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My family history

  1. 1. (In a nutshell)<br />By Roxanne Priscilla Mallos<br />Geography 10<br />Schmidt<br />My Family History<br />
  2. 2. My grandfather’s parents immigrated from Syria. <br />A country in Western Asia, bordering Lebanon and the Mediterranean to the West, Turkey to the north, Iraq to the east, Jordan to the south, and Israel to the southwest.<br />His parents came to America through Ellis Island.<br />They left Syria because the Muslims (who are about 87% of the population) were slaughtering Christians (about 10%).<br />His grandparents were killed by Muslim Radicals.<br />My Grandpa’s History<br />
  3. 3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2z2dUF3NT3Q<br />^Video of my grandfather. <br />(I used to know how to edit video, but not so much anymore so excuse the interruptions)<br />My Grandpa’s Interview<br />
  4. 4. The main reason people such as my great-grandparents immigrated to America from the Middle East is RELIGIOUS PERSECUTION.<br />The culture in the Middle East is quite different than in America because of the radicals that are freer to murder in the Middle East.<br />There was a trend of internal migration in my family because my grandparent’s both started near the east yet ended up in California because it was greatly idolized.<br />Immigration<br />
  5. 5. Religion plays a big part in my family.<br />My grandparents raised us all as Orthodox Christians.<br />We are even related to a Saint! (Saint Raphael of Russia)<br />Religion <br />
  6. 6. My Grandfather started out in the Megalopolis that Boston is a part of and ended up right in the Los Angeles Megalopolis.<br />Megalopolis<br />
  7. 7. My grandmother has a similar history to my grandfather. Her family left, however because of the wonderful tales they heard of America.<br />Her family settled in Iowa until eventually moving to California.<br />My Siti (grandma in Arabic) disliked California because she preferred the slow and stagnant environment of Iowa which is a part of the AGRICULTUAL CORE.<br />Iowa was more stable than the fast paced CA she moved to.<br />Rural VS Urban<br />My Grandmother’s History<br />
  8. 8. IOWA VS CALIFORNIA<br />
  9. 9. Again, sorry about the lack of editing…<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fDlTZQSDtk<br />My Siti’s Interview<br />
  10. 10. Syria Pictures<br />
  11. 11. In Western Asia, on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea. It is bordered by Syria to the north and east.<br />Mainly mountainous terrain which plays a significant role in the agriculture. <br />Lebanon<br />
  12. 12. They procreated to create a huge Arab family <br />And Then.. <br />
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  14. 14. ..is still prominent today.<br />Yes, we love hookah, belly dancing, and that amazing Lebanese food.<br />And Our Middle Eastern Culture.. <br />
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  16. 16. And that’s my family history <br />

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