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The world of the Argentine pampa comes to life in this humorous tale of a South American boy determined to tame and ride a wild pony. Grab our free Chúcaro: Wild Pony of the Pampa Unit Study and learn all about Argentina, the Pampa, South American cowboys, and more.

Thanks to Debbie Palmer for preparing this Chúcaro: Wild Pony of the Pampa Unit Study.

Chúcaro Unit Study Lessons

This unit study includes lessons and activities based on the Newbery Honor book Chúcaro: Wild Pony of the Pampa by Francis Kalnay.

Here is a sample of the lessons found in this Chúcaro: Wild Pony of the Pampa unit study:

Geography: Argentina
The story is set in the country of Argentina. Argentina lies in South America. Its capital is Buenos Aires, which has a population of around 13 million, is also its largest city. Argentina is the second largest
country in South America and the 8th largest in the world. Argentina is a very diverse country geographically. The country is broken up into six regions. Below is the list of the regions with the provinces in that region.

  • Argentine Northwest: Jujuy, Salta, Tucumán, Catamarca, La Rioja
  • Gran Chaco: Formosa, Chaco, Santiago del Estero
  • Mesopotamia (or Littoral): Misiones, Entre Ríos, Corrientes
  • Cuyo: San Juan, Mendoza, San Luis
  • Pampas: Córdoba, Santa Fe, La Pampa, Buenos Aires
  • Patagonia: Rio Negro, Neuquén, Chubut, Santa Cruz, Tierra del Fuego

Science: The Pampa
The pampa is the fertile plains in the provinces of Buenos Aires, La Pampa, Santa Fe, and Córdoba and in the country of Uruguay and a small southern portion of Brazil. This is the homeland of the gauchos where they raised cattle and food.

There are different names for plains across the world. Here is a list of them:

  • United States and Canada: prairies
  • Russia: steppes
  • Africa: savannas
  • Northern climates: tundra
  • Venezuela: llanos

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How to Get Started with the Chúcaro Unit Study

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  1. Buy a copy of the book, Chúcaro: Wild Pony of the Pampa, or borrow one from your local library.
  2. Print the Chúcaro: Wild Pony of the Pampa unit study.
  3. Choose the lessons and printables you want to use with your student (a highlighter works great for this).
  4. Enjoy a week of book-based learning with your student.

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