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  1. 1. 6th Grade Social Studies Latin America Geography Unit Resources [ Curriculum | Teacher Resources| Administrators | Academic Coaches ]
  2. 2. Unit Information (Items in Blue are Hyperlinked) Last Update: t Map: Latin America Content Map (all domains) Weight: 31% (Geography in all units) omain: Geography andards: S6G1 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. S6G2 The student will discuss environmental issues in Latin America.  a. Explain the major concerns of Latin America regarding the issues of air pollution in Mexico City, Mexico, the destruction of the rain forest in Brazil, and oil-related pollution in Venezuela. S6G3 The student will explain the impact of location, climate, distribution of natural resources, and population stribution on Latin America and the Caribbean.  a. Compare how the location, climate, and natural resources of Mexico and Venezuela affect where people live and how they trade.  b. Compare how the location, climate, and natural resources of Brazil and Cuba affect where people live and how they trade. r Notes: Latin America Geography Teacher Notes(this document is simply the pages of the Teacher Notes for Latin at apply to Geography) tary Standards - There are no elementary standards that correlate to this unit. t Descriptors: Latin America Geography Content Descriptors(this document contains only the content s for geography; however, it contains geography descriptors for all units) ngth: Estimated @ 12 days
  3. 3. ameworks: atin America Today nvironmental & Economic Forces in Latin America t from State Frameworks/Teacher Notes: Latin America's Geography Content ces by Essential Question (click on an essential question): ssential Question 1: Where are the major physical features and nations of Latin America located? (G1a-b) ssential Question 2: How do location, climate, and natural resources affect people in Latin America? Mexico, Venezuela, Brazil, and Cuba) (SS6G3a-b) ssential Question 3: How have environmental issues affected Latin America? (SS6G2a)
  4. 4. Where are the major physical features and nations of Latin America located? (G1a-b) Back To Top ng Strategies: g Strategies: udents will be given an outline map of Latin America. Students will identify the countries as listed in the andards and elements. Students will design a key to accompany their map. To be included in the key ymbols and colors): the capital cities of Mexico, Brazil, and Venezuela (suggested in the "Latin America Today" te framework) tin America Geography ppt(used for EQ 1 and 2) tin America Blank Map tin America Political/Physical Numbered Map tin America Political/Physical Map(provided by Kelli Brooke) mericas Blank Political Map e Continent of South America: The Countries Song tin America Map Quiz(provided by Kelli Brooke) ntral America Practice(provided by Kelli Brooke) udents will be given an outline map of Latin America. Students will draw/identify the physical features as ted in the standards and elements. Students will design a key to accompany their map. (suggested in the atin America Today" state framework) tin America Physical Features Reading(provided by Kelli Brooke) tin American Physical Features Fill-in-the-blank(provided by Kelli Brooke) tin America Cuba & Brazil Comparison(provided by Kelli Brooke) rizing Strategies: nt a classroom set of blank political/physical Latin America maps. Place each map in a clear sheet otector. At the end of the lesson, give each student a map in a sheet protector with a vis-a-vis or dry ase marker. Call out specific nations or physical features listed in the standard and have each student entify the country or feature on their own map and then hold the map up for the teacher to check. udents can use paper towels, cloths, or even socks to erase their answer for the next question. ance Tasks: How do location, climate, and natural resources affect people in Latin a?(Mexico, Venezuela, Brazil, and Cuba) (SS6G3a-b) Back To Top ion Lesson Plan ng Strategies: g Strategies: udents will be given an outline map of Latin America. Students will draw/identify the climatic regions and sources found in Mexico, Brazil, Cuba, and Venezuela. Students will design a key to accompany their
  5. 5. ap. (suggested in the "Latin America Today" state framework) ter completing the maps suggested for essential questions 1-3, students will choose either Mexico and nezuela or Brazil and Cuba to analyze (location, climate, natural resources, and population density). udents will write a 3 paragraph essay for each country. (Modification: students may write a list of their alysis instead of a paragraph) (suggested in the "Latin America Today" state framework) ing thematic maps (physical, population density, resources, etc.) have students create cause and effect ains showing the links between physical geography, resources, and densely populated areas in the untries of Brazil, Cuba, Mexico, and Venezuela. For example: Plateau + River = Mexico City. (Suggested in state meworks) azil Maps uba Maps exico Maps nezuela Maps pulation Density Worksheet(provided by Kelli Brooke) ither Or" writing strategy: In which country would you rather live Mexico or Venezuela? (Use location, mate, and natural resources' information to explain why); In which country would you rather live Brazil Cuba? (Use location, climate, and natural resources' information to explain why) rizing Strategies: ance Tasks: How have environmental issues affected Latin a?(SS6G2a) Top ng Strategies: g Strategies: mazon Rainforest ppt mazon Rainforest Graphic Organizer (goes with ppt) r Pollution in Mexico City Resources rizing Strategies: ance Tasks: tin America Human Environment Interaction Performance Task(extracted from "Environmental and Economics rces in Latin America" state framework) rmance Task(s)
  6. 6. Web Resources k here to refer to General Teaching and Social Studies Web Resources that includes additional links. m: Geography CIA World Factbook Regional Maps e Click and Learn World Free World Maps ehart, & Winston Houghton Mifflin - Education Place a - Google Maps World Gazetteer Maps of World ster Quiz Hub Geography Knowledge That Quiz y of Texas Libraries Map Collection University of Texas Libraries Historical Map Collection as - South America, Central America, n Information World Atlas, CIA World Factbook Brazil - World Atlas, CIA World Factbook World Factbook City Population - World Atlas, CIA World Factbook Countries of the World Studies Cuba - World Atlas, CIA World Factbook Federations Info Please World Atlas, CIA World Factbook State Department's Background Notes mental Issues vironmental Information Systems Case Global Marine Oil Pollution Information Gateway ations Environment Program World Wildlife Fund k Resources Date last edited: [ Home | Academic Coaches | Curriculum | Teacher Resources | Administrators ]

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