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UNITED KINGDOM: JUST THE FACTS

The United Kingdom includes England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.  Much of our culture here in the United States came from these areas.

1.  and 2. Use this information to draw 2 circle graphs:
 

AGE STRUCTURE
ETHNIC GROUPS OF ENGLAND
UNDER 15 = 20%
ENGLISH = 80%
15-65 = 65%
SCOTTISH = 10%
OVER 65 = 15%
OTHER = 10%

3. Democracy started to develop in 1215 with the Magna Carta.  The Magna Carta is similar to our Bill of Rights.  How many years ago is that? __________________ How many decades? ______________ How many centuries? ____________

4. The Industrial Revolution began in Great Britain in the early 1700's.  John Kay invented the fly shuttle to help in the textile industry. 
During which century did this occur? ___________Approximately how long ago is that? __________________

5. Use this information to make a line graph:
 


COUNTRY
AREA IN SQUARE MILES
ENGLAND
51,000
NORTHERN IRELAND
5,000
SCOTLAND
30,000
WALES
8,000

6. Use this information to make a bar graph:
 


COUNTRY
POPULATION
ENGLAND
50,000,000
NORTHERN IRELAND
2,000,000
SCOTLAND
5,000,000
WALES
3,000,000

7. Here is a map of the British Empire as of 1900.  Estimate what % of the world was ruled by Great Britain at that time.  Justify your answer.

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Solutions for UK Facts

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