The Political Imprint: All Nations Great and Small

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THE POLITICAL
IMPRINT: ALL
NATIONS GREAT AND
SMALL
Goals
• The purpose of these activities is to bring the
relative abstraction of politics to the reality of
everyday life.
• This webquest will explore political boundaries,
challenge the conventional notion of what makes a
nation, and examine the tenuous existence of
nations without states.
• All of these topics should bring to you new
perspectives on the dynamics of political
geography and the role it plays in shaping your
world.
Activities
•Our virtual tour of the political landscape
includes two activities.
•First, we look at the lines that bind – the
geography of boundaries.
•Next, prepare for a tour of some of the tiniest
“nations” on Earth as they exist in reality on
only mental maps.
Directions
• http://bcs.wiley.com/hebcs/Books?action=resource&bcsId=4948&itemId=04703
82589&resourceId=16419&chapterId=48597
• First, complete Action Oriented Activity 8.3: Political
Culture and the Evolving State
• Complete all corresponding questions There should be
10 completed questions. (2 from part 1, 8 from part 2)
• Create a visual to summarize your findings.
Directions
• Second, complete Action Oriented Activity 8.4: Micro-Minis
• Complete the corresponding questions – There should be a
total of 7 questions.
• Create a visual of your findings
• When completing this activity use the following website in
addition to the one listed on the Wiley website:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Micronation
• For the last 5 questions – Pick one of the following to answer
about:
• Republic of Minerva, Republic of Morac-Songhrati-Meads,
Mosquito Shore and Nation, Navassa Island
For Fun
•Take a few minutes to look at the following
website:
•http://kingdomoftalossa.net/index.cgi?lingo=
&page=History
Useful Websites
• http://www.reocities.com/CapitolHill/5111/archive/pat
silor.htm
• If you do not finish during class, yes you need to
work on it as homework. Suggested date of
completion = TBA