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PRESENTATION
JAMAICA

Perrine BERGEL, 2nde 9, Class of Mrs Vincent

INDEX

CULTURAL OUTREACH

A little bit of history

Facts about jamaica today

The National anthem

JAMAICAN FIGURES

WHERE IS IT ?

GENERAL FACTS ABOUT JAMAICA

  • An island located in the Caribbean Sea
  • In the Antilles
  • 10,990 km2
  • Tropical climate
  • Capital = Kingston

A Little bit of history

  • 1494 Conquest of the Caribbean by Spanish Conquistadors, namely Christopher Colombus

  • Brought African Slaves

  • Lead exporter of sugar

  • 1655 Conquest by (at the time called) Kingdom of England

  • August 6th 1962 Independence

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Jamaica today

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  • Third-most populous English Speaking country in the Americas

  • 2.9 Million Inhabitants

  • Fourth biggest island in the Caribbean in terms of population numbers

  • Common Wealth Realm, ruled by Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of her other realms and territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth

"JAMAICA, LAND WE LOVE"

Result of a competition
First used on Jamaica’s Independence Day, August 6, 1962

Cultural Outreach

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  • Complex history, influence of English-speaking, as well as African culture
    • Jamaican Diaspora
  • Birthplace of
    • the Rastafari religion
    • reggae music (and associated genres such as dub, ska and dancehall)
    • internationally prominent in sports, most notably cricket, sprinting and athletics


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Important Jamaican figures

Vocabulary cheat sheet
Lead exporter = exportateur principal (synonym = main exporter)
Cultural outreach, outreach = (synonym = cultural influence), la portée culturelle, l’influence culturelle mondiale
Workforce = (synonym = workers), la main d’oeuvre
Indigenous = national population of a country before pilgrims conquered it. In a broader sense : “used to refer to, or relating to, the people who originally lived in a place, rather than people who moved there from somewhere else” = les populations indigènes
A diaspora = “a group of people who spread from one original country to other countries”, une diaspora (synonym = a community in a foreign country)
English speaking = Anglophone
Huge = (synonym = enormous, very big), très grand, énorme

Start

QUIZ

Jamaica

Who is the governor general of Jamaica ?

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4

3

2

The Queen of England

Bob Marley

Patrick Allen

question 1/5

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3

4

2

1

The Spanish Conquistadors

Louis XVI

Bob Marley

Who first conquered Jamaica ?

QUESTION 2/5

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4

2

3

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The Queen of England

Jack Sparrow

Patrick Allen

Who is Jamaica's head of State ? (Bonus if you know the name of the political system)

QUESTION 3/5

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Pirates

Sugar

Canabis

What was Jamaica's lead exporter of ?

QUESTION 4/5

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1

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3

Jack Sparrow

Usain Bolt

Bob Marley

What emblematic figure of reggae originated from Jamaica ?

QUESTION 5/5

Back

CONGRATS!

tHANK YOU !

SOURCES


  • ‘Commonwealth Realm’. In Wikipedia, 26 January 2022. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Commonwealth_realm&oldid=1068009000.
  • ‘Diaspora’. Accessed 30 January 2022. https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/diaspora.
  • ‘Fun Facts About the Jamaican National Anthem That Few People Know’, 3 March 2019. https://blog.makeitjamaica.com/jamaican-national-anthem/.
  • ‘Indigenous’. Accessed 30 January 2022. https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/indigenous.
  • ‘Jamaica’. In Wikipedia, 28 January 2022. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Jamaica&oldid=1068469586.
  • ‘Outreach’. Accessed 30 January 2022. https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/outreach.