PURA VIDA!!! Twenty- two teachers have bought this product since I placed it on TpT in September 2015.
In comparison with the rest of my 52 products (ISIS, Nuclear Proliferation, Syria, etc.), this power point will bring you lots of smiles. Costa Rica is truly a unique country, and one which has a lot to teach us.
This is a country which has literacy rates and life expectancy equal to Europe. It is a country which, aside from gasoline, is almost completely powered by renewable energy. It has no army, and has had democratic rule for a century. It has even elected a female President. Blessed with an incredible array of flora and fauna, it earns significant income from “eco-tourism.” The wonders of Costa Rica have led me to visit 9 times, three of those times with students from the high school I taught at.
This product starts out with a chart of Central American stats, with an accompanying sheet of questions, which will lead the student to ask why Costa Rica is so different than the rest of Central America.
Also, included in the “package” is a ten sided description of Costa Rica, based upon my own research. The slide show can be used either before or after students read the excerpt on Costa Rica.
The preview includes a variety of slides on a few different topics.
If you like my style and substance, check out my other 51 products on TpT at my TpT "store": 21st Century Global Studies. Here are some of my products: ISIS, Islam - you'll be surprised, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Iran, Terrorism, Central American migration to the USA, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Botswana, Somalia, Comparative Electoral systems, UN Simulations on Capital Punishment, Drug Trafficking, Climate Change and Syria, Democracy, Communism, Bhutan, North Korea, Finland and more!