Section 1: Landforms& Resources• Angel Falls- tallest waterfall inthe world (Venezuela)• Drops 3,212 feet• That’s over 15x’s the height ofNiagara Falls
Section 1: Landforms &Resources• Grasslands of Latin America• Llanos- grassy plains of Colombia& Venezuela• Cerrado- plains of Brazil• Pampas- plains of Argentina &UruguayLlanosCerradoPampas
Patagonia• From mountains to valleys, thesouthern region of South America isknown as Patagonia.• It is one of the most naturallybeautiful regions in the world andattracts thousands oftourists each year.
Section 1:Landforms &Resources• Orinoco River- goes throughnorthern part of Venezuela
Section 1: Landforms& Resources• Parana River- Over 3,000miles long• Travels through Paraguay &Argentina
Section 1: Landforms &Resources• Amazon River-• Flows about 4,000 miles West to East• Over 1,000 rivers empty into it• Carries more water to the ocean than any other river• More than the next 7 largest rivers combined
AmazonRainforest• The Amazon river basin is hometo the largest rainforest in theworld, the Amazon Rainforest.• The Amazon Rainforest has thegreatest biodiversity on theplanet and is home to millions ofspecies of animals.
Section 2: Climate & Vegetation• Rain forests- denseforest of manydifferent trees• Hot & rainy year round• Some trees over 150ft.highPiranha Video
Section 1: Landforms &Resources• Average Rainfall, Natural Vegetation, & AverageTemperatures of South America in January & July
• Climate conditionschange as elevationlevels rise, thisdetermines the typesof crops that can begrown for eachcountrySection 2: Climate & Vegetation
Section 3: Human-EnvironmentInteraction• Slash-&-Burn Farming- cut down trees,brush, grasses, and then burn the debris• Effective method in tropical regions• Leading to destruction of rain forests• Non-landowning poor?
Section 3: Human-EnvironmentInteraction• Terraced Farming- ancient technique togrow crops on hillsides• Reduces soil erosion• Used by Incas, & Aztecs
Section 3: Human-EnvironmentInteraction• Push Factors- reasonsthat people are forced toleave rural (country)areas• Pull Factors- reasonsthat people are drawn tourban (cities) areasPush FactorsPull Factors
Section 3: Human-Environment Interaction• Rapidly GrowingCities-• Regions cities aregrowing very rapidly• Can cause slums,crime, unemployment,& pollution• Governments can’thandle infrastructureimprovements
Section 3: Human-Environment Interaction• Tourism-• Good effects- creates jobs, hotels,restaurants, $$$, & can reduce income gapbetween rich & poor
Section 3: Human-EnvironmentInteraction• Bad effects- more pollution, congestion,gap between rich tourists & poor locals,owners of resorts don’t always live inarea