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Introduction and Task

Finally your parents have agreed to fulfill your life long dream of traveling abroad by yourself. No more having your younger siblings tag along. No more being dragged by your parents to places that you find boring. This trip will be all yours.

You will be flying with AEROLINEAS ARGENTINAS from Philadelphia to Buenos Aires, where your grandmother will pick you up. You will live with her during your time in South America. While in Argentina for three months you will be attending school as a guest student in order to improve your Spanish. You will also have the opportunity to travel to at least two different places of your interest, besides being able to explore the capital of Buenos Aires.

Your friends and family at home expect you to report back to them about the exciting people, places and things you are experiencing. Since you brought your laptop and your digital camera with, you will e-mail everybody back home at least 5 e-mails during your three month stay. Each e-mail will cover one of the topics below:

  1. Facts about Argentina
  2. Buenos Aires
  3. Great places to visit
  4. Government / History
  5. Gauchos
  6. Food / Recipes (Extra credit)



Each step in the process will receive a separate grade and is due by a specific date.  All assignments will be submitted to the dropbox on this website.  In the subject line of each e-mail include the number of the e-mail that you're writing, but DO NOT use the # symbol!!! It does not allow the item to be submitted!!! All e-mails will be written in your own words.  Any information that is plagiarized will receive a zero.

E-mail 1 - Gather some facts about Argentina

Use the Resource section, find the answers to the following questions about Argentina. Include your answers in an e-mail which you are sending back to your parents, telling them you arrived without any problems at your grandmother's house in Buenos Aires. 

  • Argentina is located on which continent?
  • Capital of Argentina?
  • Neighboring countries of Argentina?
  • Number of inhabitants of Argentina? Buenos Aires?
  • Name the mountain range in Argentina.
  • Famous Argentinean waterfalls?

This e-mail is due no later than February 14, 2012.

E-mail 2 -  Gather some facts about Buenos Aires

In your second e-mail you will tell your friends about the amazing time your are having in Buenos Aires. Include facts about places you have visited in Buenos Aires and places you still want to see.  You must include information about at least 4 of the places mentioned below (3-4 sentences about each)

  • Recoleta cemetery
  • Casa Rosada
  • Puerto Madero
  • La Boca
  • San Telmo
  • Calle Florida

This e-mail is due no later than February 22, 2012.

E-mail 3 - Research interesting places to visit in Argentina

Two of your friends at your new school have invited you to go along with their families on two long weekend trips. You had a blast! In your third e-mail home you tell your family and friends about those two separate trips. For each place, include information such as:

  • Where did you go?
  • Did you drive, take the bus or go by plane?
  • How long did it take you to get from Buenos Aires to your destination?
  • What did you see? What was special?
  • Why would you recommend to someone else to go and visit this place?

This e-mail is due no later than February 28, 2012.

E-mail 4 -  Argentina's government and history

You have been going to your new school for almost two months now. One of your favorite teachers is Sra. Ferucci, who teaches Argentinean history and government. You really enjoy her classes and decide to share with your family interesting facts you learned about Argentinean history and their form of government. In your fourth e-mail you must include information about at least 3 of the following items (3-4 sentences about each).

  • Form of government
  • Gauchos
  • Eva & Juan Perón
  • Nestor Kirchner and Cristina Fernández
  • Malvinas

This e-mail is due no later than March 6, 2012.

E-mail 5 -  Creative Art

In your fifth e-mail you will have created a digital photocollage from pictures you took in Buenos Aires and from your trips around Argentina. Include all of the following information:

  • A text title named "Argentina through my eyes"
  • At least 15 photos
  • Must include photos from:
    • Buenos Aires
    • Gauchos
    • The two destination spots within Argentina you have visited
  • Captions which explain what each photo is

This e-mail is due no later than March 13, 2012.

E-mail 6 -  Culinary Art (Extra Credit - up to 15 points)

Your time in Argentina has come to an end. All your new friends at the school are giving you a going away party. Each of your friends has cooked an amazing traditional Argentinean dish for you at the party.

In your final e-mail home you write your family about the amazing food you have tasted in the last few months with the promise that you will prepare one dish for them once you arrive back home. The e-mail needs to include:

  • Overview of Argentina's eating habits
  • One selected recipe
    • Title
    • Ingredients
    • Instructions

You will also prepare that recipe for your family once you are back home. You will need to take pictures of you preparing the meal, the final dish and your family enjoying the food. Your family members will write a brief comment about your cooking talents and if they enjoyed the foreign dish.

This due date of this e-mail has yet to be determined. 

You may bring in your food for the class to sample at a later date.

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