TAPopedia
Welcome to TAPopedia!!! This is the place where Minooka TAP students write their own travel guide.






TAPopedia is a lot like Wikipedia, except it is just for us. TAP members will be asked to research topics related to the places we travel. When they find out great information, we'll create a page for that topic. Then, as any other kids find information about that topic, we'll add to the TAPopedia page - changing, editing, and updating our page until we have an article we feel is good enough for our book.

TAPopedia can be viewed by anyone, but only be added to and changed by our members. Feel free to add new pages, add information to an existing page, correct information, or edit mistakes at any time.

When we're done, we'll put the TAPopedia into book form, taking it with us on our trip as our very own guidebook. If we all work together to make it great, it will be a fantastic reference for TAP members on any trip.

How to make a TAPopedia Page

Click here for instructions on how to create a new TAPopedia page.

Here's some general guidelines for contributing to TAPopedia:


People

An entry about an important person should be about 3-5 paragraphs.
  • One section should tell us the basics about who the person is. Things like their job or title, the years they lived, where they're from, and what they're most famous for.
  • The second section should tell us more detail about the thing they're most famous for. For example, if they're an author - what did they write, if they're a general - where/when did they fight, if they're a ruler - what/how/who did they lead.
  • The last section should be details about what they did or how they affected the specific area of the world we're visiting (city, country, or region).

Place

If you're writing an entry about a place, like a building, a battlefield, a museum, a some sort of tourist attraction, you should also aim for 3-5 paragraphs.
  • Section one should give us the basics. What is that place known for, who built it and why, and when it was built.
  • The next section should cover some of the most famous things that happened there. This could be two or three things.
  • Finally, tell us about what's there today.

Event

When writing about an event in history, you should also fill about 3-5 paragraphs.
  • The first section should tell us who did what, when they did it, where they did it, and why they did it.
  • Next, tell us in a little more detail the important stuff. Dig a little deeper and tell us what happened and why.
  • In the end, let us know how the event impacted or changed life in that area of the world.

Piece of Art or Literature

Sometimes we'll write about a book, a painting, a statue or sculpture, a play, an opera, a type of dance or music, or a poem. In these cases it will usually take 3-5 paragraphs to give enough information.
  • The first thing you need to tell us is the title of the piece, who created it, when, where, and maybe even why or how.
  • After that, give us a synopsis of the story (if it's a piece of writing) or the story behind it (if it's a painting or sculpture).
  • Finally, tell us what that piece of art means to the culture we're studying.

An Animal

We always like to know more about the unique wildlife we'll see on tour. When covering an animal topic, you should write around 3-5 paragraphs. Sometimes we will give a topic that focuses closer on an animal (ex: elephants - habitat. This would be 3-5 paragraphs just on the habitat of the elephant), when given a broader animal topic, you should cover...
  • First give general information about the animal (appearance, sub-species that we're likely to see, classifications...)
  • Next, tell us about the family groupings for the animals.
  • Tell us about the habitat or environment they live in.
  • Next tell us about mating, child rearing, and growing up.
  • The next section will be about the animal's diet, hunting, scavenging, and if there are any predators for them.
  • Finally, tell us about the population of the animal and any conservation issues that are going on.

Food

One of the best things about traveling the world is trying new foods. We love to include articles about regional delicacies so we can try them out while on tour.
  • Give us the basics of what the food is and any relevant history about where it comes from, who made/makes it, and similar dishes we can find elsewhere.
  • Tell us how this food is made (not a recipe or list of ingredients, but a description).
  • Finally, tell where we are likely to find this food while on tour.



Topics with a name next to them have been assigned and should be completed by the next meeting.
Topics that are crossed off are complete.

Topics That need to be Written for the Peru 2017 Book:

To request topics you can now contact Hannah at: hannahkjackson27@gmail.com


Overview

  1. Peru - Elyssa Gapinski
  2. Peruvian Flag - Aidan Soprych
  3. Andes Mountains - Elyssa Gapinski
  4. Amazon Rainforest - McLean Holmes
  5. Amazon River - Brianne Phillips
  6. Colca Canyon - Sam Johnsen
  7. Ecological Tourism - Elyssa Gapinski
  8. The Norte Chico civilization - Elli Duensing
  9. Pre-Colombian America - Fabiely Roldan
  10. The Battle of Ayacucho - Brianne Phillips
  11. The Pacaras civilization - Taylor Brown
  12. The Wari civilization - Hannah Jackson
  13. The Chimu civilization - Emma Hall
  14. The Michica civilization - Emma Hall
  15. Peru Independence Day - Brianne Phillips
  16. Todos los Santos (in Peru) - Fabiely Roldan
  17. Dia de los Muertos (in Peru) - Kian Kennedy
  18. Christmas (in Peru) - Joanna James
  19. La Fiesta de la Cruz (in Peru) - Cassie Marino
  20. The Emperor's New Groove - Brian Cottingim
  21. Climate of Peru - McKayla Holmes
  22. Altitude Adjustment - McKayla Holmes

Culture

  1. Marinera - McKayla Holmes
  2. Peruvian Weaving - Hannah Jackson
  3. Bullfighting - Fabiely Roldan
  4. Soccer - Brian Cottingim
  5. Volleyball (and International Womens team) - Sam Johnsen
  6. Huayano Music - McLean Holmes
  7. Afro-Peruvian Music - Laura Reed
  8. Creole Music
  9. Cumbia Music - McLean Holmes
  10. Sampona - McLean Holmes
  11. Pan Flute - McLean Holmes
  12. Charango - Bobby Cortesi
  13. Bombo
  14. Quena
  15. Cajon
  16. Concha


Animals

  1. pink dolphins - Elli Duensing
  2. jaguar - Bobby Cortesi
  3. giant river otters - McLean Holmes
  4. alpaca - Ceci Carrington
  5. Pumas - Elli Duensing
  6. Condors - Elli Duensing
  7. Llamas - Aidan Soprych
  8. spectacled bear - Elli Duensing
  9. Cock-of-the-rocks or tunqui - Bobby Cortesi
  10. Bird species - Emma Hall
  11. Pero calato - Joanna James
  12. Goliath bird eating spider - Elli Duensing

Food

  1. Street food - Cassie Marino
  2. Picanteria - Emma Hall
  3. Cevicheria - Kian Kennedy
  4. Huarique - Cassie Marino
  5. Juice stands - Sam Johnsen
  6. Frog smoothies - Frog Smoothies
  7. ceviche - Bobby Cortesi
  8. Inca Kola - Elli Duensing
  9. Quinoa breakfast - Hannah Jackson
  10. Platos criolles - Leah Barys
  11. cuy - Bobby Cortesi
  12. anticucho - Tyler Thompson
  13. cau-cau - McKayla Holmes
  14. mazamorra morada - Fabiely Roldan
  15. arroz con leche - McKayla Holmes
  16. picarones -Leah Barys
  17. chancaca - Lydia Reed
  18. suspiro limeno - Emma Hall
  19. Chicharron - Sam Johnsen
  20. pachamanca - McKayla Holmes
  21. rocto relleno - Tyler Thompson
  22. milanesa - Laura Reed
  23. Peruvian arroz con pollo - Fabiely Roldan
  24. Aji Amarillo - Ceci Carrington
  25. pollo a la brasa - McKayla Holmes
  26. tiradito - Ceci Carrington
  27. sopa de zapallo (soup) - Keaghan Otto
  28. Lomo saltado - Hannah Jackson & April Lanka (oops)
  29. Alpaca (as a food) - April Lanka
  30. aji de gallina - Brian Cottingim
  31. papa rellena - Lydia Reed
  32. chupe de camarones - Laura Reed
  33. conchitas a la parmesana - Ceci Carrington
  34. tacu tacu - Laura Reed
  35. causa - Brianne Phillips
  36. Turron de Doña Pepa - McKayla Holmes
  37. lucuma - Cassie Marino
  38. Peruvian chocolate - Fabiely Roldan
  39. corn varieties - Sam Johnsen
  40. potatoes varieties - Sam Johnsen
  41. Coffee - McKayla Holmes
  42. Camu-camu - Tyler Thompson
  43. Chuño - Brianne Phillips
  44. tacacho - Tyler Thompson
  45. Sanky fruit - Leah Barys
  46. Fried plantains - Tyler Thompson
  47. Cancha (snack) - Tyler Thompson

People

  1. Luis Horna - Brianne Phillips
  2. Henry Ian Cusick - Joanna James
  3. Isabel Allende - Cassie Marino
  4. Benjamin Bratt - Leah Barys
  5. Tupac Amaru - Tyler Thompson
  6. Ramon Castillo - Kian Kennedy
  7. Alberto Fujimori - Kian Kennedy
  8. Valentin Paniagua - Leah Barys
  9. Teófilo Cubillas - Brianne Phillips
  10. Yma Sumac - Brian Cottingim

Lima

  1. Lima - Joanna James
  2. conquistadors - Joanna James
  3. Francisco Pizarro - Sam Johnsen
  4. Manco Inca - Kayla Valuzzi
  5. Atahualpa - Taylor Brown
  6. Moche people - April Lanka
  7. Moche ceramic vessels - Lydia Reed
  8. Chavin people - Keaghan Otto
  9. Chavin de Huantar - Elli Duensing
  10. Nazca people - Sam Johnsen
  11. The Nazca lines - Lydia Reed
  12. Cerro Blanco (Nazca) - Cassie Marino
  13. coca leaf - Hannah Jackson
  14. chifa - April Lanka
  15. chichi morada - Lydia Reed
  16. The Government Palace - Tyler Thompson
  17. The Larco Museum - Taylor Brown
  18. Torre Tagle Palace - April Lanka
  19. Casa de Aliaga - Keaghan Otto
  20. Parque de la Reserva - Bobby Cortesi
  21. Circuito Mágico del Agua - McKayla Holmes
  22. Huaca Pucllana - McLean Holmes
  23. Huaca Juliana - Brianne Phillips
  24. Miraflores - Taylor Brown
  25. Barranco district - McLean Holmes
  26. Mario Vargas Llosa (author) - Joanna James
  27. The Latin American Boom - Brian Cottingim
  28. The Archbishop's palace - Damien Malak
  29. The Monastery of San Francisco - April Lanka
  30. The Cathedral of Lima - Keaghan Otto
  31. The Walls of Lima - Leah Barys
  32. The Historic Centre of Lima - Lydia Reed
  33. Plaza Mayor - Zac Myers
  34. The Battle of Cajamarca - Elyssa Gapinski
  35. The War of the Pacifica - Elyssa Gapinski
  36. The Paquisha War - Kian Kennedy
  37. The Cenepa War - Joanna James
  38. Fronton (sport) - Kian Kennedy
  39. Plaza de toros de Acho - Bobby Cortesi
  40. Peruvian Paso Horses - Lydia Reed
  41. Choco Museo - Tyler Thompson
  42. La festival gastronomico del gato - Ceci Carrington
  43. Caral-Supe - Ceci Carrington
  44. Viceroyalty of Peru - Bobby Cortesi

Cuzco

  1. Incan people - Ceci Carrington
  2. Kingdom of Cuzco - Kayla Valuzzi
  3. Quechua culture - Elyssa Gapinski
  4. Quechua language - Fabiely Roldan
  5. Sacsayhuaman - Hannah Jackson
  6. Siege of Cuzco - Kian Kennedy
  7. Killke culture - Bobby Cortesi
  8. Inca astronomy - Fabiely Roldan
  9. Qoricancha - Bobby Cortesi
  10. Santo Domingo (church) - Taylor Brown
  11. Cristo Blanco - Taylor Brown
  12. Plaza de Armas (Cuzco) - Cassie Marino
  13. Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus - Laura Reed
  14. Inti - Brian Cottingim
  15. Inti Raymi - Emma Hall
  16. Intiwatana stone - McLean Holmes
  17. King Pachacuteq/Monumento Pachacuteq - Keaghan Otto
  18. Toa Inca Yupanqui - Laura Reed
  19. Sapa Inca - Brian Cottingim
  20. Huascar - Elyssa Gapinski
  21. San Pedro Market - Hannah Jackson
  22. Sapo (game) - Taylor Brown
  23. Qenko - Ceci Carrington
  24. Pakapukara - Ceci Carrington
  25. Quipus - Leah Barys
  26. Chasquis - McLean Holmes
  27. Tambomchay - Leah Barys
  28. Ayahuasca - Brianne Phillips
  29. The Bourbon Reforms - Kayla Valuzzi
  30. Tupac Amaru II - Lydia Reed
  31. Peruvian War of Independence - Keaghan Otto
  32. Jose de San Martin - Zac Myers
  33. Army of the Andes - Emma Hall
  34. Simon Bolivar - Zac Myers
  35. Battle of Carabobo - Kayla Valuzzi
  36. Battle of Pichincha - Keaghan Otto
  37. Shrunken Heads that Taylor is obsessed with - Taylor Brown
  38. Pisac- Hannah Jackson
  39. Ausangate and the Painted Mountains - Hannah Jackson
  40. Korikancha Temple - Emma Hall
  41. Inca Museum - Emma Hall
  42. Corpus Christi (holiday) - Tyler Thompson
  43. Virgin of Carmen Festival - Emma Hall

Machu Picchu

  1. Machu Picchu - Elyssa Gapinski
  2. The Inca Trail - Kayla Valuzzi
  3. Hiram Bingham - Elyssa Gapinski
  4. Incan Empire - Joanna James
  5. smallpox - Brian Cottingim
  6. Vitcos - April Lanka
  7. Gene savoy - Kayla Valuzzi
  8. Intihuatana (at Machu Picchu) - Lydia Reed
  9. The Temple of the sun (at Machu Picchu) - Elli Duensing
  10. Sun Gate (at MP) - Elli Duensing
  11. The Room with the Three Windows (at MP) - Aiden Soprych
  12. The Temple of the Condor (at MP) - Taylor Brown
  13. Royal Feast of the Sun - Joanna James
  14. tankas - Kian Kennedy
  15. wildcats - Leah Barys
  16. Wayna Picchu - April Lanka
  17. Templo de la Luna - Zac Myers
  18. Gran Caverne - Keaghan Otto
  19. Secret of the Incas (movie) - Hannah Jackson
  20. Motorcycle Diaries (book/movie) - Sam Johnsen
  21. Che Guevara - Leah Barys
  22. Peruvian Orchids - Cassie Marino
  23. cinchona - Brianne Phillips
  24. puya raimondii - Laura Reed
  25. Shamanism - Kian Kennedy

Ollantaytambo

  1. Ollantaytambo - Fabiely Roldan
  2. Viracocha (god) - Brian Cottingim
  3. Vilcabamba - Laura Reed
  4. Neo Inca State - Kayla Valuzzi
  5. The Sacred Valley - Kayla Valuzzi
  6. The Ruins of Ollantaytambo - Lydia Reed
  7. Pinkullyvna - Kayla Valuzzi
  8. Plaza de Armas (Ollantaytambo) - Ceci Carrington
  9. Temple Hill - Kian Kennedy
  10. agricultural terraces/terrace farming - Aiden Soprych
  11. Battle of Ollantaytambo - Keaghan Otto
  12. Hernando Pizarro - Taylor Brown
  13. Maras Salt Pans - Hannah Jackson
  14. Ceramics studio - Cassie Marino
  15. Ccochahuasi animal sancuary - Fabiely Roldan

Puno

  1. Puno - Joanna James
  2. Lake Titicaca - Brian Cottingim
  3. Aymara culture - Elyssa Gapinski
  4. Floating islands - Kayla Valuzzi
  5. Puma statue in Puno - Keaghan Otto
  6. Condor statue on Puno - April Lanka
  7. Isla Taquille - April Lanka
  8. Eco-focused service project - Cassie Marino
  9. coast of Llachon - Sam Johnsen
  10. La Fiesta de la Virgin de la Candelaria - Fabiely Roldan

break each city down into pre-Inca, Inca, Spanish, independence, modern
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