Birthday Geography

posted Sep 2, 2011, 10:56 AM by Karen McMillan   [ updated Sep 2, 2011, 11:05 AM ]
Find your birthdate on the map. Use the month and day as your coordinates. Choose one of the four quadrants to find your point on the globe. Find some information about that place: What's the climate like there? What is the culture like? What would it be like to have your birthday party there?

The notes we took in class today (Sept. 2, 2011):

What should we research in planning our birthday party?

Location for party (famous landmark, national park, middle of the forest)
Food and drinks (items that are found locally)
Music (what kind of music do they listen to in that area of the world?)
Activities (what are the popular sports there? what activities might you want to do in the area?)
Traditions (what do the people of that country normally do for birthdays?)
Dress Code (what should you wear in that climate? Are there rules about clothing for that culture?)
Protection (will you be in a dangerous part of the world?)