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Lesson 8 The Commonwealth

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Lesson 8 The Commonwealth

  1. 1. Systems Module Geography Lessons Lesson 8 The Diplomatic System Aim- What is the Commonwealth and how does it work?
  2. 2. The Commonwealth <ul><li>There are 53 members, </li></ul><ul><li>16 parliamentary monarchies headed by Queen Elizabeth II, </li></ul><ul><li>5 national monarchies and </li></ul><ul><li>33 republics </li></ul>                                                         
  3. 3. Task 1 <ul><li>Can you list 10 out of the 53 Commonwealth members? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Map showing Commonwealth Countries
  5. 5. Task 2 <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Task 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Complete 3 Commonwealth country fact files using the following web page: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www. thecommonwealth .org/Templates/Internal.asp? NodeID =142227&int1stParentNodeID=20596 </li></ul><ul><li>Click here for example of how to layout your country profile </li></ul>Can you describe the location of the different Commonwealth countries located around the world?
  6. 6. Commonwealth mission statement <ul><li>&quot;We work as a trusted partner for all Commonwealth people as a force for peace, democracy, equality, and good governance; a catalyst for global consensus building; and a source of assistance for sustainable development and poverty eradication&quot; </li></ul>
  7. 7. What does the Commonwealth do? <ul><li>The Commonwealth holds a four yearly event where member countries come together to compete, the next Commonwealth Games will be held in Melbourne, Australia in 2006. </li></ul><ul><li>If you would like more information click on the below link: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.melbourne2006.com.au/?s=home </li></ul>
  8. 8. Task 4 <ul><li>Using the following web page: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www. thecommonwealth .org/Templates/Internal.asp? NodeID =20639 </li></ul><ul><li>Find the ‘Our work’ section, and use the drop down arrow to find information on what the Commonwealth does. </li></ul><ul><li>Your task in pairs is to produce an informative poster in word or publisher detailing what the Commonwealth does </li></ul>

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