Back to Africa
Deadline: Monday, November 19, 2012 by 08:00

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Our African map in the classroom needs to be finished as some of your country drawings were too messy or not to scale. So if your country has not been featured on the wall, that means that is was rejected for display.

Those who do not have their African country on the wall also means they received low marks for not following directions from the previous blog post on creating a African country.

This week's blog is a blog of persuasion. Persuasion is the act of convincing or changing someone else's mind, opinion, beliefs, or actions. Take a look at the photo of the apple. How do you interpret it? Is the apple on the left persuading the apple on the right to be happy? Or is the apple on the right persuading the other apple that he or she is "happy" even when it is not the case? Both interpretations are matters of persuasion.

Now, go back to your African country and persuade me that your country is the best in the class to visit. There are over 50 African countries to choose from for my next holiday. Will I pick yours?

Your blog post this week should:

  • be a minimum of 100 words in length
  • feature the best highlights in your African country (the climate, people, food, music, sports, animals, national parks, monuments, etc.)
  • be creative and of course, persuasive!

If your country has had problems with natural disasters, famine, civil war, or political problems, you will have to be even more convincing as I may not want to go there. Show the very best side to your country for me to consider it. Remember, it does not matter how small or big your country is, there is always something you can find that could bring an adventurous tourist like me to come and visit.

Good luck to persuade me to visit your African country!

tinks
15/11/2012

Dear Mr Hendricks

My reason for this message is to persuade you to visit Algeria. Now I know Algeria doesnt sound the most amazing place in the world but when you see the real country you'll see how amazing it can be.
First I know there has been a lot of war and all these things but in most parts of Algeria they have been peaceful and are now only a few people holding up banners saying what they want for a better country and world.
The weather for a start is lovely sunny and warm in the summer so not to hot and not cold, the winter yes has quite a bit of rain but there are still a lot or indoors activities to do whilst u stay here.
Out in Algeria there are great monuments to see such as Martyrs, the building that marks the skyline of Algeria, also the Timgad a small theatre in Timgad that was built in 1800s, it is old and small but a popular tourist destination. People love to go there they get the real feeling of the play and some old and new plays are shown.
The food out there in Algeria is nothing you will ever have tasted, like the french but better, the Algerians learnt how to cook from the french themselves. Tomatoes, potatoes, zucchini and chillies are the four main vegetables grown. The chillies are hot and add a lot of taste to all foods. A lamb stew is a very popular dish in Algeria as well as Moroccan dishes which are an all time popular dish there.
An expirence that you will never forget when visiting Algeria is going to see a wrestling match!. Wrestling is the second biggest sport in the country matchs are on live all the time. A good experience that you wouldn't be able to do in Europe.
One of the best out doors experiences is going to Assekrem which is a place in Algeria were you can go walking up mountains or dunes, camping over night on top then waking up at dawn and watching the sunrise is something everyone loves to do. The scenic area is beautiful and wildlife is all around.
All kinds of animals live in Algeria and although many are going extinct the countries people are very keen to keep them alive and safe. Charities are set up and people love to help and go on tours of parks.
Algeria is a great place to visit everyone should go.

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Jonesy
17/11/2012

Tinks there are a few spelling and grammar mistakes in here but good job. Always remember to read out loud ! You're not texting " indoors activities to do whilst 'u' stay here." hahahaha don't worry ! I am impressed and it is hard to impress me ;-)

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kika
18/11/2012

Thats so nice !!!

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Lauren.T
17/11/2012

Great persuasive letter, tinks!!!
love it!!

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katiuyshka
17/11/2012

Dear Mr.Hendricks
You thing Morocco is a small contry without interesting things?You are wrong!
Morroco is amazing and beautiful country.Weather in Morroco is perfect for travel.
Morocco glorified for...
Hassan II Mosque is the largest mosque in the country and the 7th largest in the world. Its minaret is the world's tallest at 210 metres.
In Morocco we can found museums.Even if you do not like to go to museums, I advise you to go there you will not be bored.You will open a lot of interesting and useful things for themselves.
This athis ancient country with its rich traditions lot of interesting things.
Festivals Rabat.Cada year in May, the city of Sidi Abdallah Saleh Ben honors Hassoune, the patron of the city, on the occasion of the Feast of the Candles. Accompanied by musicians and flag bearers, a long parade of colorful clothing men carrying huge candles lamps composed of thousands of carvings and colorful pieces, through the main streets of the city to reach the tomb of the marabout.
Food in Morocco will appeal to all.Just yummy.One of traditional food of Moroco is pastilla.Pastilla is a meat pie.Amala is Yam porridge, served with a variety of soups.Alloco is a fried plantain snack, often served with chili pepper and onions.That's not all.
There are many animals in Morocco.Fennec Fox you can find only in Morocco.Are beautiful.And also you can see others animals.
Visited here you just come back here again.








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kika
19/11/2012

Katiuyshka you have some grammar mistakes for example :thing.you need to write think not thing because thing and thing are two different words :) ...

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Jonesy
24/11/2012

actually thing and thing are the same words ...

1234
17/11/2012

The republic Libya settles down in a northern part of Africa and is one of the largest countries on a planet on the occupied territory. The state shares on three regions, each of which has the features. The western coast of the country, Tripolitania, lasts along picturesque open spaces of the Mediterranean and has two first class beach resorts: Tripoli and Misurata. East region of Libya, Cyrenaica, is known for the sandy deserts. The southern region of the republic, Fezzan, the sandy Sahara Desert, with numerous oases and heated from scorching beams of the sun, sand borrows.

Many countries of Africa, depending on the site, have the climatic and geographical features. Libya, 90 which percent of the territory occupy deserts, differs an abundance of sandy storms and high temperature of air in summertime. At the beginning of the twentieth century, in the region Tripolitania the maximum temperature, +58 degrees was fixed. And if in Cyrenaica and Fezzan climate very dry, with a rare amount of precipitation, to the Mediterranean is more damp and rains happen much more often. Interesting feature of Libya являелся color of its flag which represented a continuous green panel without any symbols and signs (on November 11 1977 — on October 22 2011). In one country of the world of similar analogs wasn't. Now the Flag of the Libyan Republic represents a red and black and green panel with a white half moon and a star.

From all African states, Libya one of the most inconsistent. On the one hand the state has fine possibilities for development of tourism and economy growth, considering what stocks of oil the republic, with another, regular national excitements which often lead to mass riots and military coups is rich. And though the resorts of Tripoli and Misurata aren't the excitement centers, unlike regions Fezzan and Cyrenaica, a certain intensity invisibly is present and there.

As the history of Libya is extremely rich with events and originates in an extreme antiquity, in its territory many historical sights, including ruins of ancient Roman structures and Phoenician temples settle down. Among the most known buildings of old years of construction Apollo's Temple, in the city the Siren, the Triumphal arch Septima Sevra in Leptis-Magn and a mosque Ahmad pasha Karamanli, in Tripoli is allocated. Except these places, in the cities of Libya the set of other important sights, which majority belong to the period of board of the Roman Empire.


Libya

As well as all coastal countries of Africa, Libya has magnificent sandy beaches and the modern hotels stretched along the western coast of the Libyan sea.

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Mr. Hendricks
18/11/2012

Dear Bekkhan,

It is evident that the information is translated as the words are not your own. "Picturesque," "scorching," and "coups" are not your words. If you wish to cite (or "quote") a website, please include the weblink and "quotations" around facts and information directly quoted from the webpage.

Also, a Russian word "являелся" is evident in your translation, so it is important to read out your work out loud before posting. The whole word can see your work, and these words are not Bekkhan's. The words below, "Visit my country Lybia please you didn't saw better country that Lybia" are cleary your voice.

Your voice is needed to be persuasive, not just information!

-Mr. H.

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kika
19/11/2012

Thats not look like your written.And also i saw a one russian word являелся . Maybe you wrote it but then you translated it !!!And thats not good if you want to improve your English.And your brother did the same like you.

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1234
17/11/2012

Visit my country Lybia please you didn't saw better country that Lybia

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FIFA
18/11/2012

Dear Mr. Hendricks
Hello Mr.Hendricks I want you to visit the Tunisia. Tunisia had revolution but the culture are amazing stuff of Tunisia. Tunisia are place of north Africa and Tunisia where we made a road trip through the country’s desserts, salt lakes, rolling hills and beautiful countryside it's so beautiful nature living there. I going to talk to you Tunisia of history in concentrate it because you are history teacher and Tunisia is 1 of best history in the world. First talk about capital city it call Carthage. The Carthage founded in 814 B.C made it by Roman empire and there is many nationality of country in Carthage because of Roman empire different country of people migrate it this record still exist in Carthage. another town culture about Sidi Bou Said it is the town very famous about art and another way to call "White and Blue Town" because the town of view are great blue sea and sky. Go back to the past in Tunisia came Roman empire but another empire is came it call Muslim empire that why in Tunisia of flag are star and cresent. roman and muslim different thing are muslim are to nice to other people and roman are harm the people when they concer the land. there is in Tunisia there is a lot of famous scultputure made it by rocks and mainly art are rocks because it is a lot of mountain and they have a lot of rocks.
Tunisia of 1 good thing are very near with by europe and also easy to visit. just I can say to you there is revolution but there is a lot of art and history in Tunisia. I would you like to go to Tunisia and some art.

Sincerely,
FIFA

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Mr. Hendricks
18/11/2012

Nice points, Rimpei!

-Mr. H.

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Kika
24/11/2012

Thats so nice Rimpei!!!!!!Well done !!! :)

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Nachopc6
18/11/2012

Dear MR.Hendriks

visit Egypt because it doesn´t rain alot. In winter not too hot or too cold.Its about 20·c!
The oficial lenguage is arabic in ancient Egypt the people were very inteligent.The food is very diferent but delicius.Kushary is pasta and tomato sauce.Fulmedades is like hummus.Fatta is beef rice.They have music for 2.500 years know pop music is popular.Football is the most popular sport.Theiy have camels cats and frogs.They have many nationals parks.The monuments some are in the mountains: Pyramids temples giant sculture. They have a natural desasters Nile river but they have´n got more promblems with the Nile river.They have a revolution in 2011 and 2012.Hosni Mubarak was a bad president but his gone and know there is peace.

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Nachopc6
18/11/2012

sorry Sincerely

Nachopc6

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julia
18/11/2012

Dear Mr. Hendricks
I want you to visit Western Sahara because of following the reasons:
I have read alot about Western Sahara that it is a very poor country.There is no fresh water and not much food.There is alot of sand, almost no mountains and there are not many animals.
Alot of people speak French and Spanish beacuse it was a Spanish colony.
You could visit some schools and make a program so the kids learn allot and they can change their lifes when they grow up.
The schools in the country do not have so much money. You could go to my country and help them change their lives.
We would need to collect money at all international schools to help with your program.
Later the grown up children could try to get independence.
Sincerely,

Julia

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Mr. Hendricks
18/11/2012

Dear Julia,

Nice political persuasion here!

-Mr. H.

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kiko:)
24/11/2012

I agree with you mr. henricks is really nice and political.

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KIKO:)
24/11/2012

VERY GOOD julia keep it up your fab

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