Bolivia The People of Bolivia
Bolivia Anticipation Guide • Name:___________________ • Date:___________ • Anticipation Guide • Directions: Before beginning the lesson, read each statement and check whether you agree or disagree with the statement. At the end of the unit, we will do this exercise again. Be prepared to explain why you chose to agree or disagree with each statement. • The population of Bolivia is greater than that of the United States. • Only one language is spoken in Bolivia. • Bolivia is a poverty stricken country. • Bolivian music sounds exactly the same as the music we listen to everyday. • The people of Bolivia dress the same as Americans. • Bolivia is a desert. • People in Bolivia have a shorter life span than those of America.
Bolivia • Population: 9,775,246 • Us: 305,529,237 • Religion: 95% Roman Catholic • Life Expectancy: 66. 89 years • Us: 78.11 years • Median Age: 21.9 years • Us: 36.7 years • Ethnic Groups: Quechua 30% Mestizo 30% Aymara 25% White 15% • Languages: Spanish 60.7% Quechua 21.2% Aymara 14.6% Foreign 2.4% Other 1.2% • Literacy Rate: Total population 86.7% (U.S. 99%) • Males 93.1% (U.S. 99%) • Females 80.7% (U.S. 99%) • Capital: La Paz (administrative) Sucre (constitutional)
Assessment: Bolivia map handout • What country borders Bolivia to the northeast? ________________ • What country, in the map we can see, is South of Bolivia? ________________ • What country is to the west of Bolivia? ________________ • What is the name of the lake on the western border of Bolivia? _________________ • On this map, what is the capitol of Bolivia? ________________ • What city is on the northern border of Boliva? • What do you think the translation of the word lago is? ________________
Bolivian People Quechua Aymara Mestizo
Bolivian Music • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFz__zKQ32E
Production • Agriculture: soybeans, coffee, cocoa, cotton, corn, sugarcane, rice, potatoes and timber • Industries: mining, smelting, petroleum, food and beverages, tobacco, handicrafts and clothing.