Monday, October 3, 2011

Nile River


This kid is not the smartest child around.  His name is Clueless Charlie.  Clueless Charlie doesn't know anything about the Nile River! 

Can you explain to Clueless Charlie why the Nile River was so important to the Egyptians and Nubians?  Tell Charlie at least 3 benefits of living along the Nile River.  Then tell Clueless Charlie one bad thing about living along the Nile River. 

Then, tell Clueless Charlie how life would have been different is the Nile River did not flood regularly. 

22 comments:

lance.brauchi said...

The Nile river was good for the Egyptians and Nubians because they could trade on the Nile and the would get good soil on there. And when it flooded people would die. It would be ad farming if there wasnt a nile river there and the people would have to walk in all the hot sand to trade

allison.barth said...

Well the nile river was the longest river and the egyptions and the nubians.Because when it flooded it made the black land and the black land is a good farming land.And it was there way of getting around so they can trade goods. It's like the road for us they call theres the highway.The bad thing about it was that if it floods to much it might roon there crops.

jevyn.sharping said...

BENEFITS- 1)There's good soil after it floods so you can grow crops.
2)It was a highway of trade.
3)It forms a fertile delta near the Mediterranean Sea.
BAD THING- If it didn't flood the farmers there could not grow crops so everyone would starve to death.
If it didn't flood regularly everyone would die of famine.

Devin.Taylor said...

Well one of the good things about living along the nile river is that there is very good farming land. One bad thing about living there is if it doesn't fllod that much and then your crops die. Another good thing about living along the nile is that if you had good crops that year you could go over to another country and trade people for money. Also a good reason for living along the nile is that good famring soil means good crops which means lots of food for everyone. Also when it flooded sometimes it flooded to much and tok people and live stock away.

wyatt.hickey said...

1.Every spring water rushes downstream.
2.In the late summer The nile spilled over its banks allthe way to the delta.
3.The flood waters leave a thick layer of silt whitch is good for farming.

1. It might wash away people and animals when it flooded.

It would be bad becouas if it never flooded there would be no silt.And it might turn into red land.

Nyqe.Long said...

It was in the middle of the desert so it would have no invaders. When it flooded it created good farming land. It was also used to transport goods. But sometimes when it flooded it swept away people.
If it didn't flood, there would be no farming land but poeple wouldn't get swepted away.

Carson.Powers said...

1st, if the Nile did not flood regulary they would not have rich soil to plant crops or if it was a dry year it could cause famine. Bad reasons- Sometimes the Nile would flood and wash away people, animal, crops, and homes. Good reasons- It would flood and give them good rich soil, and for water supply, and could build houses along the Nile from bricks,straw,and the mud from the Nile.

Sia.Fletcher said...

The Lower Nubians have to live close to the river because when it rarley rains they have to move lower to the Nile.
One bad thing was the "Red land" is useless to farming. It's located south of Sahara.
The hot sand shieled Egypt and Nubia from Foreign attacks.
Egypt's early farming communities setteled in the delta and valley reigons of the Nile.
Because of the shortage of farmland,Nubians added fishing to their diet.
If the Nile did not flood regulary the Egypitians and Nubians would have no rich soil for farming and they would starve to death.

Collin Muller said...

the nile flooded each year and made rich soil.
It porvided farm land.
that ment a lot of food.

if it did not flood people died.

allison.barth said...

Well the nile river was the longest river and the egyptions and the nubians.Because when it flooded it made the black land is a good farming land.And it was there way of getting around so they can trade goods. It's like the road for us they call theres the highway.The bad thing about it was that if it floods to much it might roon there crops.

Jacob.Mutziger said...

Well it was really the only water sorse so they had to live next to it or near it. The gifts of the Nile River are when it flooded it left rich,fertile sediment called silt. When it flooded it became rich farming land. It also gave them food like fish. The bad thing about the Nile River is that sometimes it did not flood as much as it needed to so then the farmers could not grow good crops. And if the Nile did not flood there really wouldn't be a Egypt or a Nubia because the could not grow crops.

Emily.Sinkie said...

Good things: 1. It flooded every year leaving good rich soil(silt). 2. It was used by Egyptians to travel and trade. 3. The floods would vary from year to year but they didnt have to worry about flash floods. And the bad thing: Sometimes the nile wouldnt flood enough th which ment they might not have enough food.

karin t. said...

1.one good thing about the Nile River is:Silt
2.another good thing is:contained very fertile farmland
3.the deserts protected the Egyptians & Nubians from foreign attacks
4.one bad thing about hte Nile River is:it had a piece of land called the "red land" where you can't farm there, because there was no water to farm it was all just plain desert.
5.if the Nile River didn't flood regularly,the would be no place to settle,because no water which means no farming & to drink. If the people who settled there would be used to water NOT flooding regularly,they will be used to having problems with farming & getting water to drink that.

Tiana.Whiting said...

one benifit is they had rich soli il in the black land and the red land it protected the people from forgien attacks. and they had good crops for food.
they had cataracts soo they had to walk all the way arond the catarats to trade.
life would be diffrent because you would have to grow crops and trade good.
and it did not flood reagurly becase water flows up ward and not much rain.

teah.seekingland said...

1*The Nile River is the world's longest river.
2*Ever spring,far away in the highlands of Africa, waters began to rush downstream.
3*Silt helped the soil good for farming.

One bad thing
1*Dry years were rare in egypt,but they could cause famine.

james.medicinehorn said...

1. When the Nile River flooded it made the soil very rich so they could farm and get lots of food.
2.They could use the mud to build houses.
3.And in the Nile there was alot of fish so they could eat them

Maria.Stryzewski said...

1: There homes were built of straw,bricks made from a mix of mud & straw.
2:Nubians added diet by... fishing the Nile and hunting ducks and other birds
3:people od delta built there villages around the fertile river beds

1(bad thing):Nubia had less farmland along the Nile than Egypt

It would be diffrent because they would have dry land.

izzy.tyrell said...

One thing is that they could trade on the Nile River and the Nile River was a good source of water. Another thing is when the Nile would flood it would leave rich soil to grow crops. Sometimes when it would flood it would flood to much and ruin their crops or flood to little and not have enough food for everyone. If it didn't flood at all they wouldn't have any food.

michaella.salisbury said...

some things are and good
1)one good thing was that the river gave them freash water.
2)the river isn't as vilent as the other types of rivers but is pretty harsh aat some points.
3)egypt was able to go down that river and trade with other trbes they traded.
4)the river would flood the lower egypt and along the sides of the river which gave them rich soil for farming the called it farmland the soil was called slit it was on the bottom of the river so as water rushed that slit goes on to the land for crops.
5)the white nile was more clamer than the blue niloe which had more cataracts.
the bad things that happen to them.
1)sometimes the river never flooded
2) to the nubians they could not all ways use the river because the river had so mqany cataracts which are waterfalls or big rush of water.
life would be bad if the nile never flooded

michaella.salisbury said...

1)if it never flooded they would starve not though starving had anything to do with water but it does because it gives them slit (rich soil) it helps them grow their plants if they didn't have any flooding there they would have no good soil to plant crops
2)they would have to move across the bred in search for water or rich soil or hunt for food to find a way to start eating agian.

Valerie_Neuharth said...

Everyone did a very nice job! Michaella, Karin, Emily, Jevyn - extra good job for you! Karin and Michaella you were very thorough on your explanations! Nicely done!

tynice.loudner said...

The Nile River was important to the Egyptians and Nubians because if the Nile did not flood regulary they would not have rich soil to plant crops. Then if it didnt flood it would be dry. And it would be diffrent because they would have dry land.