Beyond its love for grilled meat or its passion for soccer, Argentina is a country with a great cultural and historical richness. Its indigenous roots are still reflected in Mapuche crafts and some of its folk rites, although it is a country with a great European influence due to Spanish colonization and subsequent Italian immigration. Hence, in its streets it is as common to drink a mate, the quintessential Argentine infusion, as to eat a pizza in the purest Neapolitan style. An influence that is also reflected in its architecture and its art.
Argentina is also a country of many contrasts. From beautiful beaches, imposing waterfalls such as those of Iguazú and Bariloche and the dense Misiones jungle to the desert landscapes of Valle de la Luna, its unmistakable Patagonia and the Perito Moreno Glacier, the country combines great natural diversity. In addition, it has beautiful cities and towns. Beyond Buenos Aires and Mar del Playa, there are many very cool destinations such as Villa La Angostura and Ushuaia whose existence is worth knowing.
One way to show children the country without traveling there is through the maps of Argentina. With this didactic tool they will be able to know where Argentina is located, what area it occupies and which are its neighboring countries. Of course, they will also be able to locate their main cities, the most beautiful destinations and learn to identify where the forested regions, mountains and the most important rivers of the country are located. To make your work easier, in Stage Infantil we have compiled some of the most representative maps of Argentina.
7 maps of Argentina that children should know
1. Political-administrative map of Argentina
This political-administrative map of Argentina represents the main internal divisions of the country. Divided into 23 provinces and a federal district, the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, the map delimits the different Argentine territories, identifying the name of each province, indicating its capital and some of the most significant cities in each region. It is worth noting that being represented in several colors is easier to interpret, so children will be able to identify the different areas quickly. And, so that they are not confused, the names of the provinces are written in capital letters and in white while the rest of the cities are written in lowercase and in black.
2. Puzzle map of provinces of Argentina
Teaching the different provinces of Argentina to the little ones at home does not have to be complicated. With this puzzle-style map of Argentine provinces, they will not only learn their different names but also how to locate them on the map. Being represented by their shape, it will be very easy to locate them on the map of Argentina. To make the work easier for the little ones and stimulate their spatial abilities, you can print the map and cut out the different provinces so that they have to locate them as if it were a puzzle. Without a doubt, a different and very entertaining way to train their geographical knowledge about Argentina.
3. Physical map to the relief of Argentina
Argentina is a country with great natural wealth. From towering Andean mountain ranges, dense jungles, and vast grasslands to arid steppes, deserts, and glaciers, you can find a little bit of everything in this country. With this map children will be able to identify the different natural terrains of Argentina. Being represented in different shades of green and brown, they will be able to more easily distinguish the different zones and locate where the greenest and coldest regions of the country are located. It is worth noting that it is a very nice map that also comes as a glove to print and decorate the room of the little ones.
4. Map of Argentina in America
Many little ones find it difficult to locate countries that are on other continents . With this map that highlights Argentina on the American continent, children will be able to locate the country more easily. It is a very illustrative map that highlights the flag of Argentina in the area that the country occupies within the American continent. Without a doubt, a very useful tool for children to improve their spatial skills and their knowledge of world geography. In addition, as it is a very cool image, it can also become a nice decoration for the child’s room.
5. Physical map of rivers, lakes and lagoons of Argentina
A simple way to teach the little ones at home the main rivers, lakes and lagoons of Argentina is through this physical map. The map represents the course of the main Argentine rivers, showing where they flow and the provinces they cross. Most of them are born in the interior and flow into the South Atlantic Ocean. The map also highlights the most significant lagoons and lakes in the region, identifying the provinces where they are located. Without a doubt, an excellent tool for children to learn to locate them while developing their spatial skills.
6. Map of borders of Argentina
A good strategy to teach children the borders of Argentina and what its neighboring countries are is to present them with this map. The map very clearly represents the borders of Argentina with Chile, Uruguay, Brazil, Paraguay and Bolivia, as well as showing the main land access points between these countries. As each country is represented with a different color, it will be very easy for children to differentiate them and learn the nations that share a border in this region. As the different Argentine provinces are represented, it can also be an excellent resource for them to train their knowledge in this regard.
7. Map of cultural symbols of Argentina
There is no better way to introduce children to Argentine culture than with this map of symbols of the country that represents some of its main icons. From its dances, tango and chacarera, its passion for soccer and its famous grills and mate tea, the map includes some of the most identifying traditions of Argentines. Of course, it also includes some of the most significant sites in the country such as its capital, Buenos Aires, the Iguazú Falls and the Talampaya National Park. Without a doubt, a simple but very practical sketch for if at some point the little ones at home visit Argentina.