ARGENTINA MEGHAN LEDWITH http://meg22.edu.glogster.com/argentina/
<ul><li>A plain rising in the southern half of South America from the Atlantic  </li></ul><ul><li>Bordered by Bolivia and ...
GEOGRAPHY <ul><li>Provides the ocean coastline of the Atlantic </li></ul><ul><li>It provides an important cultural  </li><...
GOVERNMENT <ul><li>Country name: The Argentine Republic </li></ul><ul><li>Capital is Buenos Aires </li></ul><ul><li>Govern...
CURRENCY <ul><li>Name: Peso </li></ul><ul><li>1 Argentine peso = 0.257965 U.S. dollars </li></ul><ul><li>Paper money comes...
1 cent 5 cents 10 cents 25 cents 50 cents 1 peso 2 pesos 5 pesos 10 pesos 20 pesos 50 pesos 100 pesos
NATURAL RESOURCES <ul><li>fertile plains of the pampas  </li></ul><ul><li>lead  </li></ul><ul><li>zinc  </li></ul><ul><li>...
SCHOOLING <ul><li>Education in Argentina is divided in three phases.  </li></ul><ul><li>1 st  comprises grades first to ni...
HISTORY <ul><li>Along with many nomadic tribes people, two main indigenous  groups existed in Argentina before the Europea...
FAMILY <ul><li>The family is the center of Argentine life with extended families still having prominence.  </li></ul><ul><...
TOURIST ATTRACTIONS <ul><li>Basílica de La Virgen de Luján   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Historical National Monument </li></ul>...
FOOD <ul><li>The most popular meal is  &quot;el asado&quot; o r  &quot;parrillada&quot; ,  a mixed grill of steaks and oth...
WORKS CITED   <ul><li>Web Links </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.kwintessential.co.uk/resources/global-etiquette/argentina.htm...
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  1. 1. ARGENTINA MEGHAN LEDWITH http://meg22.edu.glogster.com/argentina/
  2. 2. <ul><li>A plain rising in the southern half of South America from the Atlantic </li></ul><ul><li>Bordered by Bolivia and Paraguay on the north and Uruguay and Brazil on the east </li></ul><ul><li>The world’s eighth largest country </li></ul><ul><li>Covers an area of 1.1 million square m </li></ul>LOCATION
  3. 3. GEOGRAPHY <ul><li>Provides the ocean coastline of the Atlantic </li></ul><ul><li>It provides an important cultural </li></ul><ul><li>and economic connection for all of South America </li></ul><ul><li>There are six major regions : </li></ul><ul><li>Cuyo & the Andean Northwest </li></ul><ul><li>Mesopotamia & the Northeast </li></ul><ul><li>Tierra del Fuego </li></ul><ul><li>Patagonia and the Lake District </li></ul><ul><li>The Pampas </li></ul><ul><li>The Chaco </li></ul><ul><li>Has a diversity of land and culture </li></ul><ul><li>South is arctic regions </li></ul><ul><li>North is forested jungle regions </li></ul><ul><li>West has rugged mountains regions </li></ul>
  4. 4. GOVERNMENT <ul><li>Country name: The Argentine Republic </li></ul><ul><li>Capital is Buenos Aires </li></ul><ul><li>Government type: Republic </li></ul><ul><li>President is elected by popular vote to 4- year term </li></ul><ul><li>Cabinet is appointed by the president </li></ul><ul><li>Date of independence: July 9, 1816 </li></ul><ul><li>President is elected by popular vote to a 4 year term </li></ul><ul><li>Cabinet is appointed by the president </li></ul><ul><li>Supreme Court is appointed by the president with the consent of the Senate </li></ul>The current president of Argentina is a woman; Christina Fernandez de Kirchner <ul><li>Population:  39,144,753 </li></ul><ul><li>Ethnic Make-up: white (mostly Spanish and Italian) 97%, Amerindian, or other non white groups 3% </li></ul>
  5. 5. CURRENCY <ul><li>Name: Peso </li></ul><ul><li>1 Argentine peso = 0.257965 U.S. dollars </li></ul><ul><li>Paper money comes in denominations of : $2, $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 </li></ul><ul><li>There are 1 cent, 5 cents, 10 cents, 25 cents,  50 cents and 1 peso coins . The 5, 10, 25 and 50 cent coins have two versions: silver plated and golden. </li></ul>
  6. 6. 1 cent 5 cents 10 cents 25 cents 50 cents 1 peso 2 pesos 5 pesos 10 pesos 20 pesos 50 pesos 100 pesos
  7. 7. NATURAL RESOURCES <ul><li>fertile plains of the pampas </li></ul><ul><li>lead </li></ul><ul><li>zinc </li></ul><ul><li>tin </li></ul><ul><li>copper </li></ul><ul><li>iron ore </li></ul><ul><li>manganese </li></ul><ul><li>petroleum </li></ul><ul><li>uranium </li></ul>
  8. 8. SCHOOLING <ul><li>Education in Argentina is divided in three phases. </li></ul><ul><li>1 st comprises grades first to ninth, and is called Educación General Básica or EGB (&quot;Basic General Education&quot;) </li></ul><ul><li>EGB is divided in three stages, called ciclos , (cycles) </li></ul><ul><li>2 nd is secondary schooling called Polimodal </li></ul><ul><li>3 rd is college education </li></ul><ul><li>funded by tax payers at all levels except for the majority of graduate studies </li></ul>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Education_in_Argentina &quot;the sovereign should be educated&quot; - Domingo Sarmineto 1,527,310 117,359 85 Universities 509,134 15,747 1,870 Vocational 3,372,411 133,225 22,080 Secondary 4,683,963 289,898 22,196 Primary 1,324,529 79,721 16,298 Initial Students Teachers 1 Schools Level
  9. 9. HISTORY <ul><li>Along with many nomadic tribes people, two main indigenous groups existed in Argentina before the European arrival: Diaguita and Guarani </li></ul><ul><li>The first Spaniard to land in Argentina was Juan de Solis </li></ul><ul><li>The British attacked Buenos Aires in 1806 and 1807, but Spaniards fought off the attacks </li></ul><ul><li>The French captured Spain’s King Ferdinand VIII </li></ul><ul><li>Argentina fell completely under the rule of the local viceroyalty, which was highly unpopular. The locals rebelled against the viceroyalty and declared their allegiance to the captive king </li></ul><ul><li>By 1816, the division between Argentina and its mother country had become quite apparent, and a party of separatists decided to declare the country's independence </li></ul>http://www.geographia.com/argentina/history.htm
  10. 10. FAMILY <ul><li>The family is the center of Argentine life with extended families still having prominence. </li></ul><ul><li>The heads of powerful families command widespread respect, but with this comes a responsibility to care for others in terms of security, jobs, etc and to maintain personal and family honor. </li></ul><ul><li>Children usually remain living at home until married </li></ul>
  11. 11. TOURIST ATTRACTIONS <ul><li>Basílica de La Virgen de Luján </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Historical National Monument </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The most visited site inside the Basilica is the Virgin Mary </li></ul></ul><ul><li>El Tigre Delta </li></ul><ul><ul><li>the starting point to hundreds of islands that form the Delta of the Paran á </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Also has a Casino and fruit market </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Parque de la Costa </li></ul><ul><ul><li>An amusement park with rides, mimes, clowns, dancers and laser shows </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Casino de Tigre Trilenium </li></ul><ul><ul><li>m ore than 60 gaming tables, roulette s , black jack, slots and a VIP lounge </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Colonia del Sacramento </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A small city founded by the Portuguese in 1680 </li></ul></ul>For more information: http://www.easybuenosairescity.com/activities1.htm
  12. 12. FOOD <ul><li>The most popular meal is &quot;el asado&quot; o r &quot;parrillada&quot; , a mixed grill of steaks and other meat cuts </li></ul><ul><li>Most of the cities (excluding Buenos Aires) close for lunch time. This is when most people return home to enjoy a large meal. </li></ul><ul><li>Traditional lunches in Argentina are long and well developed. </li></ul><ul><li>Most of the popular food has European roots. </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of meats, pastas and breads are included in an Argentina diet. </li></ul><ul><li>Dulce de Leche is an Argentina delight. Its made from milk and used in almost all Argentina desserts. Lots of effort is put into the outward texture. </li></ul><ul><li>Fruits, grains, and vegetables are very important in traditional Argentina food </li></ul><ul><li>Argentina fruits and grains are part of a low cholesterol diet </li></ul><ul><li>Fruits and vegetables are sold in large open markets in some parts of Argentina </li></ul><ul><li>Alfajores: two round sweet biscuits joined together with dulce de leche or jam and covered with powdered sugar. In most alfajores there are two layers of cake, and a filling in between. (Seen below) </li></ul>Other information and recipe’s found at: http://www.popular-traditional-argentina-food.com/fruit.html
  13. 13. WORKS CITED <ul><li>Web Links </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.kwintessential.co.uk/resources/global-etiquette/argentina.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.geographia.com/argentina/history.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.easybuenosairescity.com/currency.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Education_in_Argentina </li></ul><ul><li>http://heddins.com/images/Argentina2/wedding-family.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>Books </li></ul><ul><li>Dougherty, Terri. Argentina . San Diego, Calif.: Lucent, 2003. Print. </li></ul><ul><li>Frank, Nicole. Argentina . Milwaukee, Wis.: Gareth Stevens Pub., 2000. Print. </li></ul>

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