Venezuela Template

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Venezuela Template

  1. 1. Name Period 2 World Geography IB Mr. Johnson March 20, 2009 (remove all italicized text as you answer the questions in this slideshow) Venezuela
  2. 2. National Symbols Post Venezuela’s flag, its Coat of Arms, and any national symbol you deem important. <ul><li>What is the significance of the colors/design: </li></ul><ul><li>on Venezuela’s flag ? </li></ul><ul><li>on its Coat of Arms ? </li></ul><ul><li>Where does the country get its name ? </li></ul>(Answer all of these questions)
  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>Insert a more detailed political map here than the one at lower left. (Excise that one). (Answer both of these questions)
  4. 4. Geographic Features <ul><li>What is unique about Lake Maracaibo ? </li></ul>Add a slide here if you have more than one pretty picture to post.
  5. 5. Venezuela’s topography Generally describe Venezuela’s major landforms and how they affect where people live. Insert a physical map here.
  6. 6. Climate of Venezuela <ul><li>Tell about the typical weather patterns in Venezuela throughout the calendar year. </li></ul><ul><li>What ocean currents affect Venezuela’s coastal regions? </li></ul>Insert a climagraph or a picture that illustrates Venezuela’s weather. (Answer both of these questions)
  7. 7. Capital City <ul><li>Is Venezuela’s largest city also its capital? </li></ul><ul><li>What is its absolute location? </li></ul><ul><li>What are its other important functions besides government? </li></ul>Post a large picture of the capital here with its latitude and longitude. Add another slide, if necessary, with more information and another illustration. (Answer at least the first two questions)
  8. 8. Government of Venezuela <ul><li>Describe the government of Venezuela 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
  9. 9. Hugo Chavez <ul><li>Describe some aspect of his relationship with the Untied States </li></ul><ul><li>Tell how he has attempted to maintain power despite term limits. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Economy of Venezuela <ul><li>Describe the Venezuelan economy. </li></ul><ul><li>What is its Human Development Index ? </li></ul><ul><li>What role does oil play in the Venezuelan economy? </li></ul>(Answer at least two of these questions)
  11. 11. International relations <ul><li>What’s Venezuelan currency called and what’s its official exchange rate with the U.S. dollar? </li></ul><ul><li>OAS member? </li></ul><ul><li>What is another international organization that Venezuela has membership? </li></ul>Illustrate Venezuela’s currency (Answer both of these questions)
  12. 12. Military <ul><li>How much does Venezuela spend annually on defense ? </li></ul><ul><li>What percentage of is that of Venezuela’s GDP? </li></ul><ul><li>Why does the United States view the Venezuelan military as a threat? </li></ul>(Answer at least two of these questions)
  13. 13. Agriculture <ul><li>What percent of the land is arable ? </li></ul><ul><li>What proportion of Venezuela’s people are involved in agriculture? </li></ul><ul><li>How does agriculture figure into Venezuela’s GDP? </li></ul>Insert a picture showing Venezuela’s agricultural methods/crops. (Answer at least the first two questions)
  14. 14. Environmentalism <ul><li>How does Venezuela deal with environmental issues and conservation? </li></ul><ul><li>What laws has Venezuela passed to promote the use of renewable resources ? </li></ul>(Answer either or both of these questions)
  15. 15. Population Pyramid <ul><li>What major trends do the bar graph changes found in Venezuela’s population pyramid </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>the elderly? </li></ul>(Answer at least two of these questions)
  16. 16. Venezuelan Cuisine <ul><li>What kinds of traditional food do the people of Venezuela typically prepare? </li></ul>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.
  17. 17. Tourism in Venezuela <ul><li>Tell about the points of interest in Venezuela that people from other countries may be interested in visiting. </li></ul><ul><li>What sites do the tour guides recommend? </li></ul>(Answer either of these questions)
  18. 18. Sports and recreation <ul><li>What is Venezuela’s primary spectator sport ? </li></ul><ul><li>Is football (soccer) important there? </li></ul><ul><li>Basketball? </li></ul><ul><li>Any other major sport? </li></ul>(Answer any of these questions)
  19. 19. Venezuelan traditions <ul><li>What musical traditions do Venezuelans enjoy? </li></ul><ul><li>What are customs and traditions are important to them? </li></ul>
  20. 20. History of Venezuela Make a timeline of at least five important historical events of Venezuela. 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 Hugo Chavez Name of Event 4 Name of Event 3 Name of Event 2 Name of Event 1
  21. 21. Colonial history <ul><li>What evidence does Venezuela show of its colonial past ? </li></ul>
  22. 22. Current Event <ul><li>What is an important current event involving Venezuela? </li></ul>Post and caption a picture this event has generated.
  23. 23. 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 Venezuela, where would you most want to go? </li></ul>(Answer any of these questions)
  24. 24. Links to Venezuela <ul><li>CIA.gov/the-world-factbook/Venezuela </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia.org/wiki/Venezuela </li></ul><ul><li>Trek Earth.com/South_America/Venezuela / </li></ul><ul><li>World Atlas.com /Venezuela </li></ul><ul><li>Howstuffworks.com/south-america/lake-maracaibo.htm </li></ul><ul><li>NYTimes.com/topics/news/venezuela/index.html </li></ul><ul><li>BBC.co.uk/country_profiles/Venezuela </li></ul><ul><li>Lonely Planet.com/venezuela </li></ul><ul><li>National Geographic.com/venezuela </li></ul><ul><li>State.gov /Venezuela </li></ul><ul><li>Geographia.com/venezuela/index.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Fact Monster.com/venezuela </li></ul>Background designs are the property of Geetesh Bajaj. Used with permission. © Copyright, Geetesh Bajaj. All Rights Reserved.

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