Tuesday, November 9, 2010

11/3/10 Class Work: Creating a Nation-State

Hello class,

Today we will continue learning about nation-states. In order to apply what you learned in class yesterday, you will create a 1-2 slide PowerPoint presentation to illustrate your nation. In your slide show, you must include the following information:

  1. Your nation's name (2 points)
  2. Your country's name (2 points)
  3. The name of your language and at least two examples of common words in your language (how to say "hello," "goodbye," etc.). (3 points)
  4. At least three pictures and descriptive text showing the culture of your people. You might include any of the following (2 points each, 6 points total):
    1. Favorite Food
    2. Favorite Holiday
    3. Favorite Sport
    4. Favorite book/movie
    5. Favorite music
  5. A picture of your national symbol and a text box explaining why you chose this symbol. This could be an animal, plant, etc. that tells us something about the people in your nation (4 points). The U.S. symbol is the bald eagle, symbolizing the strength and majesty of our country.
  6. Your national motto. This should be something that tells us a little something about the people in your nation and their lifestyle (3 points)For example, the U.S. motto is E Pluribus Unum: Out of Many, One. It symbolizes the fact that although there are many states and cultures in the U.S., they all form one country.
The assignment is worth 20 points total. You should be able to complete this assignment in today's class period. Save the assignment to the following folder:

Y:\Ramin World Geography\Period _ Nations

Make sure you save in the correct folder for your class period.

Then, print a copy to turn in to me before the end of the class period. Write your names on the back of the page.

Once you've created your slide(s), label and shade in your nation's location on the map of Europe provided. You do not need to follow the real-life national borders. Be aware, however, that if you give your nation too much land, you may come into conflict with other nations.

If you finish this assignment in class today, you may move on to your homework. Answer the following question in one paragraph (5-7 sentences) on a sheet of loose leaf paper. It is due in the bin at the start of class, and is worth 5 points. You will need to use the information from pp. 303-304 and p. 290, as well as your notes, to answer the question.

Compare and contrast the British and Roman Empires. Your response should consider the area controlled by each, as well as their main form(s) of transportation. Make sure that you also explain which level of society each empire reached and why. Finally, add any other details you think might be important.

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