Celebrating Hispanic Diversity: The People and Culture of Costa Rica, 1st Edition

  • Maxine Vargas
  • Published By: Powerkids Press
  • ISBN-10: 1538326450
  • ISBN-13: 9781538326459
  • DDC: 972.86
  • Grade Level Range: 4th Grade - 8th Grade
  • 32 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released September 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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Situated between the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean, Costa Rica is home to a diverse populace. From its indigenous origins, through Spanish colonization, the fight for independence, and modern globalization, the country's history has shaped the rich cultural heritage of its people. In this dynamic text, readers will not only discover about Costa Rica's art and cuisine, but also how this unique nation is home to more than 5 percent of the world's biodiversity, and that 25 percent of its land is national parks. Vivid photographs bring the comprehensive content into sharp focus, and reader-friendly language clarifies complex concepts. This book is an excellent supplement to elementary social studies curriculum.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: A Global Society.
2: Costa Rica's Geography.
3: The Native People of Costa Rica.
4: A Democratic Society.
5: The Population of Costa Rica.
6: Ticos.
7: Lively Holidays.
8: Cuisine and Coffee Culture.
9: Arts and Literature.
10: Traditional Clothing.
11: Music, New and Old.
12: The Art of Dancing.
13: For the Love of the Came.
14: A Changing Cultural Identity.