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Countries of the World

Countries of the World

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COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD
Overview:
For the end of the year project, students will collect information about one country, and then present that information using a variety of presentation materials (PowerPoint, Poster Board,Essay, etc.). This project will compare the sizes, populations, and political characteristics of different countries. Using this information, students will be able to ask and answer geographic questions as they relate to thecountry they selected.
Time Table:
This is your 4
th
marking Period Quarterly Assessment. Due on the date of your assessment!You will have the rest of the year to complete the work. If you do not have access to acomputer at home, you will either have to be finished the project by the end of school or usethe library on your own time to complete it. After June 2
nd
, you will NOT have access to thecomputers in the room to do research or to print your work.
Development:
Students will gather information about their selected country. Some of the things you will beresearching are the following:
Country name
Capital city
Total area in square miles
Total population
Population density (population divided by land area)
Population distribution (evenly spread, unevenly spread)
Location of capital (center of country? population center of country? other)
Length of border, who do they share the border with?
Size of military
Ratio of military personnel to total population, you will need to divide (sorry)
Language or languages spoken
Any other interesting or relevant informationStudents will need to do math for calculating population density and the ratio of military personnel to total population. You should look up city placement on a map of the country todetermine the location of each country's capital and the approximate population distribution.You should discuss the following questions for both the large and small countries:

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