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Title: Latin America


1
Latin Americas Physical Geography
  • EQ What are characteristics of Latin Americas
    physical features?

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Your Task
  • We are going to participate in a Museum Walk! You
    will travel around the room with a partner and
    complete sections of your chart at each station.
  • Do NOT draw the illustrations at this time. You
    will work on those when I show you the
    photographs.

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Latin America is divided into 3 Regions
  • Mexico and Central America
  • The Caribbean
  • South America

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The Caribbean
Central America
South America
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I. Mexico and Central America
  • 2,500 miles (about as wide as the US)
  • Mountains dominate the region
  • Part of a huge system that extends from Canada,
    through the US, and all the way to the tip of
    South America
  • Central plateau in Mexico
  • Lies between Sierra Madre mountains and makes up
    more than half the countrys area
  • Central America is an Isthmus
  • Isthmus a narrow strip of land that has water
    on both sides and joins 2 larger bodies of water
  • Many volcanoes in Central America, as a result,
    their soil is arable (fertile) and many people
    farm lands

6
Mexico and Central America
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Gulf of Mexico
  • Body of water
  • Bordered by the US to the north, 5 Mexican states
    to the south, and Cuba to the east

8
Sierra Madre Mountains
  • Mountain system in Mexico
  • Three major chains the Sierra Madre Occidental
    in the west, the Sierra Madre Oriental in the
    east, and the Sierra Madre del Sur, which extends
    along the southern coast
  • The Sierra Madre range
  • contains some of the highest
  • mountains and volcanoes
  • in Mexico.

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Sierra Madre Mountains
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The Sierra Madres
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Panama Canal
  • canal across the isthmus of Panama in Central
    America
  • Major shortcut that allows ships to travel
    between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans
  • handles a large volume of world shipping and
    enables vessels to avoid traveling around South
    America, reducing their voyages by thousands of
    miles and many days.
  • Consists of artificially created lakes, channels,
    and a series of locks, or water-filled chambers,
    that raise and lower ships through the
    mountainous terrain of central Panama

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Panama Canal
13
The Panama Canal
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The Caribbean Islands
  • Small islands are made of coral
  • Skeletons of tiny sea animals, rock-like
    substance
  • Larger islands are tops of underwater mountains
  • Examples Cuba, Jamaica

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Caribbean Sea
  • Surrounds the islands of the West Indies
  • East of Central America
  • A major trade route for Latin American countries
  • A popular tourist area
  • noted for its mild tropical
  • climate and beautiful waters

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Caribbean Sea
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South America
  • Andes Mountains4,500 miles along west coast of
    South America
  • They rise at some points to 20,000 feetsame
    height as twenty 100 story buildings stacked on
    top of each other
  • 2nd largest mountains Himalayas are the 1st
  • Amazon River Basincontains the largest tropical
    rain forest (Amazon Rain Forest) in the world
    covers 1/3 of the continent

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Andes
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Andes Mountains (Peru)
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Llamas in the Andes
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Amazon Rain Forest
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Amazon Rain Forest
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Deforestation in the Amazon
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South America
  • Atacama Desert (Chile)one of the driest places
    on earth very little rainfall
  • Between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes Mountains

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Atacama Desert
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Atacama Desert
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South AmericaWater
  • Rivers serve as natural highways where its hard
    to build roads
  • provide food and hydroelectric power
  • Amazon River2nd largest river in the world
    (1st--Nile River)
  • 4,000 miles from Peru across to Atlantic Ocean
  • Contains 20 of all fresh water in the world!

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Amazon Riverview from space
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Pacific Ocean
  • Worlds largest ocean
  • Covers the western coast of South America

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Your Task
  • We are going to create a class quilt of Latin
    Americas physical features!
  • On your sheet of construction paper, please
    include the following
  • 1. Name of feature
  • 2. What it is
  • 3. Where its located
  • 4. COLORFUL illustration
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