Latin America Geography G1a. Locate on a world and regional political-physical map: Amazon River, Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico, Pacific Ocean, Panama Canal, Andes, Sierra Madre Mountains, and the Atacama Desert. December 16, 2013 ` Watch and take notes on LA Geography PPT LA Map Numbered LA Geography PPT Notes Label physical features and countries on LA Map Quiz in 4 Days Watch Geography of the World-Latin America Video Watch Geography of Mexico and Central America Video
Latin America Geography G1a. Locate on a world and regional political-physical map: Amazon River, Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico, Pacific Ocean, Panama Canal, Andes, Sierra Madre Mountains, and the Atacama Desert. ` The Amazon River is located in Brazil. It empties into the Atlantic Ocean. The Caribbean Sea is surrounded by Central America, South America, and the Islands of the Caribbean. It is a part of the Atlantic Ocean.
Latin America ` The Gulf of Mexico is located between Mexico and the State of Florida. It is a part of the Atlantic Ocean. Pacific Ocean
Latin America ` The Panama Canal is located in Panama. It connects the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. The Andes Mountains run all the way down the left side of South America.
Latin America ` The Sierra Madre Mountains are located in Mexico. They make up both sides of the Mexican Plateau. The Atacama Desert is located on the left side of South America. It is located between the countries of Peru and Chile.
Latin America Geography G1b. Locate on a world and regional political-physical map the countries of Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Haiti, Mexico, Panama, and Venezuela. December 3, 2013 Complete YB pp 8-16 ` Complete BB pp.11-14 Map Quiz on Friday 12/6 December 4, 2013 Geography Review Games: The Caribbean South & Central America Tutorial Level One Tutorial Level Two Tutorial Level One Tutorial Level Two
Latin America Environmental Issues G2 a. Explain the major environmental 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. ` December 5, 2013 Watch and take notes on LA Environmental Issues PPT LA Environmental Issues PPT Notes Watch and take notes on Amazon Rainforest PPT Complete YB pp. 17-19 Complete BB pp. 15-19
Latin America Location, Climate, and Natural Resources G3a. Compare how the location, climate, and natural resources of Mexico and Venezuela affect where people live and how they trade. Location: Both nations have large coastlines and populations that rely on the sea for their living. Mexico is part of North America, but Venezuela is part of South America. Climate: Both Mexico and Venezuela have warm to semi-tropical climates in some parts of their countries. Both are influenced by weather patterns brought into their countries by the oceans. Mexico
Latin America Location, Climate, and Natural Resources G3a. Compare how the location, climate, and natural resources of Mexico and Venezuela affect where people live and how they trade. Natural Resources: OIL (petroleum) is now the chief natural resource for both countries. Venezuela has done a better job of exploiting that natural resource, but Mexico is working hard to catch up. Summary: Mexico and Venezuela are similar in climate and natural resources.. December 6, 2013 Watch and take notes on Mexico: Its Land and Resources Video Watch LA-Location, Climate and Natural Resources PPT and complete chart Complete YB pp. 19-24 Complete BB pp. 20-31
Latin America Location, Climate, and Natural Resources G3b. Compare how the location, climate, and natural resources of Brazil and Cuba affect where people live and how they trade. Location: Cuba is located about 90 miles from the southern tip of Florida. It is an island nation in The Caribbean Sea. Brazil is the largest country in South America with an extensive coastline touching the Atlantic Ocean where most of it’s people live. Many larger cities are surrounded by Favelas or large slum areas. Climate: Cuba’s climate is generally warm, mild and semi-tropical. It is often affected by ocean storms and hurricanes. Brazil’s climate is tropical and humid in many locations and warm and mild along the coastline. Natural Resources: Cuba has limited natural resources. They have nickel, copper and arable land. Brazil has extensive timber resources, as well as, gold and petroleum deposits. December 9, 2013 Complete YB pp.22-24 Complete BB pp. 26-31
Latin America Culture and Religion G4a. Describe the results of blending of ethnic groups in Latin America and the Caribbean. People of European, African and Native American heritage make up the 3 main ethnic groups in Latin America and The Caribbean. ` Many of the Europeans that came to the New World in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries forced the native people to work on plantations or in mines. Disease and death followed and most of the natives on the islands were wiped out. However in Central and South America many Native Americans were able to preserve their cultures by moving to remote mountain or forest regions. yb 25-27 In order to get workers, Europeans brought Africans to the New World and forced them to work as slaves. Descendants of European and African mixed race are sometimes referred to as Mulattoes. Mulattoes in Brazil, Panama, and the West Indies are numerous.
Latin America Culture and Religion G4a. Describe the results of blending of ethnic groups in Latin America and the Caribbean. European also inter-married with the native people. Those descendants make up a large percentage of the population in some countries. (and are sometimes referred to as Mestizos)Most of the people in Venezuela are mestizos. Their ancestors were both European and Native American. ` December 10, 2013 Complete YB pp. 25-26 Complete BB pp. 32-33
Latin America Culture and Religion G4b. Explain why Latin America is a region based on the languages of Portuguese and Spanish. H2b. Describe the influence of the Spanish and the Portuguese on the language and religions of Latin America. Most of the languages spoken in Latin America today are based on Spanish or Portuguese because those two European powers did most of the exploring and conquering in Latin America. (since both Spanish and Portuguese are based on the old Latin language of the Romans…..Latin America). The main religion in Latin America and the Caribbean is Roman Catholic. However, the practices of Native Americans and Africans have blended with Roman Catholic beliefs. Unique festivals such as the “Day of the Dead” in Mexico are one result. The Day of the Dead blends Native American beliefs about the afterlife with Roman Catholic beliefs. This holiday coincides with the Catholic All Saints’ Day. Religions based on African traditional beliefs are also present. Cuba, for instance, has groups that practice Santeria. In Peru and Bolivia, many native people continue their traditional beliefs and ceremonies. December 11, 2013 Complete BB pp. 33-38
Latin America G4c. Evaluate how the literacy rate affects the standard of living. A literate person is one who can read and write. Literacy is a major factor in whether a person is able to get a job and be successful in the workplace. The countries of Latin America have improved the literacy rate of their people. On average, 89 percent of the people in Latin America and the Caribbean are literate. That leaves an illiteracy rate of 11 percent. The standard of living (the “economic level” achieved by a person, family, or country) is often lower in countries where the illiteracy rate is high In some cultures, it is believed to be more important for boys to have an education than girls. This fact is shown in the fact that 12 percent of girls are illiterate in this region while only 9 percent of boys are illiterate. In some countries, the difference between boys’ and girls’ literacy rates is very large. December 12, 2013 Watch and take notes on Literacy Rate-Standard of Living PPT Literacy Rate-Standard of Living PPT Notes One reason that many of the poor cannot learn to read and write is because their communities cannot afford to pay for teachers and schools. Having these basic skills, however, is important. Without the basic skills of reading and writing, workers are stuck in the lowest-paying jobs. Countries with large numbers of illiterate workers cannot build and operate modern industries.
Latin America Government CG1a. Describe the ways government systems distribute power: unitary, confederation, and federal. CG1b. Explain how governments determine citizen participation: autocratic, oligarchic, and democratic. CG1c. Describe the two predominant forms of democratic governments: parliamentary and presidential. ` December 13, 2013 Review YB pp. 37-40 Complete Goverment Power Distribution WS Complete Government Types WS Review BB pp. 53-59
Latin America Government CG2a. Compare the federal-republican systems of the Federative Republic of Brazil (Brazil) and the United Mexican States (Mexico) to the dictatorship of the Republic of Cuba (Cuba), distinguishing the form of leadership and the role of the citizen in terms of voting and personal freedoms. ` December 16, 2013 Watch and take notes on Brazil, Cuba, and Mexico Governments PPT Complete YB pp. 41-42 Complete BB pp. 60-63
Latin America Economics E1a. Compare how traditional, command, and market, economies answer the economic questions of 1-what to produce, 2-how to produce, and 3-for whom to produce. E1b. Explain how most countries have a mixed economy located on a continuum between pure market and pure command. E1c. Compare and contrast the basic types of economic systems found in Canada, Cuba, and Brazil. ` December 17, 2013 Watch and take notes on Comparing Economies PPT Comparing Economies PPT Notes Complete YB pp. 45-47 Complete BB pp. 66-73
Latin America Economics E2a. Explain how specialization encourages trade between countries. E2b. Compare and contrast different types of trade barriers, such as tariffs, quotas, and embargos. E2c. Explain the functions of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). E2d. Explain why international trade requires a system for exchanging currencies between nations. ` December 18, 2013 Watch and take notes on NAFTA PPT Watch and take notes on NAFTA Viewpoints PPT Complete BB pp. 74-78 Complete YB pp. 48-51
Latin America Economics E3a. Explain the relationship between investment in human capital (education and training) and gross domestic product (GDP). E3b. Explain the relationship between investment in capital (factories, machinery, and technology) and gross domestic product (GDP). E3c. Describe the role of natural resources in a country’s economy. E3d. Describe the role of entrepreneurship. ` December 19, 2013 Complete YB pp.51-55 Complete BB pp. 78-83 December 20, 2013 Quiz
Latin America Economics E4. The student will explain personal money management choices in terms of income, spending, credit, saving, and investing. January 6, 2014 Complete YB pp. 56-59 Complete BB pp. 84-86
August 1, 2013 Latin America History H1a. Describe the encounter and consequences of the conflict between the Spanish and the Aztecs and Incas and the roles of Cortes, Montezuma, Pizarro, and Atahualpa. January 7, 2014 Watch and take notes on World History-Pre History Video ` Read The Arrival of the Horse Watch and take notes on Discovery and Settlement of Latin America PPT January 8, 2014 Watch and answer questions about The Explorers, Hernan Cortes Video The Explorers, Hernan Cortes Video Questions Complete YB pp. 60-61 Watch and take notes on Hernan Cortes PPT January 9, 2014 Watch and answer questions about Conquest of the Americas Video Conquest of the Americas Video Questions Watch and answer questions about The Explorers-Francisco Pizzaro Video The Explorers-Francisco Pizzaro Video Questions January 10, 2014 Complete YB pp. 61-64 Watch and take notes on Aztecs and Incas PPT Aztecs and Incas PPT Graphic Organizer Complete BB pp. 87-93
Latin America History H1.b. Explain the impact of the Columbian Exchange on Latin America and Europe in terms of the decline of the indigenous population, agricultural change, and the introduction of the horse. January 13, 2014 ` Read Columbian Exchange Chapter Answer Chapter Questions Complete Columbian Exchange Activity Complete YB pp. 60-66 Complete BB pp. 94-95
August 1, 2013 Latin America History H2a. Describe the influence of African slavery on the development of the Americas. January 14, 2014 Watch and take notes on African Slave Trade PPT Complete YB pp. 67-70 ` Complete BB pp. 95-96
August 1, 2013 Latin America History H2c. Explain the Latin American independence movement; include the importance of Toussaint L’Ouverture, Simon Bolivar, and Miguel Hidalgo January 15, 2014 Trading Game ` January 16, 2014 Watch and take notes on Haitian Revolution PPT Toussaint L'Overture WS Yellow Book pp. 67-74 January 17, 2014 Watch and take notes on Cuban Revolution PPT Latin America Independence PPT Cuban Revolution PPT Notes Blue Book pp 95-102 Yellow Book pp 74-78 Blue Book pp 103-105 SIMON BOLIVAR Reading Passage Finish Blue Book 95-102 Haitian Revolution PPT Trade Activity African Slave Trade PPT and Questions Simon Bolivar Info Sheet
August 1, 2013 Latin America History H3a. Explain the impact of the Cuban Revolution. December 18, 2013 Watch and take notes on Cuban Revolution and Zapatista Movement PPT Cuban Revolution and Zapatista Movement PPT Notes ` H3b. Explain the impact and political outcomes of the Zapatista guerrilla movement in Mexico. yb 74-78 bb103-105