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Activity Description: Today you will research an Asian country that you are interested in. The information you find will help you create a travel advertisement using Microsoft Word (See example provided). Imagine the government hired you to spread the word about how great the country is. You will print your ad at the end of the period. Your goal is to make your country sound interesting to the point that the reader will say "I want to go there!"

Research:

Spend your lab time researching the Asian country and creating your ad. Use the Five Themes of Geography below to guide your research. Start with the items highlighted in RED.  Below are some links that will help you with your research. You might need to do a Google search for the specific thing you are looking for, like "Malaysia tourist sites." 

Country Reference Links

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Asian_countries_by_population

http://www.indexmundi.com/asia.html

https://atlas.media.mit.edu/en/

http://www.worldatlas.com/cntycont.htm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/country_profiles/

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/




Five Themes of Geography Detail

As you research your country, go down the list of topics below to guide your research. You do not have to cover every single topic.

 

1. Location:

-This should be straightforward. Where is it and what is it next to?

2. Place:

            -Mountains, lakes, rivers, deserts, etc... What is the land like?

            -Climate. Hot country? Freezing country? Rainy?

            -Population

            -Official language

            -Major religions

            -Type of government

            -Major cities. Give a description of the capital city.

            -Most important holidays

            -Historical highlights. When did it become independent?

            -Current events. Is your county in the news for any reason?

            -Staple diet. What do they eat?

            -Life Expectancy

            -Literacy Rate

3. Region

            -“The South,” “New England” and “The Middle East” are regions. When you

think of “The Middle East” there are details that come to mind that reflect the

land and culture of the region. What are the similarities between your

country and the countries around it?

4. Movement

            -Immigration, emigration, migration. Are people moving to, moving out of, or

moving around your country? If so, why?

            -Imports. What are the top 3 products being brought in from other countries?

            -Exports. What are the top 3 products they produce and ship to other countries?

5. Human-Environment Interaction

            -Land use

            -Vacation/Tourist locations

            -Where do people live? Is the population concentrated in one part of the

country or are they distributed throughout?

            -Crops

            -Environmental issues

            -Urban/Rural ratio. What percent of the population lives in cities?

            -Economy. How do people make money?

            -Major industries.  Tourism and the wine industry are key to the economy of

Sonoma. Does your country produce cars, electronic equipment, toys, etc…?

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