LATIN AMERICAN GEOGRAPHY Lesson #2. Satellite Image of Latin America.

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Globalization & Diversity: Rowntree, Lewis, Price, Wyckoff 3 Physical Geography of Latin America (Fig. 4.7)

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LATIN AMERICAN GEOGRAPHY Lesson #2 Satellite Image of Latin America Globalization & Diversity: Rowntree, Lewis, Price, Wyckoff 3 Physical Geography of Latin America (Fig. 4.7) Earthquake Zones Active Volcanoes Bodies of Water Atlantic Ocean Pacific Ocean Gulf of Mexico Caribbean Sea Amazon R. Orinoco R. Uruguay R. Magdalena R. Sao Francisco R. Lake Titicaca Lake Maracaibo Rio de La Plata Parana R. Mountains and Peaks Andes Mts. Sierra Madres Mts. Guiana Highlands Brazilian Highlands Patagonian Plateau Physical Features Dense __________________ mixed with mountainous terrain and dry, arid lands Tropical Islands (Caribbean) RAIN FOREST Physical Features ___________________ Worlds widest river (2 nd Longest) AMAZON RIVER Areas of Importance ____________________ 2 nd highest mountain range in the world Runs the length of the continent ANDES MOUTAINS Areas of Importance ___________________ Location of resort areas like Cancun and Cozumel Always tropical warm and humid YUCATAN PENINSULA Globalization & Diversity: Rowntree, Lewis, Price, Wyckoff 12 Snow at the Equator temperature drops 3.5F per 1000 ft. elevation Globalization & Diversity: Rowntree, Lewis, Price, Wyckoff 13 Population Map of Latin America (Fig. 4.12) Questions going along with PPT 1.How does the size of the largest nation in South America compare to the whole USA? 2.Describe the Andes Mountains. 3.Describe the Amazon Rain Forest. Andes Mountains (Peru) The Eastern Flank of the Andes Elevation Altitudinal Zonation: Vertical Climate Globalization & Diversity: Rowntree, Lewis, Price, Wyckoff 21 Machu Pichu terraced mountain top Inca city Globalization & Diversity: Rowntree, Lewis, Price, Wyckoff 22 Terraces at Machu Pichu Llamas in the Andes The Sierra Madres, Mexico Guianan Highlands, Venezuela Brazilian Highlands Patagonian Region (Chile) Valleys Plains and Basins Amazon Basin Pampas Mato Grosso Gran Chaco Llanos Amazon Rain Forest On the Ground Floor of the Rain Forest Amazon Rain Forest On the Ground Floor of the Rain Forest Three-Tiered Vegetation Three-Tiered Canopy Cattle Ranching on the Pampas Gauchos of the Pampas, Argentina Deserts Atacama Desert The Falkland Islands or Islas Malvinas Cape Horn The Panama Canal Going Through the Panama Canal Atlantic Ocean Pacific Ocean Gulf of Mexico Caribbean Sea Amazon R. Orinoco R. Uruguay R. Magdalena R. Sao Francisco R. Lake Titicaca Lake Maracaibo Rio de La Plata Parana R. Andes Mts. Sierra Madres Mts. Guiana Highlands 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 The Tropical Hemisphere LatinAmericanClimaticZones Very Varied Climate Zones Amazon Rain Forest Native Indians of the Amazon Jungle Fauna Minerals of the Amazon Region Diamonds Amethyst Quartz Bauxite Rain forest Produces 20% of all the oxygen in the world Although tropical forests cover less than 7% of the earth's surface they are home to approximately 50% of all living things on earth. About 1.2 billion people in the world rely on the rainforest for their survival destruction of the rainforest creates greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change approximately 121 useful drugs currently on the market are obtained from plants there Deforestation in the Amazon Original Forest Cover Future Forest Cover Current Forest Cover Agriculture and Fishing Banana Plantation Harvesting Sugar Cane Growing Coffee Rubber Industry Questions going along with PPT 1.What are the two biggest climate zones in South America? 2.Why is the Rain Forest important? 3.Why is the Rain Forest disappearing? Oil Drilling in the Gulf of Mexico Eco-Tourism Drug Trafiking Routes Questions going along with PPT 1.Name three resources coming out of Latin America. 2.Describe the cities. Population and Projections LatinAmericasPopulationDistribution Cities Mexico City Havanna Port-au-Prince Panama City Santiago Lima Buenos Aires Brasilia Rio De Janiero Caracas Bogota Others Falkland Islands Cape Horn Panama Canal Sao Paolo, Brazil Overcrowding in Sao Paolo, Brazil Squatter Settlements in Major Latin American Cities Maps found in text book on p. 437 and 440 Ways to remember Lat. Amer. nations Click (6 min of silly) Click for Central Amer. song (2 min of even sillier) Maps found in text book on p. 437 and 440

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