пятница, 25 ноября 2011 г.

About My Country and My School

Azerbaijan map

About Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan is one of the oldest countries in the world, with a rich and ancient history. A state system formed in the 9th century B.C. The Manna state reached high economic and cultural levels. The Medes conquered Manna in the first part of the 6th century B.C. The name of the country comes from the name Atropatena ruler –Atropat. Later it became Azerbaijan. In the 5th century B.C. the Azerbaijan state became strong again. In the medieval centuries the Gara goyunly, ag goyunly and Sefevids states were in power. In the 18th century a number of independent states – khanates appeared. May 28, 1918 is the day of establishing the Independent Azerbaijan Republic. It lived for only 23 months. Troops of the 11th Red Army came to Baku. In December, 1992 Azerbaijan bcame a part of the former USSR. In 1991 Azerbaijan gained its independence again. It opened a new stage in the history of Azerbaijan.
Baku is the capital and the largest city of Azerbaijan. It is on the southern shore of the Apsheron peninsula. The origin of the name Baku comes from “bad kube”-“city of winds”.
The center of Baku is the old town. It is also a Fortrss. In the old town you can see narrow alleys and ancient buildings: the palace of of Shirvanshahs, two caravansarays (ancient inns),the 11th century Maiden’s Tower, the baths and the Djuma Mosque. The town also has dozens of small mosques. These places are among the most visited sights in Baku.
The southern part of the old city has interesting art and architecture. Fine arts, history and literature museums are here.
Modern Baku has eleven districts and 48 townships. Among these are townships on islands in the bay and one island town, “Oil Rocks”, built on stilts in the Caspian Sea .

About our school

Our school name is school #1 named after Israil Hasanov. He is a scientist from our region that is why our school carries his name. Our school is founded in 1961. There are 1291 students and 140 teachers in our school. 671 of them are boys, 620 of them are girls. The first principal of our school was Israil Hasanov. Our school is very big. It is situated in the center of the region. We have very good, innovative and kind teachers at our school. Our school looks like a letter H. Our school is public. We have got a uniform at our school. The director and the parents designed our school uniform. Girls wear white blouse and black skirt; the boys wear white shirt and black trousers. In winter we wear suits. We have morning and afternoon classes. Morning classes are from 8 till 1 o’clock; afternoon classes are from 1 till 6 o’clock. We have a canteen at our school and we have lunch there. Every year lots of students enter universities from our school. Our students participate in many projects. The main thing is that they participate in these projects in English.
Till this day, 3 of our students have gone to study in America about a year with the FLEX program. Aynur Ismayilova studied for a year in America and now she is a student at the University of Foreign Languages.
Saadat Atakishiyeva earned a year study in America and after a year she entered the university there. Now she continues her education in the Dimon university Iowa state.
Camila Pashayeva earned a year study and now she studies in California. We have contact with our students and their schools, also their families.
Leyla Atakishiyeva and Seljug Suleymanli participated with their teacher Shukufa Najafova in “Leadership” project and they earned 2 weeks study in America. They presented there and their friends like their work.
Farah Maharramova participated in “Global scholarship” project and was choosen as a global student in the world.
As of now, Parvana Pirieva participates with her students in the “Student Uniform Exchange” project and lots of IEARN projects .Parvana Pirieva also participates in AzETA conferences .

Our student Vusal Hamzayev works in London. He opened Azerbaijani school there and at the same time he publishes a newspaper named “Araz” there. Rashad Huseynov works in OSCE as a diplomat.
One of our students Seymur Mammadli works in ANS TV as a translator.This year Seymur earned Muscie program and went to USA to study.
In 2008 our school participated in the competition held by our government called “The best school of the year” and won. Two of our teachers also participated in the competition called “The best teacher of the year” and won. We love our school and hope that you will like our school.

These are the video links about Azerbaijan




Azerbaijan dance "Terekeme"


Azerbaijan dance "Vagzali"

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