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Latin America Physical

  1. 1. Latin America Physical Landscape
  2. 2. Central America 10. El Salvador 11. Costa Rica 12. Jamaica <ul><li>Honduras </li></ul><ul><li>Belize </li></ul><ul><li>Mexico </li></ul><ul><li>Panama </li></ul><ul><li>Cuba </li></ul><ul><li>Guatemala </li></ul><ul><li>Haiti </li></ul><ul><li>Puerto Rico </li></ul><ul><li>Nicaragua </li></ul>
  3. 3. South America <ul><li>Chile </li></ul><ul><li>Brazil </li></ul><ul><li>French Guiana </li></ul><ul><li>Ecuador </li></ul><ul><li>Bolivia </li></ul><ul><li>Argentina </li></ul><ul><li>Colombia </li></ul><ul><li>Peru </li></ul><ul><li>Guyana </li></ul><ul><li>Uruguay </li></ul><ul><li>Suriname </li></ul><ul><li>Paraguay </li></ul><ul><li>Venezuela </li></ul>
  4. 4. Two Main Regions <ul><li>Middle or Central America </li></ul><ul><ul><li>8 mainland nations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>13 island nations of the Caribbean </li></ul></ul><ul><li>South America </li></ul><ul><ul><li>13 nations, 12 of which are independent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>French Guiana </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Major Landforms <ul><li>Middle America </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sierra Madres (East and West) </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Major Landforms <ul><li>South America </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Andes Mountains </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Guiana Highlands </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Brazilian Highlands </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Amazon Basin </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lowlands </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pampas : grassy plains from Argentina to Uruguay </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Major Rivers <ul><li>Amazon </li></ul><ul><li>Orinoco </li></ul><ul><li>Rio de la Plata </li></ul>
  8. 8. Climate <ul><li>Many different climate zones </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tropical: makes up ¾ of Latin America </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rainforests </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Climate <ul><li>Many different climate zones </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Temperate: grasslands, basins </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Farming </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Climate <ul><li>Many different climate zones </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dry climates: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mexico </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Chile’s Atacama Desert </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Climate <ul><li>Many different climate zones </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Elevation climates: </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Climate <ul><li>Many different climate zones </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Elevation climates: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tierra fria : cold land </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tierra templada : temperate land </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tierra caliente : hot land </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Natural Resources <ul><li>Minerals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gold, silver, copper, tin </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Energy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Oil, natural gas, hydroelectric (rivers/rainfall) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Agricultural </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bananas, sugar, coffee, rubber </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. People of Latin America <ul><li>Native Americans </li></ul><ul><li>Europeans </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mestizo : mixture of European and Native American ancestry </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Africans </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Slavery during imperialism </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Review <ul><li>Two Major Regions </li></ul><ul><li>Major Landforms and Rivers </li></ul><ul><li>Types of Climates </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tropical </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Temperate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Desert </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Elevation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Natural Resources </li></ul><ul><li>People of Latin America </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>Vocabulary </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pampas </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tierra fria </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tierra templada </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tierra caliente </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>mestizo </li></ul></ul></ul>Review
  17. 17. Video <ul><li>Peru </li></ul><ul><li>Brazil </li></ul><ul><li>“Seeing is Belize- ing ” </li></ul><ul><li>Sierra Madre Volcanoes </li></ul>

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