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1Somalia Africa Seth Japan Asia Duke Republic of Korea James China Country NameContinentStudent NameSomaliaAfricaSethJapanAsiaDukeRepublic of KoreaJamesChinaRandyNorwayEuropeJacksonFranceBrandonIrelandJohnDenmarkKarinSpainSydneyBahamasLatin AmericaDeanBoliviaSouth AmericaRyanArgentinaJonas
2International Studies Demographics Project1. What can you tell us about your country?Geography of the landDemographics of the People: population, age, health, ethnic makeup, religions, sports educationHistory, traditions, current eventsForm of GovernmentType of EconomyNewspapers, media, librariesFood, music
3II. What does the future hold for its people II. What does the future hold for its people? Potential benefits and threatsIII. Summary: “What three items of knowledge did you gain most from your project?”
41) Paper Project 2) Presentation PartPart to be completedDue DatePhase 1Initial OutlineFri, March 9Phase 2Final outline and rough draftThurs, April 5Phase 3Sample copy for peer reviewWed, April 25Phase 4Hard copy turned inFri, May 4Phase 5Individual presentations to group (in the form of PowerPoint, Prezi, Video, etc)Begin Tues, May 15Finish Wed, May 30Two Formats1) Paper Project 2) Presentation
5Wrap-up Population and Culture Why would people originally settle in Weyauwega? What attracted them here?River (water), Trade routes, Trapping, Natural resources, Similar ethnic groups
6Wrap-up Population and Culture Think about it…..Why are the densest concentrations of people in urban areas?Availability of jobs and servicesWhy is urbanization a problem in many countries?Overcrowding, lack of jobs leads to poverty and homelessness
7Wrap-up Population and Culture 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.
8Wrap-up Population and Culture 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.
9Wrap-up Population and Culture Reference the graphic “World Population Growth” on page 91…What are some possible effects of population growth?FamineDiseaseNatural resource depletionIncreased technologyCreativity
10Wrap-up Population and Culture 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 sameTo limit the spread of new/radical ideas
11Political & Economic Systems 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.
12Political & Economic Systems What defines a country?TPSG (two pigs say grace)Territory (clearly defined)PopulationSovereigntyGovernment
13Territory Includes land, water, and natural resources Geography influences a nation’s power to control territory
14PopulationSome have diverse populations of people, others share similar background, language, and culture.
15The word “sovereign” means free, autonomous, absolute, a self-master. SovereigntyThe 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.
16Why is sovereignty such a big issue in today’s world? Check outtoday’s headlines
17Types 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 governmentsConfederation – Smaller political units keep their sovereignty and give central government only very limited powers
18Types of Government Government Authority Authoritarian – very common 100+ years agoDictatorship – Power concentrated in the hands of a person or small groupTotalitarianism – Government tries to control every part of societyMonarchy – King, Queen, Pharaoh, Shah, SultanDemocracy – People choose their leaders and have power to set government policy
19Types of Economic Systems Any economic system must answer three basic questions…What (and how many) goods and services will be produced?How will these products be produced?How will the products and the wealth gained from their sale be distributed?
20Types of Economic Systems Traditional Economy – found in many less- developed countries, little is left for trade with other communitiesMarket Economy – freedom provided to individuals and groups, primary form is capitalismCommand Economy – controlled by a single, central government, all decisions made by government leaders exerting authoritarian controlMixed Economy – mix of traditional, command, and market economies
21Wrap-Up & Review Thursday Test on Chapter 3 Friday