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  1. 1. 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 Insert Belize’s flag, Coat of Arms, and any other emblem you deem important. <ul><li>What is the significance of the colors/design: </li></ul><ul><li>on Belize’s flag ? </li></ul><ul><li>on its Coat of Arms ? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Location <ul><li>Name the countries that border Belize . </li></ul><ul><li>Name the major bodies of water on its coastline. </li></ul><ul><li>Is it landlocked ? </li></ul>Insert a more detailed political map than the one at lower left. (Answer both of these questions)
  4. 4. Belize’s Geographic features <ul><li>Show unique geographic features of Belize. </li></ul>Insert a physical map here.
  5. 5. What is a Blue Hole?
  6. 6. Belizean Climate <ul><li>Characterize the typical weather patterns in Belize throughout the calendar year. </li></ul>A climograph provides a quick way of characterizing the climate of a particular place. Insert a climagraph that illustrates Belize’s climate in that location.
  7. 7. Non-urban Belize <ul><li>What is Belize’s largest city? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it also the capital city? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the capital’s absolute location? </li></ul>Post a large picture of the capital including its latitude and longitude. (Answer all of these questions)
  8. 8. Belizean Government <ul><li>Describe the law-making body of Belize 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 (Answer both of these questions)
  9. 9. <ul><li>What goods and services are produced in Belize? </li></ul>Economy of Belize (Answer at least two of these questions)
  10. 10. Standard of Living <ul><li>According to a study, how does the Belizean Standard of Living compare with that of other countries? </li></ul><ul><li>What is its Human Development Index ? </li></ul>(Answer at least two of these questions)
  11. 11. Agriculture <ul><li>What percent of the land is arable? </li></ul><ul><li>What proportion of Belize’s workforce is involved in agriculture? </li></ul><ul><li>How does agriculture figure into Belize’s GDP? </li></ul><ul><li>What is Belize’s primary cash crop? </li></ul>Insert a picture showing this country’s agricultural methods/crops. (Answer at least two of these questions)
  12. 12. Environmentalism <ul><li>How well does Belize protect its environment? </li></ul><ul><li>What is beneficial about ecotourism ? </li></ul>(Answer at least two of these questions)
  13. 13. Population Pyramid <ul><li>What major trends do the bar graph at this site indicate relating to: </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) Insert a population pyramid then analyze it.
  14. 14. Belizean Military <ul><li>Describe Belize’s military capability. </li></ul><ul><li>What percentage of its GDP does Belize spend on its military? </li></ul>
  15. 15. Customs and Traditions <ul><li>Tell about the important customs and traditions celebrated in Belize. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Belizean Cuisine <ul><li>What kinds of food is typically prepared in Belize? </li></ul>Insert a picture of typical Belizean cooking. If you post an entire recipe in this space, be sure to attribute it using the links page.
  17. 17. Sports and recreation <ul><li>What are Belize’s most popular sports ? </li></ul><ul><li>Is football (soccer) important there? </li></ul><ul><li>Golf? </li></ul><ul><li>Diving? </li></ul>
  18. 18. Belizean Tourism <ul><li>Tell about the points of interest in your country that people from other countries may be interested in visiting. </li></ul><ul><li>What sites do the tour guides recommend? </li></ul>
  19. 19. Belize (British Honduras) history Use this timeline to name at least five important historical events of Belize. Description of Event Description of Event Description of Event Description of Event Description of Event 5th Date 4th Date 3rd Date 2nd Date 1862 Name of Event 5 Name of Event 4 Name of Event 3 First Parliament British Crown colony
  20. 20. Colonial history <ul><li>What European countries colonized Belize ? </li></ul><ul><li>When did Belize gain its independence? </li></ul>
  21. 21. Current Event <ul><li>What is an important current event involving this country? </li></ul><ul><li>Summarize an important news story in just two sentences. </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 Belize, where would you most want to go? </li></ul>
  23. 23. Links to Belize <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>World </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Lonely / </li></ul><ul><li>Travel.National </li></ul><ul><li>How Stuff </li></ul><ul><li> / </li></ul>Background designs are the property of Geetesh Bajaj. Used with permission. © Copyright, Geetesh Bajaj. All Rights Reserved.