Grade 2 country reports 2010

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Mrs. O'Hearn's Grade 2 class conducted research on various countries and used PowerPoint to present their hard work.

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Grade 2 country reports 2010

  1. 1. Travel Brochure Where would you like to travel to? Grade 2 Mrs. O’Hearn’s Class 2010
  2. 2. CUBA <ul><li>Capital-Havana </li></ul><ul><li>Money-peso </li></ul><ul><li>Language-Spanish </li></ul><ul><li>Foods- Cuban food combines flavor from many area of the world </li></ul><ul><ul><li>black rice beans is the dish of Cubans and some chicken </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Animals-Animals include small Mammals- iguanas, frogs, and scorpions </li></ul><ul><li>The land–Cuba is island in the Caribbean sea, surrounded by several small islands </li></ul><ul><li>Cuba is about 90 miles long. </li></ul><ul><li>Holidays-Cubans celebrate several nation holidays </li></ul><ul><li>Clothes-Cubans wear fancy clothes and clothes for warm weather </li></ul><ul><li>Sports-baseball </li></ul><ul><li>Weather- sunny and hot </li></ul><ul><li>Plant-Cuba’s plant life, sugarcane, tobacco, rice </li></ul><ul><li>Population- about 11 million </li></ul><ul><li>Size-110,862 square kilometers </li></ul><ul><li>Arts-dancing </li></ul>
  3. 3. Argentina <ul><li>Capital-Buenos Aires </li></ul><ul><li>Money-peso </li></ul><ul><li>Language-Spanish </li></ul><ul><li>Foods-beef, lasagna, ravioli, spaghetti </li></ul><ul><li>Animals-jaguars, monkeys, tapirs, coati </li></ul><ul><li>Holidays-Christmas, Independence day September 21 students day </li></ul><ul><li>Clothes-school uniforms </li></ul><ul><li>Sports-soccer, rayuela- hopscotch </li></ul><ul><li>Weather-they have early spring, warm </li></ul><ul><li>Arts-dancing, firework </li></ul><ul><li>It is the 2 nd largest country in South America. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Canada <ul><li>Capital-Ottawa in the province of Ontario </li></ul><ul><li>Money-Canadian dollar </li></ul><ul><li>Language-English and French </li></ul><ul><li>Foods-butter tarts, cookies, brown sugar </li></ul><ul><li>Animals- grizzly bears </li></ul><ul><li>Holidays-Canada day </li></ul><ul><li>Sports- Wilderness hockey </li></ul><ul><li>Weather-Cold in the winter and warm in the summer </li></ul><ul><li>Canada is a large country north of the United States. </li></ul>
  5. 5. England <ul><li>Capital-London </li></ul><ul><li>Money-Pound sterling </li></ul><ul><li>Language-English </li></ul><ul><li>Foods-Baked potatoes, lamb, pudding, bacon, sausages, tomatoes, mushrooms, eggs, and baked beans, curries, and spicy pickles </li></ul><ul><li>Animals-Hawks, Moose, Roe deer, Red deer </li></ul><ul><li>Transportation-trains, </li></ul><ul><li>Landmark-Blenheim palace, Stonehenge </li></ul><ul><li>River-Thames river </li></ul><ul><li>Land-Flat, coast line, steep cliffs, rocky, hedges </li></ul><ul><li>Homes-Terraced houses, semi detached houses </li></ul><ul><li>School-Primary school </li></ul><ul><li>Work-Restaurants, Lawyers </li></ul><ul><li>Holidays-Guy Fawkes day, Notting Hill Carnival </li></ul><ul><li>Clothes-uniforms </li></ul><ul><li>Sports-soccer, cricket, rugby </li></ul><ul><li>Weather-Rain </li></ul><ul><li>Arts-Art Galleries, Theaters </li></ul><ul><li>People-white people, and black people </li></ul><ul><li>Flag-Blue, white, and red </li></ul>
  6. 6. Finland <ul><li>Capital-Helsinki </li></ul><ul><li>Money-Euro </li></ul><ul><li>Language- Finnish </li></ul><ul><li>Foods-fruit, wild berries, strawberries, blueberries, yellow berries, cloudberries, raspberries, apples </li></ul><ul><li>Holidays-Christmas, Independence Day </li></ul><ul><li>Sports-ice hockey </li></ul><ul><li>Weather-very cold </li></ul><ul><li>Arts-listen to music </li></ul><ul><li>Finland is in the northern part of Europe. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>smaller than the U,S. state of New Mexico. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A little part of Finland is in the Arctic part of the world. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lake Samoa is the fifth largest lake in Europe. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It covers about 1,700 square miles. (4,380 square kilometers). </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Finland became a country on December 6, 1917. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>On that day, the government declared independence from Russia. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Finns elected Karol Judo Stahlberg as the first president. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Germany <ul><li>Capital-Berlin </li></ul><ul><li>Language-German </li></ul><ul><li>Foods-Germans love to eat fancy food and for desert they love ice cream, fruit filling, whip cream, and other toppings! </li></ul><ul><li>Animals-wolves, deer, grouse, and huge wild pigs. </li></ul><ul><li>The Land- Germany has a lot of land and the north is flat and low. </li></ul><ul><li>Germany is in Europe. </li></ul><ul><li>Holidays- special traditions, and festivals. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Most festivals are 600 years old! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>St. Nicholas day on Dec.6 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Town festivals are the most popular! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sports- soccer, skiing, fuss ball, foot ball, and tennis </li></ul><ul><li>Forest- Black Forest is famous all over the world </li></ul><ul><ul><li>trees are thick, tall, and black </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>wild flowers, oak, trees, pine, and many types of bushes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Schools & Language- go to school when they are six years old! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>love to learn reading, math, writing, science, and different languages </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Greece <ul><li>Capital-Athens </li></ul><ul><li>Money-Euro </li></ul><ul><li>Language-Greek </li></ul><ul><li>Foods-olives, grapes, lemons, wine, tomatoes, kebabs, Tsoureki (braided bread) </li></ul><ul><li>Animals-bears, and deer lynx wolves wildcats boars porcupine </li></ul><ul><li>Holidays-Easter Orthodox Christians independence day </li></ul><ul><li>Clothes-white clothes, colorful costumes </li></ul><ul><li>Sports-soccer, basketball, weight lifting </li></ul><ul><li>Weather-sunny </li></ul><ul><li>Arts-music, buiding and dance </li></ul>
  9. 9. India <ul><li>Capital-New Delhi </li></ul><ul><li>Money-Rupee </li></ul><ul><li>Language-Hindi English </li></ul><ul><li>Foods-rice, spicy vegetables, pork, soup, roti, beef, meat, wraps, curry, nuts, and clam </li></ul><ul><li>Animals-tigers, lions, lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos, bears, and deer </li></ul><ul><li>Location- South Asia </li></ul><ul><li>Holidays-Dwali and Lakshmi </li></ul><ul><li>Clothes-Indians still wear clothes from old times </li></ul><ul><li>Sports-cricket </li></ul><ul><li>Weather-hot </li></ul><ul><li>Population-1,103,371,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Largest city-Bombay </li></ul><ul><li>Highest mountain-Kanchen Junga </li></ul><ul><li>Religions-Hindu, Islam </li></ul>
  10. 10. Ireland <ul><li>Capital-Dublin </li></ul><ul><li>Money-Euro </li></ul><ul><li>Language-English, Irish Gaelic </li></ul><ul><li>Foods-Irish food is simple and healthy. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Many people in Ireland like to eat potatoes. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Animals- foxes, badgers, rabbits, hedgehogs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ireland fewer mammals than the rest of Europe. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Holidays-Irish people celebrate Saint Patrick's day on March 17 th . </li></ul><ul><li>Sports-football and hurling. </li></ul><ul><li>Weather-mild weather, constant rainfall </li></ul><ul><li>Ireland is an island country between the Atlantic Ocean and the Irish Sea. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Jamaica <ul><li>Capital -Kingston </li></ul><ul><li>Money -Jamaican dollar </li></ul><ul><li>Language -Patois </li></ul><ul><li>Foods -banana, cacos, citrus, fruit coconut, sugar canes </li></ul><ul><li>Animals -birds, bats, frogs, crocodiles </li></ul><ul><li>Holidays-festivals Jonkonnu and Christmas </li></ul><ul><li>Clothes-tee shirt, shorts </li></ul><ul><li>Sports-cricket </li></ul><ul><li>Weather-hot, wet, mild </li></ul><ul><li>Arts-wood sculpture </li></ul><ul><li>Jamaica is in part of the Atlantic ocean and part of the Caribbean sea. </li></ul><ul><li>School- So many people that go to school they have two schooldays one in the morning and one in the afternoon. </li></ul><ul><li>Family- usually have three or more kids . </li></ul>
  12. 12. Japan <ul><li>Capital -Tokyo </li></ul><ul><li>Money- yen </li></ul><ul><li>Custom-They bow to show respect. </li></ul><ul><li>Foods- fish, rice, soy sauce and spicy sauces </li></ul><ul><li>Animals- Bears, foxes, deer, wild boars, antelope, hares and wild monkeys </li></ul><ul><li>Holidays- New Year is one of the biggest festivals in Japan. </li></ul><ul><li>Clothes- A kimono that is a long silk dress with a large sash around it. </li></ul><ul><li>Sports- Sumo wrestling </li></ul><ul><li>Homes-They are made out of wood and they take of their shoes before entering a home. </li></ul><ul><li>Art- Ink panting, flower arranging, and making beautiful pottery and origami </li></ul>
  13. 13. Mexico <ul><li>Capital-Mexico city </li></ul><ul><li>Money-peso </li></ul><ul><li>Language-Spanish </li></ul><ul><li>Foods coffee, cotton, and wheat </li></ul><ul><li>Animals-lizards coyotes, a rare rabbit lives in Mexico. It is called the volcano rabbit. </li></ul><ul><li>Clothes-same as ours. </li></ul><ul><li>Weather- hot and wet . </li></ul><ul><li>Art -They use colorful patterns for their cloths that are old styles. </li></ul><ul><li>Landmarks- Mayan Temple </li></ul><ul><li>Kids in there free time help with house. </li></ul><ul><li>Sport - Bullfighting </li></ul>
  14. 14. Norway <ul><li>Capital-Oslo </li></ul><ul><li>Money-One hundred ore equal one krone. </li></ul><ul><li>Language-Norwegian. </li></ul><ul><li>Foods-Norwegians eat four or more meals each day. For breakfast they eat cereal and a smorbrod (a sandwich that includes-jam, salmon, meat, or cheese. </li></ul><ul><li>Animals- foxes, hares and lemmings. </li></ul><ul><li>Holidays- May 17 is Constitution Day. </li></ul><ul><li>Clothes-Clothes look like that of North Americans. </li></ul><ul><li>Sports-They do skiing, and sledding down a hill. </li></ul><ul><li>Weather-The weather is very hot and windy. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Peru <ul><li>Capital-Lima </li></ul><ul><li>Money-Sol </li></ul><ul><li>Language-Spanish </li></ul><ul><li>Foods-potatoes, peppers and grains </li></ul><ul><li>Animals-Blue and Yellow Macaws and brown Llamas </li></ul><ul><li>Population- Over twelve million </li></ul><ul><li>Holidays-Easter ,Christmas and Independence Day, July 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Clothes-It depends where you live in Peru. </li></ul><ul><li>Sports-soccer, basketball, and bullfighting </li></ul><ul><li>God –Naymlap-The god of Peru is a half man half bird </li></ul>
  16. 16. Russia <ul><li>Capital-Moscow </li></ul><ul><li>Money-Ruble </li></ul><ul><li>Language-Russian </li></ul><ul><li>Foods-farmers in the west grow wheat, potatoes, and other crops. </li></ul><ul><li>Animals-polar fox </li></ul><ul><li>Size-6,592,800 square miles (17,075,352 square kilometers) </li></ul><ul><li>Holidays-Easter, Christmas </li></ul><ul><li>Clothes-they wear north America clothes </li></ul><ul><li>Sports-Soccer </li></ul><ul><li>Weather-sunny in summer very cold in the winter. </li></ul><ul><li>Arts-Olympic games and chess. </li></ul><ul><li>Population-about 148 million </li></ul><ul><li>School- Children start school at ages 6 or 7 </li></ul>
  17. 17. Scotland <ul><li>Capital-Edinburgh </li></ul><ul><li>Money-pound, sterling </li></ul><ul><li>Language-their language is Gaelic </li></ul><ul><li>Foods-they eat meat and fish </li></ul><ul><li>Animals-cattle, red deer, Shetland ponies </li></ul><ul><li>National song-”God save the Queen”. </li></ul><ul><li>Holidays-they celebrate Christmas </li></ul><ul><li>Easter and New Year they also celebrate boxing day and burns night </li></ul><ul><li>Clothes-in Scotland the clothes are called tartan. Different families have different patterns </li></ul><ul><li>Sports-they like to play soccer. </li></ul><ul><li>Arts- castles, kilts </li></ul>
  18. 18. Thailand <ul><li>Capital-Bangkok </li></ul><ul><li>Money-baht </li></ul><ul><li>Language-Thai </li></ul><ul><li>Foods-rice, vegetables, cassava, corn, cotton, spices, chilies, peppers, water </li></ul><ul><li>Animals-buffaloes, snakes, crocodiles, bears, rhinos, tigers, elephants, birds, fish, sharks </li></ul><ul><li>Holidays-New Year, Kings birthday on December 5 th , </li></ul><ul><li>Clothes-costumes from hundreds of years ago for events </li></ul><ul><li>Sports-boat races </li></ul><ul><li>Weather-sun and rain </li></ul><ul><li>Arts-music and dancing </li></ul><ul><li>Work-coffee picker, fishermen, painting parasols, </li></ul>
  19. 19. Venezuela <ul><li>Capital-Caracas </li></ul><ul><li>Money-Bolivar </li></ul><ul><li>Language-Spanish </li></ul><ul><li>Foods-rice ,corn, bananas, coffee, sugar and fruit. </li></ul><ul><li>Animals- bears, jaguars, anteaters, monkeys, birds, snakes, shrimp, eels and fish, frogs. </li></ul><ul><li>People-Venezuelans. </li></ul><ul><li>Landmarks- Angel falls, Canaima national park. </li></ul><ul><li>Rain forest name-llanos. </li></ul><ul><li>Famous people-Simon Bolivar and Christopher Columbus </li></ul><ul><li>Holidays-Christian holidays, Carnival, Independence Day </li></ul><ul><li>Clothes-t-shirts and jeans and shoes </li></ul><ul><li>Sports-soccer, baseball, basketball </li></ul><ul><li>Weather-Very hot and super rainy </li></ul><ul><li>Longest river-Orinoco river </li></ul><ul><li>Population- about 23 million. </li></ul><ul><li>Highest mountain-Pico Bolivar </li></ul><ul><li>Transportation-boat and trains. </li></ul><ul><li>Work-in factories and farms . </li></ul><ul><li>President-Hugo Chavez </li></ul>
  20. 20. Vietnam <ul><li>Capital- Ha Noi </li></ul><ul><li>Money- The Dong </li></ul><ul><li>Language- Vietnamese </li></ul><ul><li>Foods-fruits, cobra, bat, eel, fish, vegetables, rice </li></ul><ul><li>Animal- deer, elephants, tiger, monkeys, crocodiles, boars, jackals, otters, flying squirrels skunks, water buffalo </li></ul><ul><li>Holidays-National Day September 2-3 </li></ul><ul><li>Sports-soccer races </li></ul><ul><li>Weather- warm to hot </li></ul><ul><li>President- Ho Chi Minh </li></ul><ul><li>Car, bike, motorcycles </li></ul><ul><li>Art-sculpture </li></ul><ul><li>Work- firework factory, salt mine, fishing </li></ul>
  21. 21. Australia <ul><li>Australia-a continent and a country </li></ul><ul><li>Capital-Canberra </li></ul><ul><li>Language-English </li></ul><ul><li>Foods-cattle and sheep </li></ul><ul><li>Animals-kangaroos ,koalas, platypuses, wombats, emus, kookaburras, Tasmanian devil and camels. </li></ul><ul><li>Clothes-same as Americans </li></ul><ul><li>Weather-hot and very dry and wet </li></ul><ul><li>Arts-Sydney Opera House and Ayers Rock </li></ul><ul><li>Location-near equator </li></ul><ul><li>Largest city-Sydney Harbor </li></ul><ul><li>Tallest mountain-Mount Kisciuszko </li></ul><ul><li>Largest lake-Lake Eyre </li></ul><ul><li>Great Barrier Reef- along the northeast coast of Australia </li></ul><ul><li>Wild flowers-such as kangaroo paw. </li></ul>

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