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Second Graders Journey to Central and South America
For Hispanic Heritage Month the 2nd grade students learned about different countries in Central and South America. Each classroom studied a country and then they rotated to the 6 other classrooms to learn about others. Second Grade students took a journey around Central and South America to learn about other places. Hop on board with us and find the answers to these questions.
What would you like to know about these places? See if you can find the answers to these questions.
Bolivia, Chile, Peru, Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Venezuela
• Quechua is made an official language of which country?
• Where would you find these mammals- jaguars, tapirs, alligators, llamas, alpacas (similar to a llama), and monkeys?
• Which has the Amazon Rain Forest?
• Which has the highest lake in the world?
• Which has the 2nd highest mountain in the world?
• Which are in Central America and South America?
• Where is the highest waterfall? It is called Angel Falls.
• What is a capybara and where do you find it?
• Where is the heart of South America?
• Chacaltaya is the highest ski resort in the world, where is it located?
• One of the native animals is the pudu, the world's smallest deer- can you find its location?
• 1,080 volcanoes ________________ has one out of every ten volcanoes in the world.
• __________________ is home to one of the largest bullfighting arenas in the world.
• The ____________ first settled on a tiny, swampy island named Tenochtitlán, now Mexico City.
• Where is Machu Picchu? What is it famous for?
• _____________ is the biggest country in Central America. It’s about the size of Greece or the state of Iowa in the USA.
• The only freshwater lake in the world known to have sharks is in ______________.
• Which country has over 1,800 species of birds, more than in all of North America and Europe combined?
• Where were the Inca people located? What did they contribute to society?
Written by: Brenda Todd
Posted: Oct 29, 2012 by Heather Shulman