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Even Day 2: January 6, 2014: Bell Ringer Describe the location of the Danube river and how has it been used over time?

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1 Even Day 2: January 6, 2014: Bell Ringer Describe the location of the Danube river and how has it been used over time?

2 Even Day 1: January 2, 2014: Bell Ringer Describe the type of borders you crossed during the Christmas Holiday break.

3 Beyond Borders: Lesson 2 Exploring European Physical and Cultural Landscapes in Grades 6-8 (Partnership and Partitions 2013)

4 Essential question When two countries share ownership of a river, who decides how to care for the river and control its resources?

5 Key Vocabulary Terms Border: An imaginary line separating one political division, such as a country, state, province or county, from another Country: A recognized territory whose government is the highest legal authority over the land and the people living within its boundaries Region: An area with one or more common characteristics or features, which give it a measure of homogeneity and make it different from surrounding areas

6 Key Vocabulary Terms Conflict: Incompatibility of one idea, desire, event, or activity with another Cooperation: the process of working together to the same end Dams: Structures built across a river to control the flow of water Environment: The sum of the conditions that surround and influence an organism

7 Key Vocabulary Terms Flood: The rising and overflowing of a body of water onto land that is not normally covered with water Watershed: an area or ridge of land that separates waters flowing to different rivers, basins, or seas River basin: the entire geographical area drained by a river and its tributaries

8 Watershed

9 River Basin

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11 Farmer Brown

12 Farmers Brown Farmer Brown is located in the uplands of a river. Mrs. Jones owns property in the mid- stream area, and Fisherman Wilson operates near the mouth of the stream.

13 River use: Locate on the river where they live. Farmer Brown Mrs. Jones Fisherman Wilson

14 Question???? What happens to these three neighbors if Mrs. Jones decides to build a dam fro a lumber mill on her property?

15 The Danube river Prezi Danube Map Danube river video taming-the-Danube-river (excellent) taming-the-Danube-river

16 Geography Flows through ten countries: Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania, Moldova, and Ukraine.

17 National Geographic Interactive Map The Danube River

18 Navigation: Gabcikovo Dam The Gabcikovo Dam Project was started in 1977 under the auspice of a international treaty between Hungary and the former Czechoslovakia. The goal was to dam the Danube, all the way from Bratislava to Budapest, to provide hydro-electric energy. In 1989, Hungary suspended work citing ecological concerns. In 1993 the International Court of Justice was called in to arbitrate. The Gabcikovo dam system has been operating since the end of October The construction directly affected 3,900 hectares of fields and 3,400 ha of floodplain forests in Slovakia and another 2,000 ha in Hungary at the site of the original reservoir and Dunakiliti diversion weir - built before Hungary withdrew from the project. The canal diverts 80-90% of the Danube river water into the reservoir. The remaining % of the water is allowed to pass through the Cunovo diversion weir and directly into the old river bed.

19 Closed Reading: The Danube River Read the article and answer the questions 1.Locate the area of the Gabcikovo-Nagymaros Project on the map of the Danube river. 2.Which countries are upstream of the project? Which countries are downstream? 3.Where is the Danube River in relation to the country borders in the area? 4.Based on the borders, who should control the river? Why? 5.Why would countries downstream or upstream the dam care about the project?

20 Closed Reading: The Danube River Answers 1.The countries that are upstream of the Danube are: Germany and Austria. The countries that downstream are: Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania, and Ukraine. 2.The Danube river is in the northeast region of the countries it borders. 3.According to the borders the countries that should control the river are: Germany, Austria, Hungary, Bosnia, and Bulgaria. The reason for this the Danube running trough them. 4.Countries upstream and downstream should have a say about the dam because they will either face a flood or a drought because of it. This will directly impact their revenue source.

21 Closed Reading: The Danube River Read the article and answer the questions (Highlight the following) Identify one benefit, or positive outcome, that might result from the project, and one drawback, or negative outcome. Find evidence of cooperation along the Danube and evidence of conflict. Tell how the people in the region have tried to settle this dispute.

22 Closed Reading: The Danube River Read the article and answer the questions Why would countries downstream from the dam care about the project? Countries upstream? Should they be allowed to help make decisions about the dams? In building the Cunovo dam and diversion canal, more than 80 percent of the water from the Danube River was moved out of its original course. How would this affect the people living along the original course of the river? How might it cause conflict?

23 Interactive Games Clean up the River


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