Spanish Scavenger Hunt

Theme: Culture and History of Spanish-Speaking Countries


This is an image, sounds, and information hunt on the Internet. Find an Internet graphic image answering the question and download it to a folder on your computer. Use popular search engines like see the search page at

To save a graphic in Internet Explorer RIGHT button click on the image after the page has loaded and LEFT button click on Save Picture As..   Browse to your folder and save it there (you may rename it before saving).


1. A famous 18th century Spanish-revolutionary leader is called the George Washington of South America. Identify him and the country that is named after him. Find and save a portrait or painting of this Latino hero to your folder. As an alternative to a painting save a photo of one of the statutes or stamps honoring him.

2. In 1911 Yale archaeologist Hiram Bingham discovered the lost city of the Incas. Identify this city and the Spanish-speaking country in which it is located. Save a photo of the ruins of this fabled city. 
Hint: here is the national flag:

3. This small Spanish-speaking country uses dollars as currency and until 1973 was known as British Honduras. Identify this country and find and save a photo of the paper currency of this nation.

4. The Spanish spoken in this country is distinctive, spoken quite rapidly, and full of unique colloquialisms. Resident heritage groups include Caucasians (10%), Choco, Guaymi, and indigenous groups named the Bokota and Kuna Indians (who live on 50 islands off the coast of the mother country). The Kuna are world famous for their textile folk art named molas. Identify the mother country and find a photo showing the mola wall panels or mola clothing of the Kuna Indians.

5. Many South American countries are located in the  long chain of mountains known as the Andes Cordillera. The music of the indigenous population (like the Incas),  relies on flutes and panpipes known as quenas and zampoņas. The Spaniards brought the guitar and harp and the shell of the armadillo became the material for a small mandolin-like instrument called the charango. Find photos of one of these instruments and then find and save sound files of this native music.

(Hint for the music files: try and click on the World Music icon on the left). When you find a text line entry for a suitable sound (play it first with a left button click to hear it on the webpage) go back to the text entry and RIGHT button click on the text.

In Internet Explorer RIGHT button click on the text entry for the sound file and select Save Target As.

Homework Activity: Take the files you have found and create a PowerPoint slide presentation or a Microsoft Word document and insert your pictures, sounds, and author information.

As an extra effect create an animated logo for your presentation at:   (Try the Fire-Blue animation)