Map of England www.europe-map.org/ maps/england.gif
A Few Facts About England England is part of the United Kingdom which is made up of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. England is part of the European Union. The capital of England is London. The money used is called the pound. The population of England is 60,776,238. The language spoken is English.
Let’s visit some important cities in England. London London is the most famous city in England. (Click on London to see more about this city.) St. Paul's CathedralBig Ben and Westminster HallWestminster Abbey Photos by Galen Frysinger
Oxford Cambridge Oxford University and the University of Cambridge are both famous around the world. (Click on Cambridge to see more pictures.) www.britainusa.com/images/Kids/gallery/OxfordLcopyLarge.JPGwww.galenfrysinger.com
England’s Important People Go to this website to see more famous people - www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/customs/questions/famous_people.htm www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/customs/questions/famous_people.htm Famous authors - Beatrix Potter, Roald Dahl and J.K. Rowling William Shakespeare - famous for writing plays Queen Elizabeth and the royal family Queen Elizabeth and the royal family The Beatles -famous singing group who became popular in the 1960s www.oxfam.org.uk/coolplanet/kidsweb/world/uk/ukpeop.htm
What English Kids Do English kids like to play football, cricket, tennis and netball. Many kids belong to clubs like scouts, judo, karate and church clubs. Kids also like to skateboard, watch TV, ride bicycles and play computer games. Kids in the cities spend time in the many museums.
Famous Sights in England Big Ben Clock Westminster Abbey Tower of London London Eye Trafalgar Square
Famous Palaces and Castles Buckingham Palace Windsor Castle Dover Castle www.galenfrysinger.com
Visit the Sights in the Harry Potter Books!! Go to this website for information on places that are important to find - www.travelforkids.com/Funtodo/England/visitharrypottersites.htm www.travelforkids.com/Funtodo/England/visitharrypottersites.htm King’s Cross Station London Zoo Alnwick Castle Gloucester Cathedral Lacock Abbey www.eg.bucknell.edu/~hyde/England2004/KingsCross.html www.castleuk.net/castle_lists_north/81/images/alnwickcastle1.jpg
English Culture and Life England has a royal family and some of the most interesting customs in England center around the royal events. Go to this website and read more about the royal ceremonies. www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/customs/royal.html www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/customs/royal.html Use this website to find out all about English culture. www.woodlands- junior.kent.sch.uk/customs/questions/index/dailylife.htm#fam
What the English Like to Eat Fish and chips Tea and biscuits Go to this website to find out more about what people like to eat in England. www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/customs/food.html images.jupiterimages.com/.../99/10/23371099.jpg
Learn More About England BritainUSA for Kids www.britainusa.com/4kids/ KidsKonnect www.kidskonnect.com/content/view/394/27/ Cool Planet UK www.oxfam.org.uk/coolplanet/kidsweb/world/uk/index.htm Time for Kids England www.timeforkids.com/TFK/hh/goplaces/main/0,20344,604850,00.html Travel for Kids www.travelforkids.com/Funtodo/England/england.htm Fun in London www.kidslovelondon.com/
Books to Read Photo Credits www.galenfrysinger.com A Primary Source Guide to the United Kingdom. Christopher Blomquist. The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc. 2005. England. Tamara Britton. ABDO Publishing Company. 2001. AVisit to England. Chris Oxlade and Anita Ganeri. Heinemann Library. 2003. Discovering Cultures – Great Britain. Sharon Gordon, 2004. Marshall Cavendish Corporation.