The Nile

The Nile

Storyboard Description

James Bowley's homework regarding The Nile.

Storyboard Text

  • James what can you tell me about 'The Nile'?
  • The Nile
  • Miss Leivers the Nile is the longest river in the world!
  • But where is it?
  • The Nile The longest river in the world.
  • It is in Africa and it runs through 10 countries!
  • Wow that's one huge river!
  • Well no it is actually two rivers, the Blue and the White Nile!
  • The Nile is the longest river in the world. It is 6,650km long (4,135 miles).
  • Where does it start?
  • Although some people can't agree, it is thought to start at Lake Victoria!
  • Located in Africa, the Nile River lies in the following countries: Kenya, Eritrea, Congo, Burundi, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia. Only 22% of the Nile’s course runs through Egypt.
  • Where does it end then?
  • In the Mediterranean Sea.
  • Why did it flood?
  • The Nile actually has two sections that are called ‘tributaries’, these are smaller rivers that run separately then merge into one river. The Tributaries are called the White Nile and the Blue Nile.
  • It flooded because of melting snow and heavy rain in the Ethiopian mountains sending a torrent of water down the Blue Nile.
  • The White Nile originates at Lake Victoria and the Blue Nile, which originates at Lake Tana in Eithiopia. These rivers meet in Sudan and go on their long journey northwards towards the sea.
  • The Nile River flows completely through the desert and then ends in what is called a ‘delta’ in Egypt. On its final journey it empties out into the Mediterranean Sea. Its average discharge is 3.1 million litres per second. 40 million people (half of Egypt’s population) live in the Delta region.
  • The Nile flooded every year between June and September – ‘akhet’. Melting snow & heavy summer rain in the Ethiopian mountains sent a torrent of water causing the banks of the River Nile in Egypt to overflow on the flat desert land. The ancient Egyptians based their calendar on the 3 cycles of the Nile: each season was 4 months, each month 30 days.
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