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  1. Neutral State By Roxy Baker Highlands Middle School 6th Grade

  2. Essential Question: How does Switzerland’s geography, climate, and natural resources affect their daily life and jobs? • Small- 15,942 square miles • Home of the Swiss Alps • Valleys • Lakes • Mountains • Summer: About 80◦F • Winter: 27◦-32◦F • Average of 10,00 annual avalanches every year Geography, Climate, and Natural Resources

  3. Essential Question: What does the economic data reveal about their quality of life? • GDP growth- 2.1% (159) • Per capita GDP- $43,900 • Unemployment rate- 3.1% • Poverty rate- 6.9% • Industries- Machinery, textiles, tourism, banking • Exports- $312.5 billion • Export partners- Germany, US, France, Italy • Imports- $5910.18 million • Import partners-Germany, Italy, France, Netherlands, Austria Economic Data

  4. Essential Question: What do we need to know about these people that makes their culture unique? • Meat, potatoes, milk products (cheese, yogurt, creams) • Almost ½ population is Roman Catholic • Swiss soldiers gained reputation for their fighting powers • Handshakes are usual greeting • Attending to personal hygiene in public is not appropriate • Photography and graphic arts are popular • Home to the popular: “Yodeli-he-hoo~” Culture

  5. Essential Question:How has this event affected the US? Or, how has the US affected this event. Executive compensation- the salary of an important business leader that works with the government • Swiss citizens voted on March 3nd • Voting was a triumph for Thomas Miller • Swissair company collapse leads to nationwide strike against “rip-off” salesmen Current Events

  6. Switzerland