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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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