Presentation on theme: "Podpora rozvoje cizích jazyků pro Evropu 21. stol. INVESTICE DO ROZVOJE VZDĚLÁVÁNÍ Tento projekt je spolufinancován Evropským sociálním fondem a státním."— Presentation transcript:
Podpora rozvoje cizích jazyků pro Evropu 21. stol. INVESTICE DO ROZVOJE VZDĚLÁVÁNÍ Tento projekt je spolufinancován Evropským sociálním fondem a státním rozpočtem České republiky.
chain of tropical islands in the Atlantic Ocean betweena North and South America lie in the Carribean Sea 4000 km long 7000 islands, islets and reefs - volcanic and coral origin -tops of submerged mounain ranges WEST INDIES
divided into three main groups: the Bahamas in the north the Greater Antilles—Cuba, Hispaniola, Puerto Rico, and Jamaica —in the central part the Lesser Antilles—including the Windward and Leeward groups —in the southeast and south The area of the islands together is 238,000 km2
Politically, the islands vary considerably. Several independent countries – Jamaica, Barbados, Cuba, Haiti, Dominican Republic Puerto Rico - commonwealth associated with the United States. Many of the smaller islands - European possessions—British, French, and Dutch. Some of the Virgin Islands belong to the United States. Political division
These islands are called the West Indies because when Christopher Columbus landed here in 1492 he believed that he had reached the Indies (in Asia). The region is often called the Caribbean. Languages: Spanish, English, French,Dutch, creole Name, languages
. very varied Some islands in the region have relatively flat terrain - e.g. Aruba, Barbados, the Cayman Islands,, The Bahamas or Antigua. High mountain-ranges, volcanoes - e.g. Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, Puerto Rico, Grenada, Saint Vincent, Guadeloupe, and Trinidad & Tobago. The climate - tropical Hurricanes Geography and climate
some countries very poorly developed. dominant activity -.agriculture, fishing Main crops: sugarcane, bananas, cacao,citrus,fruits, coffee, sisal,spices, tobacco Livestock : cattle Fishing Manufacturing : processing agricultural products: refined sugar rum Modern manufacturing - chiefly in Puerto Rico, also Cuba, Jamaica, and Trinidad. Curaçao and Trinidad - large refineries process petroleum for export. The most important industry - tourism (the Bahamas, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands) Economy
Anglophone Caribbean * Antigua and Barbuda * The Bahamas * Barbados * Dominica (predominantly Antillean French Creole-speaking) * Grenada (some Antillean French Creole speaking) * Jamaica * Saint Kitts and Nevis * Saint Lucia (predominantly Antillean French Creole-speaking) * Saint Vincent and the Grenadines * Trinidad and Tobago
Video - West Indies Part 1 - Caribbean lands and Cultures Watch the video and answer these questions: 1. Who was the first European to discover the West Indies? 2. How did African people come to the islands? 3. Who were the three main colonizing nations? 4. What is the climate like? 5. What are the main crops? 6. How were the islands formed? 7. What is the main industry of the West Indies? video Caribbean
Video - West Indies Part 2 - Haiti - a striving nation Watch the video and answer these questions: 1. Which nation colonized it and when? 2. When did Haitians get their independence? 3. What are the most serious problems? 4. Who is the head of the country? 5. What is the life expectancy in Haiti? 6. What does 'literacy' mean? 7. What is the official language? What dialect do many people speak?
INVESTICE DO ROZVOJE VZDĚLÁVÁNÍ Tato výuková prezentace byla pořízena z finančních prostředků hrazených Evropským sociálním fondem a rozpočtem České republiky Tento projekt je spolufinancován Evropským sociálním fondem a státním rozpočtem České republiky.