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Scotland Scotland Presentation Transcript

  • Let’s Learn About Scotland
  • Where is Scotland?
  • Map of Scotland ~steve/dirs/scotland.gif
  • A Few Facts About Scotland
    • The capital of Scotland is Edinburgh.
    • The money used is called the pound sterling.
    • The population of Scotland is 4,996,000.
    • The language spoken is English .
    • Scotland is part of the United Kingdom.
  • Let’s Visit Some Important Cities in Scotland
    • Edinburgh
    Edinburgh is the capital city.
    • Glasgow
  • Famous Sights in Scotland
    • Stirling Castle Stirling Castle is from medieval times and is near Edinburgh. It is open to visitors.
    • Famous Castles and Historic Houses
    • Go to this website to visit these and more -
    • Ancient Stones of Scotland
    • www. stonepages . com/ancient_scotland/home . htm
  • What Scottish Kids Do
    • Scottish kids enjoy many sports. They play football, soccer, rugby, squash and golf.
    • They like to bicycle, hike and fish in the summer. In the winter they ski and sled.
  • Scotland’s Important People
    • Alexander Graham Bell - inventor of the telephone
    • Andrew Carnegie -came to the U.S. and made a fortune in the iron and steel business. He gave money to build many of our libraries.
    • Sean Connery - an actor who starred the in the first James Bond movies.
    • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - the author of Sherlock Holmes mysteries.
    • Sheena Easton - famous pop singer
    • Captain Kidd - a famous pirate
    • John Muir -founded our U.S. National Park system
    • Robert Louis Stevenson - author of Treasure Island
  • Scotland is famous for…
    • Haggis- a food made from the organs of sheep and oatmeal.
    • Kilts - traditional Scottish woolen cloth costume with a tartan or plaid pattern. This is a skirt that men wear.
    • Bagpipers - people who play the bagpipes, a traditional Scottish instrument
  • Scottish Culture
    • Scots celebrate many holidays. Here is a web page that tells about the different holidays. Scottish families are called clans and each clan has a special plaid to show what their family is. These are the plaids on their kilts.
  • What Scots Like to Eat
    • Go to this website to read about Scottish food.
  • Learn More About Scotland
    • Scotland
    • http://www. kidskonn ect . com/Scotland/ScotlandHome .html
    • Travel for Kids
    • www. travelforkids . com/Funtodo/Scotland/scotland .htm
    • Scotland Musical Instruments
    • ds/world/european/bagpipe.htm
    • Scotland
    • http://library. thinkquest .org/J0112187/scotland. htm
  • Books to Read
    • A Visit to Scotland . Chris Oxlade and Anita Ganeri. Heinemann Library. 2001.