Activities for Libya

Language Arts

  • Look at this photographer's pictures of Libya (they're all black and white). Describe what you think it would be like to live in Libya.
  • Read the World Heritage Newsletter No. 9 to learn about one of the five sites of interesting cultural significance. Describe one of them.
  • Visit ArabNet Libya and find out what the people in Libya eat. What country influenced their cuisine and why?

Social Studies

  • Who is the leader of Libya and what does the West think of him? What book has he written, trying to change this view? What do you think? For more background on this issue, visit ArabNet Libya and read about the modern history.
  • Look at this page to learn about the Libyan economy. What is the economy based on? How much revenue does it bring in? How are UN and US sanctions affecting Libya?
  • Visit ArabNet Libya and look through Libya's history. See if you can find out when Libya was prosperous because of its pirates. Would you like to have lived then?
  • Visit Atlapedia Libya and look at the maps. What countries surround Libya? You may need to visit this page and look up another country to find out the country on the west side. Where do most of the people live? Look at the physical map. Why do you think this is? What sea is north of Libya? What is the capital of Libya? Hint: you may have to look at another map from the Atlas at
  • Miftah Shamali - Libya, the U of Penn Libya Page, and this Libya page all have more information.


  • Visit ArabNet Libya and look at the road information. How many km of roads are there in Libya? How many km are paved?


  • Visit Miftah Shamali - Libya and read the description beside the map. Do you think there are many Christians in Libya? Why? What can we pray for?

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