Adventist Adventurer Awards/Country Fun

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Pick a country you want to study.[edit | edit source]

Spain

Welcome to Spain, a land of unique beauty and contrasts. Spain is separated from much of Europe by the Pyrenees Mountains. Northern cities boast wild architecture. The sunny south beckons to tourists. Read on to learn more about this land.

Jamaica

island country of the West Indies. It is the third largest island in the Caribbean Sea, after Cuba and Hispaniola. Jamaica is about 146 miles (235 km) long and varies from 22 to 51 miles (35 to 82 km) wide. It is situated some 100 miles (160 km) west of Haiti, 90 miles (150 km) south of Cuba, and 390 miles (630 km) northeast of the nearest point on the mainland, Cape Gracias a Dios, on the Caribbean coast of Central America. The national capital is Kingston.India

Ecuador

country of northwestern South America. Ecuador is one of the most environmentally diverse countries in the world, and it has contributed notably to the environmental sciences. The first scientific expedition to measure the circumference of Earth, led by Charles-Marie de La Condamine of France, was based in Ecuador. Moreover, research in Ecuador by the renowned naturalists Alexander von Humboldt of Prussia and Charles Darwin of England helped establish basic theories of modern geography, ecology, and evolutionary biology. Ecuador has a rich cultural heritage. Much of what is now Ecuador came to be included in the Inca empire, the largest political unit of pre-Columbian America.

Nigeria

country located on the western coast of Africa. Nigeria has a diverse geography, with climates ranging from arid to humid equatorial. However, Nigeria’s most diverse feature is its people. Hundreds of languages are spoken in the country, including Yoruba, Igbo, Fula, Hausa, Edo, Ibibio, Tiv, and English. The country has abundant natural resources, notably large deposits of petroleum and natural gas.

The national capital is Abuja, in the Federal Capital Territory, which was created by decree in 1976. Lagos, the former capital, retains its standing as the country’s leading commercial and industrial city.

USA

Commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or America, is a transcontinental country located primarily in North America. It consists of 50 states, a federal district, five major unincorporated territories, nine minor outlying islands, and 326 Indian reservations with limited sovereignty. It is the third-largest country by both land and total area. The United States shares land borders with Canada to its north and with Mexico to its south. It maintains maritime borders with the Bahamas, Cuba, Russia, and other nations. It has a population of over 331 million, and is the third most populous country in the world after China and India. The national capital is Washington, D.C., and the most populous city and financial center is New York City. The United States is a melting pot of cultures and ethnicities, and its population has been profoundly shaped by centuries of immigration. It has a highly diverse climate and geography and is officially recognized as one of the 17 ecologically megadiverse countries.

India

that occupies the greater part of South Asia. Its capital is New Delhi, built in the 20th century just south of the historic hub of Old Delhi to serve as India’s administrative centre. Its government is a constitutional republic that represents a highly diverse population consisting of thousands of ethnic groups and likely hundreds of languages. With roughly one-sixth of the world’s total population, India is the second most populous country, after China.

On a world map find the location of the country and identify what continent it is on.[edit | edit source]

Spain

Find, draw or trace a map and flag of your country.[edit | edit source]

Learn six facts about the country, such as those suggested below.[edit | edit source]

Flamengo Dress

Draw or find a picture of the native dress[edit | edit source]

Dresses in Spain - Dress Ortsov

Jamaican Clothes https://jamaicans.com/13-things-to-know-about-the-jamaican-national-costume/

Ecuador clothes https://allaboutecuador.weebly.com/modern-vs-traditional.html

Nigeria

USA

India

Learn a Sabbath or secular song.[edit | edit source]

Aventurero Soy

Do quiera donde este

Aventurero soy

Creciendo en la fe

A Jesus quiero ser fiel

Y cada dia ser como el

Aventurero soy

Listen to the national anthem.[edit | edit source]

Spain National Anthem-Marcha Real

Jamaica National anthem https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMdaY0j4bMI

Ecuador national anthem https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POE_fHCCzxU

NIgeria national anthem https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avPeagYhbgo

USA national anthem https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqxJ_iuBPCs

India national anthem https://www.tdfitloan.com/#!/

Learn to play a Sabbath or secular game.[edit | edit source]

Games from Around the World

Name the main religion.[edit | edit source]

Spain Roman Catholicism has long been the main religion of Spain, and although it no longer has official status by law, in all public schools in Spain students have to choose either religion or ethics and Catholic is the only religion officially taught.

Jamaica Most Jamaicans are Protestant. The largest denominations are the Seventh-day Adventist and Pentecostal churches; a smaller but still significant number of religious adherents belong to various denominations using the name Church of God.

Ecuador approximately 92 percent of Ecuadorian respondents have a specific religious affiliation or belief: 74.8 percent identify as Catholic; 15.2 percent as evangelical; and 1.2 percent as Jehovah's Witnesses.

Nigeria the population to be 49.3 percent Christian and 48.8 percent Muslim, while the remaining 2 percent belong to other or no religions. Many individuals combine indigenous beliefs and practices with Islam or Christianity.

USA Christians represent 65% of the total adult population, 43% identifying as Protestants, 20% as Catholics, and 2% as Mormons. People with no formal religious identity form 26% of the total population.

India 79.8% of the population of India practices Hinduism, 14.2% adheres to Islam, 2.3% adheres to Christianity, 1.7% adheres to Sikhism, 0.7% adheres to Buddhism and 0.4% adheres to Jainism.

Collect a stamp, postcard or coin.[edit | edit source]

Read or listen to a legend, myth or story.[edit | edit source]

Extra Facts[edit | edit source]

Spain Official name: Kingdom of Spain Size: 195,124 square miles (505,370 square kilometers); slightly more than twice the size of Oregon Population: 46,754,784 as of July 2011. Population Under Age 14: 14.22 % Capital: Madrid Official Language: Castilian Spanish Currency: Euro (EUR) Literacy: 98.5 % Climate: Cold winters, hot summers in the inland areas; more temperate seasons along the coast Agriculture products: grain, vegetables, olives, wine grapes, sugar beets, citrus, beef, pork, poultry, dairy products, fish Industries: textiles and apparel, food and beverages, metals, chemicals, shipbuilding, automobiles, machine tools, tourism, clay products, footwear, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment

Jamaica: Size area of 4,411 square miles. Population Under Age 14: 23.1%. Capital Kingston. Official Language English. Currency Jamaica dollar. Literacy 88%. Climate very warm, with an annual average of 32 degrees, but has few truly tropical and sultry months. It is warm to hot all year round and invites to bathe at average water temperatures of 28 degrees. Agriculture products: Sugar, which has been produced in Jamaica for centuries, is the nation's dominant agricultural export, but the country also produces bananas, coffee, spices, pimentos, cocoa, citrus, and coconuts.

Ecuador : Size Total area 109,483 mi². Population Under Age 14: 27.17%. Capital Quito. Official language Spanish. Currency US Dollar. Literacy 93.63%. Climate The mountain valleys have a year-round temperate climate and a humid subtropical climate exists in coastal areas and rainforest in lowlands. The country has two primary seasons that are differentiated by the distribution of rainfall: the rainy season and the summer or dry season. Agriculture products: Food crops like maize, soybeans, manioc, potatoes and vegetables are cultivated in the highlands while cash crops such as coffee, bananas, sugarcane, cacao, palm oil and rice are grown in the coastal plains. Ecuador is the biggest producer and exporter of bananas and white fleshed shrimp in the world.

Nigeria: Size total area of 923,770 km² (356,669 mi²). Population Under Age 14:43.31%. Capital Abuja. Official Language English. Currency Naira. Literacy 62.02%. Climate tropical climate with variable rainy and dry seasons, depending on location. It is hot and wet most of the year in the southeast but dry in the southwest and farther inland. Agriculture products: include sesame seeds, cashew nuts, cocoa beans, ginger, frozen shrimp and cotton. Sesame, cashew nuts and cocoa account for more than half of the nation's agricultural exports.

USA: Size total area of 3.797 million mi². Population 329.5 million (2020). Population Under Age 14: 18,24%. Capital Washington DC. Official Language English. Currency Dollar. Literacy 79%. Climate s temperate, with notable exceptions. Alaska has an Arctic tundra climate, while Hawaii and South Florida have a tropical climate. The Great Plains are dry, flat and grassy, turning into arid desert in the far West. Agriculture products: Corn, wheat, soybeans, cotton, and hay account for 90% of harvested acreage in the United States. Corn, wheat, and soybeans are grown for both animal feed and human consumption. Cotton is used to make clothing and other products.

India : Size total area 3,287,263 square kilometres (1,269,219 sq mi). Population Under Age 14: 25.78%. Capital New Delhi. Official Language Hindi and english. Currency Rupee. Literacy 74.04%. Climate For the most part, the country has a tropical climate which throughout most of the interior is a mixture of wet and dry tropical weather. In northern parts there is a humid tropical climate and along the western coast lies wet tropical areas. Agriculture products:i s the world's largest producer of milk, pulses and jute, and ranks as the second largest producer of rice, wheat, sugarcane, groundnut, vegetables, fruit and cotton. It is also one of the leading producers of spices, fish, poultry, livestock and plantation crops.

Make a simple craft or food from the country.[edit | edit source]

There are dishes that are customarily served during certain holidays that are unique. Here are a few examples:

Paella is served in Spain during the springtime festival, Las Fallas. It has rice, meat or fish, saffron, paprika, and a variety of other spices.

Churros are served most commonly as breakfast and snacks in Spain. They are a fried pastry in stick (or twisted) shape. Some are filled with fruit or chocolate, like the USA version of a jelly-filled doughnut.

Mantecados and polvorones are almond cakes, and turrón is candy made from almonds and honey. All are Christmas tradition in Spain, specifically in the southern regions.

Read in the Bible how languages originated at the tower of Babel (Genesis 11:1-19).[edit | edit source]

Genesis 11:1-19 (NIV)
1 Now the whole world had one language and a common speech.

2 As people moved eastward, they found a plain in Shinar and settled there.

3 They said to each other, “Come, let’s make bricks and bake them thoroughly.” They used brick instead of stone, and tar for mortar.

4 Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves; otherwise we will be scattered over the face of the whole earth.”

5 But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower the people were building.

6 The Lord said, “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them.

7 Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.”

8 So the Lord scattered them from there over all the earth, and they stopped building the city.

9 That is why it was called Babel—because there the Lord confused the language of the whole world. From there the Lord scattered them over the face of the whole earth.

10 This is the account of Shem’s family line. Two years after the flood, when Shem was 100 years old, he became the father of Arphaxad.

11 And after he became the father of Arphaxad, Shem lived 500 years and had other sons and daughters.

12 When Arphaxad had lived 35 years, he became the father of Shelah.

13 And after he became the father of Shelah, Arphaxad lived 403 years and had other sons and daughters.

14 When Shelah had lived 30 years, he became the father of Eber.

15 And after he became the father of Eber, Shelah lived 403 years and had other sons and daughters.

16 When Eber had lived 34 years, he became the father of Peleg.

17 And after he became the father of Peleg, Eber lived 430 years and had other sons and daughters.

18 When Peleg had lived 30 years, he became the father of Reu.

19 And after he became the father of Reu, Peleg lived 209 years and had other sons and daughters.


External Resources[edit | edit source]

Spain - Enchanted Learning

Spain - Time for kids