Jamaica• The first people who lived on Jamaica were called the Taino.• They called it Xaymaca which meant “land of wood and water”.• The first European to visit Jamaica was called Christopher Columbus in 1494.
Jamaica• Christopher Columbus discovered Jamaica.• He was an explorer and he sailed from Europe to America. Born: October 31, 1451, Died: May 20, 1506,
Jamaica• Some of the Taino people got a disease from the European people and died and got badly treated.• The taino people were made slaves!• The Spanish brought African slaves to Jamaica and made them work on the sugar plantation.• In 1655 Britain seized Jamaica from Spain.
Jamaica . • It was home to many pirates like Henry Morgan. • Slavery continued until 1838 when it was abolished.Admiral Sir Henry Morgan was an Admiral of the BritishRoyal Navy and a pirate who was known for attacking thespanish people.
Jamaica• Jamaica was part of the British Empire until 1962 when the island became independent. This is a map of the British empire• Today Jamaica is a good place to go on holiday and have fun.
Jamaica• Jamaica is in the Caribbean sea.• Jamaica is a mountainous island with huge, beautiful beaches.• Most of the island is covered with trees.• The capital of Jamaica is Kingston..
Jamaica• 90 percent of people are from African family back ground• Jamaicans follow lots of religions• Many are Rastafarians which is a Christian based religion• Rasta men believe that they should never cut their hair• Rasta’s wear red gold and green which stands for the Ethiopian flag
JamaicaFamous Jamaicans• Henry Morgan was a famous pirate who lived in the 17 century.• Bob Marley was a famous reggae singer.• Usain Bolt is a famous sprinter who won three gold medals in the London Olympics.
Jamaica• You have to go to Jamaica it was really good to go on holiday !• I went there for my uncles wedding.• It was hot and we went swimming every day.