HISTORY GRADUATION PROJECT Samantha Kirk th 9 Grade Family Tree th 10 Grade Lithuania Flag Was adopted on March 20th, 1989 This flag is symbolized by the meaning of the county’s national dress. Yellow represents the sun, green represents the country’s forests, and the red represents the blood split for independence. Population 2,844,469 people Life Expectancy Male- 70.48 years Female- 80.48 Religion The main Religion is Catholic. There is only one God, God is all-powerful, God is three in one or the Trinity, God is holy, God is love, God is the creator of everything that exists, and sin separates us from god. Language Lithuanian is the main language and is called a Baltic language. Basic phrases Hello- Sveiki How are you?- Kaip jums Thank you- aciu Goodbye- Sudie Please- Prasom Holiday New Years day They find out either bad or good news on this day. If the first thing they find out on this day is good means they will have a good year but if they find something bad out first then that determines they will have a bad year that year. A key, ring, small water goblet, and coin are placed under a bowl and the person who finds the ring will marry that year, whoever finds the water goblet will end up having a drunk spouse, whoever finds the coin will have good wealth, and the key means you are owning a house. Recipe Kuldunai Lithuanian Meat Dumplings Recipe Ingredients for dumplings… 3 eggs 2 tablespoons water 3 cups flour Ingredients for filling… 1-1/2 pounds ground beef 1-1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper 2 eggs 1/2 cup finely chopped onion Preparation 1. Prepare the filling… Beat eggs then mix well with salt, pepper, chopped onion and ground beef. If the beef is coarsely ground, you’ll want to chop or grind it finely as well. You want the filling to have a consistent texture. The more evenly-sized the pieces of onion and meat are, the better. 2. Prepare the dough… Beat eggs thoroughly. Add salt, water and flour to make a soft, workable dough. Divide into three parts. Roll out each part 1/8 inch thick. Cut into circles with a large glass, each circle about 3 inches in diameter. Fill each dough circle with a tablespoon of filling. Seal the edges and twist over the ends. 3. Cook the dumplings… Bring three quarts salted water to a boil. Drop in the dumplings and return water to boil. Dumplings are done when they float to the top. Serve hot with Bacon-Mushroom gravy or Lithuanian Bacon Sauce. (Recipes for both are in my cookbook along with additional cooking notes and several Kuldunai variations). Enjoy! Tourist Attraction The capital Vilnius is a big tourist attraction. Many people go there to see numerous things like The Frank Zappa statue, Three Crosses Hill, Gedimunas castle, and European Park. They do the normal things that everyone else does on a regular basis. th 11 Grade Career Exploration Personal Career Exploration Physical Therapy Nature of Work Diagnose what is wrong with patient Set up plan for patients Hands on therapy and show exercises Evaluate process Tell patients what to expect while going through therapy Education and Training Undergraduate Education Go through clinicals Three extra years of schooling to get Doctorate Get license by passing the National Physical Therapy Examination Certificate in special areas if needed Other Qualifications Compassionate, wanting to help others Enjoy physical activity, on feet a lot and showing different exercises. Caring, wanting to help others Intelligent, to go through 7 years of school and knowing what to do Determined Job Outlook/Future Prospects •Increase 39% from 2010-2020 •Medical technology has advanced for outpatients •A greater percentage of trauma victims and newborns •Likely to get a job with a license in any area •High in rural areas Potential Earnings Average Starting Salary: $ Median Salary:$76,310 Lowest 10%: $53,620 Salary varies from years of experience and where you are located Related Occupations Physical Therapist Assistant Athletic Trainer Occupational Therapist Nurse Moms Occupation Nature of Work •Prevent disease •Help patients cope with illness •Promote health •Provide patient care •Assist physicians during examinations and treatments Education and Training Go to college or a community college and at least get an associates degree Go through clinicals Pass boards Get a license as a registered nurse Specialize in different areas if wanting to Other Qualifications Caring Loving Comfortable talking and taking care of others. Determined Willing to work with others Job Outlook Expected to grow 26% from 20102020 Grow because of technological advances Demand in going to peoples homes Bachelors degree will help more clinical nurse specialists, nurse anesthetists, nurse-midwives, and nurse practitioners will be in high demand Potential Earnings Depends on what kind of nurse you are. Some are higher than others. It varies. Depending where located A normal registered nurse will make between $50,000- $70,000 Average: $64,690 Citations http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Healthcare/Physicaltherapists.htm http://careers.stateuniversity.com/pages/489/PhysicalTherapist.html http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3143&q=38 8934 http://www.upstate.edu/chp/programs/pt/ http://healthyliving.ocregister.com/2010/02/22/physi cal-therapists-upset-over-blue-cross-cuts/16635/ http://www.unitedphysicaltherapy.net/ Related Occupations •Doctor •Physician’s Assistant •Surgeon Citations http://www.podcampfoundation.com/masters-innursing-four-job-categories-of-apn-position/ http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Healthcare/Registerednurses.htm http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/licensed-practicaland-licensed-vocational-nurses.htm http://www.healthguideusa.org/careers/physical_thera pist_job_outlook.htm http://www.highestpayingjobsguide.com/220/topcareers-for-the-future/ th 12 Grade Comparing Governments Lithuania & United States Type of Government/Constitution Lithuania United States President President Dalia Barack Grybauskaitė Elected 5 year term Obama Elected 4 year term (2 times max.) At least 35 years old, Born in US, residency of US for 14 years Type of Government/Constitution Lithuania Parliamentary democracy Unicameral United States Congress Bicameral 535 Type of Government/Constitution Lithuania Freedom of SpeechYes Freedom of ReligionYes Freedom to Bear Arms- No United States Freedom of SpeechYes Freedom of ReligionYes Freedom to Bear Arms- Yes Political Parties Lithuania Multiparty System Right Wing Left Wing Center Politics United States Two Party System Democratic- socially liberal, economics from bottom to top Republican- socially conservative, economics from top to bottom Elections And Voting Lithuania Voting Age- 18 Qualifications- Citizen of Lithuania Elections- Every 4 years Elections held- primary United States Voting Age- 18 QualificationsElections- Presidential, every 4 years Elections held- primary and general Taxes and Government Finance Lithuania Income Tax- Yes Different types of tax Military-$554 Billion Education- $56 Billion Healthcare-$423 Billion United States Income Tax- Yes Different types of tax Military- $900 Billion Education- $610 Billion Law Lithuania Crime RatePrison Population- 163 Punishment- NO death penalty, no physical punishment United States Crime RatePrison Population- 762 Punishment- death penalty, hanging, legal injection, electric chair, etc. Current Relationship Starting in 2002 the United States established diplomatic relations with Lithuania. The US since 2002 has committed more than $100 million dollars in Lithuania with economic and political transformation.