Paraguay Country Study


What’s going on in Paraguay? This 39-slide presentation includes PPT and Google Slides versions, 3 PDF activities, and answer keys. Students will learn about life in this Spanish speaking country and view full-color photos of landmarks.

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3 printable PDF activities

  • Paraguay-at-a-glance fill-in activity (1 page)
  • Paraguay crossword (1 page)
  • “What’s Your Paraguay IQ?”–trivia/research questions (1 page)
  • includes answer keys for all activities (3 pages)
  • PDF activities are not editable


Interactive Google™ Slides presentation

  • 39 slides
  • 11 comprehension questions–students type directly on the slides
  • external links to more information
  • all slides contain real photographs or colorful maps–no “cutesy” clipart
  • Body text is editable; images have been flattened
  • Answer key included (1 page)
  • PowerPoint is also included, but it is not interactive.


Students will learn about:

  • Paraguay location on a map, land borders
  • Paraguay flag
  • Brief history of authoritarian rule under General Alfredo Stroessner (1954-1989)
  • Asuncion and Cuidad del Este
  • climate
  • plants and animals
  • economy–currency, major exports (hydroelectric power, soybeans, agriculture), poverty, inequality
  • religion
  • official languages — Spanish and Guarani
  • Paraguay in the news (includes Covid-19; teacher will need to update (or delete) this slide before teaching
  • health care and life expectancy
  • literacy rate, availability of education
  • landforms–Saltos de Monday, Itaipu Falls, Iguacu Dam, Paraguayan Chaco, Rio Paraguay
  • things to do and see–Transchaco Rally, waterfalls on Brazil/Argentina border, Itaipu Dam, Cuidad del Este, Asuncion, 17th Century Jesuit ruins
  • government and voting
  • Paraguay today–problems and challenges


Needed to use these activities:

  • printer for the PDF activities
  • Google Slides account OR PowerPoint
  • internet connection (only needed if using Google Slides version)
  • optional: colored pencils (PDF activities have optional coloring areas)


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