Syria, lebanon, and jordan finishedPresentation Transcript
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Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan Created by Mr. Raponi
Syria lies at the end of the
Throughout its early history, Syria was a part of many empires, but in
___________ it became an independent country.
Syria Mediterranean 1946
Land and Economy
Much of Syria is covered by the
Agriculture is Syria’s major economic activity.
Farmers raise mostly wheat and cotton.
Syria’s primary industry is
About half of the
________________ million people live in rural areas and are known as
_______________, which are people who move through the desert and never settle.
The city of
____________________, Syria’s capital is home to almost 5 million people.
17.5 Bedouins Damascus
“ The traditional Bedouin tent is woven from goats' hair. When it rains the weave contracts and doesn't let the water in. In the heat of the summer the outside of the tent feels very hot to the touch while the inside remains very cool. In the winter when it is cold outside with a small fire inside the reverse is true, and the tent stays warm and cozy.”
“ The camel is the only animal that is able to go deeper in the desert. And god made this animal especially for the desert. This is the reason, why the feet of the camel are so big and he never gets stuck in the sand.”
“ We don't need anything else but our voices and the clap of our hands. These songs make us feel strong in the desert and the loneliness disappears. There are also lots of songs for the camels, to make them happy and strong.”
Because it is so difficult to carry all the fresh fruits and vegetables with them in the desert the food is simple. Rice and flour is easier to carry. This is the reason why they have a variety of bread, which was made freshly every day.
“ Just come and see how we look alike today. We love to wear our galabeya, the long dress, in all different colors and shaals to protect our head from the sun or the cold wind. There are a lot of different styles how to wear the shaals and lot of different colors. And especially almost all the male members of the Zeydan family hide their own desert on their head with the shaal.”
Bedouin Foods in Syria
Lebanon, one of the
_________________ countries of the Middle East, lies west of Syria on the eastern coast of the
Its lands are slightly smaller than the state of
Lebanon Smallest Mediterranean Connecticut
Economy of Lebanon
__________________ such as banking are Lebanon’s major source of income.
Lebanon’s chief manufactured products include cement, chemicals, and textiles.
Farmers grow apples, oranges, grapes, and potatoes.
People of Lebanon
60% of Lebanon’s 4.2 million people are
______________, located on the coast of the country is the nation’s capital and largest city.
And Finally, JORDAN But Not This One
Jordan is slightly smaller than the state of
Before 1967, Jordan had land west of the
________________ River. It came under Israeli control during the 1967 wars.
Jordan Kentucky Jordan
Most workers in Jordan are employed in
The leading manufactured goods are cement, chemicals, and petroleum.
Jordan’s farmers in the river valley grow citrus fruits, tomatoes, and melons.
Petra meaning rock in Arabic, is a historic and archaeological city in the Jordan.
Petra is famous for its rock cut architecture and water transportation system.
Established sometime around the 6th century BC it is a symbol of Jordan as well as its most visited tourism attraction.
Petra was chosen as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007
Petra: One of the 7 Wonders
People of Jordan
Most of Jordan’s
_______ million people are Arab Muslims and Christians.
______________, with more than 2 million people, is the leading city and capital.
Jordan is a
_______________________, which means that there is a king or queen who shares power with elected officials.