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The Americas. The Americas. The region “The Americas” encompasses North, South, Central America and the Caribbean. North America. Central America. Caribbean. South America. The Americas. “The Americas” are found North of the Southern Ocean Between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans

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The americas1
The Americas

  • The region “The Americas” encompasses North, South, Central America and the Caribbean.

North America

Central America

Caribbean

South America


The americas2
The Americas

  • “The Americas” are found

    • North of the Southern Ocean

    • Between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans

    • South of the Arctic Ocean


North america
North America

  • North America is the third largest continent and includes the countries of

    • U.S.A

    • Canada

    • Mexico


Central america
Central America

  • Central America is between North and South America and includes the countries:

    • Belize

    • Costa Rica

    • El Salvador

    • Guatemala

    • Honduras

    • Nicaragua

    • Panama


Caribbean
Caribbean

  • The area of the Caribbean includes the islands within the Caribbean Sea.

  • This includes the following island groups:

    • Bahaman Islands

    • Greater Antilles

    • Lesser Antilles


South america
South America

  • South America is a continent in its own right.

  • The Equator runs through South America.


South america1
South America

  • There are 12 countries in the South America region:


Countries in the americas
Countries in The Americas

  • We will learn more about the countries in “The Americas” at a later stage in our studies.



Glossary
Glossary

Equator

an imaginary line dividing the earth into two hemispheres.

Greater Antilles

A group of Caribbean islands comprising the Cayman Islands, Cuba, Hispaniola, Jamaica and Puerto Rico.

Lesser Antilles

A group of Caribbean islands comprising the Leeward Islands (Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Guadeloupe, Monserrat, Saba, St Eustatius, St Kitts and Nevis, St. Maarten/St Martin), the Virgin Islands, the Windward Islands and the small chain of Venezuelan islands east of Bonaire. Also the islands of Aruba, Barbados, Curacao and Trinidad and Tobago.

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