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  1. 1. Welcome to England on the Continent of Europe By Mrs. Gibbs’ Class
  2. 2. The Map of Great Britian <ul><li>This map is of Great Britain/United Kingdom </li></ul><ul><li>Great Britain is England, Scotland and Wales </li></ul>
  3. 3. Map of England <ul><li>England is almost the size of North Carolina. </li></ul><ul><li>The capital is London </li></ul>
  4. 4. England’s Flag
  5. 5. St. George’s Day <ul><li>On April 23rd </li></ul><ul><li>His emblem was a red cross on a white background (like England’s flag) </li></ul><ul><li>He was a Roman Soldier </li></ul><ul><li>They call on him in times of need to help save their country </li></ul>
  6. 6. Pence and Pounds <ul><li>COINS </li></ul><ul><li>1 penny, 2 pence, 5 pence, 10 pence, 20 pence, 50 pence, 1 pound and 2 pounds </li></ul><ul><li>Called “pee” instead of pence </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Example “50 pee” not 50 pence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Written 50p </li></ul></ul><ul><li>BANKNOTES </li></ul><ul><li>5 pound note, 10 pound note, 20 pound note, and 50 pound note. </li></ul><ul><li>All banknotes have The Queen’s head on one side. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Cloths In England <ul><li>The people wear what we wear, pants and a t-shirt. </li></ul><ul><li>The footwear is like ours (Nike, adidas, and boots). </li></ul><ul><li>Most kids wear uniforms to school </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Girl wear skirts and dresses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Boys wear trousers (pants)/shorts, white shirts and a jumper (sweater) </li></ul></ul>This is an example of a school uniform in England
  8. 8. People of England <ul><li>About 49,000,000 people live in England </li></ul><ul><li>Most people live in the cities </li></ul><ul><li>About 4,500 people per square km (England is about the same size as North Carolina) </li></ul>
  9. 9. Do You Know Who We Are?
  10. 10. About Queen Elizabeth <ul><li>She was born April 21, 1926. She has been Queen since February 6, 1952. She is married to Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh. She has 4 children and 8 grandchildren. He oldest son Prince Charles will be the next king. The Queen is the only one that can say whether war is on or off. She doesn’t need a drivers license or passport. </li></ul>Buckingham Palace-where the queen lives
  11. 11. The Royal Family of England <ul><li>Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles, Prince William, and Prince Harry </li></ul><ul><li>Prince Charles will be the next King </li></ul><ul><li>Only four other kings and queens have been in power for 54 years or more. </li></ul><ul><li>Did you know the Queen has two birthdays. </li></ul><ul><li>The Queen has six homes. She spends time at Windsor Castle and Balmoral in Scotland. </li></ul>Queen Prince Charles Prince William Prince Harry
  12. 12. On Guard
  13. 13. Time to Eat <ul><li>Traditionally English instead of having breakfast, lunch and dinner they have breakfast (called breaky) , dinner and tea. </li></ul><ul><li>Breakfast 7:00-9:00am </li></ul><ul><li>Dinner 12:00-1:30 pm </li></ul><ul><li>Tea 5:30-6:30 pm </li></ul><ul><li>Some people eat dinner instead of tea. </li></ul><ul><li>For breakfast hey eat cereal, toast, and coffee </li></ul><ul><li>For lunch they eat sandwich, pack of crisps (chips), fruit, and drink. </li></ul><ul><li>For dinner they have meat with gravy and two veggies (one almost always being potatoes). </li></ul>
  14. 14. Let’s Go Visit <ul><li>BIG BEN </li></ul><ul><li>One of the most famous landmarks in the world. On the banks of the Thames River and is part of the Palace of Westminster </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The London Eye </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Is the world’s biggest ferris wheel. It can carry 800 passengers for a 30 minute ride. It stands 450 feet tall. When you are at the top you can see 25 miles away. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Let’s Play Sports <ul><li>Soccer is the most popular sport (called football) </li></ul><ul><li>Our rules for soccer come from England. They were made in 1863. </li></ul><ul><li>England’s national sport is cricket. </li></ul><ul><li>They play a tennis tournament called Wimbledon. This began in 1877. </li></ul><ul><li>Rugby is similar to football but the ball is oval. </li></ul><ul><li>Two different types of Rugby </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rugby League-played in the north </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rugby Union-played in the rest of England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland. </li></ul></ul>Cricket Rugby Tennis
  16. 16. Celebrations <ul><li>They celebrate a lot of the same holiday’s as us like, New Years, Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, and Christmas. </li></ul><ul><li>Bon Fire Night-November 5th </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Takes place because in 1605 people tried to blow up Parliament and King James I </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have fireworks </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Weather and Time <ul><li>Use Celsius (˚C) </li></ul><ul><li>It rains there almost 1/2 the days. </li></ul><ul><li>Right now the temperature is about 10˚C which is about 50˚F. </li></ul><ul><li>There is a 5 hour time difference. They are ahead of us. </li></ul>