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    1. 1. Name Period 2 World Geography IA Mr. Johnson Spring, 2009 El Salvador (remove all italicized text as you answer the questions in this slideshow)
    2. 2. National Symbols Insert El Salvador’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 El Salvador’s flag ? </li></ul><ul><li>on its Coat of Arms ? </li></ul>
    3. 3. Location <ul><li>Name the major bodies of water on its coastline. </li></ul><ul><li>What countries border El Salvador? </li></ul><ul><li>Is El Salvador landlocked ? </li></ul>Insert a more detailed political map than the one at lower left . (Answer both of these questions)
    4. 4. Tectonic Activity <ul><li>Discuss the significance of El Salvador’s position on the Pacific Ring of Fire . </li></ul><ul><li>How important is tectonic activity to El Salvador’s past and present? </li></ul>(Answer both of these questions) Show where major volcanoes of El Salvador are located on a map.
    5. 5. El Salvador’s geography <ul><li>Show the unique geographic features that can be found in the unstable volcanic terrain. </li></ul>Insert a physical map here.
    6. 6. El Salvador Climate <ul><li>Characterize the typical weather patterns in El Salvador throughout the calendar year. </li></ul>Insert a climagraph that illustrates El Salvador ’s climate in San Salvador.
    7. 7. Capital City <ul><li>What is El Salvador ’s largest city? </li></ul><ul><li>What is its absolute location? </li></ul><ul><li>What are its other important functions besides government? </li></ul>(Answer at least two of these questions) Post a large picture of a capital city scene including its latitude and longitude.
    8. 8. El Salvadoran Government <ul><li>Describe the government of El Salvador 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 along with his name and the political party he represents (Answer both of these questions)
    9. 9. <ul><li>What goods and services are produced in El Salvador ? </li></ul><ul><li>What unit of currency does El Salvador now use? </li></ul>Economy of El salvador (Answer at least two of these questions) Portray El Salvadoran currency before 2002
    10. 10. OAS member? What is a maquiladora ? What problems are associated with this program ?
    11. 11. Living Standard <ul><li>According to a study, how does the El Salvador an Standard of Living compare with that of other countries? </li></ul><ul><li>What is its Human Development Index ? </li></ul><ul><li>What stalls El Salvador ’s development? </li></ul><ul><li>Has any of this changed recently? </li></ul>(Answer at least two of these questions)
    12. 12. Agriculture <ul><li>What percent of the land is arable ? </li></ul><ul><li>What proportion of El Salvador’s workforce is involved in agriculture ? </li></ul><ul><li>How does agriculture figure into El Salvador’s GDP? </li></ul>Insert a picture showing this country’s agricultural methods/crops. (Answer at least two of these questions)
    13. 13. El Salvador environmentalism <ul><li>What are El Salvador’s most serious ecological issues ? </li></ul><ul><li>How are they being addressed (or are they)? </li></ul><ul><li>What is beneficial about its ecotourism ? </li></ul>(Answer at least two of these questions)
    14. 14. Population Pyramid <ul><li>What major trends do recent bar graph changes 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.
    15. 15. Guatemalan Military <ul><li>Describe Guatemala’s military capability. </li></ul><ul><li>What connection does the United States have to Guatemalan military training ? </li></ul>
    16. 16. Customs and Traditions <ul><li>Tell about the important customs and traditions celebrated in El Salvador </li></ul><ul><li>What tradition may discontinue? </li></ul>(Answer both of these questions)
    17. 17. El Salvadoran Cuisine <ul><li>What kinds of food do El Salvadorans traditionally prepare? </li></ul>Insert a picture of typical El Salvadoran cooking. If you post an entire recipe in this space, be sure to attribute it using the links page.
    18. 18. Sports and recreation <ul><li>What are El Salvador’s most popular sports? </li></ul><ul><li>Is football (soccer) important there? </li></ul>
    19. 19. Tourism in El Salvador <ul><li>Tell about the points of interest in El Salvador that people from other countries may be interested in visiting. </li></ul><ul><li>What sites do the tour guides recommend? </li></ul>
    20. 20. Pre-Colombian What civilizations existed in El Salvador before the Europeans arrived?
    21. 21. El Salvador Timeline Use this timeline to name at least five important historical events of El Salvador Description of Event Description of Event Description of Event Description of Event Description of Event 5th Date 4th Date 3rd Date 2nd Date 1821 Name of Event 5 Name of Event 4 Name of Event 3 First Parliament Independence
    22. 22. Colonial history <ul><li>What country colonized El Salvador? </li></ul><ul><li>When did El Salvador gain its independence? </li></ul>
    23. 23. Current Event <ul><li>What is an important current event involving this country? </li></ul><ul><li>Summarize important news stories. </li></ul>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 El Salvador, where would you most want to go? </li></ul>
    25. 25. Links to El Salvador <ul><li>CIA.gov/the-world-factbook/El Salvador </li></ul><ul><li>BBC.co.uk/country_profiles/ElSalvador </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Salvador </li></ul><ul><li>World Atlas.com /El Salvador </li></ul><ul><li>State.gov /El Salvador </li></ul><ul><li>LonelyPlanet.com/el-salvador </li></ul><ul><li>Infoplease.com /El Salvador </li></ul><ul><li>Travel. National Geographic.com/elsalvador </li></ul><ul><li>Trek Earth.com/gallery/Central_America/El_Salvador / </li></ul><ul><li>Mongabay.com/reference/country_studies/el-salvador/GEOGRAPHY </li></ul>Background designs are the property of Geetesh Bajaj. Used with permission. © Copyright, Geetesh Bajaj. All Rights Reserved.