Communities Around the World is a project based learning adventure in geography.  Each week we will use the internet to investigate a topic, find information and an image and make posts to our blog. Here are your first assignments:

Best So Far

Maria – China
Syra – Egypt
Emely – Guatemala
Edgardo – Vietnam
Agnes and Julia – Poland
Hanyao and Carlos – Jamaica
Prajnyique – Nepal

  1. Start by visiting one of these web pages
    1. Image Quest – this is part of Britannica
    2. Wikipedia
    3. Pics4Learning
  2. In the SEARCH box type in the name of a city, landmark, land or waterform
    1. Put your mouse in the middle of a picture you like
    2. RIGHT click and choose Copy Image URL
  3. Go into your dashboard to edit your post
    1. Click on Add Media
    2. Click on Insert from URL
    3. Paste (Ctrl + V)
    4. Click on the bottom right blue box where it says INSERT INTO POST
  4. Check the box next to your country category
  5. Click PUBLISH
We need Pictures

We are answering the question, “What does this place look like?”

  • Cities Landmarks: interesting places to visit
  • Homes and buildings
  • Landforms: mountains
  • Waterforms: lakes, rivers and beaches
  • Location: continent, latitude and longitude. A picture of a map showing the lines would be a great choice. 
  • We also need posts describing the people who live there.
    • What is their ethnic background?
    • What religion do they practice?
    • What language do they speak?
NEW Category

I added a HELP menu that can be found between HOME and CANADA.Click on this link ADD A PICTURE. I did my best to make the steps easy to follow. If you have any improvements I will be happy to add them.

  1. Make sure you check off the COUNTRY category before you publish
  2. You can ALWAYS go back to your post to edit and add text and pictures.
Here are all the topics we will study for this project:
  • Cities and Landmarks
  • Landforms – Mountains
  • Waterforms – Lakes, rivers and beaches
  • Elevation – Sea Level
  • Homes and Buildings
  • Location
  • Population
    • Ethnic Background
    • Religion
  • Agriculture
  • Industry
  • Natural Resources
  • Occupations
  • Technology
  • Transportation
  • Wealth – monetary exchange
  • Biome
  • Extreme Weather
  • Precipitation
  • Seasonal Patterns
  • Temperature
  • Entertainment – Theaters and Concert Halls
  • Food
  • Fashion
  • Government
  • History
  • Holidays – Cultural Observances
  • Schools and Universities
  • Sports

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