Guatemala Name Period 2 World Geography IA Mr. Johnson Spring, 2009 (remove all italicized text as you answer the questions in this slideshow)
National Symbols Insert Guatemala’s flag, Coat of Arms, and any other emblem you deem important.
What is the significance of the colors/design:
on Guatemala’s flag ?
on 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 Guatemala’s position on the Pacific Ring of Fire .
How important is tectonic activity to Guatemala’s past and present?
(Answer at least one of these questions) Illustrate the effects of these volcanoes on the Guatemalan landscape.
Guatemala’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 Guatemala throughout the calendar year.
A climograph provides a quick way of characterizing the climate of a particular place. Insert a climagraph of Huehuetenango that illustrates Guatemala’s climate in that location.
What is Guatemala’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 Guatemala 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)
What goods and services are produced in Guatemala?
What is a maquiladora ?
What problems are associated with this program ?
Economy of Guatemala (Answer at least two of these questions)
According to a study, how does the Guatemalan Standard of Living compare with that of other countries?
What is its Human Development Index ?
What stalls Guatemalan development ?
How has this changed recently?
(Answer at least two of these questions)
What percent of the land is arable ?
What proportion of Guatemala’s workforce is involved in agriculture?
How does agriculture figure into Guatemala’s GDP ?
Insert a picture showing this country’s agricultural methods/crops. (Answer at least two of these questions)
What are Guatemala’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)
What major trends do recent bar graph changes indicate relating to:
(Answer at least two of these questions) Insert a population pyramid then analyze it.
Describe Guatemala’s military capability.
What connection does the United States have to Guatemalan military training ?
Customs and Traditions
Tell about the important customs and traditions celebrated in Guatemala.
What tradition may discontinue?
(Answer both of these questions)
What kinds of food do Guatemalans traditionally prepare ?
Insert a picture of typical Guatemalan cooking . If you post an entire recipe in this space, be sure to attribute it using the links page.
Sports and recreation
What are Guatemala’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?
Guatemalan history Use this timeline to name at least five important historical events of Guatemala. 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
What country colonized Guatemala ?
When did Guatemala gain its independence?
What is an important current event involving this country?
Summarize important 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 Guatemala, where would you most want to go?