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  • Latin America Regional Boundaries
  • Standards
    • SS6G1 The student will locate selected features of Latin America and the Caribbean.
    • a. Locate on a world and regional political-physical map: Amazon River, Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico, Pacific Ocean, Panama Canal, Andes Mountains, Sierra Madre Mountains, and Atacama Desert.
    • b. Locate on a world and regional political-physical map the countries of Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Haiti, Mexico, Panama, and Venezuela.
  • Essential Question What is Latin America?
  • What is Latin America? A Region - an area that shares common characteristics
  • Latin America is ….
    • Not a land region…. continent
    • Not a political region….country
    • IT IS A CULTURE REGION….
  • Where in the World is Latin America?
  • Latin America in the world Label Latin America and Color Your Map
    • Languages of Latin America: Spanish and Portugese
    Why is Latin America called Latin America?
  • Latin America is so named because…..
    • The region was ruled for hundreds of years by the Spanish and Portuguese (European Countries)
    • They brought with them the languages they spoke
    • Those languages are based on the same language – LATIN – which was originally spoken in Europe
  • Defining Latin America
    • • Term “Latin America” originally used by French
    • geographers to differentiate between Anglo and
    • Romance (Latin based) languages.
    • • Latin America has further been divided by
    • language and location
    • – Spanish and Portuguese speaking portions of Central and South America in the Latin America Region
    • – The French, Dutch, and English speaking parts of Central and South America in the Caribbean Region
  • Latin America’s Main Parts
    • Latin America is Made up of 4 parts:
      • Mexico
      • Central America
      • Caribbean
      • South America
  • Mexico
  • Central America
  • Caribbean (West Indies)
  • South America
  • Latin America CENTRAL AMERICA SOUTH AMERICA CARIBBEAN ISLANDS MEXICO KEY
  • Review Land Regions and Water Bodies
      • Mexico
      • Caribbean
      • South America
      • Central America
  • Boundaries of Latin America
    • On the West…
    • The western boundary of Latin America is defined by the Pacific Ocean . There are few islands in the eastern Pacific. The major ones controlled by Latin American countries are the Galápagos Islands (Ecuador) and Easter Island (Chile).
    Pacific Ocean
  • Boundaries of Latin America
    • On the South…
    • The southern border of Latin America is Cape Horn, (actually the island of Hornos). Latin American countries claim Antarctica as well, but since 1959 claims for this region have been suspended by the Antarctic Treaty.
  • Boundaries of Latin America
    • On the East…
    • The eastern border of Latin America is marked by a string of British possessions in the Atlantic . These include the Falkland Islands (Malvinas), Tristan da Cunha, St. Helena, and
    • Ascension.
    Atlantic
  • Boundaries of Latin America
    • On the North…
    • Many of the islands in the Caribbean have become non Spanish or Portuguese in culture. The Bahamas to the north of Cuba are now independent and English speaking. For the purpose of this course everything south of the United States is considered to be Latin America.
  •  
  • Caribbean Sea
  • Gulf of Mexico
  • Hurricane Katrina BP OIL SPILL
  • Latin America Atlantic Ocean Pacific Ocean Gulf of Mexico Caribbean Sea CENTRAL AMERICA SOUTH AMERICA CARIBBEAN ISLANDS MEXICO KEY
  • Defining the Geographic Regions
    • Complete the fill in the blank
    • Color map and create key
    • Label the water bodies
    • Fill in the blanks to explain your map.
  • Locating Countries of Latin America
    • Use the clues given in the story to label several countries of Latin America.
    • Color only those countries labeled.
    • Analyze the map and answer the questions.
  • Mexico Panama
  • Unit 3 Atlas Activity
    • Directions: Review in text pages 142-149.
    • Analyze the maps, and charts and graphs and write a fact learned from each page. – 8 total
  • Unit 3 Atlas Activity
    • Directions: Review in text pages 142-149.
    • Copy the following questions. Use the maps, charts and graphs from your reading assignment to answer. ----OR----
    • Analyze the maps, and charts and graphs and write a fact learned from each page. – 8 total