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Nicaragua

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Nicaragua

  1. 1. KNOW YOUR COMMUNITY –KNOW YOUR COMMUNITY – KNOW YOUR WORLDKNOW YOUR WORLD
  2. 2. ……the New Yorkthe New York Times includedTimes included Nicaragua amongNicaragua among the places to visitthe places to visit in 2013?in 2013? DID YOU KNOW…DID YOU KNOW… Nicaragua is the only countryNicaragua is the only country mentioned in the Centralmentioned in the Central American Region!American Region! Source: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2013/01/10/travel/2013-places-to-go.html?smid=fb-share
  3. 3. DID YOU KNOW…DID YOU KNOW… ……the first woman to becomethe first woman to become president in the Americanpresident in the American continent was fromcontinent was from Nicaragua?Nicaragua? Violeta Barrios de ChamorroVioleta Barrios de Chamorro (1990-1996)(1990-1996)
  4. 4. DID YOU KNOW…DID YOU KNOW… ……the only Latinthe only Latin American-born pitcherAmerican-born pitcher to pitch a perfect gameto pitch a perfect game in Major Leaguein Major League Baseball is fromBaseball is from Nicaragua?Nicaragua? Dennis Martínez,Dennis Martínez, nicknamed "El Presidente”nicknamed "El Presidente” (July 28, 1991)(July 28, 1991)
  5. 5. … “… “Nuestra Belleza LatinaNuestra Belleza Latina 2011” Is from2011” Is from Nicaragua?Nicaragua? Nastassja BolívarNastassja Bolívar DID YOU KNOW…DID YOU KNOW…
  6. 6. NICARAGUA: FLAGNICARAGUA: FLAG
  7. 7. NICARAGUA: COAT OF ARMSNICARAGUA: COAT OF ARMS
  8. 8. INTERNATIONAL SPEAKER PROFILEINTERNATIONAL SPEAKER PROFILE My FamilyMy Family Managua, NicaraguaManagua, Nicaragua May 2011May 2011 • Luisa Nelly Berríos Rocha – Graduate Student @ The University of Akron (2011- 2013) MBA (Master in Business Administration) – Akron International Friendship Volunteer
  9. 9. INTERNATIONAL SPEAKER PROFILEINTERNATIONAL SPEAKER PROFILE ““The Chicks” Softball TeamThe Chicks” Softball Team Managua, NicaraguaManagua, Nicaragua October, 2010October, 2010 Folklore DanceFolklore Dance Carazo, NicaraguaCarazo, Nicaragua March, 2011March, 2011
  10. 10. DiwaliDiwali Akron, Ohio, U.S.Akron, Ohio, U.S. November, 2011November, 2011 Around-the-World-PartyAround-the-World-Party Akron, Ohio, U.S.Akron, Ohio, U.S. September, 2011September, 2011 INTERNATIONAL SPEAKER PROFILEINTERNATIONAL SPEAKER PROFILE
  11. 11. INTERNATIONAL SPEAKER PROFILEINTERNATIONAL SPEAKER PROFILE • The Fulbright Program – International educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs – Established in 1946 and currently operating in over 155 countries worldwide – Designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and the people of other countries
  12. 12. Nicaraguan Fulbrighters 2011Nicaraguan Fulbrighters 2011 U.S. Embassy - ManaguaU.S. Embassy - Managua June 2011June 2011 INTERNATIONAL SPEAKER PROFILEINTERNATIONAL SPEAKER PROFILE Fulbrighters @ University of AkronFulbrighters @ University of Akron Akron, Ohio, U.S.Akron, Ohio, U.S. September 2011September 2011
  13. 13. Fulbrighter Enrichment SeminarFulbrighter Enrichment Seminar Washington, D.C., U.S.Washington, D.C., U.S. March 2012March 2012 Fulbrighter Gateway OrientationFulbrighter Gateway Orientation Boulder, ColoradoBoulder, Colorado August 2011August 2011 INTERNATIONAL SPEAKER PROFILEINTERNATIONAL SPEAKER PROFILE
  14. 14. NICARAGUA QUICK FACTSNICARAGUA QUICK FACTS • Full name: Republic of Nicaragua • Area: 130,370 sq km • Largest country in Central America • Slightly smaller than New York state • Bordering the Caribbean Sea & the Pacific Ocean • Central America is a tropical isthmus that connects North America to South America. • It includes (7) countries and many small offshore islands
  15. 15. NATIONAL SYMBOLSNATIONAL SYMBOLS
  16. 16. NICARAGUA QUICK FACTSNICARAGUA QUICK FACTS • Capital: Managua • Administrative divisions • 15 departments: • 2 autonomous regions: Atlántico Norte y Sur • Administrative divisions • Coffee, beef, shrimp and lobster, tobacco, sugar, gold, peanuts; cigars, automobile wiring harnesses, textiles and apparel
  17. 17. NICARAGUA BACKGROUNDNICARAGUA BACKGROUND • It was discovered on September 12th, 1502 by Christopher Columbus in his 4th & last trip to the Americas • The Pacific coast was settled as a Spanish colony in the early 16th century • Independence from Spain was declared in 1821 • Britain occupied the Caribbean Coast in the first half of the 19th century
  18. 18. NICARAGUA GOVERNMENTNICARAGUA GOVERNMENT • Nicaragua is a constitutional democracy with Executive, Legislative, Judicial, and Electoral branches of government • The constitution guarantees freedom of speech, religion, and movement within the country, as well as foreign travel & emigration • The President and the members of the National Assembly are elected to concurrent 5-year terms
  19. 19. NICARAGUA QUICK FACTSNICARAGUA QUICK FACTS • Population: 5,7 million (July 2012, est.) • Most Nicaraguans are of both European and indigenous ancestry • Currency: Córdoba • Main Language: Spanish • Main Religion: Roman Catholics
  20. 20. LET’S SPEAK SPANISHLET’S SPEAK SPANISH • Hello  Hola • Good Bye  Adiós • Yes  Sí No  No • Thank you  Gracias • Thank you very much  Muchas gracias • Your welcome  De nada –A la orden. Con mucho gusto. Para servirle. Para servirte.
  21. 21. LET’S SPEAK SPANISHLET’S SPEAK SPANISH • Please  Por favor • I love you  Te amo • How are you?  ¿Cómo estás? • I am sorry  Lo siento • Do you speak ______?  ¿Hablas ______? • My name is _______  Mi nombre es _______. Me llamo _______.
  22. 22. LET US SING IN SPANISHLET US SING IN SPANISH Poem: La Bala Author: “Salomón de la Selva” (1893 – 1959) La bala que me hiera será bala con alma. El alma de esa bala será como sería la canción de una rosa si las flores cantaran o el olor de un topacio si las piedras olieran, o la piel de una música si nos fuese posible tocar a las canciones desnudas con las manos. Si me hiere el cerebro me dirá: yo buscaba sondear tu pensamiento. Y si me hiere el pecho me dirá: ¡Yo quería decirte que te quiero!
  23. 23. TROPICAL CLIMATETROPICAL CLIMATE
  24. 24. Playa de PochomilPlaya de Pochomil RANCHO SANTANRANCHO SANTAN
  25. 25. BAHIA DE SAN JUAN DEL SBAHIA DE SAN JUAN DEL SU
  26. 26. El Litoral PacificoEl Litoral Pacifico Corn Island. RAAN. Nicaragua
  27. 27. LAND OF LAKES & VOLCANOESLAND OF LAKES & VOLCANOES Contains the largestContains the largest freshwater body infreshwater body in Central AmericaCentral America ExperiencesExperiences significantsignificant volcanic activityvolcanic activity
  28. 28. LAKE NICARAGUALAKE NICARAGUA • Plans were made to take advantage of this route to build a canal but the Panama Canal was built instead • It holds Ometepe and Zapatera which are both volcanic islands
  29. 29. OMETEPE ISLANDOMETEPE ISLAND • The biggest island in the world situated within a freshwater lake • Formed by two active volcanos: Concepción & Madera
  30. 30. • Archipelago of 365 little volcanic islands inside Nicaragua Lake – Some of which have homes built on them! – Rich in fauna and flora
  31. 31. Land of Lakes & VolcanoesLand of Lakes & Volcanoes Fulbrighter Gateway OrientationFulbrighter Gateway Orientation Boulder, ColoradoBoulder, Colorado August 2011August 2011
  32. 32. MomotomboMomotombo San CristobalSan Cristobal
  33. 33. Volcán Santiago. MasayaVolcán Santiago. Masaya
  34. 34. Volcán Santiago. MasayaVolcán Santiago. Masaya
  35. 35. Volcán Cerro NegroVolcán Cerro Negro
  36. 36. TRANSPORTATION IN THE PACIFICTRANSPORTATION IN THE PACIFIC
  37. 37. TRANSPORTATION IN THE ATLANTICTRANSPORTATION IN THE ATLANTIC
  38. 38. TRADITIONAL FOOD: GALLO PINTOTRADITIONAL FOOD: GALLO PINTO
  39. 39. TRADITIONAL FOOD: NACATAMALTRADITIONAL FOOD: NACATAMAL
  40. 40. TRADITIONAL FOOD: NACATAMALTRADITIONAL FOOD: NACATAMAL
  41. 41. TRADITIONAL SWEET: CAJETATRADITIONAL SWEET: CAJETA
  42. 42. SPORTSSPORTS • Baseball is the national sport of Nicaragua. – Baseball to Nicaragua is like soccer to Brazil.
  43. 43. El GüegüenseEl Güegüense FOLKLORE IN THE PACIFICFOLKLORE IN THE PACIFIC
  44. 44. FOLKLORE IN THE PACIFICFOLKLORE IN THE PACIFIC Las InditasLas Inditas GüipilGüipil
  45. 45. FOLKLORE IN THE PACIFICFOLKLORE IN THE PACIFIC MestizajeMestizaje TrencillaTrencilla
  46. 46. Palo de MayoPalo de Mayo FOLKLORE IN THE ATLANTICFOLKLORE IN THE ATLANTIC

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