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Who are the Gauchos?
Are the Argentinian cowboys
What did cause the economic crises in Argentina?
Heavy debt & government spending
Which country was the home of Europe's greatest Empire?
Which country was the birthplace of the western culture?
What did shape the Italy's culture?
The Roman Catholic Church
The local traditions
The regional geography
What is the main industry in Greece?
Identify what were the major achievement of the ancient Greeks?
Theater , Philosophy , Art , geometry , other branches of math & Democracy
What is the largest body of water in Southern Europe?
The Mediterranean Sea
What are the reasons for the collapse of the Roman Empire?
The weak leadership
The invasion from outside
What is the famous name of Europe? Why?
Peninsula of Peninsulas
Because it just look like a big peninsula and it has smaller peninsulas extend into the many bodies of water that surround the continent.
Which Empire helped spread Christianity?
The Roman Empire
What was the capital of the Roman Empire? When was it built?
Rome. It was built around 700BC
How did the Italian merchants help lead to the Renaissance?
The merchants travelled to different parts of the world like China to bring goods back to Europe
Many merchants became very rich from this trade
They used the money to sponsor artists & architectures
Their support helped lead to the Renaissance
What is the capital of Uruguay? Where is it located?
The capital is Montevideo which is located on the north shore of Rio de la Plate, not far from Buenos Aires
When did Uruguay claim its independence from Spain?
It claimed its independence from Spain in 1825
What is the main city and the capital in Greece?
Athens , where one third of the entire population lives in or around
What are the new forms of literature which the Greeks invented?
History & Drama
What are the main major countries of the Southern Europe?
What are the main peninsulas of Southern Europe?
Balkan (Baltic) Peninsula
What does Southern Europe's physical features include?
Narrow coastal plains
What areas of Southern Europe are ideal for farming?
Costal plains & river valleys
Was the wife of an Argentina's president and helped build schools & hospitals throughout Argentina. She helped women gain the right to vote.
It is a period of great creativity in Europe between 1350 through the 1500s
Informal economy :
Is a part of the economy based on odd jobs that people perform without government regulation through taxes.
Means the land of silver
The river on the painted birds ... in the Guarani language
Completely surrounded by land with no direct access to the ocean
Write about Greece!
Greece was conquered by different foreign groups , mention at least three of the major events in the history of Greece:
300s BC Greece became part of Alexander the Great's empire
100s BC Greece became part of the Roman empire
The Roman empire lasted for about 300 years and the Greeks lived under the Roman rule
Around 400 AD , the Roman empire was divided into two parts
Greece became part of the eastern or Byzantine empire for about 1000 years , which admired the Greek culture
Around 1400s Greece was taken by the Ottoman empire
Although the Turks were Muslim , they allowed the Greeks to remain Christians
Write about the family in Greece!
The family in Greece:
The family has been central to Greeks , even as Greece is becoming more modernized , the family has remained the cornerstone of society. Even in the modern time the Greeks keep their family gathering for special events & celebrations
Write about the benefits & the drawbacks of the informal economy:
It helps people who lost their jobs during the economic crisis find work ,but they do not pay taxes to help support the government.
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