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History of Grenada (How to write a short IGCSE essay: Plan, Evaluation of Sources, Essay)

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´╗┐History of Grenada John Schultz Summary of Topic I am going to write about an island the Caribbean called Grenada and it?s history. Grenada is a very interesting country, it has both been British and French and the island has had very many political changes. Grenada is located in southern Caribbean in the Windward Islands. Grenada was first discovered by Europeans in 1498 by Columbus. Grenada was a colony until 1974 when it became fully independent from Britain. Today Grenada is one of the biggest nutmeg exporters in the world and is known as ?The Spice of Caribbean?. Evidence Introduction Grenada is a very small country in the Caribbean that consists of the main island Grenada, and a smaller island Carriacou. The island is situated in the Southern Windward islands just north of Trinidad and Tobago. Grenada is part of ?The Grenadines? which is a group of islands in the southern Caribbean. The main language in Grenada is English, they also have a language of their own with it?s origins in the Caribs but it is barley being used. Early History Two million years ago Grenada was formed from and underwater volcano. The Arawaks were the fist Indians to inhabit Grenada but they were eventually massacred by the Carib Indians. The Caribs called Grenada Camahogne and were the people who lived longest on Grenada. ...read more.

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This website uses easy language which I find very good. The website is not very detailed but much more than the book. I think this website is very good, it uses easy language and good amount of information. Analysis The history of Grenada has influenced the country a lot today. Very many people living in Grenada have roots in slavery. Grenada has a second language as well, it’s a mix between Carib and African from the African slaves imported by the French. In Grenada there are still very many French names and places since Grenada was French. Grenada is still also very British, when Grenada was a crown colony very many British people moved to Grenada and influenced it’s culture. Today English is the official language in Grenada. Grenada is also very proud to be independent from England. Conclusion Today, Grenada is a very developed country. Grenada has one of the worlds best medical school in the world and very many tourists come to Grenada every year to look at their nutmeg and chocolate company. The politics has now calmed down and Grenada is a very stable and safe country. Bibliography Websites http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grenada [1st December 2009] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Grenada [1st December 2009] http://www.geographia.com/grenada/gdhis01.htm [1st December 2009] http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0107592.html [1st December 2009] Books 1. Cheers (Editor), Geographica, (Könemann, 2003) p.398-399 Plan Summary Of Topic 1. ...read more.

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reliable information about the country - I find the book very good, because it is easy to read and understand and it has nearly everything Geographia.com -This website is a guide for both travellers and for people interested in countries -It is quite reliable because if you compare the information to other sources it is the same -The website is informative but it still uses easy language -It is not very detiled but still much more detailed than the book -I think this website is very good, especially because it uses an easy language Analysis - History has influenced Grenada today a lot. Very many people in Grenada have roots form slavery. Grenada has a second language as well, it is a mix between Carib and African from the african slaves. - In Grenada there are still very many French names and places since Grenada was French. - Grenada is still also very British. When Grenada was a colony, very many British people lived in Grenada and still today the official language is English - Grenada people are also very proud to be independent from England. Conclusion 1. Today, Grenada is a very developed country. Grenada has one of the worlds best medical school and very many tourists come to Grenada to look at their nutmeg, chocolate company and spices. 2. The politics has now calmed down and Grenada is now a stable and safe country. ...read more.

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