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Regional Studies Portfolio Assignment, By Collin Reese

9th grade world geography assignment...Enjoy!
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Finally... Greece and Australia are two very different countries. Greece is considered to be 'Where the East Meets the West', and Australia is considered to be, 'The Great Outback'. Greece is home to mountainous islands, while Australia is a colorful palate of land-forms. The most obvious of this palate is the many vast deserts. Highest in Greek values, is the ties among family members, and the role in family and marital roles. The major values in Australia are care for the government, equality for all, and justice for everyone. Greece has been populated since the beginning of history, and was the birthplace of the Iliad, The Odyssey, (and of course,) Greek mythology. Australia was colonized by the British, where they met the strange Aboriginal peoples. These people told of shaman in the moon, Of your father's reincarnation as an animal, and of the circle of life. These mysterious people make paintings out of dots, and ad a sense of wilderness to Australia. Major Resources: Regional Studies Portfolio Assignment
Greece had several natural resources, which include, but are not limited to:
Petroleum, (oil)
Iron ore
Lead
Zinc
Nickel
Marble
Salt Greece's economy is that of a capitalistic system. Greece has been in the EU, but a financial crisis has left the economy in shreds. After two bailouts, their economy is still in contraction, and labor unions are challenging the peace. Economic Systems: Australia has a free market economy, and has improved after the 1980 rescission. Australia has become highly industrialized, but maintains its own food demand with local farms. The service sector dominates Australia's economy, but 57% of its income comes from mining profits. And... Major Resources: Australias Main natural resource is coal, which represents 20% of the world's coal exporter, but has several other resources, such as:
Iron ore
Copper
Tin
Gold
Silver
Uranium
Nickel http://balkans360.com/country_flag/ Greece Vs. Australia http://unimaps.com/worldflags/OZ-print2.html Physical Geography Human Geography Physical Landforms: Physical Landforms: Cultural Traditions: Cultural Traditions: Value Systems: Value Systems: http://www.indexmundi.com/greece/natural_resources.html Rare earth elements
Mineral sands
Lead
Zinc
Diamonds
Natural gas
Petroleum http://www.indexmundi.com/australia/natural_resources.html http://www.worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/europe/greece/grland.htm http://www.geoprime.com/10_large_igneous_rocks_samples_i.htm http://www.viralblender.com/2012/04/14/photographing-a-coal-mine-50-spectacular-pictures/ The country of Greece has about 1500 islands within its borders, and is home to countless volcanoes, ports, and mountains. Most of the islands have dagger like tips atop there mountains and teeth like bays down at sea level. The largest physical land form has to be the Balkan peninsula, which juts out into the Meditirean sea. http://www.worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/oceania/australia/auland.htm#.UXhAZbXvuSo Australia is a very diverse and dry place, with 35% of the country receiving very little rain. It is made up of a vast palate of land forms, including the Great Barrier Reef, and these other land form types as well:
Peninsulas
Rivers
Mountains
Plains
Islands
Deserts (Many)
Plateaus
Bays The main church in Greece is The Greek Orthodox Church. Almost all greek citizens attend the Orthodox religion regularly of for special occasions such as:
Engagement ceremonies
Weddings
Easter
Christmas
Name Day Celebration
Carnaval
Good Friday
Night of the Holy Saturday http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=115027 Most Australians consider themselves Christian, but tolerate the ancient customs and beliefs of the aboriginal peoples there. All Australians are held to certain standards listed below: (This may not contain all)
-They believe that no one should be disadvantaged on the basis of their country of birth, cultural heritage, language, gender or religious belief.
They believe in:
-Respect for equal worth, dignity and freedom of the individual
-Freedom of speech and association
-Freedom of religion and a secular government
-Support for parliamentary democracy and the rule of law
-Equality under the law
-Equality of men and women
-Equality of opportunity
-Peacefulness http://www.dfat.gov.au/facts/people_culture.html http://wallabydown.com/2008/03/02/aboriginal-australia-culture-artwork-music/ Economic systems: http://www.indexmundi.com/greece/economy_overview.html http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2010/02/the-crumbling-greek-economy/ http://www.infoplease.com/encyclopedia/world/australia-economy.html
http://www.discovery-carhire.com.au/catalogue/article_australianeconomy_673.php http://www.sagolddiggers.com.au/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coal http://compendium.travelvice.com/parking-lot-car-wash/photo-of-a-parking-lot-car-wash/ Most Australians consider themselves christians, and would celebrate holidays life Christmas, Easter, The Passover, And Palm Sunday. The native population, the Aboriginal peoples, celebrate ancient customs and traditions passed down from generation to generation. One famous aspects of the Abrogional is there cave 'dot-art' (I studied these in 7th grade, and even made my own). The circles and colors of the paintings represent life, death, and birth. http://www.dfat.gov.au/facts/people_culture.html http://www.trueblueaboriginalarts.com.au/prod30.htm Geography not only impacts culture, geography defines it. There are three kinds of geography, physical geography, social geography, and cultural geography. When you define a culture in any manner, you do so using one type of geography, or several. When all three aspects of geography are combined, you get a place on earth that is one of a kind. Everything a human does is in a physical space, so geography affects culture in that way; Culture happens within physical geography. Whenever people meet each other, they socialize in one way or another. When we fight, argue, talk, trade, or greet each other, we are influencing the social atmosphere of an area, and are giving it a unique identity on earth. This means that culture is rooted in the interactions in-between humans, and in social geography. Whenever a mother reprimands her child, a person is pulled over for speeding, or someone is put in jail for stealing, they are facing the consequences of cultural geography. This is defined as the standards and expectations that humans hold each other accountable to. When humans judge another's actions, they tie culture to cultural geography. First of all, Greeks have extremely strong family bonds. In order to get together, they will come up with silly reasons to party, of which food will be the main focal point. Greeks are supposed to marry outside of the family, and men are 'required' to provide for the family. Greeks are also obligated to look after one of their elders. Greeks will go to great length to protect one of their family members, and above all, their family bond is very strong. http://family.lovetoknow.com/greek-family-values http://www.authentic-italian-pasta-recipes.com/
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