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    • Senegal: fact file, images and some questions O Outing to la Caixa: “Taranga” February 2010. Language integrated curriculum materials IES Ramon Llull María Loredo, Emili Gené and Bernat Amengual
    • Senegal fact file (1)
      • 1.Where is Senegal
      • in the west of Africa.
      • 2.What are the bordering countries of Senegal?
      • the Atlantic Ocean to the west, Mauritania to the north, Mali to the east, and Guinea and Guinea-Bissau to the south. Internally  The Gambia.
      • 3.How big is it? Compare it with two other African countries and with Spain.
      • Senegal: 197,000 km²
      • Morroco :447,000
      • Tunisia:165,000 km².
      • Spain:504,030 km²  
    • Senegal fact file (2)
      • 4.What is its population? Compare it with the population of Spain.
      • Senegal  has an estimated population of about 13.7 million.
      • Spain has 46,157,822 inhabitants according to 2008 census.
      • 5.What is the climate like?
      • The local climate is tropical with well-defined dry and humid seasons
      • 6.What about its geography? Are there any high mountains?
      • The northern border is formed by the Senegal River, other rivers include the Gambia and Casamance Rivers.
      • Senegal's highest point is 584 m.There are no high mountains
    • Senegal fact file (3)
      • 7. Can you name a tree which is associated with this country?
      • The baobab is the most typical tree of Senegal and one of the symbols of the country
      • 8. When did Senegal become independent?
      • The country became independent on 20 June 1960.
      • 9. What is/are the official languages ?
      • French is the oficial language of Senegal but Wolof is spoken by a big part of the population
      • 10.What is the main religion?
      • 84% of the population are Muslim
      • 11.What is Tiébou Dienn ?
      • Tiebou Dienn is the national dish of Senegal. It is made with rice and vegetables.
    • Senegal fact file (4)
      • 12. What is a boubou?
      • The Boubou is a wide sleeved robe worn by men in much of West Africa.
      • Where is Dakar?  Dakar is the capital city of Senegal, it is located on the Cape Verd Peninsula, on the country's Atlantic coast.
      • 13. What can you find in the island of Gorée?
      • The museum of slavery.
      • 14. Who was Léopold Senghor?
      • Léopold Senghor was a Senegalese poet and politician, the first president of Senegal (1960–1980).
      • 15. What’s the gross domestic product of Senegal? Compare it with Spain.
      • Spain : 31955 (world data bank 2008)
      • .Senegal 1772 (world data bank 2008)
      • 16. Can you name a musical instrument from Senegal other than the Kora  you saw in in the video?
      •   The n'tama, commonly known as an "armpit drum“
      • 17. Can you name any famous musician from Senegal?
      • Ablaye Cissokko is a Senegalese musician, a kora player.
    • Senegal is an African country, but quite small compared with others. Africa is huge, isn’t it?
    • Flag
    • Map Notice the position of Gambia
    • Baobab is the most typical tree of Senegal and one of the symbols of the country that appears in many official flags and emblems . Notice the size of the little boys
    • River
    • Village life, pirogue
    • Village: mud houses and thatched roofs
    • Léopold Senghor was a Senegalese poet and politician, the first president of Senegal (1960–1980).
    • Minarete and Dakar view from Gorée
    • Dakar
    • View from a local bus
    • Public transport
    • Street view of Dakar
    • Street markets
    • Street markets
    • Senegalese women carrying water and selling fish
    • Women working
    • Woman with turban and local crafts in the background
    • Waste and dirt , Dakar in the background
    • Making a living
    • Selling fish
    • Boats
    • Goreé Island: The house of the slaves
    • Senegalese fabrics colourful patterns
    • Colourful turban and boubou
    • Selling garments and fabrics
    • Boubous
    • Old people are highly respected
    • Preparing food Notice how women carry their children
    • Tiébou Dienn: Basically, it is a fish stew mixed with squash, sweet potatoes, okra, tamarind, and different kinds of peppers. People eat this on rice, which has been cooked in fish broth. Is eaten in communal plates using your right hand
    • Senegalese children carrying things on their heads
    • School: crowded classes
    • PE class in Dakar
    • Musicians
    • Some aspects about Senegal to reflect on
      • Should all traditions be protected and kept?
      • Arranged marriages?
      • Slavery?
      • GFM: Genital Female Mutilation? GFM/C
      • Why are people forced to flee their countries?
      • How much do you know about immigration from Senegal to Spain?
    • List of countries by GDP (PPP) per capita   gross domestic product  (GDP) at  purchasing power parity  (PPP)  per capita . World Bank Date 2008 21st in the ranking 133rd In the ranking, out of 166
    • Poverty makes people flee from their country http:// www.youtube.com / watch?v =6gx24- cWFNw
    • Patera
    • Do headlines catch your attention? Death in the sea 10/09/09
    • 9th September 2009 Headlines:
    • 2008 headlines
    • Take a stand against Female Genital Mutilation Traditions such as FGM must be stopped and prosecuted
    • Map showing countries where Genital Female Mutilation is practised Senegal is among the African countries where GFM is still practised
    • Senegal: Malicounda Bambara against FGM
      • In the town of Malicounda Bambara, population of around 3,000, a large crowd gathered on 5 August to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the day that the community publicly stated its commitment to abolish  female genital mutilation (FGM) .
      • The declaration, which was officially made on July 31, 1997, made headlines around the world.
    •  
    • Campaign against Female Genital Mutilation
    • Some traditions violate human rights and must be banned http:// www.youtube.com / watch?v = cmhO3VXWXOE
    • Some on line resources
      • Beautiful pictures of Senegal
      • https :// www.voyagevirtuel.info / senegal /Seneg060. php
      • This site has information about other African countries, but the part about Senegal is interesting and easy to understand:
      • http://www.calacademy.org/exhibits/africa/exhibit/facts/index.html
      • Some short videos of Senegal. This site is in French:
      • http://www.colby.edu/lrc/projects/texte.html#introduction
      • Some interesting pictures about dances in Senegal:
      • http://www.senegalaisement.com/senegal/photos_galerie_senegal.php?mcle=Senegal%20bassari
      • Good sites in English:
      • http://www.sakho.com/country.html
      • http://www.everyculture.com/wc/Rwanda-to-Syria/Senegalese.html
      • An interesting site to find out about slavery and Senegal:
      • http://www.studentsoftheworld.info/sites/art/3294.php