Geography Day Vámonos Sign out a computer and find a seat. Keep your computer closed. I will hand out a pasaportes in a second! Pick up a country handout and flip open to page xxxvi-iii in your book to the map of Central and South America and start to label your map with country names (on the back of your handout) Nuestra Meta Students will be able to identify SpanishSpeaking countries, and understand basic facts and information about them. Geographia... Today we are going to be taking a crash-course on the geography of Spanish-speaking countries. There are 21 Spanish-Speaking countries and we are going to be researching and talking about the most important facts about them. Reminders... El país: The country El capital: The capital Los Estados Unidos (Los EEUU): The United States Most Spanish-speaking countries are in Latin America (central and south america)... all except Spain, which is in Europe! A few facts to start… Guinea Ecuatorial is Africa’s only Spanish-speaking country. There are three groups of native people to Latin America, the Incans, the Mayans, and the Aztecs. The BIG land features in Latin America are: -Andes Mountains (South America on left side) -Amazon Rainforest -Amazon River How to complete the chart... You will have 3 minutes per country, with a total of an hour. I will tell you when to switch countries… You are looking for ~3 MOST important facts about the country. Just look up MAIN facts… wikipedia is a great resource. Google things like “most important facts Argentina”. Don’t spend more than the amount of time for each country. Write in pencil in case we need to make changes later! You will only be graded for what you complete in one hour. Let’s do the first one together... Take three minutes to look up main facts about Argentina and we will come back together and see how we did. Remember, focus on things like capital, foods, famous landmarks, or any REALLY important facts… I don’t want you to focus on small details for right now! Now fill in your whole chart… You have 57 minutes left… When you finish, raise your hand for credit and check your computer back in. Remember, focus on MAJOR facts… nothing too specific or unimportant. Discutir: Palabras Importantes Let’s look at some key words… Copy next to your notes. These facts (including the capital) will help you recognize these countries in a listening or reading activity. Escuchar Listen to the following few passages and write which country we are talking about. Even if you don’t understand every word, listen for KEY words!!! Billete de Salida Name the country that goes with each sentence. 1. This country has a canal. 2. Mayan history is big in this country. 3. Este país es parte de los Estados Unidos. 4. Este país es un parte de Europa. 5. Angel Falls están en este país. Respuestas 1. Panama 2. México, Guatemala 3. Puerto Rico 4. España 5. Venezuela.