Languages of Europe - Home - Polk School District

Languages of Europe - Home - Polk School District

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Languages of Europe SS6G11 The student will describe the cultural characteristics of Europe a. Explain the diversity of European languages as seen in a comparison of German, English, Russian, French, and Italian

Europe is slightly larger than the US in land area Europes population is more than double the US In the US, English is the dominant language Europe is different. It is home to more than 200 languages Most European languages are in 3 main categories

Germanic Languages Romance Languages Slavic Languages Germanic Language Group Has most native speakers Native speakers live mostly in northwest and central Europe About 20% of Europeans speak English

or German as their native language Most Europeans learn English as a second language in their schools Romance Language Group This group includes French and Italian These are found in the south and west of Europe These languages come from Latin, the

language of the Roman Empire The Roman alphabet is used to write Romance and Germanic languages Slavic Language Group This includes Russian. Which is the most widely spoken Slavic language They are found in central and eastern Europe They are written with a Cyrillic Alphabet

The Problems with Multiple Languages It is difficult to live, work, and trade with people who cannot communicate with each other Most schoolchildren learn one or two other languages besides their own The European Union have 23 official languages to make

sure laws and decisions are understood Special laws exist to protect languages spoken by only a few people http://tts.imtranslator.net/I1SX Lee: Do you

understand the words that are acoming out of my mouth? Carter: Dont nobody understand the words that are comin out of your mouth Your Task Copy the following sentences. Then Write G for

Germanic, R for Romance, and S for Slavic. This language is spoken in the United States. This language is spoken in the country that is shaped like a boot. This language uses an alphabet based of Greek letters. People who speak this language live directly south of the United Kingdom. This language is in the same family as English.

Your Task Answers: 1. Germanic: English 2. Romance: Italian 3. Slavic: Russian 4. Romance: French 5. Germanic: German RELIGIONS OF EUROPE Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

Christianity Whats your Religion?

Judaism Founder/Central Figure: Abraham Holy Book: Torah Followers: Jews Place of Worship: Synagogue

Faith is the historical foundation for Christianity and Islam Many followers live what use to be the Soviet Union Oldest religion Christianity Founder/Central Figure: Jesus Christ

Holy Book: Bible Followers: Christians Place of Worship: Church Dominate Religion of Europe France, Spain, and Italy follow this religion Most Russians follow this religion

Whats your Religion? Islam

Founder/Central Figure: Muhammad Holy Book: Quran/Koran Followers: Muslims Place of Worship: Mosque Fastest-growing religion in Europe Followers believe Muhammad with the last of

the prophets ALIKE MONOTHEISTIC Abraham is the patriarch Holy book Specific place of worship Different view of Jesus Christ Share some holy sites

Task: J for Judaism, C for Christianity, and I for Islam This faith is the historical foundation for Christianity and Islam. This faith is the dominate religion in Europe France, Spain, and Italy follow this religion This religion is the fastest-growing Most Russians follow this religion0 Muhammad founded this religion

QUESTIONS Which is the oldest of the three main religions of Europe? A. Islam B. Judaism C. Christianity D. Roman Catholic

ANSWERS B. Judaism QUESTIONS Which religion is growing at the fastest rate? A. Islam B. Sunni C. Judaism D. Christianity

ANSWER A. Islam QUESTIONS How are the three religions alike? A. They can worship several grades. B. They can each worship only one god. C. Each of the three religions is getting

smaller. D. They each use a sacred text known as the five books of Moses. ANSWER B. They each worship only one god.

QUESTIONS Which pairing of sacred text and religion is correct? A. Protestant-Bible B. Christianity Talmud C. Shiite Muslim Torah D. Orthodox Judaism- Koran ANSWER

A. Protestant-Bible The Literacy Rate IN EUROPE SS6G11 The student will describe the cultural characteristics of Europe. Literacy The ability to read and write High literacy rates are usually found in

industrialized countries such as the United States and most of Europe. INDUSTRIALIZED COUNTRIES Focus more on manufacturing than farming. These professions require communication skills. The increased wealth of these countries allows them to provide education,

healthcare, and technology. High standard of living. LITERACY RATE Third-World Countries- countries that are still developing. Depend on farming Fewer people can read and write Education, healthcare, and jobs are not readily available

Poor GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT The total value of the final goods and services produced in a country one year divided by the population. LITERACY AND PER CAPITA GDP COUNTRY

LITERACY RATE PER PERSON GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT UNITED KINGDOM 99%

$35,100 FRANCE 99% $33,000 RUSSIA

99% $14,700 GERMANY 99% $33,200

ITALY 98% $30,400 QUESTIONS

People in third world countries have A. the best jobs B. little education C. a higher literacy rate D. a greater standard of living ANSWER

B. little education QUESTIONS A literate person in a developed country is most likely to have all EXCEPT which item? A. health care B. technology C. a high paying job D. uneducated children

ANSWER D. Uneducated children Task The standard of living is determined by? Literacy is the ability to? A country with a high literacy rate typically has a high ? The literacy rate and standard of live in

Europe are? Credits Text adapted from Georgia CRCT Test Prep 6th Grade Social Studies, Teaching the Georgia Performance Standards, Clairmont Press, Atlanta, Georgia Images retrieved from www.google.com/images. 10-12-11 Image retrieved from http://www.moviebase.info/1008/Rush-Hour/Rush-Hour

-55.jpg. 10-16-11 Quote retrieved from http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0266915/quotes?qt=qt0319 121 . 10-16-11 http://text-to-speech.imtranslator.net/speech.asp Title Slide: Good Morning from left to right Germany, French, English, Italian, Russian

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