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6.02 Excursiones – Panamá

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6.02 Excursiones – Panamá
The City of Colón
Is there anything found in Spanish history similar to a pollera? If so, what?
What jewelry or hair ornaments
can be worn with the pollera?
Pollera, in Latin America, is commonly known as a skirt, which is name that is given to a typical panamanian dress.
Who are the Kuna Indians?
The Kuna Indians are a tribal society who live on the
San Blas Archipelage
, which are a chain of islands.

What language(s) do the Kuna Indians speak?
The Kuna Indians speak English, Spanish, and the Kuna language.

What is the diet like of the Kuna Indians?
The Kuna Indians have a diet of coconuts, fish, and plantians.
By: "Lew" Sterling Jr.
It would depend on the type of pollera that the person is wearing.

One example would be having jewelery wrapped around the neck and some
, which can be used as a hair ornament.
To me, I don't really think the United States would have a national costume since the Unites States is very diverse and sundry, which could possible contain several different cultures that could influence the many various ways of the clothing styles.
The Panama Canal
What are two other facts that interest
you about the Kuna Indians’ way of life?
Do we, in the United States, have anything similar to this type of dress? Is so, please describe it. If not, what do you think would be considered the “national costume” of the US, and why?
One of your friends back home is planning a trip to Panamá with her family this summer. Since you have been driving across the country, and visiting the sites, you plan to write a letter to her telling her about some of the things that stand out from your trip that she may want to add to her itinerary. Before writing your letter, let’s organize the things you have learned about during your travels. Complete the chart below with information from your trip.
Why is the city of Colón important to Panamá?
Colón is a very popular city in Panamá because Colón is a tourist destination, commerical center, and an important sea port.

How is Colón connected to Panama City?
Colón is connected to Panama City by considered being the "Caribbean end" of the Panama Canal.
When was the city of Colón founded, and by whom was it founded?
The city of Colón was founded in 1850 by Americans who were working on the Panama railroad.

Where does the name of the city (Colón) come from?
The name of the city, Colón, is Spanish for "Colombus".

What specifically would you like to visit in this city, and why?
To be honest, I would like to visit the memorials of the people who have found the city of Colón. I would choose to visit the city of Colón because the memorials of the people who have found this city, also known as the founders of the city, represents the origin of the city.
When was construction of the Canal begun, and when was it completed?
The construction of the Canal began in 1904.
The construction of the Canal was completed in 1913.

How long is the Panama Canal? What bodies of water does it connect?
The Panama Canal is 80 kilometers long, which is about 50 miles, from the deep waters of the Atlantic Ocean to the deep waters of the Pacific Ocean.
How long does it take to move through the entire Canal?
To move through the enitre Canal, it would have to take between 8-10 hours depending on the port-to-port transitting and depencding the vessel's side.

What are two other facts about the Panama Canal history that you did not know before reading about this waterway?
The lowest tolls to be dated were paid by a man named Richard Halliburton, who paid only 36 cents and actually swam the Panama Canal in 1928.

At the end of fiscal year 2006, there are exactly 943,042 vessels that were used in the waterways since its debut, which occured on August 15, 1914.
Kuna Indians
Background Music
Dark Pit's (Pittoo) theme
from Kid Icarus: Uprising
(Available on the 3DS)
What is a “mola”?
A "mola" is just a blouse.
I think it is very creative and inventive that the Kuna Indians have a unique custom for every single event that occurs.

Another interesting fact that I found both intriguing to me was the high amount of albinism within the tribe.
is not
Coconut Pudding

Used as
hair ornaments
Richard Halliburton
What are the characteristics of a pollera?
The characteristics of a pollera the gown, the skirt, and the petticoat.

What fabrics are used in its making?
For the summer, the fabric used is a very light cotton.
For the winter, the fabric used is wool.

Are there any special designs added?
One special design is that there are two big "pom-poms" that are towards the center around the chest and the back.
San Blas Archipelage
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