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¿Cuánto sabes de…? Guatemala

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  • Cunto sabes de? Guatemala
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  • Dnde est Guatemala?
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  • How large is Guatemala compared to Illinois?
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  • Guatemala is 25% smaller than Illinois.
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  • How large is Guatemalas population compared to that of Illinois?
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  • Guatemalas population is about 18% larger. 14.213.000 12.482.000 (2001 estimate)
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  • What languages are spoken in Guatemala? Spanish 60% (Doh!!) Amerindian languages 40% Quich -- Maltiox! Cakchiquel -- Matiosh chawe! Kekchi Bantiox! And many others!
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  • What is the capital city? Guatemala City (population ~1 million) Hey, no fair trick question!!
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  • Reading tasks Now scan the cultural reading on pp. 106-107 for the answers to the following questions: What are two meanings of quetzal? Describe the capital city. What was pre-Colombian Guatemala like? Who is Rigoberta Mench? Describe the traditional clothing.
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  • What are two meanings of quetzal?
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  • Quetzal The national currency The national symbol
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  • Describe the capital city.
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  • Guatemala City
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  • What was pre-Colombian Guatemala like?
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  • Pre-Colombian Guatemala The Maya are probably the best-known of the classical civilizations of Mesoamerica. Originating in the Yucatan around 2600 B.C., they rose to prominence around A.D. 250 in present-day southern Mexico, Guatemala, northern Belize and western Honduras. Building on the inherited inventions and ideas of earlier civilizations such as the Olmec, the Maya developed astronomy, calendrical systems and hieroglyphic writing. The Maya were noted as well for elaborate and highly decorated ceremonial architecture, including temple-pyramids, palaces and observatories, all built without metal tools. They were also skilled farmers, clearing large sections of tropical rain forest and, where groundwater was scarce, building sizable underground reservoirs for the storage of rainwater. The Maya were equally skilled as weavers and potters, and cleared routes through jungles and swamps to foster extensive trade networks with distant peoples (Mysterious Places, http://www.mysteriousplaces.com/mayan/TourEntra nce.html)
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  • Pre-Colombian Guatemala Tikal Pyramids Chichen Itza Observatory
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  • Who is Rigoberta Mench?
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  • Rigoberta Mench Quiche Indian Activist for human rights of indigenous peoples Nobel Peace Prize, 1992 Donated the $1.2 million prize to set up human rights foundation
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  • Describe the traditional clothing.
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  • Traditional clothing
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  • HuipilesHuipiles I have seen this woman every time I go to the Mercado de Artesana in Antigua. Her huipil says she is from the Chajul area northwest of Guatemala City (http://www.geocities.com/ vonelles/Journey/Guatemala)http://www.geocities.com/
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  • Religion in Guatemala 75% Catholic Protestantism has been expanding since the 1960s Syncretism is a key aspect of religious life in Guatemala. http://www.cyborlink.com/besite/guatemala.htm http://www.countriesquest.com/central_america/guatemala/people/religion.htm OKane, Trish (2003). In Focus: Guatemala
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  • Syncretism Catholic Evangelical Traditional beliefs (costumbre) the reconciliation or fusion of differing systems of belief (www.dictionary.com).www.dictionary.com Parkyn, D. & Parkyn, L. (2006) Cuentos Sagrados de Nahual Presentation to North Park Faculty Research Group
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  • Context - FAITH Catlico Photos courtesy of Drs. David & Linda Parkyn
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  • Context - FAITH Evanglico Photos courtesy of Drs. David & Linda Parkyn
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  • Context - FAITH Costumbre Photos courtesy of Drs. David & Linda Parkyn