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Title: Latin America


1
Latin America
  • Cultural Characteristics
  • GPS SS6G4a, b, c
  • Describe the blending of ethnic groups, why
    Portuguese Spanish are the main languages, and
    how literacy affects the standard of living

2
E.Q.
  • How did European culture affect Latin America?

3
Define Vocabulary (p. 3)
  • Mulatto
  • Mestizo
  • Literacy
  • Standard of Living

4
Blending of Ethnic Groups
  • 3 main races
  • Native Americans (original group)
  • Europeans (arrived 16th 17th centuries, forced
    Native Americans to work as slaves diseases
    killed many)
  • Africans (brought by Europeans as slaves to
    replace Native Americans)
  • Intermarriage created blending of cultures

5
Religion
  • Mostly Roman Catholic
  • Blended with Native American and African beliefs
  • Examples
  • Santeria (Cuba)
  • Day of the Dead (Mexico)

6
Problem
  • Europeans often get best jobs, education, and
    health care
  • Other groups demand equality

7
Languages
  • Spanish Portuguese had colonies in the Americas
    spread their languages
  • Called Latin America because mostly Latin
    languages covers Central south America
    Caribbean

8
Literacy Standard of Living
  • 89 in Latin America Caribbean are literate
  • Standard of living is often higher in countries
    where literacy rate is high
  • Some countries believe it is more important for
    boys to get an education than girls
  • Poor are often illiterate because their
    communities cant pay for teachers and schools
  • Cycle of poverty cant afford education, so
    only get low paying job. Cant afford kids
    education
  • What are you doing with your FREE education?

9
CRCT Test PrepReading maps and graphsWork with
a partner
  • P. 35 questions 61-64
  • P. 38 questions 69-72
  • Due 15 minutes before end of period checked and
    corrected!

10
SummaryDiscuss with a partner and answer in
paragraph form ticket out the door both
partners names on one paper
  • How did European culture affect Latin America?
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