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UNIT ONE: Toward Independence

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WHAT IS A "COUNTRY"?

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WARM-UP

If I say "state", what do you think of?
Give an example.

"state", with a lower-case "s", is commonly used for a division of a country (i.e. Pennsylvania is a state in the Unted States of America)

"State", with an upper-case "S", is another word for "country"

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Attach "What Is A Country?".
As a group, read aloud "What Is A Country?".
Create margin notes on what you think is important.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Create a Venn Diagram for your notes on Countries.

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OBJECTIVES:
  • Explain the four chatacteristics all countries share.
  • Describe "developed" and "developing" countries.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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NOTES:
Countries of the World
  • What Is a Country?
    • Definition of a Country
      • a State is a self-governing political organization with territory and people
      • 193 recognized countries (the U.N. only recognizes 192 - does not recognize the Vatican City)
      • Territories of countries are NOT independent countries (i.e. Greenland - Denmark)
    • Characteristics of All Countries or States
      • Territory (internationally recognized boundaries)
      • People (live there on an on-going basis)
      • Sovereignty (power over its own land and people)
      • Government (organized to make decisions)
  • Types of Countries
    • Developing Countries
      • a country with a relatively low per capita (per person) income
        • most people have a lower standard of living
        • access to few goods and services
      • most follow a traditional way of life
      • not able to produce as much for the people
      • known as "third world countries"
      • currently 125 countries with over 1 million people
    • Developed Countries
      • a country with a relatively high per capita (per person) income
        • most people have a high standard of living
        • access to more goods and services
      • most people follow a modern way of life
      • able to produce a lot for its people
        • have enough food, adequate clothing, homes with running water and electricity
        • access to modern transportation, medical care, and education
      • usually are "industrialized countries"

Add the Following Items to Your Glossary (92-95)
 
Country
Developed Country
Developing Country
Standard of Living