Morocco Sydney Mccormick

The geographic theme of locations where a person, place or thing is located. The theme is split into two different types. Specific location is shown by an address. Relative location is shown by the things around the place.

Morocco is surrounded by 3 countries. Spain to the north, Algeria to the east, and Western Sahara to the south. Morocco is on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean.

Rabat is the countries capital.

This is a picture of Moroccos State building, The Parliament of Morocco.

Background caption: this is a outlook of the city, Rabat.

Rabat is located 33.9716 degrees north, 6.8498 degrees west.

Qudaias Kasbah

Video caption: This is a quick video of what the city of Rabat looks like within a day.

Background caption: A photo of the Qudaias Kasbah from the ocean view.

Morocco is located in Africa.

Background caption: a map of Africa.

Most of Morocco is very mountainous.

Video caption: A 8 minute video of cities that you should visit in Morocco.

The Atlas Mountain mostly takes up the central part of Morocco.

The tallest point in Morocco is Jebel Toubkal reaching 13,664 ft.

Some areas in Morocco are also covered with the Sahara Desert.

The climate in Morocco is moderate and subtropical. A moderate climate is where the weather isn't too hot nor too cold. A subtropical climate is when it's characterised by hot weather. It's very humid and the winters are mild.

Background caption: a photo of a city in Morocco.

In the summer, the farther you move away from the cool air that comes from the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, the hotter it gets.

Background caption: a photo of Morocco in the summer time.

Winter in Morocco can be very cold.

Background caption: a photo of the very mild winter in Morocco.

Morocco is bordered with Algeria to the east and Western Sahara to the south.

Background caption : This is a picture of the city of Morocco.

Morocco is on the coast line of the Atlantic Oceans and the Mediterranean Sea.

Background caption: one of the many coast in Morocco.

Place:

Place is what makes that place different to the other countries in Africa. They are physical differences are which things occur naturally. Human differences are things that have changed due to people.

Many different natural resources are found in Morocco. The most important resource is the fish. There is also oranges, olives, zinc, lead, and salt that is from Morocco.

This is a picture of a man in Morocco who caught a Carp.
In Morocco oranges are sold along the street.
This is just one of the many salt fields in Morocco.
Morocco is the second largest salt producer in the world.
This is a picture of what the mining fields for lead would look like.

There are many diffferent cultural groups that live in Morocco. To the South there is Sub-Saharan African and to the North there are Roman, Andalusians both Muslim and Jews. To the East there is Phoenicians and Arabs.

Video caption: this video shows the culture of Morocco.

Moroccan Tagine Pots
Souks of Africa.
Woman in the Muslim culture wear head guards.

Islam is the most practiced religion in Morocco. Muslim is also practiced in Morocco however most Muslims are Sunni which belong to Maliki school or jurisprudence.

Video caption: an introduction to Islam

The Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca is the largest in Morocco.
This is the sign of Islam.
This is a picture of Maliki school of jurisprudence.

There are two main holidays that are celebrated, Eid Al-Fitr and Eid Al-Adha. Eid Al-Fitr marks the end of a month of fasting in Ramadan. Eid Al-Adha celebrates the willingness of the Prophet Abraham to obey God and sacrifice his son.

Eid Al-Fitr is a day filled with eating after the big fast.
This is a picture that was taken in Tangier, Morocco on Eid Al-Adha.

Both man and women wear the Djellaba. The Djellaba is a long hooded garment. Women wear the Haik that covers all of the body besides the face and hands. The Haik is made from wool and silk to keep women warm.

This is the Djelleba that is worn by both women and men.
This is a picture of what the Haik looks like.

Morocco is a constitutional monarchy and has an elected parliament. Morocco is ruled by a king, Mohammed VI of Morocco. The economy that exists in Morocco is viewed as a liberal economy ruled by the law of supply and demand. A liberal economy is the ideological belief in organizing the economy on individual lines.

Interesting things about Morocco's government:

  • Mohammed VI of Morocco has been the king since July 21, 1999
  • Mohammed VI is 53 years old.
  • His wife is Princess Lala Salma of Morocco.

Human-Environment interaction is the relationship between people and their environment, or how they work together. Adaption is when a person has been changed by the environment. The environment has been changed to suit the people around it.

Many different crops are grown in Morocco. Olives, almonds, citrus, grapes, and dates are all grown. Morocco also has many industrial crops like sugar beets, sugar cane, and cotton.

This is a variety of the fruits and vegetables grown in Morocco.
This is a field of sugar cane.
This is a picture of all the different kinds of olives in Morocco.

Video caption: In Morocco there is a lot of desert and this video shows how they grow crops in the desert.

In Morocco, 2/5 of the population works in agriculture and the rest works in the service sector. As the country begins to be more modern the government wants more people to work with tourism.

Few people are miners in Morocco.
Most of the jobs are agricultural jobs such as farming.
As Morocco is becoming more involved. The government is expecting tourism jobs to come.

In Morocco there are many animals on the endangered list. The range can go from fish, to reptiles, to birds, and mammals. The two big mammals that are on the endangered list is the leopard and cheetah.

Leopard
Atlas Dwarf Viper
Cheetah

These animals are endangered because Morocco has been getting attacked my humans for years. Deforestation has occurred and a lot of the land has been taken to grow crops taking many animals homes.

In Morocco the environment is having many issues.

  • Clearing forest for fuel
  • Poor soil has led to soil erosion and desertification
  • Pollution of water which was caused by dumping industrial waste into the oceans.

Things have been suggested to help fix some of these environmental problems that exist. There is a high unemployment rate of young people that could be offered green jobs.

Region:

A region is areas that can be grouped together by a set of things special to that area.

Moroccos education system is very similar to our education system. The education system in Morocco consist of pre-school, primary, secondary and tertiary levels. Ministry of National Education supervises the schooling.

Video caption: this is how to find a job in the teaching field and what the school system is like.

A pre-school class room.
Primary school class room.
Secondary school class room.

The current population of Morocco is 33.01 million people. The population density is 77.03.

The area of Morocco is 172,414 square miles.

The per capita GDP is $2,878.

The male life expectancy is about 73 years and for females the expectancy is 75 years old.

Ages 15 and over can read and write. The total population that can read and write is about 68.5%. The total of males that can read and write is 78.6% and for females it's 58.8%.

Morocco has three main climate zones. The coastal plains and plateaus. The Coastal plains have very Mediterranean-style climate which has hot dry summers and mild winters. The climates change as the altitude gets higher. The rainfall increases and the temperatures get colder. In the deserts of Morocco there is very little rainfall and it's very hot and dry.

Movement is people, things, and communication. Movement is an act of changing physical location or position or of having this changed.

There are many things that exported from Morocco. Exported goods can range from textiles, machines, chemical products, mineral products, and vegetables.

A natural mineral from Morocco.
Textiles from Morocco.

There are also many things that are imported to Morocco. The most imported things in Morocco is Petroleum. The two main imports are Refined Petroleum and Crude Petroleum.

Crude Petroleum
Refined Petroleum

In 1955 the Morocco flag became the flag again. The red represents hardiness, bravery, strength, and valour. The green represents love, joy, and hope. These colors also represent the colors of Islam. The five-pointed star represents the seal of solomon.

Video caption: Moroccos Anthem

Background caption: Moroccos flag

On March 2, 1955 Morocco signed a joint declaration in Paris to replace the Treaty of Fez that had been established in 1912.

Morocco was the first country in North Africa to get 3G. The technology they use is very similar to our technology but as advanced. There are many solar panels that are in Morocco.

Lights in Morocco.
A field of solar panels.
Students with computers in Morocco.

The main way of transportation in Morocco is the Tangier-Casablanca high-speed rail link master plan. It started in September 2011 and can carry 500 passengers. It carries about 8 millions people per year.

A picture of the high-speed train.

Video caption: A video that shows what the high-speed train looks like, video is in different language.

Taxis are also a way to get around in Morocco.

In Morocco people communicate in many different way just like we do. They use phones to call people and there is also a social media base in Morocco as well for people to keep in touch with friends.

A form of communication through the cellphone.

Current Events:

In 1984, Morocco left the African Union after the row over the status of Western Sahara. January 31, 2017 Morocco rejoined the African Union after more then 30 years.

The rejoining of Morocco to the African Union.
Moroccos King joining the African Union.

Video caption: A news clip talking about the rejoin of Morocco.

In December 2016, 'Cloud fishing' brought water to villagers in rural Morocco. A fog harvesting project brought water and relieved a lot of stress of imding water. Woman don't have to go and get the water anymore. They can learn and be trained about this new way of getting water.

The cloud fishing device.
What the bottom that catches the water looks like up close.

Why should you come to Morocco?

Travel to Morocco to meet beautiful, amazing people and have a experience in your life that you have never had before.

Video caption: A 3 minute long video to show how beautiful Morocco is.

Background caption: a town on the coast.

Morocco is such a beautiful place to visit. Morocco isn't too hot and it's not too cold. The beautiful ocean breeze that comes off the coast of the Mediterranean and Atlantic Ocean make the coast so beautiful. Come relax with a great view.

Background caption: a coastal picture of Morocco.

In Morocco there is some many interesting and historical places to visit. If you want to bring your family and learn about the Moroccan culture.

Background picture: a historical place to visit in Morocco.

There are so many places in Morocco that are different from the other. You can travel in the Sahara dessert and you can travel along the coast lines. The climate changes as well but it's always beautiful no matter where you go. Traveling to Morocco is so unique and magical trip.

Background caption: a castle in Morocco.

Day in the Life of a High School Resident:

Growing up in Morocco is never boring. There are lots of camels to feed and many places to play. You have henna tattoos that never get old and never stop.

Only that kind of fun comes if your family is very wealthy. Being a teenager in Morocco you are always neglected. They only look at you as a kid and nothing more. When it comes to decisions they don't want you to be in them.

A little girl that lives in Morocco

Primary schooling is free and mandatory with about 90% of the children enrolled. The attendance level in the rural areas are lower. Once primary school is finished many students, especially girls, drop out. Leaving only 68% of 15-24 year-old woman. This is compared to the rate of men that has 85%.

This is the school calendar for Morocco in 2016-2017.
Teenage Moroccan girls
Teenagers that graduated in Morocco.
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Sydney McCormick
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