Southern Coastal South America: Society and Culture


World Cultures South America Southern Coastal South America: Society and Culture
Students learn about the long tradition of gauchos and cattle herding in Argentina. Then they research and explain the traditional way that this cattle and other food is prepared and served in Argentina. Finally, they consider the positives and negatives of the isolated way of life of the gaucho.

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In this experience, students learn about the long tradition of gauchos and cattle herding in Argentina. Then they research and explain the traditional way that this cattle and other food is prepared and served in Argentina. Finally, they consider the positives and negatives of the isolated way of life of the gaucho.

Objectives:

  • Identify cultural and societal features of Southern Coastal South America.
  • Describe the cultural diversity of the Andes and the Pampas.


You are probably familiar with the term “barbeque”—it refers to the slow cooking of meat over coals or an open flame. Many cultures around the world have different ways of preparing grilled and barbequed meats. In this experience you will learn about the Argentinian tradition of herding cattle and eating it!

Objectives:

  • Identify cultural and societal features of Southern Coastal South America.
  • Describe the cultural diversity of the Andes and the Pampas.




The Herd Quitter, by C.M. Russell


Describe what you see in this painting.

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Answers will vary. Students may describe the action of the illustration—the cow, the cowboys on the horses, the lassos, and so on. When they have all answered, tell them that this is a classic image of an American cowboy—the kind of image they have probably seen before. 


What else do you think of when you hear the word “cowboy”? In a word or short phrase, share an idea with your classmates. To list more than one, separate them with a comma, like this: Rome, Paris.

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As a group, discuss your various responses.


Ask students if they think there are cowboys working in the world today. If so, where? What might they be doing specifically? Discuss.


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