We Visit Panama

Overview

Come to Panama and see a small nation that acts like it is big. The Panama Canal transports ships from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean in less than a day. That feat alone makes Panama important to the rest of the world. But there is more to Panama than the canal. The Kuna Indians live on islands off the Caribbean coast, where they welcome vistors to observe their way of life. In the western highlands is the inactive Volcán Barú where quetzals fly. In Panama City is Casco Viejo, the old part of the city where ...

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Overview

Come to Panama and see a small nation that acts like it is big. The Panama Canal transports ships from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean in less than a day. That feat alone makes Panama important to the rest of the world. But there is more to Panama than the canal. The Kuna Indians live on islands off the Caribbean coast, where they welcome vistors to observe their way of life. In the western highlands is the inactive Volcán Barú where quetzals fly. In Panama City is Casco Viejo, the old part of the city where panama declared its independence from Colombia in 1903. The mysterious and sometimes dangerous Darién calls visitors to experience rain forests, beaches, and a spectacular collection of wildlife. And the Panama Canal always beckons to travelers who want to see how the famous locks work. You may find yourself wanting to stay in Panama rather than head home at the end of your visit.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781584158936
  • Publisher: Mitchell Lane Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/15/2010
  • Series: Your Land and My Land Series: Latin America
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 64
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

1 Welcome to Panama 9

Where in the World Is Panama? 12

Facts at a Glance 13

2 A Long History 15

3 Presidents and Dictators 23

4 Biodiversity Unlimited 29

5 Making a Living 35

6 The Melting Pot 39

7 At Home in Panama 43

8 Entertainment and Entertainers 47

9 We Visit Panama 51

Panamanian Craft: Mola 57

Panamanian Recipe: Tortillas 58

Timeline 60

Further Reading 61

Books 61

Works Consulted 61

On the Internet 61

Glossary 62

Index 63

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