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CINCO MINUTOS 1. Define our Tiger ROAR expectations 2. Write down as many words in Spanish that you may already know
El Mundo Hispano
México y la América Central La América del Sur España Cuba La República Dominicana Puerto Rico Las Antillas
Where does Spanish originate from?
Other things to know about Spain…
Where is it located? Spain is in Europe. It is located on the Iberian Peninsula. What is a peninsula? What other country shares the Iberian Peninsula? Which country is to the east of Spain?
What do we call people from Spain? Spaniards. In Spanish, we call them españoles.
What type of government did Spain historically have? A monarchy (king and queen).
King Fernando and Queen Isabel are famous monarchs of the past. They united Spain into the nation that it is now (previously it was separate smaller states). What else are Fernando and Isabel famous for?
They commissioned Christopher Columbus. Columbus was not a Spaniard, he was Italian by birth and lived in Portugal. Why did Columbus want to go west?
They commissioned Christopher Columbus. Columbus was not a Spaniard, he was Italian by birth and lived in Portugal. Why did Columbus want to go west? To go to the Indies for spices. Spices were a luxury at the time and were wanted to preserve food or make spoiled foods taste better.
What type of government does Spain have today? A parliamentary monarchy What does that mean?
Current King and Queen Rey Juan Carlos I Reina Sofia
Current President José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero
Legislative Branch Senate – 259 persons Congress of Deputies – 350 persons
What does it mean when I call someone Hispanic? &feature=related
CINCO MINUTOS Where is Spain located? Who were King Fernando and Queen Isabel? What type of government does Spain have now?
Hispanic They grew up speaking Spanish (its their first language) and their parents speak Spanish, too. It does not matter if they grew in a Spanish speaking country or not.
Latin American Anyone whose heritage is from the New World (North America, Central America, Caribbean, South America) and they speak Spanish. A person from Spain is Hispanic but not Latin American. Who is a Mexican? Who is a Spaniard?
Los paises y las capitales
México y la América Central México Guatemala El Salvador Honduras Nicaragua Costa Rica Panamá
La Ciudad de México D.F. (México D.F.) mexicano
La Ciudad de Guatemala guatemalteco
San Salvador salvadoreño
San José costaricense
La Ciudad de Panamá panameño
El Caribe España Cuba Puerto Rico La República Dominicana
La Habana cubano
Santo Domingo dominicano
San Juan puertorriqueño
La Ciudad de México D.F. (México D.F.) D.F. stands for Distrito Federal (federal district) La Ciudad de Mexico is the largest Spanish- speaking city in the world. Current President of Mexico: Felipe Calderon
What do all of these names have in common? San Salvador El Salvador San José San Juan
What do all of these names have in common? They are all Christian names. San Salvador – Saint Savior El Salvador – the Savior San José – Saint Joseph San Juan – Saint John Why are there so many Christian-named places in Latin America?
What do all of these names have in common? They are all Christian names. San Salvador – Saint Savior El Salvador – the Savior San José – Saint Joseph San Juan – Saint John Santo Domingo – Holy Sunday Why are there so many Christian-named places in Latin America? The Spaniards brought Roman Catholicism to the New World and its influence is very prevalent today.
How is Cuba different than all other Spanish-speaking countries?
It is the only Communist country. Its leader is Fidel Castro. He has been president since January 1, Why has he been in the news so much recently?
La Hispañola The name of the island shared by Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
How are Puerto Rico and Los Estados Unidos de América related to each other?
Puerto Rico is a territory, or a self-governing commonwealth of the United States. What does that mean?
Puerto Ricans are US citizens. They do NOT pay US taxes and have NO vote for president or Congress. They control their own internal affairs and have their own governor, but international affairs are handled by the US government. You can travel to Puerto Rico without a passport!
Old San Juan
Ponce Fire Station
El Yunque Rainforest
Cristo Chapel, San Juan
One last thing… The compass rose in Spanish sur este norte oeste
Canción y.php y.php "Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Panama, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica too - These are the countries of Central America - Caribbean on the east, Pacific on the west."
MAP INSTRUCTIONS: -COLOR and LABEL (1) all 10 Spanish-speaking countries. (2) 4 bodies of water (3) Los Estados Unidos de América -On the BACK of your map, (1)NEATLY make three headings América del Norte América Central El Caribe and under each heading list the COUNTRIES that are in that region and their CAPITALS. ALL NAMES ON THE MAP SHOULD BE IN SPANISH AND WRITTEN NEATLY.
La América del Sur Venezuela Colombia Ecuador Perú Bolivia Paraguay Chile Uruguay La Argentina
Hugo Chavez Venezuelans are split between a majority who says he speaks for the poor, and those who say he has become increasingly autocratic. Very open critic of the US Controversy with oil: seizing private refineries and uses it as political leverage with other countries Has been accused of moving towards an authoritarian government like that of Cubahas close ties to countries like Cuba, Iraq, Iran, and China.
Bogotá Colombia has substantial oil reserves and is a major producer of gold, silver, emeralds, platinum and coal. But it has also been ravaged by a decades-long violent conflict involving outlawed armed groups, drug cartels and gross violations of human rights.
Quito Ecuador is a patchwork of indigenous communities, including people of colonial Spanish origins and the descendants of African slaves. Its capital, Quito, once a part of the Inca empire, has some of the best- preserved early colonial architecture on the continent. Also, Ecuador means equator.
Lima Peru's rich and varied heritage includes the ancient Incan capital of Cuzco and the lost city of Machu Picchu. The country boasts spectacular scenery, including Lake Titicaca, the world's highest navigable lake. It is rich in copper, silver, lead, zinc, oil and gold. Despite this, Peru's progress has been held back by corruption and the failure of successive governments to deal with social and economic inequality.
Machu Picchu – One of the seven wonders of the world?
La Paz (Sucre) A country of statistical extremes, landlocked Bolivia is the highest and most isolated country in South America. It has the largest proportion of indigenous people, who make up around two-thirds of the population, and is the world's largest producer of tin.
Why two capital cities? Sucre is home to the judicial branch of the government. La Paz is home to the president and congress. Sucre was the historical capital, but when the tin mining business started booming near La Paz, the bosses of the mining companies wanted the government moved near them. Hence, there are two capitals.
Asunción (means assumption) Up to 95% of Paraguayans are mestizos, people of mixed Spanish and native American descent. Many speak the language of the indigenous Guarani; the rest are bilingual or only speak Spanish. There is a Japanese community, a legacy of post World War II migration. With few mineral resources, Paraguay's economy revolves around agriculture.
Montevideo Uruguay has traditionally been better off than many other countries in South America, and is known for its advanced education and social security systems and liberal laws governing social issues such as divorce. It was among the first nations in Latin America to establish a welfare state, maintained through relatively high taxes on industry.
Santiago Chile is one of South America's most stable and prosperous nations. It has been relatively free of the coups and arbitrary governments that have blighted the continent. The exception was the 17-year rule of General Augusto Pinochet, whose 1973 coup was one of the bloodiest in 20th- century Latin America and whose dictatorship left more than 3,000 people dead and missing.
Buenos Aires Argentina stretches 4,000 km from its sub-tropical north to the sub-antarctic south. Its terrain includes part of the Andes mountain range, swamps, the plains of the Pampas and a long coastline. Its people have had to struggle with military dictatorship, a lost war over the Falkland Islands, and severe economic difficulties.
You also need to know where these are… Tierra del Fuego Islas Galápagos El Río Amazonas La Cordillera de los Andes Las Islas Malavinas And remember the languages that are spoken in the 4 non-Spanish-speaking countries: Brasil = portugués Guyana = inglés Surinam = danés Guyana francesa = francés (Know where these are and the lenguas that they speak)
Your HOMEWORK for tonight: -Make sure that your South America map is COLORED and LABELED with all of the countries (including those that dont speak Spanish). Be sure to include: Tierra del Fuego Islas Galápagos El Río Amazonas La Cordillera de los Andes On the BACK of your map, (1) NEATLY list (in Spanish) all of the countries in one column and their capitals in the column next to them. (2) NEATLY make another section that lists the four other countries. Call this section No son hispanos and put next to each name the Spanish name for the language spoken there.