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					World Heritage Sites Assignment

Save a copy of this assignment on your desktop and use your
copy to fill in the answers. Instructions are in red.

Go to http://whc.unesco.org

What does UNESCO stand for?



Select “About World Heritage”

State briefly their goal (3rd paragraph).


UNESCO's World Heritage mission is to: (fill in the blanks)

      encourage countries to sign ___________________________________________ and
       to ensure the protection of their natural and cultural heritage;
      encourage _______________________ to the Convention to nominate sites within their
       national territory for inclusion on the ________________________________________;
      encourage States Parties to establish ____________________________ and set up
       reporting systems on the state of ____________________________ of their World
       Heritage sites;
      help States Parties safeguard World Heritage properties by providing
       _______________________________________________________;
      provide _________________________________ for World Heritage sites in immediate
       danger;
      support States Parties' _________________________________________________ for
       World Heritage conservation;
      encourage participation of the ________________________________ in the
       preservation of their cultural and natural heritage;
      encourage ______________________________________ in the conservation of our
       world's cultural and natural heritage.

Select “the Convention” (right side) and scroll down to “Brief History/Preserving Culture”

Briefly finish outlining, in point form, the event that lead to the creation of WH
properties.
    Proposal to build Aswan High Dam in Egypt.
   


       Name the Convention that linked the protection of cultural and natural heritage:


       What date was the Convention adopted?
Select “The State Parties” (right side)

Who are State Parties and what do they agree to do?

When did Canada become a State Party?             How many WH Properties do we have?

Select “The List,” (top) and “Criteria” on the right under “Global Strategies”

What is it that constitutes the 'outstanding universal value' of a cultural or natural
treasure? (Only include main ideas. Separate the criteria appropriately into the main
categories below…use 2005 operational guidelines)

            Cultural Monument                                   Natural Property
      Masterpiece of human creative genius




Select “Interactive Map” (right). You can interact with the map by grabbing it and pulling it to
turn.

How many WH properties are there in total?

In general, what area of the world has the most WH Sites? Why do you think?

Select “World Heritage List” (main heading)

Choose one (1) World Heritage Site in Canada that interests you the most.

Canadian World Heritage Site
Location:
Statement of Significance
Criteria                  Rationale for criteria




**create more rows if necessary

What did you learn about the property above that you never new before?
Go to the advanced search option (below the menu), use the options available to choose a WH
property from a country other than Canada. Fill in the information.

World Heritage Site
Location:
Statement of Significance
Criteria                  Rationale for criteria




**create more rows if necessary

What did you learn about the property above that you never new before?


Select “World Heritage in Danger”

List the major problems to World Heritage Sites.

Briefly explain why Bamiyan Valley in Afghanistan is in danger.

Select “The List in Danger”

How many sites are in danger?

   Go to “New Inscriptions” on the right. Scroll through the list.

   For fun…pick a new World Heritage Site from this list...one perhaps that you would
   never have imagined to visit. Now, pretend to write a quick postcard to a friend
   explaining to them how amazing it is there now that you have toured the site.

				
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