Argentinia Connor&Darren


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A pupil presentation using ICT and research on a Latin American country. This is an exemplification of Curriculum for Excellence in Hamilton Grammar school, and in Mr McGowan's S1 ICT class.

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Argentinia Connor&Darren

  1. 1. Argentina Connor and Darren 1.9 Mr McGowan S1 Americas Adventure
  2. 2. Argentina Stuff <ul><li>Capital City </li></ul><ul><li>Other Major Cities </li></ul><ul><li>Currency </li></ul><ul><li>Main Products </li></ul><ul><li>Flag </li></ul><ul><li>Religions </li></ul><ul><li>Language </li></ul>
  3. 3. History <ul><li>First explored in 1516 by Juan Diaz de Solis, Argentina developed slowly under Spanish colonial rule. Buenos Aires was settled in 1580; the cattle industry was thriving as early as 1600. Invading British forces were expelled in 1806&mdash;1807, and after Napoleon conquered Spain (1808), the Argentinians set up their own government in 1810. On July 9, 1816, independence was formally declared. </li></ul>
  4. 4. People <ul><li>The ancestors of most Argentineans of today originally came from Spain and Italy, with smaller percentages coming from other European nations and Middle-Eastern countries. The country also has a Jewish population of about 350,000, the fifth-largest in the world, and a similar number of Syrian Lebanese people. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Charity Projects <ul><li>Our volunteer projects are based in the appealing city of Córdoba. Often referred to as the heartland of Argentina, Córdoba still retains its colonial history and is now mixed with Argentina's blend of modernism. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Wildlife <ul><li>Argentina has lots of wildlife </li></ul><ul><li>In the low lands there are lots of </li></ul><ul><li>Seals walruses and penguins </li></ul><ul><li>+ </li></ul>
  7. 7. Terrain <ul><li>rich plains of the Pampas in northern half, flat to rolling plateau of Patagonia in south, rugged Andes along western border </li></ul>
  8. 8. Landmarks <ul><li>Buenos Aires Landmarks and Monuments: Catedral Metropolitana (Metropolitan Cathedral) </li></ul>
  9. 9. Famous People <ul><li>Argentina has some famous people such as Lionel Messi. </li></ul>René Favaloro is a worldwide Argentine cardiac surgeon, a pioneer of coronary bypass surgery. In 1967, René Favaloro became the first surgeon to perform bypass surgery on a patient suffering from coronary artery disease. Dr Rene G. Favaloro (1923–2000) is considered one of the preeminent cardiovascular surgeons of the 20th century. He will be remembered as a great innovator and pioneer in the field of cardiothoracic surgery.   Domingo Liotta
  10. 10. Interesting Facts <ul><li>Argentina is situated in South America and stands bordered by Paraguay and Bolivia in the north, Brazil and Uruguay in the northeast and Chile in the west and south. </li></ul><ul><li>It is the eight largest country of the world, spreading over an area of approximately 2,766,890 sq km. </li></ul><ul><li>Argentina comprises of the British controlled territories of the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, South Sandwich Islands and 969,464 sq km of Antarctica. </li></ul><ul><li>The capital of Argentina is Buenos Aires and its official language is Spanish. </li></ul><ul><li>The official religion of Argentina is Roman Catholicism. </li></ul><ul><li>As per the law, the President and Vice President of Argentina should be Roman Catholics. </li></ul><ul><li>Argentina is a representative federal and democratic republic, with 23 provinces and the city of Buenos Aires as the Federal Capital. </li></ul>