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Algeria

  1. 1. <ul><li>Algeria is located in North Africa. </li></ul><ul><li>It is the second largest country in Africa and the eleventh largest country in the world. </li></ul><ul><li>The capital of Algeria is Algiers </li></ul><ul><li>Algeria is surrounded by Niger, Libya, Mali, Tunisia, Mauritania, West Sahara, and Morocco. </li></ul>
  2. 3. <ul><li>Placing the Right forefinger on the tip of the nose is like saying, “It’s my obligation” </li></ul><ul><li>Using your right palm downward in a clawing motion is a signal for someone to come. </li></ul><ul><li>Holding the chin with the thumb side of the right fist is a sign of wisdom. </li></ul><ul><li>Biting the right forefinger while it is inside your mouth is a threat, similar to the “Evil Eye” </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>The French conlonized Algeria in 1830 and officially made it a part of France in 1848. </li></ul><ul><li>Algerians fought for independence from France for almost all the 1950s, during which over 2 million were killed or wounded. </li></ul><ul><li>After a century of French rule, Algeria was finally independent in 1962. </li></ul><ul><li>About 80% of Algeria is now Arabic. </li></ul><ul><li>Although Arabic is used for core classes, French is still used in higher education. </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>One of the main sports in Algeria is Soccer </li></ul><ul><li>The prominent and official religion of Algeria is Islam </li></ul><ul><li>Animals found in Algeria include lions, leopards, panthers, jackals, monkeys, apes and hyenas </li></ul><ul><li>Music </li></ul><ul><li>Dance </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>What is the Capital of Algeria? </li></ul><ul><li>Algiers </li></ul><ul><li>What time period was the War of Independence? </li></ul><ul><li>1950s (1960-1962 is okay) </li></ul><ul><li>Is French still widely used in Algeria? </li></ul><ul><li>No </li></ul><ul><li>Name 2 Bordering countries of Algeria. </li></ul><ul><li>Any of: Niger, Libya, Mali, Tunisia, Mauritania, West Sahara, and Morocco </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>How many were killed/wounded in French – Algerian War? </li></ul><ul><li>Over 2 million </li></ul><ul><li>What gesture means “It’s my obligation?” </li></ul><ul><li>Placing the Right forefinger on the tip of the nose </li></ul><ul><li>Name 2 animals found in Algeria </li></ul><ul><li>Any of these: lions, leopards, panthers, jackals, monkeys, apes and hyenas </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>Ingredients: </li></ul><ul><li>Ground lamb or beef, or a mixture of the two -- 2 pounds </li></ul><ul><li>Onion, minced -- 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Fresh parsley or mint, finely chopped -- 1/2 bunch </li></ul><ul><li>Ground cumin -- 1 tablespoon </li></ul><ul><li>Cinnamon -- 2 teaspoons </li></ul><ul><li>Allspice (optional) -- 1 teaspoon </li></ul><ul><li>Salt and pepper -- to season </li></ul><ul><li>Oil -- 1/4 cup </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>Method: </li></ul><ul><li>· Place the ground beef or lamb, onion, herbs, spices, salt and pepper in a large bowl and knead together well. Wrap in plastic and chill for 1-2 hours to allow the flavors to mingle and make the meat easier to handle. </li></ul><ul><li>· Form the meat mixture into balls, patties or ovals the size of a small egg. </li></ul><ul><li>· Heat the oil in a skillet over medium flame and, working in batches, sauté the meatballs until browned on all sides and cooked through. Browned meatballs can also be finished in a 350 ºF oven. </li></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>French Words: </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>1. Cinnamon – la cannelle </li></ul><ul><li>2. Parsley – le persil </li></ul><ul><li>3. Beef – le boeuf </li></ul><ul><li>4. Pepper – le poivre </li></ul>

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