My second-grader needs to make a project pertaining to his family’s country of origin. The report needs to include the following:
Holidays and Traditions
Traditional food and beverage
We have researched the following information regarding Cuba, as well as used our personal knowledge, and we’re putting the project together on the project board between Tuesday and Wednesday nights.
Here are the things we’ve come up with so far:
•The capital is Havana
•The official language is Spanish
•Christopher Columbus discovered it in 1492
•The official name is The Republic of Cuba
•Some items that were exported from Cuba to other countries are sugar, coffee, and tobacco
•Cuba is located in the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea.
•Cuba has a tropical climate. There is a dry season between November and April, and a rainy season from May to October.
•The Cuban Flag is red, white and blue, with one star and 5 stripes, one for each of the original five provinces.
•The are now 14 provinces in Cuba
•Baseball is the most popular sport in Cuba. Boxing is also very popular.
Holidays and Traditions:
Family and friends are very important in Cuban traditions and customs. Christmas is celebrated with large gatherings. A pig is roasted to provide food for the entire family. There is traditionally no gift exchange or mention of Santa Claus.
New Years includes a fireworks display. The Cuba people believe in doing away with the bad times of the past year and looking forward to good times of the new year.
Birthdays: A lot of people are invited to join the celebration, even if they do not have children. There is a lot of dancing, and a competition to break a piñata filled with items. Girls have a vey big fancy party when they turn 15 to celebrate.
Food and drinks:
Cuban food is a combination of Spanish and Caribbean cuisine. Some favorites are black beans, rice, bread, plantains, and pork made in a Caja China. Media Noche is a very popular sandwich. The Frita is a Cuban burge with little French fries inside.
Ironbeer and Materva are sodas that were invented in Cuba. Cubans also like to drink Malta, and many Cuban people drink café Cubano in the morning, after meals and when they have guests in their house.
Men wear guayaberas and women wear guayabera dresses. They dress in light clothing since it is so hot there. They also use hats to protect themselves from the sun.
I wanted to check with you all to see if there’s anything basic I may have missed. Please leave your suggestions in the comments. A reminder: please be mindful that this is a project for a second-grader, and content should be appropriate for that age level.
Thanks so much!
(Cross posted at Brandon’s Puppy)