Argentina: A Question and Answer Book

Argentina: A Question and Answer Book

by Mary Englar
     
 

Provides an introduction to Argentina using a question-and-answer format that discusses land features, government, housing, transportation, industries, education, sports, art forms, holidays, food, and family life. Includes a map, facts, and charts.  See more details below

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Provides an introduction to Argentina using a question-and-answer format that discusses land features, government, housing, transportation, industries, education, sports, art forms, holidays, food, and family life. Includes a map, facts, and charts.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Part of the "Fact Finders: Questions and Answers: Countries" series, this text is suggested for use with students in grades two to five, a considerable age span embracing many disparities in reading ability and interests. With twelve questions, each answered in two pages, the books in the series stick mostly to basic facts about usual social studies topics like government, industries, families, arts, sports, holidays, and foods. Each topic is illustrated with one clear color photo, but the text is cursory, the most glaring omissions occurring in the fields of history and politics. In this title, for example, readers will find no mention of Juan and Evita Peron or the 30,000 "disappeared ones." On the arts page, we see two tango dancers, but there is no mention of Astor Piazzolla. The overall impression one receives of life in Argentina is that the population is mainly urban and middle class with a few gauchos surviving on ranches in the pampas. What is relevant and interesting to fifth graders, of course, may well be inappropriate for primary students, thus illustrating the main problem with a series of this kind. "Argentine Fast Facts," a traceable flag, a map, and a few Spanish expressions are among extra features. For websites, the bibliography relies on Facthound, whose sites turn out to be mostly in Spanish, with only a few offering more information than appears in the book. Teachers will find this series most useful, if at all, for quick reference to facts or for clues to further research. 2006, Capstone, Ages 7 to 10.
—Barbara L. Talcroft

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736843508
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
09/01/2005
Series:
Questions and Answers: Countries Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
8 - 10 Years

Meet the Author

Mary Englar is a freelance writer and a teacher of English and creative writing. She has a master of fine arts degree in writing from Minnesota State University, and has written more than 30 nonfiction books for children. She continues to read and write about the many different cultures of our world in Minnesota.

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