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Italy Name: Period 2 World Geography IA Mr. Johnson Fall 2008 <ul><li>After addressing at least one of the issues posed on...
National Symbols <ul><li>Post this  country’s flag  and the significance of its colors/design. </li></ul><ul><li>Post Ital...
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>Caption pictures describing any or all of the following: </li></ul><ul><li>Italian Alps </li><...
Physical Map <ul><li>Insert a physical map here and relate an interesting fact about Italy’s landforms. </li></ul>
Italian Climate <ul><li>Tell about the typical  weather patterns  in your country throughout the calendar year. </li></ul>...
Environmentalism <ul><li>Does your country emphasize  environmental issues and conservation ? </li></ul><ul><li>Did they s...
Capital City <ul><li>What is the  largest city  in Italy? </li></ul><ul><li>What are its most important functions besides ...
<ul><li>Describe Italy’s government, its structure and rules. </li></ul><ul><li>Tell how people are chosen to lead the cou...
Papacy <ul><li>Discuss Italy’s evolution from a  Papal State. </li></ul>
Italian Economy <ul><li>Explain which goods and services are produced in your country. </li></ul><ul><li>CIA.gov/The-World...
European Union member? <ul><li>Is your country a member of the European Union? </li></ul><ul><li>If so, when did it join? ...
Military <ul><li>Is your country  a member of NATO ? </li></ul><ul><li>What other international treaty and trade organizat...
Population Pyramid <ul><li>What major trends do the bar graph changes found in the drop-down menu at  Population/pyramids/...
Agriculture <ul><li>What percent of the land is arable?  </li></ul><ul><li>What proportion of this country’s people are co...
cuisine
Customs and Traditions <ul><li>Tell about the important customs and traditions celebrated in your country. Include informa...
Sports and recreation <ul><li>What is your country’s primary spectator sport? </li></ul><ul><li>Is football (soccer) impor...
Italian Tourism <ul><li>Tell about the points of interest in Italy that people from other countries may be interested in v...
Italian History Make a timeline of the  important historical events  of Italy using at least five milestones. Description ...
WWII history Benito Mussolini
Colonial history <ul><li>What involvement does Italy have with  colonialism ? </li></ul><ul><li>Are those links still in e...
Current Event What is the most important current event involving this country?  Use  News.bbc.co.uk/europe  and pull-down ...
Summary <ul><li>What new insight did you get while researching this project? Anything totally unexpected? </li></ul><ul><l...
Links <ul><li>World  Atlas.com//europe/Italy </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia.org/wiki/Italy </li></ul><ul><li>Infoplease.com /...
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Italy Template T 2

  1. 1. Italy Name: Period 2 World Geography IA Mr. Johnson Fall 2008 <ul><li>After addressing at least one of the issues posed on each slide, erase the italicized questions and instructions, replacing them with a summary of your own. </li></ul><ul><li>Refrain from plagiarism. </li></ul>
  2. 2. National Symbols <ul><li>Post this country’s flag and the significance of its colors/design. </li></ul><ul><li>Post Italy’s coat-of-arms wither here or on the Title Page. </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><ul><li>Insert a political map here and relate an interesting fact about Italy’s cities. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Geographic Features <ul><li>Caption pictures describing any or all of the following: </li></ul><ul><li>Italian Alps </li></ul><ul><li>Apennines </li></ul><ul><li>Vesuvius </li></ul><ul><li>Mt. Etna </li></ul><ul><li>Sicily </li></ul><ul><li>Venice </li></ul><ul><li>Pisa </li></ul>
  5. 5. Physical Map <ul><li>Insert a physical map here and relate an interesting fact about Italy’s landforms. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Italian Climate <ul><li>Tell about the typical weather patterns in your country throughout the calendar year. </li></ul><ul><li>How does the Mediterranean Sea influence the climate of Italy? </li></ul>Insert a climograph or a picture that illustrates this country’s weather here.
  7. 7. Environmentalism <ul><li>Does your country emphasize environmental issues and conservation ? </li></ul><ul><li>Did they sign the Kyoto Accord? </li></ul><ul><li>What renewable and non-renewable resources do they rely upon ? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Capital City <ul><li>What is the largest city in Italy? </li></ul><ul><li>What are its most important functions besides government? </li></ul><ul><li>What small, but important country is an enclave inside of this city? </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Describe Italy’s government, its structure and rules. </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 along with his name and the political party he/she represents
  10. 10. Papacy <ul><li>Discuss Italy’s evolution from a Papal State. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Italian Economy <ul><li>Explain which goods and services are produced in your country. </li></ul><ul><li>CIA.gov/The-World-Factbook/index </li></ul><ul><li>How do people typically provide for the needs of themselves and their families? </li></ul>
  12. 12. European Union member? <ul><li>Is your country a member of the European Union? </li></ul><ul><li>If so, when did it join? </li></ul><ul><li>Does it use the euro ? </li></ul><ul><li>If not, why not? </li></ul><ul><li>What’s the official exchange rate with the U.S. dollar? </li></ul>Illustrate this county’s currency
  13. 13. Military <ul><li>Is your country a member of NATO ? </li></ul><ul><li>What other international treaty and trade organizations does it belong to? </li></ul><ul><li>How much does it spend annually on defense? </li></ul>The North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  14. 14. Population Pyramid <ul><li>What major trends do the bar graph changes found in the drop-down menu at Population/pyramids/index </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>war or other disaster? </li></ul>
  15. 15. Agriculture <ul><li>What percent of the land is arable? </li></ul><ul><li>What proportion of this country’s people are commercial farmers? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it self-sufficient or must it buy food abroad? </li></ul><ul><li>How is it rated by the Agriculture and Rural Development Commission? </li></ul>Insert a shot showing this country’s agricultural methods/crops.
  16. 16. cuisine
  17. 17. Customs and Traditions <ul><li>Tell about the important customs and traditions celebrated in your country. Include information about who celebrates and when they celebrate. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Sports and recreation <ul><li>What is your country’s primary spectator sport? </li></ul><ul><li>Is football (soccer) important there? (Use this link to determine this) </li></ul><ul><li>Basketball? </li></ul><ul><li>Any other major sport? </li></ul>
  19. 19. Italian Tourism <ul><li>Tell about the points of interest in Italy that people from other countries may be interested in visiting. </li></ul><ul><li>What sites outside of Rome do the tour guides recommend? </li></ul>
  20. 20. Italian History Make a timeline of the important historical events of Italy using at least five milestones. 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. WWII history Benito Mussolini
  22. 22. Colonial history <ul><li>What involvement does Italy have with colonialism ? </li></ul><ul><li>Are those links still in evidence? </li></ul>
  23. 23. Current Event What is the most important current event involving this country? Use News.bbc.co.uk/europe and pull-down index to find your countries important news stories. Post and caption a picture this event has generated.
  24. 24. 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>
  25. 25. Links <ul><li>World Atlas.com//europe/Italy </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia.org/wiki/Italy </li></ul><ul><li>Infoplease.com /Italy </li></ul><ul><li>Trek Earth.com /gallery/Europe/Italy/ </li></ul><ul><li>BBC.co.uk/europe </li></ul><ul><li>National Geographic.com/italy </li></ul><ul><li>National Geographic.com /Map Machine/Europe </li></ul><ul><li>Post any links on this page for websites not already noted. Be sure to hit “enter” to set the link. </li></ul>

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