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  • On this slide include Country Name, Flag, country emblem/ seal/ coats of arms
    Resources: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/country_profiles/default.stm
    http://www.national-anthems.net/ ( can also upload MP3 version of your countries national anthem from this site)
    http://www.worldatlas.com/aatlas/world.htm
  • Personalized for each speaker from country.
  • Select your country’s map from:
    http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/map/?ar_a=1&map_types=55
    On this slide- country map- Note for teacher & Presenters- Possible Map Skills Opportunity- Where country is in relation to Akron, Ohio – Use google earth free upload.
  • Statistics
    ¨ BBC News Country Profile at http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/country_profiles/default.stm (best for gathering statistics for presenters)
    Area
    Capitol
    Population
    Major Religions
    Major Languages- Sample of language in native script- Country name -
    Other resources- ¨ State Department country information at
    http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/index.htm ( more in depth information)
    ¨ The CIA World Factbook country information at https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html ( more in depth information)
    ¨ BBC News Country Profile at http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/country_profiles/default.stm (best for gathering statistics for presenters)
    ¨ The Economist Country Briefing
    http://www.economist.com/topics (search by country name)
    ¨ Embassy of Country in U.S. website:
    http://www.embassy.org/embassies/
    US Embassies and Consulates
    http://www.usembassy.gov/
    http://www.worldatlas.com/aatlas/world.htm
  • History or Geography- Highlights of important historical events for country-regions / Early Civilizations and/ or defining historical events that created country and culture social structures
    Or Landforms and Geography
    National geographic Xpeditions: http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/?xpop=1&ar_a=1 (current events, religions, economy, landmarks, etc.)
  • Language(s) Spoken- how to say basic conversational words- vocabulary list - in english- pronunciation – native language- sample of script in native language
  • National geographic Xpeditions: http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/?xpop=1&ar_a=1 (current events, religions, economy, landmarks, etc.)
  • Include on this slide any significant current events, upcoming elections, headline news…
    National geographic Xpeditions: http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/?xpop=1&ar_a=1 (current events, religions, economy, landmarks, etc.)
  • National geographic Xpeditions: http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/?xpop=1&ar_a=1 (current events, religions, economy, landmarks, etc.)
  • http://www.worldatlas.com/aatlas/world.htm
    Good website to find photos of currency
    National geographic Xpeditions: http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/?xpop=1&ar_a=1 (current events, religions, economy, landmarks, etc.)
  • National geographic Xpeditions: http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/?xpop=1&ar_a=1 (current events, religions, economy, landmarks, etc.)
  • Include significant National Festivals, events, heritage – historic customs and traditions that still exist
    Unusual Celebrations
  • Everyday food, Purchasing food- grocery store, outdoor market, grow their own, time allotted for eating- primary meal of the day- typical school lunch experience- do they cook-Treats- What is special to your country-culture- candy, fruits, meats,
    National geographic Xpeditions: http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/?xpop=1&ar_a=1 (current events, religions, economy, landmarks, etc.)
  • Contemporary Customs and Traditions- Pop Culture (Arts-Music- what makes your country famous and who makes your country famous)- Games, Sports, Music, Hrs day-week of TV / Facebook-Computer-Video Games-texting (do they have cell phone? Wii? Facebook
    Birthday celebrations- National Day- Typical Vacations- National Popular Sports- Rites of Passage- Growing Up
  • A Day in the Life- Around the world http://www.timeforkids.com/
    http://.timeforkids.com/around-the-world
    Go to the Around the World section- select your country and select “ a day in the life”
  • http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/country_profiles/default.stm
    (Has media section listing news sources)
  • Know Your Community - Know Your World Vietnam

    1. 1. VIETNAMVIETNAM KNOW YOUR COMMUNITY –KNOW YOUR COMMUNITY – KNOW YOUR WORLDKNOW YOUR WORLD
    2. 2. INTERNATIONAL SPEAKER PROFILEINTERNATIONAL SPEAKER PROFILE Tam Hoang Minh Ngo ( May ) – Topics: – Studying in Akron university – My major is Nursing – I was born in Ho Chi Minh city – I want to be a nurse to help kids in the future
    3. 3. VIETNAMVIETNAM
    4. 4. VIETNAM QUICK FACTSVIETNAM QUICK FACTS • Full name: Socialist Republic of Vietnam • Population: 89.7 million (UN, 2012) • Capital: Hanoi • Largest city: Ho Chi Minh city • Area: 329,247 sq km (127,123 sq miles) • Major language: Vietnamese • Major religion: Buddhism • Life expectancy: 73 years (men), 77 years (women) (UN) • Monetary unit: 1 dong = 100 xu • Main exports: Petroleum, rice, coffee, clothing, fish • GNI per capita: US $1,270 (World Bank, 2011)
    5. 5. LANDFORMSLANDFORMS
    6. 6. VIETNAMESEVIETNAMESE • Xin chào Tạm biệt Có Không • Cám ơn Không có gì � • Làm ơn • Tôi yêu bạn Bạn khoẻ không? • Cho hỏi Xin lỗi • Bạn có nói được...? • Tôi tên là... • Tôi đến từ...
    7. 7. COUNTRYCOUNTRY •LEADER: Trương Tấn Sang •GOVERNMENT: Single-party socialist republic •VOTING AGE: 18
    8. 8. CURRENT EVENTS OR KEY ISSUESCURRENT EVENTS OR KEY ISSUES
    9. 9. ECONOMICSECONOMICS  Known for: Rice, coffee, seafood, coal  Imports: machinery and equipment, petroleum products, steel products, electronics, plastics, auto mobiles  Exports: clothes, shoes, marine products, crude oil, electronics, wooden products, rice  Economy status: the economic growth accelerated in the second quarter after the central bank cut interest rates to revive lending to businesses and rising foreign investment boosted the nation’s exports.
    10. 10. EVERYDAY-ECONOMICSEVERYDAY-ECONOMICS • Currency: Vietnam dong (VND) - 1.00 USD = 21,000 VND • Jobs : People start to work most at the age 18, but it depends on family and resume to be chosen. There is some cases that children or teenagers go to work because of their poor family. • Students and money: Student in elementary or high school can usually have allowance. About the amount, it’s based on each family’s economy.
    11. 11. MONEYMONEY
    12. 12. COINSCOINS
    13. 13. RELIGION(S)RELIGION(S)
    14. 14. GENDER- ROLE OF GIRLS / BOYS –GENDER- ROLE OF GIRLS / BOYS – MEN/WOMENMEN/WOMEN • Roles in society: Most emphasize on men’s role in family and outside the society. Also, people obtain with education and age. • Dress : Uniform in school, casual clothes to go outside. • Work: Men’s responsibilities are to work • Home: Women were responsible for domestic duties such as homemaking and raising children
    15. 15. NATIONAL FESTIVALS-HOLIDAYSNATIONAL FESTIVALS-HOLIDAYS EVENTSEVENTS
    16. 16. FOODFOOD
    17. 17. CONTEMPORARY CUSTOMS- MUSIC - DANCE – SPORTS &CONTEMPORARY CUSTOMS- MUSIC - DANCE – SPORTS & TRADITIONSTRADITIONS
    18. 18. VIETNAMESE POP SINGERSVIETNAMESE POP SINGERS
    19. 19. VIETNAMESE POP SINGERSVIETNAMESE POP SINGERS
    20. 20. TRADITIONAL CLOTHESTRADITIONAL CLOTHES
    21. 21. HISTORICAL PLACESHISTORICAL PLACES
    22. 22. EVERYDAY LIVINGEVERYDAY LIVING • Typical Day- schedule: +Breakfast (7am-8am); Lunch (12pm-1pm); Dinner (7am-8am) +Go to work at 7am +Vietnamese have a short nap after having lunch (about 30-45mins) +Going back home from work at 4pm-5pm • A School Day/Week of 11-12yrs old kids: Go to school at 6:30am, have a small break at 9:00am(for 20mins),go home at 11:45am, have lunch and take a nap for 45mins. Go to school again for extra school class in the afternoon(3-4 days/week)
    23. 23. UNIFORMUNIFORM
    24. 24. UNIFORMUNIFORM
    25. 25. EVERYDAY LIVINGEVERYDAY LIVING • Study-Homework: Focus most on Science course (Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics) and Literature -Study with a tutor in the evening. • Extracurriculars: Have many soccer/basketball competitions in the break times between classes. • Family Life: we live as a collectivism, help each others to do the household chores, eat together for the main meals, watch TV or discuss something together
    26. 26. EVERYDAY LIVINGEVERYDAY LIVING • Pets: cats, dogs, fish, turtles/tortoises, etc. • Wildlife: It may be hard to see wildlife animals here. There are not many “real” parks in the urban areas of Vietnam because of deforestation and population growth. Parks in Vietnam are like the playground for kids or the big garden with flowers and some trees. Therefore, most wild animals can be seen the zoo only.
    27. 27. ZOOZOO
    28. 28. PARK IN VIETNAMPARK IN VIETNAM
    29. 29. SIMILARITIES-DIFFERENCESSIMILARITIES-DIFFERENCES • Do you see that there are many differences between America and Vietnam? What do you find it’s interesting in Vietnam?
    30. 30. LINKSLINKS • Learn more: General news: http://www.thanhniennews.com Tourism: http://www.vietnamtourism.com/en/index.php/news History: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/vietnam/index.html Others: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/vietnam/index.html

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