30 August 2013
Summary of Ghana
In the Ghana reading project and presentation by author Paula Wilder, she presented the information about Ghana. Ghana is one of the countries of Western Africa with more than 23 million people, who are living and working in different places of country. Ghana has six ethnic groups with different languages, but English is the official language as Ghana was freed from Britain in 1952. Ghana designed their flag with three colored stripes and a black star in the middle, which stands for freedom. Usually, its temperatures are in the 65 to 100 degree fahrenheit range. However, March is the hottest and August is the coolest. Mostly the savannas are hot and dry. Ghana has three main rivers. They also made Lake Volta, as a result, it is the world largest human-made lake in the world. Ghana has 16 wildlife parks with diverse animals like elephants, lions, hippos and others. The parks have been kept well for tourism. Ghana also has different types of transportation like buses, taxis and planes. During ages 4 to 19, students go to school to begin different subjects. Most of the Ghanaian people live together in mud houses with their extended family although they have concrete and tin-roofed house. Generally, men work for their extended family. Although Ghana’s oldest game is Oware, football is the national sport. Not only do they have concerts, but they also play traditional drums and xylophones. Their music merged with European hymns and with Ghanaian military songs called Hiplife. Furthermore, they also tell traditional myths and legends. They eat different food like yams, fish, meat, peanuts and more. They wear different dresses, but Ghanaian traditional hand sewn dresses are the most important among them. Christianity and Islamic are two main religions in Ghana. Most of the arts are done in gold since Ghana was famous for gold. So Europeans were curious about Ghana. Although slave trade with...