Riassunti in inglese riguardanti gli Stati Uniti, con approfondimenti riguardo la storia, simboli e la popolazione (2 pagine formato doc)
The USA is a country nearly big as Europe. It is the third largest country for width (after Russia & Canada) and for population (after China & India). It has 4 time zones, 50 states (including Alaska, Hawaii, Columbia).
The USA is a land of great and varied natural beauty:
• Frozen lands of Alaska
• Volcanic island of Hawaii
• Gentle slopes of the Appalachians
• Prairies of the Great Plains
• High snow-covered mountains of Colorado
• Sandy beaches of the Pacific Coast
• Fertile plains and wheat fields of the Midwest
• Deserts of the Southwest
There are almost empty spaces contrast with densely populated urban areas (along the coast and borders), lot of climates and natural hazards (tornadoes & hurricanes).
The USA’s flag, born on June 14, 1777 (Flag Day), is called “Stars and Stripes” or “Old Glory”: it has 13 red & white stripes (for the 13 colonies) and 50 stars (for the US members states). It is flown in all public buildings including schools, where every morning the students “salute the flag”.
An Act of Congress designated the National Anthem, also called “The Star-Spangled Banner”, in 1931. It is made by four verses, even if only the first is usually sung.
The first people to reach North America were the Asian hunters who crossed the Bering land when it was still possible, 30.000 B.C. They didn’t know what they did, they became the ancestors to Native Americans.
The first Europeans were the Norse, from Greenland, 1.000 A.D.