Venezuela, Cameron & Ben

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This is a pupil presentation called the S1 Citizenship Challenge. 2010 the theme was Latin America. Pupils of S1 Hamilton Grammar were assigned a country to research and present back. The class winners progress to the Year Group Final. This was exemplified as good practice for Curriculum for Excellence when it was S1 African Adventure.

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Venezuela, Cameron & Ben

  1. 1. Cameron Christie & Ben Crichton 1P4 Mr. McGowan S1 Americas Adventure
  2. 2. Venezuela <ul><li>Capital City: Caracas </li></ul><ul><li>Mini Capital: Sanare </li></ul><ul><li>Religions: Roman Catholicism, Protestantism </li></ul><ul><li>Language: Spanish </li></ul>
  3. 3. History <ul><li>After unsuccessful uprising attempts, the Venezuelan War of Independence, plus an earthquake hitting Caracas, helped bring down the first republic . Under the leadership of Francisco Miranda, independence was declared in 1776. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Major Products <ul><li>Oil and petroleum were Venezuela’s main exports 94% of the countries £96.2b in 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>In 2006 five and a half tonnes of powdered cocaine was seized from a passenger flight returning to the U.S from Venezuela </li></ul>
  5. 5. People <ul><li>The Venezuelan war of independence was the war fought under Francisco Miranda, although Simón Bolívar was just as im portant. Bolívar made the state independent after winning the battle of Carrboro in 1821. Bolívar also helped Columbia, Peru & Bolivia become independent. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Landmarks <ul><li>The Angel Falls is the worlds hi ghest waterfall </li></ul><ul><li>It is so high that water evaporates before it hits the ground </li></ul>
  7. 7. Famous People <ul><li>Juan Fernando Arango was born in 1980. </li></ul><ul><li>He plays for Borussia Mochengladbach in the German Bundesliga. </li></ul><ul><li>He is a central midfielder </li></ul><ul><li>He has 83 caps and 16 goals. </li></ul><ul><li>He’s the record cap holder for the country </li></ul>
  8. 8. Interesting Facts <ul><li>Venezuela gained official independence from Spain in 1811 </li></ul><ul><li>The currency of Venezuela is Bolivar . </li></ul><ul><li>Venezuela has the largest proven oil reserves in the Western Hemisphere and the second largest natural gas reserves </li></ul><ul><li>The highest point in Venezuela is formed by Pico Bolivar, at 5,007 m. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Questions <ul><li>Who did Fernando Arango play for? </li></ul><ul><li>Who was the key figure in the war of independence? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the highest waterfall in the world? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the capital and what language do they speak? </li></ul>
  10. 10. Thank You <ul><li>Thank you for listening to our talk, good luck & take care. </li></ul><ul><li>Peace out  </li></ul>

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