Using the Geographic Inquiry Process “Where Should We Vacation?” Directions: You and your partner will work together using the Geographic Inquiry Process to determine where the two of you could go for a dream vacation. You will pick three countries and compare them to see which one best suits you. Step 1: Asking the Geographic Question: “What would be the best country for us to visit”? In order to do this you need to identify some of your preferences. Fill out the chart below. Category What is your preference? Climate: Are you looking tropical paradise, or do you like cooler climates where you can cozy next to the fireplace. Population: Are you a country boy/girl that likes open spaces? Or are you a city boy/girl? Maybe both? Landscape: Are you a mountain guy/gal? Or maybe you are maybe more of desert rat? Beach bum perhaps? Site Seeing: What type of landmarks/sights do you want to see. Considering all your preferences, think about three countries that may be a good fit for you. Write them below. 1. _________________________ 2. _________________________ 3. _________________________ Step 2: Acquiring Geographic Information Use your Atlas and Textbook to gather information on your three countries. In your textbooks the maps on pg. 546-555 will help you In your atlas use pages 14-15, 16-17, 28-31 Step 3: Organize Your Information As you gather information on your three countries put it into the chart below. Country Climate Landscape Population Site Seeing Step 4: Analyze Your Information: Compare your Preference Chart to the Country Chart you just made. Step 5: Answer Your Geographic Question: What country was best for you? Explain your answer in 3-4 sentences.