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  3. 3. Democratic Republic of the Congo Created by Mr. Raponi
  4. 4. Democratic Republic of the Congo Kenya Tanzania
  5. 5. Democratic Republic of the Congo <ul><li>The Congo is approximately ¼ the size of the </li></ul><ul><li>____________________. </li></ul><ul><li>The country only has </li></ul><ul><li>_________________ of coastline in the west. </li></ul><ul><li>The Congo is </li></ul><ul><li>surrounded by ______ different African countries in all. </li></ul>United States 23 Miles 9
  6. 6. Land of the Congo <ul><li>High, rugged mountains rise up in </li></ul><ul><li>the ________________ part of the country. </li></ul><ul><li>Here you will find four large lakes. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lake Albert </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lake Edward </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lake Kivu </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>____________________- the LONGEST freshwater lake in the world. </li></ul></ul>Eastern Lake Tanganyika
  7. 8. 418 miles long and 31 miles wide! Also, it is 4,820 ft deep!
  8. 9. Rain Forests <ul><li>One of the world’s largest rainforests cover the center of the Congo. </li></ul><ul><li>The treetops form a </li></ul><ul><li>thick ____________, or an umbrella-like forest covering. </li></ul><ul><li>More than 750 different kinds of trees grow here, but many are being cut down at a fast rate. </li></ul>The Return of the Random Angry Monkey!!! Canopy
  9. 12. Water Power <ul><li>The _____________ River which is about 2800 miles long- weaves its way to the Atlantic Ocean. </li></ul><ul><li>The Congo River uses dams to provide </li></ul><ul><li>___________________, or electricity created by moving water. The Congo provides 10% of this type of the world’s energy. </li></ul>Congo Hydroelectric Power
  10. 13. What Do Dams Do?
  11. 14. <ul><li>Specifically looking at the hydroelectric power that dams produce, is this good for the environment? </li></ul><ul><li>What about the other aspects that Dams bring? Are they good for the environment? </li></ul>
  12. 15. Economy of the Congo <ul><li>The Congo has the opportunity to be a very </li></ul><ul><li>________________ nation. </li></ul><ul><li>The country exports gold, petroleum and copper. </li></ul><ul><li>The Congo is also a main source of </li></ul><ul><li>_______________, most of which are used as </li></ul><ul><li>_____________________ diamonds. </li></ul>Wealthy Diamonds Industrial
  13. 18. The People of The Congo <ul><li>The Congo’s 56.6 million people consist of over 200 different </li></ul><ul><li>_________________, the major being the </li></ul><ul><li>_________________. </li></ul><ul><li>The country’s official language is </li></ul><ul><li>__________________ but many people speak local languages, such as Lingola and Kingwana, as well. </li></ul>Ethnic Groups Kongo French
  14. 19. People II <ul><li>Most ____________ people live in rural areas. Less than 1/3 are city-dwellers. </li></ul><ul><li>_______________, the capital, has about 6 million people living there. </li></ul><ul><li>Many of the people are having trouble finding work. </li></ul>Congolese Kinshasa
  15. 20. History <ul><li>In the late __________, European traders arrived in central Africa. </li></ul><ul><li>During the next </li></ul><ul><li>__________________, European and African agents enslaved many people from the Congo region. </li></ul><ul><li>Many of these Africans were transported to the </li></ul><ul><li>___________________. </li></ul>1400s 300 years Americas
  16. 21. The Life of Slaves from Africa
  17. 22. History II <ul><li>The Congo was once a European colony until it became independent in </li></ul><ul><li>_______________ and was </li></ul><ul><li>named ________________. </li></ul><ul><li>A harsh dictator named </li></ul><ul><li>______________________ ruled Zaire until civil war caused him </li></ul><ul><li>the be overthrown in _________. </li></ul><ul><li>This is when the name of the country was changed to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. </li></ul>1960 Zaire Mobutu Sese Seko 1997
  18. 23. Great Apes
  19. 25. Koko in Action
  20. 26. Ticket To Leave An Exit Paper List three things that you have learned, and write at least one question that you have about the topic