The Nile River Valley Notes

Today students researched and read about the Nile River Valley.  Here are notes that students came up with in class.  The names of the students that contributed in class can be found next to the comments they made.

Notes from the Puma Peeps:

The Nile River is located in central Africa – Nancy

The great Nile River has two main sources – The White Nile and the Blue Nile. –  Garrett

The WHite Nile is the main stream, It flows from lake Victoria in East Africa.  It flows 3,500 north.

The Nile flows through six cataracts. They are rocky rapids. The cataracts made it harder to sail through the Nile River. – Garrett

The Nile travels through the land known as Egypt – jerry

Unlike the Black Land the red Land was a deadly place of hot burning sand. – Lydia

The land above the first cataract is called upper Egypt – Joseph

The land has a lot of jagged cliffs. -Anne

Over thousands of years the silt has built up to form a large river Delta

As the River slows down it drops silt or soil.  – Chandler

The yearly flooding of the NIle created the Black Lands. – Lydia

Near the end of the NIles journey it fans out into many streams and marshy areas.

About 3,000 years ago Egyptians wrote hynms to the Nile for bringing them life – Tristan

The Nile begins in Central Africa – Easton

It flows North to the Mediterranean Sea – Darryl

The river goes through 6 sets of rocky rapids called Cataracts – Natalia

The Nile has two main srouces the White Nile and the Blue Nile – Lily

The White Nile is the main stream. It flows out of Lake Victoria – Kevin

The blue Nile rushes down from the highlands of present-day Ethiopia – Genevie

The 2 rivers meet hartoum, in the country is now Sudan. – Brian

Sudean used to be called Kush or Nubia. – Easton

The cataracts made it impossible ti travel by sea. Brian

The Nile winds through the Sahara, a vast desert that covers much of North Africa – Savannah

Since the people of ancient Egypt couldn’t travel through the cataracts the never knew the source of the nile – Natalia

Beyond the cataracts the nile travels 700 miles through Egypt – Lily

Near the end of the journey the Nile spreads the Nile slows downs and fans out into many streams and marshy areas. – Tristan

This region is known as Upper Egyot becasue it is upsteam from the Mediterranean sea – Kevin

As the river slows it carries silt or soil that it has carried north from the Africn Highlands

Over thousands of years the silt has built up to form a large river delta. The nile delta forms the region known as lower egypt – easton

A delta is an area of soil depostied at the mouth of a river. Brian

A lot of the way the river flows through a narrow valley aligned with cliffs – Lily

A strip of fertile soil lines both sides of the Nile. The egyptians nmes their country Kemet, which means black lands – Renee

The red land was a place of Hot burning sand – Jasmyn

The yearly flooding of the NIle created the black land. – Natlia

The heavy rain fall contributed to most of the flooding – Darryl

The Egyptians could Double Crop, which is planting two crops on the same land twice. – Easton

The Nile was useful for fish and plants. – Natalia

Menes united the two kingdoms and wore a double crown of red and white. – Jasmyn

The Kings of the upper Egypt wore white and controllled the Nile River Valley and the Kings of lower Egypt wore red crowns and ruled the delta – Lily.

Notes from the Super sparkle ninja turtles from outer space:

The Nile has two sources the White Nile and the Blue Nile. – Luke

The Nile begins in Central Africa and ends in the mediterranian sea – Sierra

The Nile is 3,500 miles – Angel Z

The NIle travels 700 miles through the upper land of egypt – Leah

Egypt is the gift of the Nile. Caleb

Egypt could not have survived without the Nile – Leah

The Blue Nile and the White Nile meet in Sudan – Benny

There are 6 cataracts along the Nile they made it virtually impossible to travel the Nile – Angel

The interior of the continent is the area away from the sea/ coast – Diego

THe people of Ancient Egpyt never knew the source of the Nile.  – Luke

The Cataracts made it difficult to find the source of the Nile – Sarah

The Nile delta forms the region known as Lower Egypt. – Caleb

What is a Delta? – At the end of the river it gets mushy and turns into soil and plant crops.  – Leah

The Black Land is the rich, dark soil. – Sarah

The annual or yearly flooding of the Nile created the Black Land – Dominica

Without the Nile the Egyptians knew their world would be nothing but a sunbakd desert land of bring blue skies and dry sand – Rachel

The two main sources of the Nile are the WHite Nile and the BLue Nile – Deanna

The cataracts made it impossible for people to travel by sea to the interior of the content. – Gabriel

It’s the world’s longest river 3,500 miles North – Skylar

Ancient Egyptians never knew the rouce of the NIle – Noah

THe White Nile and the Blue Nile meet in present day Sudan – Malik

THe Blue nile rushes downs from the highlands of present day Ethiopia – Julian

THe WHite Nile is the main stream – Skylar

The White Nile flows from lake victoria in the East AFrica – Deanna

The Nile begins in Central Africa and flows about3,500 miles north into the meditarranean sea – Chris

Each spring heavy rainfall and melting snow pours into the river. – Steven

THe River was s ource of fish and useful plains – AZ

WHen the flood waters drained away, they left behind a layer of fresh soil that was ready to plan. – Benny

The Egyptians could Double Crop the rich soil – Caleb

Double Cropping is when they could raise two crops on the same land within a year – Shelby

Unlike the Black Land, the Red Land was a deadly place of hot burning sands – Sarah

The Kings of Lower Egypt wore red crowns and ruled the Delta – Steven

The King called Mens united the two kingdoms in about 3000 B.C – Jackie

THe Kings of Upper Egypt wore white crowns controlled the Nile River Valley – Angel

Egypt was united under one ruler who wore a double crown of red and white and was known as the Lord of Two Lands. – Benny

About 5,00 years ago Egypt was united under one ruler.

North of KHARTOUM, THE NILE WINDS THROUGH THE SAHAR, – RACHEL

In ancient times this land was known as Kush or Nubia

THere are 6 cataracts. – Skylar

Near the end of its journey, the Nile slows down and fans out into many streams and marshy areas – Julian

Beyond the catract the nile travels 700miles through egpyt – gabriel

The Nile travels 700 miles beyond the catracts to the land that is now egypt.

As it slows, the river drops the silt, or soil, that is has carried north from the African highlands. – Noah

The Nile Delta forms the region known as Lower Egypt – Isaac.

Yearly flooding created the black lands – Lauren (summer, flood waters reached egypt.

The risch, dark soild was so important to the Egyptians that they names their country Kemet, which means “The Black Land”

Egyptians could couble crop the rich soil.  They could raise two crops on the same land within a year.

The redland was a deadly place of hot burning sand – Skylar

The Sahara was the redland. -Deanna

As settlements in the Nile grew two kingdoms developed – Chris

The kings of upper egypt wore white crowns THe Nile River Valley – Julian

THe king of lower Egypt wore red crowns and ruled the Delta – Gabe

Egypt was united under one ruler who wore double cfowns red and white and was known as lord of the two lands – Taniya

A king called Menes united the two kingdoms in about 3000 B.C

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