Which Continent or World Region? USA - North America Italy - Europe
Total Size & Population USA Total Size 9,631,420 square km Italy Total Size 301,230 square km
Capital Cities Washington D.C., USA The United States Capitol Building in Washington D.C. Rome, Italy Italy’s Capitol Building in Rome, Italy.
Main Language Spoken USA-English Welcome! Hello! Have a good day! Italy-Italian Benvenuto! Ciao! Buona giornata!
Currency Used USA-Dollar http://www.xe.com/ 1.00 US Coin & Paper Dollar Italy-Euro http://www.xe.com/ 0.731915 EURO Coin
Favorite Ethnic Foods USA-Mixed Ethnic & Favs Mixed Ethnic: Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, & French Fries Mixed Ethnic: Fresh Fish, Shrimp, Clams, Oysters, etc. Greek Gyros Polish Pierogis Italian Pastas & Pizzas Mexican Tacos/Burritos German Schnitzels Indian Tandoori Chicken Italy-Ethnic & Favs Pastas, Pizzas, & Breads Mozzarella, Parmesan, Romano Cheeses on just about everything Meats with cheese Pork Sausage & Salamis Fresh Fish, Shrimp, Octopus, Clams, Oysters, etc.
Favorite National Sports USA’s Favorite National Sport Baseball Italy’s Favorite National Sport Soccer
National or Federal Holidays USA’s Federal Holiday Independence Day July 4 th Independence Day, July 4 th is the anniversary of the publication of the declaration of independence from Great Britain in 1776. Italy’s National Holiday Republic Day June 2 nd Republic Day, June 2 nd celebrates the day when Italians voted to abolish the monarchy in 1946 so their country could become a republic.
National Leaders USA President Barach Obama Italy President Giorgio Napolitano http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_current_heads_of_state_and_government
Foreign Relations USA ~ Italy The United States enjoys friendly relations with Italy dating back to the 1840’s! There was a break in relations from 1941-1943 when Italy was at war with the United States.
Similarities ~ Differences USA Italy Both share: Love of pastas, pizzas, fish, etc. Love of soccer, rugby, etc. Planet Earth Pasta Pizza Fish Soccer Rugby Hot dogs Hamburgers Pasta Pizza Fish Baseball Football Soccer Rugby
“One World ~ One People” What does “One World ~ One People” mean to me? Although people from different countries perhaps speak a different language, might prefer different foods, sports, and may celebrate different holidays, etc. we are still “One People from One World!” and all share planet Earth We all need to learn to accept each other, respect and take care of each other and our planet earth, as we are just simply, “One People from One World!”.
A Bit About the Author 1.Rosanna Sickels, was born in Chicago, IL in the USA. 2.Her family heritage is Italian, because both of her parents and grandparents were born in Bari, Italy. 3.She speaks English and some Italian as well. 4.She enjoys teaching 4 th & 5 th grade Technology Classes at Woodland Intermediate School. 5.She enjoys swimming, scuba diving, traveling, spending time with her family, and learning about people from around the world.