• READING --> "The Geography of Latin America."      
  • Overhead transparency maps and charts.
  • Slides of the Latin American topography.                                

 


  • To explain why transportation has always been a problem in Latin America.
  • To discuss reasons why the oceans have been the traditional highway of communication for Latin America.
  • To distinguish between Latin America's three climatic zones--the tierra caliente, tierra templada, and tierra fria.
  • To identify the reasons for Latin America's lack of agricultural production.
  • To explain why most of the people of Latin America have settled along the coast.
  • To explain what difficulties the varied climates and geography present in exploiting fully Latin America's natural resources.


 

tierra calients tierra templada tierra fria pampas
gauchos llanos multi-storied vegetation


Be able to find and identify the following on a map of Latin America:
  • Atlantic Ocean
  • Pacific Ocean
  • Gulf of California
  • Gulf of Mexico
  • Caribbean Sea
  • Strait of Magellan
  • Amazon Basin
  • Pampas
  • Gran Chaco
  • Mato Grosso
  • Llanos
  • Amazon River
  • Orinoco River
  • Uruguay River
  • Magdalena River
  • Sao Francisco River
  • Parana River
  • Paraguay River
  • Colorado River
  • Lake Titicaca
  • Lake Maracaibo
  • Rio de la Plata
  • Sierra Madres
  • Andes Mts.
  • Mt. Aconcaugua
  • Brazilian Highlands
  • Guiana Highlands
  • Patagonian Plateau
  • Yucatan Peninsula
  • Panama Canal
  • Tierra del Fuego
  • Atacama Desert



Multiple Choice