Topics: Panama, Atlantic Ocean, Panama Canal Pages: 3 (867 words) Published: October 28, 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
Kuna Indians

Why is the city of Colón important to Panamá? How is Colón connected to Panama City?

It is the capital of Panama's Colón Province and has been called Panama's second city.

When was construction of the Canal begun, and when was it completed?

Work on the canal, which began in 1881, was completed in 1914 ... " (Though actual construction of the canal did not start until 1904.)

What are the characteristics of a pollera? What fabrics are used in its making? Are there any special designs added?

The basic pieces of the pollera are the gown or upper part, the skirt or lower part and the petticoat or underskirt. Light cotton is used for summer, and wool for winter. Two big pom-poms are centered at the chest and back. Who are the Kuna Indians?

When was the city of Colón founded, and by whom was it founded? The city was founded by Americans in 1850. Americans lured to California by the Gold Rush of 1849 felt it was easier and safer to take a ship to Colon and then ride the Panama Railroad across the 55 miles of the Panama isthmus to Panama City. There, they boarded a ship for San Fransisco, California.

"The Panama Canal (Spanish: Canal de Panamá) is an 82-kilometre (51 mi) ship canal in Panama that connects the Atlantic Ocean (via the Caribbean Sea) to the Pacific Ocean.

Is there anything found in Spanish history similar to a pollera? If so, what?

the flamenco dress...
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