Unit 3: Latin America


Section 7.1: Physical Features

Latin America stretches from Mexico in North America to the southernmost tip of South America. Geographers divide the region of Latin America into three subregions: Middle (or Central) America, the Caribbean, and South America.
Latin-America-Political-Map.jpg

Introductory video (not available to students)
"The Land" video (not available to students)
7.1 Spotlight Video
7.1 Graphic Organizer for reading strategy: Identifying Central Issues

7.1 Study Central
(Make sure you go to 1. "Build Vocabulary" and play "Flying Answers" and 2. the "Quiz" tab to test your knowledge.)

Central America:
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Central America sights and sounds:



The Caribbean:
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Caribbean sights and sounds





South America:
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South America sights and sounds





Scroll over the countries of South America to learn them. or try this one
Scroll over the countries of Central America to learn them.
South and Central America interactive map quiz
Latin America interactive map quiz





Terrace farming:


The Panama Canal:
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How the canals work



Map of the World

North and South America map game
South America map game
Latin America map game


Section 7.2: Climate Regions

"Climate and Vegetation" video (not available to students)
"Climate Zones and Altitude" video (not available to students)



Maps in Motion Climate Zones
7.2 Spotlight video
7.2 Graphic Organizer for reading strategy: Comparing and Contrasting
7.2 Study Central

(Make sure you go to 1. "Build Vocabulary" and play "Flying Answers" and 2. the "Quiz" tab to test your knowledge.)



Summary video (not available to students)

WebQuest



Visit this site to review South and Central America Geography:
Sheppard Software
1. Go through all levels of Countries.
2. Go through all levels of Landscapes.
3. Go through all levels of Oceans.


Rainforests of Central and South America




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watch "Planet Earth: Jungles" (need discovery ed ID)