September 29, 2015

A Home on the Nile: To Build or Not to Build?

Gifts of the Nile River

The Nile River runs through the middle of Egypt.

Most of the country is desert.

On each side of the river there is a strip of fertile land.

In ancient times the Nile flooded and spread rich, black silt over the land every year.

The main crops were wheat and barley for making bread and beer.

They could sail up and down the Nile trading goods they had made or grown.

The waters of the Nile were also used to water the land next to the river.  This is called irrigation.

Their calendar was based on the annual rise and fall of the river.


The Nile also provided protection from enemies.

The ancient Egyptians started making paper from the papyrus plant.



STUDENTS: Based on what you know about the Nile River and the poem above,
do you think it would be a good idea to build a house close to the banks of the Nile River?

Introduce the topic.
State your opinion.
Give reasons and evidence to back your opinion.
Restate your opinion.

** Remember to put your name at the bottom of the comment. 

29 comments:

  1. The Nile river is the longest river in the world. I would not build a home on the Nile river.This is why when ever it is spring it floods a ton. It will flood because it rains a lot,and because there is ice on the mountain and it melts and it flows down off into the river.I would also not because it is very hot.
    It is hot because it is very close to the eaqater. That is why I would not build next to the Nile river.
    The Nile is awsome

    By Wesley

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  2. The nile river is the longest river in the world. It is more than 4,000 miles long. It is found in Africa. It flows south to north. It starts at lake victoria. Yes, I would want to build a house on nile. The aswan dam stops the nile from flooding by standing in the way. The nile leaves rich soil behind when animals poop. You can grow blackberries, squash, tomatos,,carots,and other healthy foods. That is why I would build a house on the nile. By Benjamin.

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  3. The Nile River is in Africa.The Nile River is deep and it is the longest river in the world. I would like to build a house as far away from where the Nile floods. I would build it as far away as i can because if It floods then it would be everywhere if I built it close to the river. The Nile river has water for the animals to drink out of. I like the Nile because it is the longest river. By Maggie

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  4. The Nile river is located in Africa. The Nile river is the longest river in the world. I would not build a house on the Nile river. I would not build a house on the Nile because it would be flooded. I think that my house could be messed up and would have to move instede staying. By Emma

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  5. I am talking about the Nile river wich is the found Africa.I would build a home close to the Nile.I would build a home there because I can get fresh water and get rich soil.I will get rich soil because every sping the river floods and I will get fresh water because I will be near a river.That is why I will build home near the Nile river.
    BY;Jonathan

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  6. I woled not build a home on the nile river becuse what if a big algater was at my door step . by Isaac

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  7. The Nile River is the longest river in the whole. It is located in Africa. It starts at Lake Victoria and ends at Medetterearn Sea. When it floods in the spring the soil is rich. It flows south then north. By Abigail

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  8. Hi my name is Ben and today we will be talking about the Nile river.The Nile is located in Africa.It starts at lake Victortoriea and ends at the Menitoranyan sea.I would love to build a home there becuase it has buitifil animmls like tigers,elafants,and lions.It is so awsome to live there. And there would be lots of grass witch is good for animmals. Pluse I would travel to Egipt and meet Nefritti the egiptoin quin and king Tutt.So that is way I would like to build a house on the Nile. BenHazelwood

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  9. This about the nile river. I would build a house in the nile river. reason why the nile river run though
    egypt and it wiegt 4,000 miles long. The evdince is once the water come up rich soil is underground.
    and egypt were there a long time ago. this was by achilles gonzalez.

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  10. The nile is the longest river in the word.It is the located in Africa.IT empties out in the medittermeam sea.I would want to build a house on the nile.I could swimin the nile.it dosn't flood becuase the aswon dam keeps it from flooding.I could go on a speed bout.I could go fast for a very long time becuase it is the longest rive in the world.Thats why I would build a house on the nile.
    Raiden H.

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  11. I would build a house by the Nile River. I would because the water makes the soil rich.I would because there's animals and a beauitful veiw. I would because the dam stoped the water so the water won't destroy houses.Flood waters brings back rich soil.
    By Kaylee

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  12. The Nile river is located in Africa.The Nile is the longest river in the world.The floods in the spring and makes rich soil.The Nile could make crops for homes and viligis as well.The Nile is 40 feet deep and full with deidly anamles in the Nile.The nile is 4,000 miles long. Landyn

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  13. I wolder not build a howse on the nile river becuse what if an algater at my door step . by Isaac

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  14. I would like to live near the Nile River.The Nile River is the longest river in the world.It is located in Africa.It begins at Lake Victoria and ends at the Medetterean Sea.I would live there because the Aswan Dam is there to keep it from flooding.This is by Lily Sanford.

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  15. I would because I can get crops and make food.The Nile River can make soil rich if I grow a garden.I can get water .The Nile River can olso help pervide what I need.I would,When I read the about The Nile River and it said crops grow on The Nileand it said it can make the soil rich.
    By Aaron,

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  16. Would like to build a house on the nile river because. It does not because they did construction on the nile river to build the Aswam Dam.In the river where it flood on the villige got wash it away that is when the egution got the great idea to go away from the flood spot they move about 10 miles or 12 miles from the river.That it would not flood on the villige. Hayden.H







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  17. I would like to build a house on the Nile River because it would be easy to build.It would be easy to build because the Nile River wouldn't flood over my house and destroy my friends house.It wouldn't over flood because of the Aswan Dam.I also think I would like to live on the Nile River because its the longest river in the world. They can live right next door. That's why I think I would like to live on the Nile River
    By Keara

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  18. The Nile river is the longest river in the world. It starts at Lake Victoria and ends at the Meditterean Sea. I would like to live on the Nile. I would like to live on the Nile because I would have good crops. Heavy rainstorms make the crops grow. Water rushes down mountains into the Nile and makes soil very rich. I would also like to live there because it has plants and plants bring oxegen for us and we give them carbendeoxside. Plants help us breath and we help them stay alive. Plants will help us to be healthy at the Nile. That is why I want to live on the Nile. Lilly Allen

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  19. No, because i don't want my home to be destroyed. If the Aswan Dam brakes the Nile could floud if a rain storm comes. Also because alogators live in the Nile and they could come on land and eat me and i saw that alagaters live in the Nile on a picture.By Zoe

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  20. I would not.The floodwaters could be very dangerous.It would crush my house.Some of the people had to leave there houses if the water rose to high.The Nile could crush vileges and homes.

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  21. The Nile River. I would'nt live near the Nile Rive because my live depended on the Nile River. I would die with out it. Thats why I think I would'nt live near the Nile River. By Wyatt

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  22. Were learning about the nile river and we have to see if we would want to live near the nile or if we don't want to live near the nile.I would because I could get food and trade and get drink.by Nathan

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  23. The Nile. I would build a house close to the banks of the Nile because I could go fishing and see the Nile. The fishes live in the water and the Nile is in Egypt and I can do all those things. that is why would build a house close to the banks of the Nile.By Elijah

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  24. This is about if I would live by the Nile River.Yes I would live by the Nile River.I would because the Aswan Dame is there it will help it to not flood.The Aswan Dame holds the water back.It would be easy to get water.It would be easy to get water because the Nile will be right be side my house.I could grow plants like beans. By:Mackenzie

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  25. I would not build a home near the Nile because it would destroy homes And if the Aswan Dam breaks it could flood. Also if I don't build the villages up above the level of the river it could also flood.The floodwaters could also be dangerous. If it was a long time ago and i went to build a house beside the Nile river and the Aswan Dam was not build yet it could flood. That is why I would not not build a home by the Nile. By: McKenzie A

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  26. This is why I would live by the niel river . I would live by the niel river becuse there are fish I could catch and eat. I can grow crops by getting water to the plants. And it used to flood every spring.
    It goes throu 11 countries one is Africa. It starts at lake Victora. i would live by the niel river. by Jerric

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  27. I am talking about Nile river wich is found in Africa.I would build a home on the Nile.I would build a home on the Nile because I can get fresh water and get rich soil.I can get fresh and rich soil because every spring the Nile floods and I can get fresh water because I am near a river.That is why I would build a home on the Nile.
    BY; Jonathan

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  28. I would not build a house on the Nile River.I would not build a house on the Nile because it mite be desroy it.The spring floods mite desroy it.I would not build a house on the Nile River.By Colt

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  29. The nile river is the longest river in the world. It is located in africa it floos from lake vicutorea to the metaradean sea.The nile river will be a good place to builld a house beause it does not flood beause of the contrution of the Aswam dam.I also think it would be a good idea because you can go fishing. the nile river is the BEST place to build a house I bet you would like to build a house and live there kyson taylor

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