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Connecting Classrooms - EEST nº 6 - San Nicolás - Buenos Aires - Argentina


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This presentation has been created by the students of EEST Nº 6 from San Nicolás, Bs. As., Argentina for the 2013 Edition of the Connecting Classrooms project.

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Connecting Classrooms - EEST nº 6 - San Nicolás - Buenos Aires - Argentina

  1. 1. Identity and Belonging:Discovering our roots
  2. 2. Where do we come from?
  3. 3. We investigated about our family names’ origin.The results are shown in the graph below:
  4. 4. Our culture has been largelyinfluenced by foreign communitiesin many different fields like:- LANGUAGE- FOOD- ARCHITECTURE- MUSIC- DANCES- FESTIVALS- RELIGION
  5. 5. Spanish is our mother tongue. But, there areslight variations in pronunciation, entonation andaccent along the country.English is taught in all schools in Argentina as aforeign language. And that’s why there areschools of English in every city. French, Italian andPortuguese are also taught in some schools.There are also native languages like‘Guaraní’, ‘Quichua’ and ‘Aimará’ in some parts ofour country.LANGUAGE
  6. 6. Argentinians are distinguished from other LatinAmericans by their use of "che". It comes fromthe language used by the Mapuche and means"man". For example, an Argentinian might say,"Che, vení" ("Hey you, come here") to getsomeones attention.Another important difference between theArgentinian way of speaking Spanish and theSpanish spoken in Spain is the use of "vos"instead of "tu" ( you ) and a very strongpronunciation of "y" and "ll" as "sh".OUR SPANISH LANGUAGE
  7. 7. * The ‘lunfardo’ is an argot of the Spanish languagewhich appeared in Buenos Aires at the end of the19th century. It integrated a lot of words andexpressions from languages and dialects spokenfrom immigrants, notably Italians, Spaniards andFrench.* Some of these words are still used nowadays. Forexample:- Laburar (to work, from Italian lavorare – to work)- Toilette (bathroom, from the French toilettes –bathroom)- Mina (female, from the Italian femmina – female)LUNFARDO
  8. 8. Argentinian food was influenced by other cultures overthe world. In addition to our typical dishes, we eat:Pasta, pizza, Milanesas a la napolitana (from Italy)Paella (from Spain)Sushi (from China)Hamburguers (from the USA)Sausages (from Germany)FOOD
  9. 9. * European influences can be found everywherein the Argentine architecture. The city of BuenosAires and other metropolitan areas havearchitecture that is European in style, while theless populated places and preserved areas of themajor cities reflect a style of the colonial times.ARCHITECTURE
  10. 10. There are two kinds of traditional Argentine musicthat represent two distinct regions:• For the foreiners, tango, representativeof Buenos Aires, has become the musicalsymbol of Argentina as a whole.• Folklore is typical of the interior ofthe country and reflects the colonialperiod and its gaucho, or cowboy style.TRADITIONAL MUSIC
  11. 11. Other types of music are also listened to in ourcountry:- cumbia- regaetton- reggae- electronic music- rock- soft musicOTHER TYPES OF MUSIC
  12. 12. Apart from our traditional dances:Chacarera Malambo Tango Zamba Pericón…dances from other cultures havebecome quite popular in Argentina:Reggaeton Arabic dance Salsa Merengue Hip HopDANCES
  13. 13. We celebrate many festivals which are typical from ourcountry like:- The National Festival of Folklore- The Snow Festival in San Carlos de Bariloche- The Carnival of Gualeguaychú- La Vendimia Party- The Livestock show- The Harvest of Fish Festival in Mar del Plata.FESTIVALS
  14. 14. However, some foreign festivals have gainedpopularity lately, for example:- Halloween- Saint Patrick’s Day- Chinese Lunar New Year’s DayFOREIGN FESTIVALS
  15. 15. In our country the Roman Catholicism, which wasbrought by the Spanish when they colonized America,is the main religion.The Evangelical church, the Islam, the Judaism andthe Protestantism are also present in our country.RELIGION
  16. 16. Connecting ClassroomsEdition 2013E.E.S.T. Nº 6 – 4º ‘A’San Nicolás - Buenos Aires - Argentina