CONTEMPORARY WORLD GEOGRAPHY
New Nation-States from the Old Soviet Empire: Will They Succeed?
Exploring the Essential Question: What factors contribute to the success and failure of new nation-states?
1. Read “The Death of the Great Russian Bear”. Think about the many changes Russia has experienced.
What is the Commonwealth of Independent States?
Russia- Belarus- Ukraine- Kaxakhstan- Kyrgystan- Tajikistan- Turkmenistan- Uzbekistan- Armenia- Azerbaijan- Georgia- Moldova- Lithuania- Latvia- Estonia
Students will understand:
- What features affect the success of a nation-state?
o Political Freedom
o Economic Growth
o Quality of Life
o National Security
- The world is always changing
- Empires rise and collapse
- New nations are born and die
- How nations gain their independence
Relevant Vocabulary: nation-states – nation – ethnic group state - failed state – nationalism – dictators - gross domestic product life expectancy and infant mortality (percent of population increase) - per capita GDP - literacy rate - percent of population increase - Human Development Index(HDI)
Create a Brochure: You will select (choose) a country of the C.I.S, research its information and produce a three-part brochure. Your brochure needs to be colorful and eye-catching. This project will be an informational brochure for someone planning to visit and/or live in your country. All of your sources must be cited and properly formatted. You will follow the MLA 7 with URL format for your Works Cited. (Remember: All pictures must have the URL under the picture and also properly cited, including that URL, on your Works Cited page.)
Your brochure will have six (6) panels. The back panel will be for your Works Cited. The remaining five(5) panels will contain the required information arranged as you wish and, any pictures that you may wish to include.
Your brochure will contain the following required information:
1. colored flag of your country
2. type of government- leader of the country and his/her title
3. map of your country
5. natural resources
6. the major language(s)
7. ethnic groups
8. tourist attractions
9. quality of life experienced by citizens
10. travel warnings(check US State Dept. website) quality of life.
Answer the EQ: What factors have played the most significant role in the success or failure of your country? Write an Informational Essay that explains whether or your country is succeeding or failing with a minimum of 3 reasons why.
Remember: There are resources on the Library web page you can access (http://ma.sau45.libguides.com/russia).
Brochure is due, Thursday February 12, 2015.
GRADING: Works Cited= 5pts.
Required items- 7pts. each= 70pts
Informational Essay= 25pts.
Citation and Plagiarism Resources on the Internet
Commonwealth of Independent States
Go to School Catalog
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