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  • Regions of Latin America Central America The Caribbean South America Where is North America?
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  • The border between North and South America is the Isthmus of Panama, where the country Panama is and where the Panama Canal has been built. Note: Major of Philadelphia recently visited Panama--- Do you know why?
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  • Identify 13 Nations Found in South America 2 Landlocked Nations?
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  • Brazil Compared in Area with the United States Brazil Compared in Area with the United States
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  • Identify the 8 Nations Of Central America
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  • Identify Nations of the Caribbean Identify Nations of the Caribbean[5] What are the larger islands made from ? The tops of huge underwater mountains What are the smaller islands made from ? The skeletons of tiny sea animals Which are territories of the United States?
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  • CaracasBogota Brasilia Buenos Aires Santiago Lima Rio De Janiero Most important capitals. Moved from Rio de Janeiro to Do you know why?
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  • Panama City Port-au-Prince Havanna San Juan Kingston
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  • Mexico City
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  • Cities Havanna Port-au-Prince Panama City Santiago Lima Buenos Aires Brasilia Rio De Janiero Caracas Bogota
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  • Satellite Image of Latin America
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  • Topography of Latin America
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  • Bodies of Water Pacific Ocean Gulf of Mexico Caribbean Sea Atlantic Ocean
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  • Rio de La Plata [Uruguay] Uruguay R. Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay Parana R. Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay Venezuela & Colombia Orinoco R. Brazil, Peru & Columbia Amazon R. Magdalena R. Colombia Rivers
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  • Lake Maracaibo Venezuela Peru & Bolivia Brazilian Highlands LAKE TITICACA
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  • Mountains and Peaks Andes Mts. Sierra Madres Mts. Guiana Highlands Brazilian Highlands Patagonian Plateau What is the mountain range called in the U.S.? Rocky Mts.
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  • Andes Mountains (Peru)
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  • The Eastern Flank of the Andes
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  • Llamas in the Andes
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  • The Sierra Madres, Mexico
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  • Guianan Highlands, Venezuela
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  • Brazilian Highlands
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  • Patagonian Region (Chile)
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  • Valleys, Plains and Basins Amazon Basin Pampas Mato Grosso Gran Chaco Llanos Pampas Llamos Whats important about these regions? Grasslands Farming Farming Ranching Ranching
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  • Topography of Latin America
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  • Mato Grosso
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  • Orinoco Lowlands, the Llanos
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  • Cattle Ranching on the Pampas
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  • Gauchos of the Pampas, Argentina
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  • Deserts Atacama Desert Where is it? On which side of the Andes Mts. would we find this desert? Research this info online. Identify an important fact regarding this desert.
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  • Atacama Desert place the driest place in the world!
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  • Other Falkland Islands Cape Horn Panama Canal Who controls these islands?
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  • The Falkland Islands or Islas Malvinas Who owns these Islands? The United Kingdom
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  • Cape Horn
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  • The Panama Canal
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  • Going Through the Panama Canal
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  • Completed Map Atlantic Ocean Pacific Ocean Gulf of Mexico Caribbean Sea Amazon R. Orinoco R. Uruguay R. Magdalena R. Lake Titicaca Lake Maracaibo Rio de La Plata Parana R. Andes Mts. Sierra Madres Mts. Guiana Highland s Brazilian Highlands Patagonian Plateau Amazon Basin Pampas Mato Grosso Gran Chaco Llanos Atacama Desert Mexico City Havanna Port-au- Prince Panama City Santiago Lima Buenos Aires Brasilia Rio De Janiero Caracas Bogota Falkland Islands Cape Horn Panama Canal
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  • Earthquake Zones
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  • Active Volcanoes
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  • The Tropical Hemisphere
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  • LatinAmericanClimaticZones
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  • Very Varied Climate Zones
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  • Precipitation
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  • Temperatures
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  • Elevation
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  • Altitudinal Zonation: Vertical Climate
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  • Amazon Rain Forest
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  • On the Ground Floor of the Rain Forest
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  • Three-Tiered Vegetation
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  • Three-Tiered Canopy
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  • Native Indians of the Amazon
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  • Jungle Fauna
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  • Minerals of the Amazon Region Diamonds Amethyst Quartz Bauxite
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  • Deforestation in the Amazon
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  • Original Forest Cover Future Forest Cover Current Forest Cover
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  • Agriculture and Fishing
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  • Banana Plantation
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  • Harvesting Sugar Cane
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  • Growing Coffee
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  • Rubber Industry
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  • Oil Drilling in the Gulf of Mexico
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  • Drug Trafficking Routes
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  • Eco-Tourism
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  • Definition: Ecotourism is: Responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people Ecotourism is: Responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people How does this differ from regular TOURISM? [answer through a web search] Ecotourism?
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  • Population and Projections
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  • LatinAmericasPopulationDistribution Where do most People live?
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  • Sao Paolo, Brazil
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  • Overcrowding in Sao Paolo, Brazil
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  • Squatter Settlements in Major Latin American Cities Huge gap between the rich and poor..little or no middle class!
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  • What do I do now? Review the Pretest for those questions you missed yesterday.can you answer then now? [Pretest is on my website] When ready, close your laptop and raise your hand for the quiz. Buena suerte!Buena suerte!

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