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Egypt Sideshow

  1. 1. BECKY GEISMAN EGYPT PRESENTATION ED205-05 SUMMER 2008 EGYPT
  2. 2. Egypt- Main <ul><li>About the Author </li></ul><ul><li>Location </li></ul><ul><li>Landscape </li></ul><ul><li>Natural Disasters </li></ul><ul><li>Issues Facing the Country </li></ul><ul><li>Population </li></ul><ul><li>Religion and Language </li></ul><ul><li>Famous Cities </li></ul><ul><li>Social and Cultural Development </li></ul><ul><li>Ancient Culture </li></ul><ul><li>Art Venues and Institutions </li></ul><ul><li>Pyramids and Tombs </li></ul><ul><li>Pyramid Video </li></ul><ul><li>Economy </li></ul><ul><li>Literature </li></ul><ul><li>History </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Concept Map </li></ul>Back Forward Quit Main
  3. 3. About the Author <ul><li>My name is Becky Geisman. I am a secondary education student at Grand Valley State University majoring in Social Studies and English. This presentation was derived from my interest in the geography and history portions of my Social Studies courses. </li></ul><ul><li>For more information please contact [email_address] </li></ul>Back Forward Quit Main Back Forward Quit Main
  4. 4. Location Egypt is located in northern Africa. Bordering the country is Libya to the west, Sudan to the south, the Mediterranean Sea to the north and Israel and the Gaza Strip to the east Back Forward Quit Main Back Forward Quit Main
  5. 5. Landscape <ul><li>Composed mainly of sandy desert </li></ul><ul><li>Sahara Desert and Libyan Desert are within Egypt’s borders </li></ul>Back Forward Quit Main Back Forward Quit Main
  6. 6. Natural Disaster <ul><li>Khamsin a hot, powerful windstorm threatens landscape and citizens in spring; brings hazards not seen in America </li></ul><ul><li>Dust and sandstorms, droughts, flash floods, land slides, earthquakes common all year </li></ul>Back Forward Quit Main Back Forward Quit Main
  7. 7. Issues facing the country <ul><li>Rapid Urbanization </li></ul><ul><li>Agricultural land lost and damaged </li></ul><ul><li>Pollution of coral reefs and beaches </li></ul><ul><li>Pollution of fresh water supply </li></ul>Back Forward Quit Main Back Forward Quit Main
  8. 8. Population <ul><li>Estimated at 80,335,036 people </li></ul><ul><li>Growing at a rate of 2% per year </li></ul>Back Forward Quit Main Back Forward Quit Main
  9. 9. Religion and Language <ul><li>Islam is dominant religion - 90% following </li></ul><ul><li>Official language is Arabic </li></ul>Back Forward Quit Main Back Forward Quit Main
  10. 10. Famous Cities <ul><li>Alexandria most well known ancient city </li></ul><ul><li>Cairo is the capital; most widely recognized city today </li></ul>Back Forward Quit Main Back Forward Quit Main
  11. 11. Social and Cultural Development <ul><li>Intellectual and Islamic institutions lead the development of Egypt civilization </li></ul><ul><li>Headquarters of Arab League permanently located in Cario; contributes to growth and influence </li></ul>Back Forward Quit Main Back Forward Quit Main
  12. 12. Ancient Culture <ul><li>For more information on the history of Egyptian Culture please view the informative video below: </li></ul>Back Forward Quit Main Back Forward Quit Main
  13. 13. Art Venues and Institutions <ul><li>Similar to American arts, Egypt has rich share of venues and institutions dedicated to arts. </li></ul><ul><li>Cairo Opera House and annual film festival in the city rated world class. </li></ul><ul><li>Cairo has long held the title: </li></ul><ul><li>“ Hollywood of Middle East”. </li></ul>Back Forward Quit Main Back Forward Quit Main
  14. 14. Pyramids and Tombs <ul><li>Pyramids, tombs and colonnades are most well known cultural attractions . </li></ul><ul><li>Detailed design, flawless architecture perfected by the Egyptians long before any other civilization in the world . </li></ul><ul><li>Strict code of riles and their meanings created for wall painting made in service of the pharaohs . </li></ul>Back Forward Quit Main Back Forward Quit Main
  15. 15. Pyramid Video <ul><li>Click on the image below to view a video of Egyptian Pyramids. </li></ul>Back Forward Quit Main Back Forward Quit Main
  16. 16. Economy <ul><li>Fragile economy dependent on petroleum, media and agriculture (“Egypt”). </li></ul><ul><li>Since 1979, the country has relied on $2.2 billion per year in US foreign aid (“Egypt”). </li></ul>Back Forward Quit Main Back Forward Quit Main
  17. 17. Literature <ul><li>Egyptian novelists, poets among first to develop and experiment with modern styles of Arabic literature (“Egypt”). </li></ul><ul><li>Vernacular poetry most popular genre(“Egypt”). </li></ul><ul><li>Arab women recently gaining considerable recognition (Davis, Harrison, Johnson, Smith and Crawford 1127). </li></ul>Back Forward Quit Main Back Forward Quit Main
  18. 18. Egyptian History <ul><li>Please click on link below to be directed to a video on Egyptian history: </li></ul>Back Forward Quit Main Back Forward Quit Main
  19. 19. <ul><li>WorldFactBook.com </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia.com </li></ul><ul><li>TeacherTube.com </li></ul>Resources: Back Forward Quit Main Back Forward Quit Main
  20. 20. Concept Map Back Forward Quit Main Back Forward Quit Main

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