We Visit The Dominican Republic

Overview

Lush beaches, tropical waterfalls, and picture-postcard mountain ranges greet visitors looking for a Caribbean getaway to the country of the Dominican Republic. Although it is impoverished, it has plenty to offer. The colorful people of this developing country, which shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti, are eager to share its beautiful resorts, unique wildlife, and thriving businesses. A closer look reveals a country steeped in history, dotted with reminders of explorer Christopher Columbus, who is hailed ...

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Overview

Lush beaches, tropical waterfalls, and picture-postcard mountain ranges greet visitors looking for a Caribbean getaway to the country of the Dominican Republic. Although it is impoverished, it has plenty to offer. The colorful people of this developing country, which shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti, are eager to share its beautiful resorts, unique wildlife, and thriving businesses. A closer look reveals a country steeped in history, dotted with reminders of explorer Christopher Columbus, who is hailed as a hero there, and Spanish conquerors.

Take a tour of the country, meet the people, sample the foods, try your hand at making a TaĆ­no bowl, and maybe even hit the dance floor to see if you have what it takes to merengue!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781584158912
  • Publisher: Mitchell Lane Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/15/2010
  • 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 Who Is Buried in Columbus's Tomb? 9

Facts at a Glance 13

2 Brief History 15

3 The Land 21

4 The People 27

5 Culture and Lifestyle 33

6 Economy and Commerce 37

7 Politics and Government 41

8 Famous People 45

9 Festivals and Attractions 51

10 Visiting Historic Santo Domingo 55

Dominican Recipe 58

Dominican Craft 59

Timeline 60

Further Reading 61

Books 61

Works Consulted 61

On the Internet 61

Glossary 62

Index 63

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