The United Kingdom, Part One
Deadline, Sept. 11, 160 points
What can we learn from the data about the United Kingdom?
How does the United Kingdom compare to European nations?
How does it compare to the United States?
The connections between the United Kingdom and the United States are some of the strongest in the world. The United Kingdom is the United States' closest ally in the modern world. Much of the legal and political traditions of the United States came from England and Scotland. The language of the United States - English - is a heritage from England.
Students will identify, graph and describe data about the United Kingdom as it relates to other European nations and the United States.
Students will identify and describe major landform regions within the U.K.
Students will develop a basic understanding of the challenges being faced by the U.K. as Brexit the deadline approaches.
See the handout you received in class and use the links to the right.
Here are the questions for each set of descriptive statistics about the nations. You may copy and paste this list into your Google doc.
Find this in the Fact Book under Geography
Find this in the Fact Book under Government
Find this in the Fact Book under People and Society
What is the life expectancy for men?
What is the life expectancy for women?
How do the lives of the British people compare to the other nations nearby? How about the United States?
What changes are looming for the U.K. as the Brexit deadline approaches?
How do the landforms of the U.K. affect the people who live there?
The content of this packet will be a little bit flexible. Because we will be developing new skills in graphing and data use, the learning curve is a little hard to predict. At the outset, we will graph and compare population densities and other quality-of-life measures. In my experience, this can take a bit of time.
The second category - Great Britain's contributions to the world and their impact on mankind
What great literary contributions have been made writers from Great Britain? Use some examples.
Here is the link to the PowerPoint we used in class at the start of the unit about Great Britain.
Here is the link to the CIA World Factbook. We will use it often.
North Korea Population Pyramid. If you are using North Korea as one of your nations, this will work for you.