MISS KIEFER’S CLASS
ALL YOUNG MINDS WELCOME
Hello students are you ready to take a trip down South? Join us as we explore Venezuela. This web page is specifically designed for youngsters (grades K-4) but all are welcome to explore. Here you will find quick facts about this tropical country in South America and see cool pictures. Soon you will know the animals, attractions, and adventures in Venezuela. With the click of a button you will see what life is like in South America. So come on, lets travel south and see what it’s like. Are you ready? Here we go...
National Name: República Bolivariana de Venezuela
President: Hugo Chavez (1999
Land area: 340,560 sq mi
Population (2006 est.): 25,730,435
Languages: Spanish (official), many native languages
Ethnicity/race: Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Arab, German, African, indigenous people
Religions: Roman Catholic 96%, Protestant 2%, other 2%
Percentage of the Population that can read: 93%
Industries: petroleum, iron ore mining, construction materials, food processing, textiles, steel, aluminum, motor vehicle assembly
Natural resources: petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, gold, bauxite, other minerals, hydropower, diamonds.
National Tree: araguaney
National Flower: orchid
National Bird: turpial
Maximum Temperature: 95 degrees Fahrenheit
DID YOU KNOW...
~Columbus explored Venezuela on his third voyage in 1498
~Venezuela is the home of the world's highest waterfall: Angel Fall (980 meters)
~Lake Maracaibo is Latin America's largest Lake
~The seven stars on the flag represent the seven provinces that began the fight for independence. The emblems on the arms symbolize the unity of the 20 provinces (a wheat-sheaf with 20 ears), the struggle for independence (flags and weapons) and liberty ( a running horse). The cornucopias stand for the country's wealth and prosperity, and the wreath of laurel and palm is a symbol of glory and peace. The flag was adopted on February 19, 1954
~Venezuela is slightly more than twice the size of California
~Standing a 5,007 meters, Pico Bolivar is Venezuela's highest point
The Orinoco River is the largest and most important river of the country, originating one of the biggest watersheds in Latin America
~Venezuela has 24 states
1. Amazonas 13. Mérida
2. Anzoátegui 14. Miranda
3. Apure 15. Monagas
4. Aragua 16. Nueva Esparta
5. Barinas 17. Portuguesa
6. Bolívar 18. Sucre
7. Carabobo 19. Táchira
8. Cojedes 20. Trujillo
9. Delta Amacuro 21. Yaracuy
10. Falcón 22. Vargas
11. Guárico 23. Zulia
12. Lara 24. Federal Dependencies
Please go to the website below that lists a number of different endangered species and choose one that you like the best. Copy a picture of it and tell me the name of the endangered species. Please tell me what part of Venezuela the species can be found in.
For a second assignment please tell me what was your favorite thing about exploring Venezuela, it can be anything you want.
To see various endangered species in Venezuela go to: http://ecoportal.tripod.com/extinction.htm