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1 Country NameContinentStudent Name SomaliaAfricaSeth JapanAsiaDuke Republic of KoreaAsiaJames ChinaAsiaRandy NorwayEuropeJackson FranceEuropeBrandon IrelandEuropeJohn DenmarkEuropeKarin SpainEuropeSydney BahamasLatin AmericaDean BoliviaSouth AmericaRyan ArgentinaSouth AmericaJonas

2 I NTERNATIONAL S TUDIES D EMOGRAPHICS P ROJECT 1. What can you tell us about your country? a.Geography of the land b.Demographics of the People: population, age, health, ethnic makeup, religions, sports education c.History, traditions, current events d.Form of Government e.Type of Economy f.Newspapers, media, libraries g.Food, music

3 II. What does the future hold for its people? Potential benefits and threats III. Summary: “What three items of knowledge did you gain most from your project?”

4 PartPart to be completedDue Date Phase 1Initial OutlineFri, March 9 Phase 2Final outline and rough draftThurs, April 5 Phase 3Sample copy for peer reviewWed, April 25 Phase 4Hard copy turned inFri, May 4 Phase 5 Individual presentations to group (in the form of PowerPoint, Prezi, Video, etc) Begin Tues, May 15 Finish Wed, May 30 Two Formats 1) Paper Project2) Presentation

5 Why would people originally settle in Weyauwega? What attracted them here? River (water), Trade routes, Trapping, Natural resources, Similar ethnic groups

6 Think about it….. Why are the densest concentrations of people in urban areas? Availability of jobs and services Why is urbanization a problem in many countries? Overcrowding, lack of jobs leads to poverty and homelessness

7 Reference the graphic “Population Density” on page 88/89… Why do rural areas in India & China have high growth rates? Less-developed countries may depend more on subsistence agriculture, which is labor-intensive. Traditionally, families associated with agriculture have many children.

8 Reference the graphic “World Population Growth” on page 91… Why has population growth dramatically increased over the past 200 years? Modern technology has helped increase food production and improved medical care.

9 Reference the graphic “World Population Growth” on page 91… What are some possible effects of population growth? Famine Disease Natural resource depletion Increased technology Creativity

10 HAPPENING RIGHT NOW IN OUR WORLD….. Why might some people want to limit cultural contact and the spread of ideas? Desire to see things remain the same To limit the spread of new/radical ideas

11 Lesson Objectives for today… To understand the four (4) specific characteristics that define a country. To recognize how various types of government differ from one another. To be aware of how various types of economic systems differ from one another.

12 What defines a country? Territory (clearly defined) Population Sovereignty Government TPSG (two pigs say grace)

13 Territory Includes land, water, and natural resources Geography influences a nation’s power to control territory

14 Population Some have diverse populations of people, others share similar background, language, and culture.

15 Sovereignty The word “sovereign” means free, autonomous, absolute, a self-master. Geography can help (or hinder) a country in its attempt to defend and maintain its sovereignty.

16 Why is sovereignty such a big issue in today’s world? Check out today’s headlines

17 Types of Government Government Structure Unitary System – Central government runs the nation (Great Britain & Japan) Federation – Some powers given to national government, other powers reserved for local governments Confederation – Smaller political units keep their sovereignty and give central government only very limited powers

18 Types of Government Government Authority Authoritarian – very common 100+ years ago Dictatorship – Power concentrated in the hands of a person or small group Totalitarianism – Government tries to control every part of society Monarchy – King, Queen, Pharaoh, Shah, Sultan Democracy – People choose their leaders and have power to set government policy

19 Types of Economic Systems Any economic system must answer three basic questions… 1.What (and how many) goods and services will be produced? 2.How will these products be produced? 3.How will the products and the wealth gained from their sale be distributed?

20 Types of Economic Systems Traditional Economy – found in many less- developed countries, little is left for trade with other communities Market Economy – freedom provided to individuals and groups, primary form is capitalism Command Economy – controlled by a single, central government, all decisions made by government leaders exerting authoritarian control Mixed Economy – mix of traditional, command, and market economies

21 Wrap-Up & Review Thursday Test on Chapter 3 Friday


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