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Copy of The new world map

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Kathleen Reed

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Our World!
North America
South America
Major Cities
Atlantic Ocean (north)
Atlantic Ocean (south)
Arctic Circle
Arctic Ocean
Pacific Ocean (south)
Southern Ocean
Interesting Facts!
Indian Ocean
Pacific Ocean (north)
Shanghai China
has the BIGGEST
13.3 MILLION people!
Mumbai (Bombay), India
12.6 million people!
Buenos Aires, Argentina
11.92 million
Delhi, India
10.4 million
Manila, Philippines 10.3 million
Sao Paulo, Brazil
10.26 million
Seoul, South Korea 10.2 million
Istanbul, Turkey
9.6 million
Here are some sights that will amaze you if you visit!
Jakarta, Indonesia
9.0 million
Mexico City, Mexico
8.7 million
Lagos, Nigeria
8.68 million
Tokyo, Japan 8.3 million
New York City, USA
8.09 million
Cairo, Egypt
7.6 million
London, UK
7.59 million
Teheran, Iran
7.3 million
Beijing, China
7.2 million
Us! Washington State!
Washington DC
(this is our country's capital!)
It is NOT the same as our state!
Amazon Rain Forest!
What do we get from the
Rain Forest?
How about...
Avocados, Bananas, Grapefruits, Guavas, Lemons, Mangos, Limes, Oranges, Pineapples....
Christo Redentor...
"Christ the Redeemer"
Famous statue in Brazil
What else?
The eighth largest country in the world.
Argentina is South America’s second largest nation.
It has been called a "south American Paris" because a lot of its buildings look French!
This is where the "Tango" dance began!
Canada, our neighbor to the north!
The Big Ben bell weights 13.5 tons.
The clock itself is the largest in Britain and is 7.6 m in diameter (25 feet). The hour hand is 2.7 m (9ft) long and the minute hand is 4.26 m (14ft) long.

The clock is very reliable and accurate and has rarely stopped.
Paris, France
Rome, Italy
Here, gladiators fought lions and other gladiators around the 1st and 2nd centuries!
What action happens here?
Well... Bullfights!
Oh, yeah... And THIS
weird tradition that
they have EVERY YEAR!
It attracts more than 40,000
people annually!
After the border crossing,
called the Peace Arch,
you are in Canada!
The police are called "Mounties"
They have lots of moose!
The Maple Leaf is on their flag...
Land of the
...not really....
There are no such things!
the land
of the gods!
Many of our words come from Greek roots such as the words:
"chronos", which means time. So when you say something is in "chronological order" it means in time order.
"Morph," which means "form", so the "animorphs" are simply "animal-form".
"Thermo" which means "heat", so it's a thermometer that measures heat, and a "thermos" that keeps food hot...
The Greek "antiqua" meant "old", so we got "antique" from that root...
"Dynamis" meant "power", which gave us the words "dynamite" and a "dynasty".
Viva Mexico!
The story of the Midas Touch
was a Greek story...
The Greeks believed in gods,
such as:
Zeus, the most powerful god
Hera, Zeus' queen
Poseidon, god of the sea
Hades, god of the dead
Aphrodite, goddess of love
Apollo, god of music
Ares, god of war
Aretmis, goddess of the hunt
Athena, goddess of wisdom
Hesphaestus, god of fire & the forge
Hestia, gentle goddess of the home
Hermes, messenger god, with winged shoes, a trickster
Dionysus, god of wine and theater
The bones of a small woman, whom scientists call “Ardi,” lived 4.4 million years ago in Ethiopia's harsh Afar desert. That is the oldest, best skeleton of a human being ever found!
Nigeria is the "giant of Africa" because it has the largest population of any African country!
Nigeria's National Mosque,
where people can go to pray.
Most people there are Muslims.
The “Red Fort” was built in 1639 The king had a “peacock throne” (covered with peacock feathers), decorated with sapphires, rubies and emeralds. The fort was ornately decorated with mosaics of semi precious stone, roofs of gold and silver, floors of polished marble. In the throne room, these words in the ceiling are written in gold, "If there is a paradise on earth, it is this."
Near the Red Fort is the
"Friday Mosque"... this is the
day of the week Muslims gather
together for prayers.
If you are Catholic,
you have a "Pope", the
head of the Catholic church.
He lives in the "Vatican".
Mount Fuji is a famous
landmark in Japan!
You will see it in a lot of the art!
Here's a video that shows the difference between
traditional Japan, & the weird and cool modern style... Notice the WILD clothes that girls there wear!
Shakespear, "The Bard", AKA, the most famous writer of all time (sorry, JK Rowling!) lived and wrote his plays here!
Who is he? You ask... He wrote ROMEO AND JULIET and had such AWESOME LINES as,
"What the deuce?"
"Good riddance!"
"Knock knock-- Who's there?"
"All that glitters is not gold"
"Fight fire with fire"
"Love is blind"
and HUNDREDS more!
The famous
Eiffel Tower!
The Louvre Museum
houses perhaps the most
famous painting of all time...
The Mona Lisa!
Germany has REAL castles, like these
in Bavaria...
The tallest mountain on earth, Mount Everest, sits on the border between China and Nepal.
The Yangtze River is
the world's 3rd longest.
The giant panda lives
nowhere else on earth,
except in China!
The Great Wall of China is one of the greatest wonders of the world. Just like a gigantic dragon, the Great Wall winds up and down across deserts, grasslands, mountains and plateaus, stretching 5,500 miles! It is more than 2,000 years old! It is the longest manmade project on the earth. It can even be seen from outer space!
Australia is famous for
its Opera House. What
does the shape make
you think of?
The famous "outback"
of Australia is mostly desert.
In Australia live some of the most deadly creatures on Earth! There are 36 different types of deadly funnel-web spiders. There are 20 types of venomous snakes. Here is an ode to Australia..
The Sahara Desert...
The largest hot desert
in the world!
Statue of Liberty
Brooklyn Bridge
Space Needle!
White House
Lincoln Memorial
Coffee beans!
How did Shakespeare get his ideas?
Let's watch a fun little clip on "Billy"
(aka, William Shakespeare)
But here are 10 things that ARE real
to see in Ireland!
Many people think Italy
is in the shape of a "boot".
Can you see the boot shape?
Oktoberfest, the world's largest BEER FESTIVAL, is held annually in Munich, Germany. The 16-day party attracts over 6 million people every year who consume 1.5 million gallons of beer, 200,000 pairs of pork sausage, and 480,000 spit-roasted chickens during the two-week extravaganza. It brings over 450 million euros to the city's coffers each year. This festival began in 1810 to celebrate the marriage of Germany's crown prince. It got bigger and more festive each year since then!
Russia is the largest country in the world
Landmarks you will find here...
Red Square
The Kremlin
Bolshoi Theater
Cathedral of Christ the Savior
Kiev Pechersk Lavra
historic Orthodox Christian monastery in Kiev. Founded as a cave monastery in 11th century Lavra is listed in the UNESCO list of world heritage sites.
Sofiyivsky Park
It is one of the world famous garden-park art creations. There are many scenic areas including waterfalls, fountains, ponds and a stone garden. It is one of the most famous examples of late 17th or early 18th century European landscape garden design that has been preserved to the present time.
Some peoplethink that the shape of Africa looks a bit like an alien head? How can this help you to remember its location geographically?
The beloved India Gate is a particularly imposing structure and is more than 40 metres / 131 feet in height, being built as a war memorial, to remember those Indians who lost their lives during the first world war.
Amongst New Delhi's most striking landmarks, the Bahai Temple is often known as the Lotus Temple, due to its famous marble roof, which resembles white lotus petals. Built in the mid-1980s and dedicated to the Bahai faith, the Lotus Temple features a series of nine surrounding pools, making the temple itself appear to float.
The Taj Mahal
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