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Argentina

By Brittany Madonia
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Brittany Madonia

on 28 November 2012

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We have offically landed in South America! First stop..... Geography Activity: Argentina is the eighth largest country in the world (and the second largest in South America -- the first is Brazil. It is roughly the size of the United States east of the Mississippi River, or about 1/3 of the U.S. Objective: Given information about the various geography of Argentina, students will be able to create a postcard that describes a specific area along with a picture. Customs and Traditions Siesta anyone? Visual and Performing Arts Activity: 3rd-4th grade Visual and Performing Arts The TANGO originated in Buenos Aires, Argentina Geography The border between Chile and Argentina is well-defined since the ANDES MOUNTAINS serves as a natural border The climate has extremes ranging from subtropical in the north to arid/sub-Antarctic in the far south. You can sit on warm beaches…or watch ice break off glaciers, depending on where you are visiting in the country. The country is divided into four regions: The Andes, the North, the Pampas and Patagonia. The Pampas is the agricultural heartland. Hola! From Argentina I will read the book, Argentina by Suzanne Paul Dell'Oro to the class. This book introduces and describes many areas of Argentina. Facts include geographical features, animal life, and culture. Students will create a postcard that includes an illustration on the front of the area they chose. On the opposite side, students will write a short note that describes the place they chose with a minimum of 5 facts. Students will be able to use other resources such as the internet and other informative books about the geographical area of Argentina they chose. 3rd grade The coast of Patagonia is home to elephant seals, fur seals, penguins and sea lions. The waters off of the Atlantic are home to sharks, orcas, dolphins and salmon. In the north, there are many large cat species such as the cougar, jaguar, and the ocelot. Flamingos, toucans, turtles, and tortoises also live in the subtropical north. Patagonia also includes herons, condors, pumas, and tortoises. Land of Fire Tierra del Fuego is an island that lies at the tip of Argentina. The island got its name from early explorers. They saw campfires burning on the island. They then named it Tierra del Fuego, or "land of fire." Siestas are a very interesting part of Argentine life. Siestas are naps taken after lunch. Many people come home from work to eat lunch and have a nap. Kids come home from school. People then return to work after their siesta.Kids will either return to school after their siesta or they will engage in activities like sports. Many businesses close during siesta time. Like most other South Americans, Argentines are crazy about soccer. Children spend many hours playing soccer in the streets and on beaches. Argentina is also famous for its gauchos. Gauchos are cowboys who herd cattle in the pampas region. Historically gauchos spent much of their time away from home herding cattle. Christmas in Argentina Papa Noel delivers gifts but also on the morning of January 6, the 3 kings also bring gifts
A typical Christmas dinner would be roasted turkey or roasted pork with stuffed potatoes
Turron is a dessert that is often eaten
Shoes are filled with straw or barley for the camels that must carry their riders to deliver the gifts. In the morning the food is gone and gifts are left
Families light diamond-shaped paper balloons called globos on Christmas Eve and release them into the night sky Everywhere you go, you will see families, businesspeople, couples, and singles populating local parrillas (Argentine grills). Think of a feast with slabs of beef and racks of lamb. Argentina is a vast country whose dramatic mountain landscapes and long coastline lends itself to outdoor sports. Popular activities include canoeing, cycling, diving, hiking, rock climbing and mountaineering, skiing, surfing, windsurfing. Customs & Traditions Activity: Winter Holiday Around the World Objective: Students will be able to compare and contrast the Argentina Christmas traditions to their winter holiday traditions. Students will be given several books and resources to compare the traditions of Argentina Christmas to what they celebrate during the winter. If there are students with religious beliefs that prohibit them from celebrating holidays, the lesson would have to be adapted to compare and contrast everyday family activities. Such as; What does your family usually eat?, Do you have relatives come over? Students will make Venn Diagrams on the computer where they can add in pictures as well. Students will share their Venn Diagrams with the class. A writing assignment could be linked to this such as a short essay. 3rd-4th grade Tango Stories Objective: Students will be able to write creative stories incorporating facts they have learned about Argentina and the Tango. Begin lesson by playing the Tango and ask students if they know what kind of music this is. Ask them if it is music to dance to. Allow students to take a moment to dance to it if they wish to. Ask students what instruments they hear or if they think this music was listened to long ago or now. Show a video of tango dancing so students understand the concept. Using a map or a globe show students that Tango music originated from Argentina. Have students make a graphic organizer of everything they have learned from Argentina from past lessons. The students will write creative stories including information they know about Argentina and Tango music. Review story elements with the class to ensure their stories include a setting, plot, characters, etc. Call attention to where the setting and characters could be (Argentina, two dancers, etc.) More Facts on Argentina When Argentine children lose a baby tooth, they will put it under their pillow at night. During the night, a little mouse called "El Raton Perez" will come and take the tooth, and leave some coins
Argentinians pull on the earlobes of the birthday boy or girl for each year of their birthday
When girls turn fifteen they usually have a huge party and often dance the waltz with their father and other boys
Just before midnight on January 1st, Argentinians flock to the streets to celebrate with neighbors. Kids light fireworks to ring in the New Year with a bang.
Llamas are good at climbing mountains. People in the Andes use them to carry things. They also make warm blankets and ponchos from the llama's wool. Llama meat is also common in many dishes in the Northern Andean region of the country. Opera is also popular, and Buenos Aires has a beautiful opera house, the Teatro Colón One popular group of young Argentinians to come out of the 1970s was the "New Image Painters." Their paintings display familiar objects from daily life in unusual contexts. The viewer must make up a story to account for the picture
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