Topics: Panama, Colombia, Panama Canal Pages: 5 (1092 words) Published: May 14, 2013
| | |6.02 Excursiones – Panamá |

One of your friends back home is planning a trip to Panamá with her family this summer. Since you have been driving across the country, and visiting the sites, you plan to write a letter to her telling her about some of the things that stand out from your trip that she may want to add to her itinerary. Before writing your letter, let’s organize the things you have learned about during your travels. Complete the chart below with information from your trip. |The City of Colón |The Panama Canal |Polleras |Kuna Indians | | | | | | |Why is the city of Colón important to Panamá? |When was construction of the Canal begun, and |What are the characteristics of a pollera? What |Who are the Kuna Indians? | |How is Colón connected to Panama City? |when was it completed? |fabrics are used in its making? Are there any | | | | |special designs added? |The Kuna are an indigenous group with a| |Because of the portworks and docks built by |Work on the canal, which began in 1881, was | |population estimated at 53,000 located | |the U.S. Government. |completed in 1914. |The ground cloth is white, the 12 yards of |mainly in Panama. | | | |material needed can be fine linen, cambric or | | |Colón is on the Boyd-Roosevelt Highway, which | |voile. | | |runs to Panama City. | |The motifs may be formed by birds, flowers, | | | | |fruit, vines, garlands or native designs. | | | | |The amount of elegance is reached when these | | | | |designs are done in "talco en sombra" which is | | | | |hand-sewn appliqué; but they can be also created| | | | |in cross stitch or embroidery. | | |When was the city of Colón founded, and by |How long is the Panama Canal? What bodies of |Is there anything found in Spanish history |What language(s) do the Kuna Indians | |whom was it founded? |water does it connect?...
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