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On Sunday, March 1, 2009 I will create my Wiki, post my intro and K/W/L, post a map of china and some other pictures on my WiKi.

On Monday, March 2, 2009 I will get some more pictures on my WiKi.

On Tuesday, March 10, 2009 I will start subtopic 1 on my WiKi.

On Thursday, March 12, 2009 I will finish subtopic 1 and start subtopic 2 on my WiKi.

On Monday, March 16, 2009 I will source all my pictures on my WiKi.

On Tuesday, March 17, 2009 I will keep working on subtopic 2 on my WiKi.

On Friday, March 20, 2009 I will continue working on my chart/graph on my WiKi.

On Saturday, March 21, 2009 I will keep working on my chart/graph on my WiKi.

On Tuesday, March 24, 2009 I will take notes for subtopic 4 on my WiKi.

On Wednesday, March 25, 2009 I will finish subtopic 4 and start subtopic 3 on my WiKi.

InTrOdUcTiOn

09/02/28 China Introduction Brandon F.

I have decided to do China for my Wiki because it’s a very large country with a big population and since it’s big it should have lots of information that can be put on my Wiki. Beijing (city in China) hosted the Summer Olympic Games in 2008 which I could talk and learn about on my Wiki. China also has a landmark called the Great Wall of China which goes around the perimeter of China that was used to block out enemies of China in the wars.


09/02/26 Brandon F.

K/W/L

Ten things I know about China

  1. It hosted the summer games in 2008.
  2. It is the one of biggest countries in the world.
  3. Its capital is Hong-Kong.
  4. China is a coastal and inland country.
  5. Buddhism is one of their religions.
  6. Mandarin is one of their main languages.
  7. The countries around it are Mongolia, Korea and Russia.
  8. One of its trading partners is Canada.
  9. Large population.
  10. It has the Great Wall of China.

Ten things I’ve wondered about China

  1. What is the density of their population? 142 (square mile). http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0107411.html
  2. Were they ever at war with Mongolia?
  3. What percent of Canada’s imports is from the Chinese people?
  4. How many different countries does China export to?
  5. How many tourists do they get each year?
  6. What is the life expectancy? 73.1 years. http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0107411.html
  7. What is the population? 1,330,044,605 people. http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0107411.html
  8. What is the perimeter of the Great Wall of China (how long it is)?
  9. What is their type of government? Communism. http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0107411.html
  10. Who was the oldest person living in China right now?

Ten things I want to learn about china

  1. How big is the land area? 3,600,927 sq mi (9,326,411 sq km). http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0107411.html
  2. How big is it in total? 3,705,407 sq mi (9,596,960 sq km). http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0107411.html
  3. What are all of China’s languages called? Standard Chinese (Mandarin/Putonghua), Yue (Cantonese), Wu (Shanghaiese), Minbei (Fuzhou), Minnan (Hokkien-Taiwanese), Xiang, Gan, Hakka dialects, minority languages. http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0107411.html What were all of their religions? Daoist (Taoist), Buddhist, Christian 3%–4%, Muslim 1%–2%. http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0107411.html
  4. What are their main job areas? Agriculture 45%, industry 24%, services 31%. http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0107411.html
  5. What are their natural resources? coal, iron ore, petroleum, natural gas, mercury, tin, tungsten, antimony, manganese, molybdenum, vanadium, magnetite, aluminum, lead, zinc, uranium, hydropower potential. http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0107411.html
  6. How much money do they get from imports? $777.9 billion. http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0107411.html
  7. How much money do they get from exports? $974 billion. http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0107411.html
  8. Who are their main trading partners? U.S., Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Germany, Taiwan. http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0107411.html
  9. How many airports does China have in total? 486 airports. http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0107411.html




MaP oF cHiNa


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PiCs Of cHiNa: ThE gReAt WaLL

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Beijing Olympics


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China Flag


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WaTeR CuBe


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SuBtOpIc 1

Where is China located?

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China's location by longitude and latitude (Capital: Beijing) is 40 degrees North and 116 degrees East. China is in the continent of Asia.
Southern China is in the southern hemisphere but most of China is in the northern hemisphere. China is south of Russia and Mongolia,
East of Iran and Kazakhstan, North of India, Indonesia and Thailand and west of Hawaii, Japan and Canada. It is on the Pacific Ocean.


SuBtOpIc 2



What is the physical environment like?

LANDFORMS
WATER BODIES
CLIMATE
PLANTS
GROUND
WILDLIFE
China's main mountains
are the Ch'ang-pai
Mountains, theTsinling
Mountains and the Nan
range also the
Himalayas to the south
west are on the border
of China.
The bodies of
water that
surround China
are 1. The South
China Sea 2. The
East China Sea
3. The Yellow Sea.
China's warmest
average climate
in winter is in
areas of south-
west China
therefore it would
be colder in the
north.
China's plant life is
one of the greatest
in the world, China
has twice as many
more species than
Canada and U.S.A
combined (CA and
US 17 000 - CH
32 000).
China's northeast
plain has rich, black
soil that produces
wheat and corn.
The north China plain
is mostly brown soil
that produces wheat,
grain and peanuts.
China has one of the
greatest diversities of
wildlife, in China there
are more than 6 266
species of vertebrates,
3 862 species of fishes
and over 2 404 terrestrial
(on land animals, not
aquatic) species.
China's only island off
the coast is Hainen
Island.
China's main
rivers are 1. The
Yangtze 2. The
Yellow River
3. The Pearl River.
China has five
temperature zones
from North to South
and a plateau
climate zone.
China has over
7 000 species
of wood based
plants and trees.
One quarter of China's
land is made of
various meadows that
support China's
livestock and
agriculture.
More than 100 species
of animals found in
China are not found
anywhere else.
China's two deserts are
the Gobi Desert and the
Takla Makan Desert.
China is west of
the Pacific Ocean
which is china's
main water source.
China's climate
varies from bitter
cold in winter to
unbearable heat
in summer.
In China there
are over 2 000
species of plants
that are edible
including some
trees.
China's grasslands
cover 266 060 000
hectares which is one
of the world's largest
grassland areas.
Some of the animals
that can be only found
in China are the
giant panda, snub
nosed monkey, south
China Tiger and Chinese
Alligator.
China's largest plateau
is the plateau of Tibet.
The Grand Canal of
China is the oldest
and longest man
made canal in the
world.
China has four
main seasons
with different
climates for each.
Chinese plants can be
used for many
reasons such as
medicine. There are
3000+ species of
medicine used plants.

The giant panda
can weigh up to
135 Kg (300
pounds) living off
bamboo.

It begins at Beijing
and goes 1770 Km
to Hangzhou.
China's summer
temperature is usually
over 20 degrees;
their precipatation
is normally over
6 000 mm; monsoon
winds make summer
rainy for parts of China.
Some plants are only
found in China, some
are Dove-tree, China
Fir, China Cypress,
Chinese Silver Fir,
Taiwan Fir and the
metasequoia.


GRAND CANAL: external image 280px-Kaiserkanal01.jpghttp://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/89/Kaiserkanal01.jpg
Plants and Animals:
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Subtopic 3


How have movements of the earth’s crust affected the shape of the landscape and/or the physical environment?

MOUNT KUNLUN
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FLO-CHART-CHINA_edited.JPG

Subtopic 4


What special things do people do, build, or make because of this environment?

Cultural Universals: Food and Transportation

In the coast of China the people eat Smoked Salmon from the Pacific Ocean along the East China Sea, they also eat many types of sushi some from Smoked Salmon - The Great Marlin. Coastern people take advantage of being along the ocean by using boats for their main transportation. The natives of Hainen Island use canoes to reach the coast of China.
In the mountains of China the people eat berries from the foot of mountains as a food source, they also eat some edible plants and trees near mountains. The people in the mountains of China use homeland yaks to travel. Camals are used in deserts for transportation.
In the south of China the people hunt wild animals that settle near the Yellow and Yangtze Rivers. Animals are the main food source of the people in southern China. Southern people of China use horsebacks for fast travel in the plains of southern China. Cars are main travel for southern cities in China.

Conclusion


What are the most important or interesting things you would like others to know about this culture?

Overall China has one of the most complex cultures in the world from Giant Panda found no where else to berries from the foot of mountains 9000 ft high to
amazing styles of art, poetry, literature and dance/drama. Man-made rivers and canals to natural plants and exotic animals. Legends, myths and superstitions are also part of chinese culture. China has many amazing things about it's culture and there are many more facts.
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