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Scotland

  1. 1. Let’s Learn About Scotland www.flags.net/SCOT.htm
  2. 2. Where is Scotland?
  3. 3. Map of Scotland staff.psy.gla.ac.uk/ ~steve/dirs/scotland.gif
  4. 4. A Few Facts About Scotland <ul><li>The capital of Scotland is Edinburgh. </li></ul><ul><li>The money used is called the pound sterling. </li></ul><ul><li>The population of Scotland is 4,996,000. </li></ul><ul><li>The language spoken is English . </li></ul><ul><li>Scotland is part of the United Kingdom. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Let’s Visit Some Important Cities in Scotland <ul><li>Edinburgh </li></ul>Edinburgh is the capital city. http://europeforvisitors.com/edinburgh/articles/edinburgh-walking-tours.htm http://europeforvisitors.com/edinburgh/articles/edinburgh-bus-tours.htm http://europeforvisitors.com/edinburgh/
  6. 6. <ul><li>Glasgow </li></ul>www.seeglasgow.com
  7. 7. Famous Sights in Scotland <ul><li>Stirling Castle </li></ul>http://europeforvisitors.com/edinburgh/articles/stirling.htm Stirling Castle is from medieval times and is near Edinburgh. It is open to visitors.
  8. 8. <ul><li>Famous Castles and Historic Houses </li></ul><ul><li>Go to this website to visit these and more - </li></ul><ul><li>www.aboutscotland.co.uk/castles/castles.html </li></ul>www.aboutscotland.co.uk/crichton/castle.html www.aboutscotland.co.uk/mqsh1.html
  9. 9. <ul><li>Ancient Stones of Scotland </li></ul><ul><li>www. stonepages . com/ancient_scotland/home . htm </li></ul>www.stonepages.com/
  10. 10. What Scottish Kids Do <ul><li>Scottish kids enjoy many sports. They play football, soccer, rugby, squash and golf. </li></ul><ul><li>They like to bicycle, hike and fish in the summer. In the winter they ski and sled. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Scotland’s Important People <ul><li>Alexander Graham Bell - inventor of the telephone </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Sean Connery - an actor who starred the in the first James Bond movies. </li></ul><ul><li>Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - the author of Sherlock Holmes mysteries. </li></ul><ul><li>Sheena Easton - famous pop singer </li></ul><ul><li>Captain Kidd - a famous pirate </li></ul><ul><li>John Muir -founded our U.S. National Park system </li></ul><ul><li>Robert Louis Stevenson - author of Treasure Island </li></ul>
  12. 12. Scotland is famous for… <ul><li>Haggis- a food made from the organs of sheep and oatmeal. </li></ul><ul><li>Kilts - traditional Scottish woolen cloth costume with a tartan or plaid pattern. This is a skirt that men wear. </li></ul><ul><li>Bagpipers - people who play the bagpipes, a traditional Scottish instrument </li></ul>http://europeforvisitors.com/europe/articles/bagpipes_of_scotland.htm
  13. 13. Scottish Culture <ul><li>Scots celebrate many holidays. Here is a web page that tells about the different holidays. www.rampantscotland.com/features/festivals.htm </li></ul>www.rampantscotland.com/features/festivals.htm www.rampantscotland.com/clans/clans_index.htm 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.
  14. 14. What Scots Like to Eat <ul><li>Go to this website to read about Scottish food. www.geo.ed.ac.uk/home/scotland/fooddrink.html </li></ul>http://chileheadrush.homestead.com/files/KevInvadesUK/Haggis.jpeg www.dkimages.com/
  15. 15. Learn More About Scotland <ul><li>Scotland </li></ul><ul><li>http://www. kidskonn ect . com/Scotland/ScotlandHome .html </li></ul><ul><li>Travel for Kids </li></ul><ul><li>www. travelforkids . com/Funtodo/Scotland/scotland .htm </li></ul><ul><li>Scotland Musical Instruments </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.town4kids.com/town4kids/kids/music4ki ds/world/european/bagpipe.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Scotland </li></ul><ul><li>http://library. thinkquest .org/J0112187/scotland. htm </li></ul>
  16. 16. Books to Read <ul><li>A Visit to Scotland . Chris Oxlade and Anita Ganeri. Heinemann Library. 2001. </li></ul>

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