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    1. 1. Latin AmericaLatin America Regional BoundariesRegional Boundaries
    2. 2. StandardsStandards 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. SS6G4 The student will describe the cultural characteristics of people who live in Latin America and the Caribbean. a. Describe the results of blending of ethnic groups in Latin America and the Caribbean. b. Explain why Latin America is a region based on the languages of Portuguese and Spanish. •
    3. 3. Essential QuestionEssential Question What is Latin America?
    4. 4. What is Latin America?What is Latin America? • Not a land region ….. continent • Not a political region ….. Country • IT’S A CULTURE REGION
    5. 5. Where in the World is LatinWhere in the World is Latin America?America?
    6. 6. Latin AmericaLatin America in the worldin the world Label Latin America and Color Your Map
    7. 7. • Languages of Latin America: Spanish and Portuge Why is Latin America called LatinWhy is Latin America called Latin America?America?
    8. 8. Latin America is so namedLatin America is so named because…..because….. 1. region ruled by Spain and Portugal for hundreds of years 2. they came from southern Europe with their languages 3. Which are based on – LATIN – the original language of Southern Europe
    9. 9. Defining Latin AmericaDefining 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
    11. 11. Latin America’s Main PartsLatin America’s Main Parts • Latin America is Made up of 4 parts: – Mexico – Central America – Caribbean – South America
    12. 12. MexicoMexico
    13. 13. CentralCentral AmericaAmerica
    14. 14. CaribbeanCaribbean IslandsIslands (West Indies)(West Indies)
    15. 15. SouthSouth AmericaAmerica
    16. 16. Review Land Regions andReview Land Regions and Water BodiesWater Bodies Mexico Caribbean Islands South America Central America
    17. 17. Boundaries of Latin AmericaBoundaries 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
    18. 18. Boundaries of Latin AmericaBoundaries 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
    19. 19. Boundaries of Latin AmericaBoundaries 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.
    20. 20. Caribbean SeaCaribbean Sea
    21. 21. Gulf ofGulf of MexicoMexico
    22. 22. Hurricane KatrinaHurricane Katrina BP OIL SPILL
    23. 23. LatinLatin AmericaAmerica KEY MEXICO CARIBBEAN ISLANDS SOUTH AMERICA CENTRAL AMERICA A t l a n t i c O c e a n Pacific Ocean Gulf of Mexico Caribbean Sea
    24. 24. Defining the Geographic RegionsDefining 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.
    25. 25. Locating Countries ofLocating Countries of Latin AmericaLatin 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.
    26. 26. Mexico Panama