Teens in Argentina

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In the second largest country in South America, teens in Argentina enjoy the bustling streets of Buenos Aires, the great plains of the Pampas, and the towering mountaintops of the Andes. The country’s culture is rich and diverse, and its young people flock to the cities. They will attend barbecues, watch soccer, rugby, or polo matches, study for school, or spend time with their families. Teens in Argentina is part of Global Connections, a series that uncovers the challenges, pastimes, and customs of teens around ...
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Overview

In the second largest country in South America, teens in Argentina enjoy the bustling streets of Buenos Aires, the great plains of the Pampas, and the towering mountaintops of the Andes. The country’s culture is rich and diverse, and its young people flock to the cities. They will attend barbecues, watch soccer, rugby, or polo matches, study for school, or spend time with their families. Teens in Argentina is part of Global Connections, a series that uncovers the challenges, pastimes, and customs of teens around the world.
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Naomi Williamson
From the "Global Connections" series, this volume provides both basic and interesting facts about life in Argentina. Topics include education, economy, family life, population diversity, celebrations, and leisure activities, with photographs, maps, and charts that provide additional information about this South American country and its youth. The author provides a readable, cross-cultural view of Argentina, sharing the good and the bad about teens' lives, including private and public education, religion, affluent and poor families, urban and rural homes, drugs, food, entertainment, and holidays. A two-page "At a Glance" spread gives specific statistics about the Argentine people, government, geography, and economy. The historical timeline covers the years between 6000 B.C. and 2008 to establish the longevity of this amazing country. A brief glossary, listing of other resources, source notes, bibliography, and index make the book useful for research. Some full page information insets may cause some confusion or disrupt reading flow but provide excellent information to support the text. Reviewer: Naomi Williamson
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756540371
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2009
  • Series: Global Connections Series
  • Pages: 24
  • Age range: 10 - 14 Years
  • Lexile: 1000L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Danielle Smith-Llera’s former life as a teacher led her to write books for young people. She has taught literature, writing, history, and visual arts to students ranging from elementary school to college. Danielle studied English and Visual Arts at Harvard University and exhibits her artwork internationally. As the spouse of a diplomat, she and her family have lived in Washington D.C., New Delhi, India and Kingston, Jamaica.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 8

Chapter 1 School for All 10

Chapter 2 Diverse Lives 20

Chapter 3 A Network of Friends and Family 42

Chapter 4 Celebrating Throughout the Year 48

Chapter 5 Hoping for Work 58

Chapter 6 In Pursuit of Fun 70

Looking Ahead 82

At a Glance 84

Historical Timeline 86

Glossary 89

Additional Resources 90

Source Notes 91

Select Bibliography 92

Index 94

About the Author 96

About the Content Adviser 96

Image Credits 96

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