Geographic Understandings of Latin America and the Caribbean

SS6G1 The student will locate selected features of Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Latin America



a. 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.



Amazon River


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The Amazon River is located in Brazil. It empties into the Atlantic Ocean.



Caribbean Sea


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The Caribbean Sea is surrounded by Central America, South America, and the Islands of the Caribbean. It is a part of the Atlantic Ocean.


Gulf of Mexico

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The Gulf of Mexico is located between Mexico and the State of Florida. It is a part of the Atlantic Ocean.




Pacific Ocean


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Pacific Ocean

Panama Canal


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The Panama Canal is located in Panama. It connects the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean.


Andes Mountains


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The Andes Mountains run all the way down the left side of South America.

Sierra Madre Mountains


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The Sierra Madre Mountains are located in Mexico. They make up both sides of the Mexican Plateau.


Atacama Desert



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The Atacama Desert is located on the left side of South America. It is located between the countries of Peru and Chile.

Atacama Desert Video



b. Locate on a world and regional political-physical map the countries of Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Haiti, Mexico, Panama, and Venezuela.


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These are the countries of Latin America that you must know!!!



Geography Games:


South and Central America Tutorial. Level 1


Tutorial Level 1

South and Central America Tutorial. Level 2.


Tutorial Level 2

The Caribbean Tutorial: Learn about the islands Mon!! Level 1.


Tutorial Level 1

The Caribbean Tutorial, Level 2:


Tutorial Level 2