Adventist Adventurer Awards/Country Fun
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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.
On a world map find the location of the country and identify what coninent it is on.
Find, draw or trace a map and flag of your country.
Learn six facts about the country, such as those suggested below.
Draw or find a picture of the native dress
Dresses in Spain - Dress Ortsov
Learn a Sabbath or secular song.
Do quiera donde este
Creciendo en la fe
A Jesus quiero ser fiel
Y cada dia ser como el
Listen to the national anthem.
Learn to play a Sabbath or secular game.
Name the main religion.
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.
Collect a stamp, postcard or coin.
Read or listen to a legend, myth or story.
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: 15.1%
Official Language: Castilian Spanish
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Climate: Cold winters, hot summers in the inland areas; more temperate seasonsalong 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
Make a simple craft or food from the country.
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 orginated at the tower of Babel.(Genesis 11:1-19).
|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.
Spain - Enchanted Learning
Spain - Time for kids