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Bellwork. Learning Target(s): I can recall information about the geography and culture of Argentina. Puedo recordar información de la geografía y la cultura de Argentina. Contesta las siguientes preguntas en Español. ¿Dónde se encuentra Buenos Aires?

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Learning Target(s):

I can recall information about the geography and culture of Argentina. Puedo recordar información de la geografía y la cultura de Argentina.

Contesta las siguientes preguntas en Español.

¿Dónde se encuentra Buenos Aires?

¿Cuál es la región es la tierra de los guachos?

¿Cómo se llaman los residentes de Buenos Aires?

Palabra del Día: inmigrar


  • Located at the southern tip of South America

  • Bordered by

    • Chile to the West

    • Bolivia and Paraguay to the North

    • Brazil and Uruguay to the Northeast

    • The Atlantic Ocean to the East

  • Argentina is the 8th largest nation in the world and the 2nd largest in South America;_ylt=AwrB8pZD5AtT.n4AxqGJzbkF;_ylu=X3oDMTIyMDkycnJlBHNlYwNzcgRzbGsDaW1nBG9pZAMzZmU2MjI2ODU1NjM3ZTNkYTNkNWEwNTUzZmMxNjhmOARncG9zAzEEaXQDYmluZw--?


  • Moneda- Peso Argentino

  • Idioma Oficial- español

  • Gobierno- republico;_ylt=AwrB8pZD5AtT.n4AxqGJzbkF;_ylu=X3oDMTIyMDkycnJlBHNlYwNzcgRzbGsDaW1nBG9pZAMzZmU2MjI2ODU1NjM3ZTNkYTNkNWEwNTUzZmMxNjhmOARncG9zAzEEaXQDYmluZw--?

Historia de argentina
Historia de Argentina

  • Around 10,000 B.C., there were approximatly 20 indigenous groups living in the area that is today Argentina.

  • Spanish explorer Juan Díaz de Solís arrived in Argentina in 1516 quickly making Argentina a Spanish land.

  • In 1816, Argentina won independence from Spain and became prosperous during the 1800s as a wave of European immigrants from Germany, Italy, and England arrived.

Historia de argentina1
Historia de Argentina

  • Between 1857 & 1939 3.5 million people immigrated to Argentina from Italy, Spain, Germany, English, Switzerland, Austria, Norway, Syria and many more places. By 1914, 30% of the Argentinean population was born in another country.

  • From 1976-1983, Argentina was under military rule.

  • Today, Argentina has a democratic government

Immigrant influence
Immigrant Influence

  • Spanish spoken in Argentina is very different from that of Spain.

  • Each region has its own dialect

  • Argentine Spanish is also heavily influenced by Italian.

    • People often greet each other with the Italian buongiornorather than buenosdíasand will say ciaofor goodbye.

    • The Tú form is rarely used and is replaced by the Argentine vos.

  • Another completely unique language is called lufardo, a mix of many immigrant languages build around castellono, which allows people of diverse backgrounds to communicate.


  • Capital: Buenos Aires

    • Located at the mouth of the Rio de la Plata on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean

    • The people of Buenos Aires are known as “Los Porteños”

    • Avenida 9 de Julio is the world’s widest street. It is 425 feet wide and has 7 lanes in each direction. It is named for Argentina’s Independence day, July 9th.;_ylt=AwrB8qBe4wtTEwwAb8CJzbkF;_ylu=X3oDMTIycm1xcHY3BHNlYwNzcgRzbGsDaW1nBG9pZAMzYWU1MjZmM2YyNTA5NzU0OTFjOWNhNDg2MmE2ZDVlZQRncG9zAzEEaXQDYmluZw--?

La boca buenos aires
La Boca, Buenos Aires

  • Originally home to Italian immigrants, the painted streets of the La Boca neighborhood are famous for the colorful houses and tango music found in the streets.;_ylt=AwrB8pKi7wtToDwATQqJzbkF;_ylu=X3oDMTIyc2c1YWxwBHNlYwNzcgRzbGsDaW1nBG9pZAMwZjU4N2I3MjU5MGViYjY0ZWZmYTk2M2E3ZmMyMzZmNQRncG9zAzcEaXQDYmluZw--?

Nuclear power
Nuclear Power

  • Located 70 miles north of Buenos Aires, Argentina’s 1st nuclear power plant at Atucha was built in 1974 and handles approximately 7% of Argentina’s power needs.

  • During the 1980s & 90s, more nuclear plants were built but the disposal of waste became a problem.

  • Construction of a nuclear-waste site began in 1986 but quickly met opposition as citizens became angry and concerned about during nuclear waste near their homes.

  • The project has been delayed until 2030 meaning the disposal of nuclear waste remains a problem today.

Geograf a

  • Iguazú Falls

    • Located on Argentina’s border with Brazil

    • More than two miles wide

    • La Garganta del Diablo is one of the 275 cascades on the border with Brasil and is the most impressive of the Iguazú Falls

Geograf a1

  • Las Pampas

    • The Grassy Central Plains

    • Home to more than ½ of Argentina’s population and thousands of heads of cattle

    • Known as the land of the cowboys and heart of Argentina’s farming;_ylt=AwrB8pIV6AtTvCIAD_GJzbkF;_ylu=X3oDMTB1bjI3ZjFxBHNlYwNkZC1zbG90cwRzbGsDaW1nBGl0A3RyYXZlbA--?w=1536&prtnr=Getty&h=1024&

Geograf a2

  • EL Parque Provincial Ishigualasto

    • An Area known for strange geological formations

    • Fossils from the Triassic period have been found here

    • El EoraptorLunensis, one of the oldest dinosaurs, was discovered here.;_ylt=AwrB8pzc6AtTlBoAiDaJzbkF;_ylu=X3oDMTIyZ3JwbzA5BHNlYwNzcgRzbGsDaW1nBG9pZAM5NDc0YmYwYzdkZWQyNTFiMjhiYTg2OWRjYTJjNTg4NQRncG9zAzEEaXQDYmluZw--?

Geograf a3

  • Los Andes

    • The Mountain Range that runs the length of South America

    • Make up the border between Argentina & Chile

  • San Carlos de Bariloche

    • on the border of the NahuelHuapi Lake in Patagonia is known as the Switzerland of the Andes due to it’s mountainous geography.

    • This area has some of the finest ski resorts in the world. Ski season is usually July with the National Snow Party, a week long celebration, taking place in August.

    • The European Architecture of the Alpes in the city of San Carlos de Bariloche reflects the German heritage in this region.;_ylt=AwrB8p8Z6gtT0y4AsbmJzbkF;_ylu=X3oDMTIyMGNoNzBmBHNlYwNzcgRzbGsDaW1nBG9pZANkZmIwODczYjc1N2Q2Y2NiYTRlMWUzZDI5OWNhYTg3NARncG9zAzMEaXQDYmluZw--?;_ylt=AwrB8p8Z6gtT0y4AsbmJzbkF;_ylu=X3oDMTIyMGNoNzBmBHNlYwNzcgRzbGsDaW1nBG9pZANkZmIwODczYjc1N2Q2Y2NiYTRlMWUzZDI5OWNhYTg3NARncG9zAzMEaXQDYmluZw--?;_ylt=AwrB8p8Z6gtT0y4AsbmJzbkF;_ylu=X3oDMTIyMGNoNzBmBHNlYwNzcgRzbGsDaW1nBG9pZANkZmIwODczYjc1N2Q2Y2NiYTRlMWUzZDI5OWNhYTg3NARncG9zAzMEaXQDYmluZw--?;_ylt=AwrB8p8Z6gtT0y4AsbmJzbkF;_ylu=X3oDMTIyMGNoNzBmBHNlYwNzcgRzbGsDaW1nBG9pZANkZmIwODczYjc1N2Q2Y2NiYTRlMWUzZDI5OWNhYTg3NARncG9zAzMEaXQDYmluZw--?

Geograf a4;_ylt=AwrB8pzH6wtTLE8AyW.JzbkF;_ylu=X3oDMTIzYmlmMWliBHNlYwNzcgRzbGsDaW1nBG9pZAM3ODJjY2I5MTRiZDFmN2U2ZTdiZmJjZmUxMjNmNzUwZQRncG9zAzMxBGl0A2Jpbmc-?;_ylt=AwrB8pzH6wtTLE8AyW.JzbkF;_ylu=X3oDMTIzYmlmMWliBHNlYwNzcgRzbGsDaW1nBG9pZAM3ODJjY2I5MTRiZDFmN2U2ZTdiZmJjZmUxMjNmNzUwZQRncG9zAzMxBGl0A2Jpbmc-?


  • Perito Moreno

    • Located in Patagonia

    • It is the world’s only inland glacier that is still growing.

    • The river of blue ice moves forward 30 feet a year.;_ylt=AwrB8pzH6wtTLE8AwG.JzbkF;_ylu=X3oDMTIzY3JqaWlnBHNlYwNzcgRzbGsDaW1nBG9pZAMyYjE5Y2FhMjk4ODIwNDU3NTNhNWM2NzRmNzg4MjZjOQRncG9zAzIyBGl0A2Jpbmc-?

Geograf a5

  • Tierra del Fuego (Land of Fire)

    • Ushuaia is the southern most city in the world and is located in this region

    • During the summer in December & January, there are days with 20 hours of light

    • The Penguins of Magllanes live in large colonies in the extreme south of Argentina.


El arte
El Arte;_ylt=AwrB8pzH6wtTLE8AyW.JzbkF;_ylu=X3oDMTIzYmlmMWliBHNlYwNzcgRzbGsDaW1nBG9pZAM3ODJjY2I5MTRiZDFmN2U2ZTdiZmJjZmUxMjNmNzUwZQRncG9zAzMxBGl0A2Jpbmc-?

  • Cueva de las Manos

    • Located in Patagonia is a representation of negative hands and is a work of prehistoric cavemen that inhabited the region 10,000 years ago.


  • La Fiesta de la Semana de Tradición

    • Celebrated in San Antonio de Areco

    • It is that largest festival in Argentina and is dedicated to cowboys and their costumes.

  • El Festival del Tango

    • Celebrated in Buenos Aires

    • Dedicated to the music and dance of the tango, a purely Argentinean expression, that originated in the immigrant neighborhoods.


  • National Guacho (Cowboy) Festival

    • Celebrated in Buenos Aires each December

    • Boys wear baggy bands, called bombachas

    • Parades of floats, vintage cars, and horses begin the celebration

    • Throughout the city, winners of nationwide contests gather to recite their poetry and tell gaucho campfire stories.

    • Sortija is a gaucho game in which players attempt to thread a pin through a small ring hung from a pole, while galloping toward it on their horses at full speed.

    • Pato is a team sport in which horsemen fight over a large ball equipped with handles and attempt to score by stuffing the ball through a large hoop.

Comida beef
Comida- Beef;_ylt=AwrB8pzH6wtTLE8AyW.JzbkF;_ylu=X3oDMTIzYmlmMWliBHNlYwNzcgRzbGsDaW1nBG9pZAM3ODJjY2I5MTRiZDFmN2U2ZTdiZmJjZmUxMjNmNzUwZQRncG9zAzMxBGl0A2Jpbmc-?

  • The success of the cattle industry in the pampas has lead to beef and meat being the primary backbone of Argentinean cuisine.

  • Argentineans eat beef nearly everyday!

  • Chorizos, morcillas, and salchichas are a few kids of sausages made from beef.

  • Locro is a popular stew found in the north made from beef, pumpkin, and other vegetables.

  • La parrilladais a typical food in Argentina that is a combination of various meats and is served in large banquets.

  • Las picadas are restaurants that serve a large variety of appetizers and finger foods made from cheese, meats, seafood, and nuts.

Comida yerba mate
Comida- Yerba Mate;_ylt=AwrB8pzH6wtTLE8AyW.JzbkF;_ylu=X3oDMTIzYmlmMWliBHNlYwNzcgRzbGsDaW1nBG9pZAM3ODJjY2I5MTRiZDFmN2U2ZTdiZmJjZmUxMjNmNzUwZQRncG9zAzMxBGl0A2Jpbmc-?

  • The national drink of Argentina

  • This drink is a bitter tea

  • The tea leaves are placed in a special wooden cup called a calabacita or mate.

  • The leaves steep for several minutes in boiling water.

  • Finally, the sweetened drink is sipped through a metal straw called a bombilla.

  • The yerba mate is passes around a group of drinkers in a circle, each taking a sip from the bombilla.