Friday, March 23, 2007
Portofino, a haven on the Italian Riviera
Portofino has even been recreated in stupendous detail around the 'harbor' at Tokyo DisneySea in Chiba, Japan, and to a much lesser extent, the Portofino Bay Resort at Universal Orlando Resort in Orlando, Florida.
Notes on classwork Fri, Mar 23:
World geo is taking an intro to Italy and continuing a study of the Mediterranean culture.
1. Sketch a map that features both Greece and Italy and their immediate neighbors.
* Use color.
* Identify nations, major cities, bodies of water.
* Create a title that recognizes the historic relationship of the 2 nations.
* 5 pts. To be scored in class Mon.
(Greek philosophers skits to be presented Mon. and Tues)
Please read from the World Geography / Prentice Hall textbook, pp 326 - 337.
* Take brief notes on all terms printed in red.
* Write brief answers to questions on 336, 1 - 7.
* 5 pts. To be scored Mon.
- Gibraltar (UK)
- Pyrenees Mts.
- navigable: Is the red River navigable?
- Sirocco winds: Why did VW name a car the Scirocco?
- hub: In what ways is Shreveport a hub?
- seismically active: "Mom, why can't I be seismically active?"
- de-forestation, overgrazing, overpopulation
- migration for economic advantage: Do the young migrate away from Shreveport because of a lack of jobs?
- creativity and the business boom: design & manufacturing innovation.
- Roman empire followed by the Roman Catholic empire.
- European Italy: the north, from the Alps to the Po River valley.
- subsidence: does sinking soil affect Louisiana? Does it affect Viking Dr?
- Central Italy: Roma, the Vatican, Bologna, Florence (Firenze). Heart of the Rensaissance.
- Southern Italy: Naples (Napoli), Sicily, Sardinia. Home of the Cosa Nostra.
- Snob appeal goods and image: Armani, Prada, Beretta, Ferrari, Nutella, Balsamic vinegar.
- The nature of the dishes at Ristorante Chianti or the Olive St Bistro as opposed to Monjuni's or Notini's.