo harbor at the outbreak of WWII?
  • Current Event
    • What is an important current event involving Uruguay?
    Post and caption a picture this event has generated.
  • Summary
    • 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?
  • Links to Uruguay
    • CIA.gov/the-world-factbook/Uruguay
    • BBC.co.uk/country_profiles/Uruguay
    • Wikipedia.org/wiki/Uruguay
    • World Atlas.com /Uruguay
    • Trek Earth.com /Uruguay/
    • National Geographic.com/uruguay
    • Discover Uruguay.com /index
    • Factmonster.com /Uruguay
    • State.gov /Uruguay
    • NYTimes.com/uruguay/index
    • Country Studies.us/uruguay
    • Worldbank.org /URUGUAY