This week’s country in our Around the World in 11 Weeks series is Argentina!
Argentina is the eighth largest country in the world. It’s long narrow shape, stretching from the tropics to the tundra, provide a variety of natural wonders to learn about. Interestingly, most people who live in Argentina are descended from Europe and its capital city, Buenos Aires, is often known as “Paris of the South.”
Check out all the resources below to study Argentina and grab the FREE printable portion.
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Printable Unit Study
The printable portion of the unit study contains Argentina Notebooking Pages, a Map Scavenger Hunt, a Following Directions activity, a math activity about Argentinian currency, Famous People notebooking pages, and book summaries. Grab it below! (21 pages)
Videos About Argentina
This video gives a great overview of the geography of Argentina. (10 min.)
For a history of Argentina, check out this video. (5 min.)
Check out this short video to see Iguazu Falls (2:20 min.)
And finally, take a quick trip to Buenos Aries. (3:23)
Research More About Argentina
Ducksters has a variety of information about Argentina including information about the geography, economy, and government of Argentina as well as famous Argentines.
Kids World Travel Guide contains a lot of information about Argentina along with beautiful pictures.
National Geographic Kids has a slideshow of related pictures, fast facts, the history of Argentina and more.
Cool Kid Facts has a narrative version of facts about Argentina written in a larger font making it good place for younger children to learn.
Hands On Activities
Make a colorful house collage based upon the La Boca neighborhood in Buenos Aries. You may want to paint corrugated cardboard to make the houses look like the actual neighborhood. Take a tour of the neighborhood here.
Make a replica of Iguana Falls with this painting project. Or create your own waterfall with rocks and a small pool in your backyard. You could also check out this waterfall drawing tutorial.
Learn to Tango with this video.
Paint penguin rocks and watch this video about the Magellanic penguins that live in southern Argentina. See if you can make one of your rocks with stripes around the neck like the ones that live in Argentina!
Make Argentinian Food
Empanadas are a baked pastry with filling. This recipe is for beef-filled empanadas making it a great main dish.
Chimichurri is a spicy condiment that can give any grilled meat an Argentinian twist or can be added to rice to make a side dish.
Make Provoleta (grilled provolone cheese) and serve it with bread. Yum!
Stuffed tomatoes are another yummy side dish or appetizer, especially in the summer.
For dessert, try making a caramel flan!
Play Argentinian Music
Find an Argentinian playlist on your favorite streaming service, listen to this varied collection from youtube.com, or check out this collection of folk music.
Spanish is the national language of Argentina. Rock ‘N Learn has several videos to teach children Spanish vocabulary.
They also have Spanish videos for older students.
There are many videos reading children’s books in Spanish. Here is a set of videos with English and Spanish subtitles.
Duolingo is another free way to learn Spanish.
Books About Argentina
Movies About Argentina
PBS series, Passport to Latin America, has an episode set in Argentina.
PBS has another show, Argentina: Ancient Patagonia People.
For teens: Evita stars Madonna and tells the story of Eva Perón.
"Go to" Argentina
Here are three webcams and five webcams in Argentina!
Visit many places in Argentina with these virtual tours.
Study the Biomes
Argentina is tropical to the north, has a large grassland in the middle, then turns very cold in the south. With mountains to the west and ocean to the east, you have a variety of biomes you could choose to study!
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