Syria

Kaitlin Tan

Flag of Syria:

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PUSH FACTORS

  • Terrorism
  • Religion discrimination (Christians)
  • Economic issues
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PULL FACTORS

  • Opportunity
  • Religious Freedom
  • Health Benefits
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MAJOR FOODS

Baklava

Pastry made of sweet syrup/nuts

KIBBE

A Syrian type of meatball

TAHINI

An oily paste, served as a dip

IMPORTANT PEOPLE

MICHAEL E. DEBAKEY

  • world renowned cardiac surgeon
  • won many academic awards
  • wrote books about the heart

F. MURRAY ABRAHAM

  • award winning actor
  • was in...
-Grand Budapest Hotel

-Star Trek

-Homeland

HELEN DONATH

  • famous opera singer
  • sings soprano
  • has performed all over the world

CULTURAL HIGHLIGHTS

DABKE

  • folk circle dance
  • Arabic orgin
  • performed at weddings

BELLY DANCE

  • a folk/social dance (common people)
  • also an performed art (professionals)
  • men & women both

SAHRIAS

  • syrian-lebanese culture communities
  • gatherings held
  • maintain syrian-lebanese culture

CULTURAL INFLUENCES

  • revolutionary Syrian leaders (e.g. Steve Jobs, oil)
  • Arabic language
  • belly dancing

Is Texas better off WITH immigration?

YES

  • fruit salad
  • diverse cultures
  • originally only immigrants

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Lebanon Is Located In The Middle East. "Lebanese and Syrian Texans." 23-Lebanese and Syrian Texans (n.d.): n. pag. Texan Cultures. Web. 1 Feb. 2016.


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Map of New York state. Photograph. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 3 Feb 2016.


Lindall, Terrance. Female Dabke Dancers. Digital image. Wikimedia Commons. Wikipedia, 17 May 2006. Web. 05 Feb. 2016.


Two smiling women belly dancing. Photograph. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 3 Feb 2016.


Helen Donath. Digital image. Wikimedia Commons. Wikipedia, n.d. Web. 4 Feb. 2016.


Kibbe. Photography. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 2 Feb 2016.


Baklava. Photography. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 7 Feb 2016.