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CLIP 4639

Journey of the Nile (pt 1/3)

Journey of the Nile (pt 1/3)
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Key Info
  • Journey of the Nile (pt 1/3)
  • Duration: 03:04
  • The Nile is one of the longest rivers in the world. It is more than 6000km in length and crosses nine countries. As it travels north the river becomes wide and sweeping but it starts small in the mountains of Ethiopia and Uganda. North Africa has dry and wet seasons. During the dry season the temperatures can reach 58 degrees celsius and huge quantities of the water in the Nile evaporates. The rainy season in the Ethiopian Highlands can last for several months. If the rains do not arrive Ethiopia suffers from terrible droughts. The arrival of the rainy season is therefore always reason to celebrate in the highlands. The water from here flows north to join the Nile.
  • Subject:

    Geography

       Topic:

    Rivers

  • Keywords: river, Nile, Ethiopia, Uganda, seasons, rain, temperature, highlands, mountains, farmers, fertile, drought
Ideas for use in class
  • Can be used to share with pupils who are learning about and investigating rivers. Also useful when learning about water and the effects of drought.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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